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'Biggest Loser' trainer Bob Harper urges you to get off the couch, adopt

June 8, 2010 |  1:07 pm

Horizon

Talk about a lucky dog.

"The Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper has a new furry, four-legged friend: Karl. He's named after the designer Karl Lagerfeld and came to Harper fully housebroken from Animal Advocates Alliance in Baldwin Park. Harper said he hopes everyone will bypass "puppy mills" and go to pounds and rescue centers instead to find their own pet. Read more at The Times' fashion blog, All The Rage.

Karl probably did not recognize Harper from TV, but the black-and-white pup has hit the doggie jackpot.

Harper takes Karl everywhere, including to the set of "The Biggest Loser," because, well, Harper's one of the stars of the show and he can get away with doing that. (The photo above was taken at the ranch.) And because Karl is small enough, he qualifies as carry-on "luggage" when Harper flies back East for his frequent guest appearances and his consulting gig on "The Dr. Oz Show."

And then there is the fact that Karl is so cute that he draws a crowd wherever he goes, as people crouch to scratch him and pat him and rub his belly. (Harper joked that no one talks to him anymore, they just come over to talk to Karl.)

In other words, this dog has it made.

RELATED PET RESCUE NEWS:
Poll: More than half of survey respondents say they plan to adopt next pet from a shelter
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-- Rene Lynch
twitter.com/renelynch

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