"Extra" is proud to announce an exciting new five-month campaign to find host Mario Lopez a new dog in "Mario's Great Puppy Hunt!"
"I've been thinking about adopting a dog for many years now," says Mario. "Even though I have a very busy schedule I feel now is definitely the right time to finally get a dog. I'm really excited about all the help that I will get through this campaign at 'Extra' to make the right choice."
"Mario has been talking about wanting to get a dog, and when he mentioned that he would need some help, we thought this would be a fun and entertaining way to incorporate into the show," says "Extra" Senior Supervising Producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey.
Mario will also participate in various dog and animal-related events across the country over the next few months -- and the most exciting event he'll be hosting is the Westminster Dog Show in New York City in February 2010! "Mario's Great Puppy Hunt" will culminate at this event as he will have searched the country and talked to hundreds of people to make his final puppy decision.