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Twilight actress walks boyfriend's dog in New York

Thursday, 5th May 2011

Hollywood starlet Kirsten Stewart has been spotted holding on to the dog collar and lead of her boyfriend's pooch.

The Twilight star has been taking care of Robert Pattinson's dog while he is away with work.

Pattinson is currently in London promoting his new film Water for Elephants, in which he plays a circus vet.

The actor got the dog from a rescue dog recently from a shelter in Louisiana as the dog was going to be put down.

In an interview with the Metro, the actor explained: "I think I have more of an affinity with animals than I do with people.

"I just got another dog a couple of days ago in Louisiana ... He's a kind of mix of everything. He looks like a hyena. He's a cool little thing and really relaxing to have around."

The dog was called Yogi Bear at the centre, however Pattinson decided to shorten the name to Bear.