If you've seen photos of Ross Lynch cuddling with Austin & Ally's on-set Cavapoo pup, Pixie, you know that he's an animal-lover. However, the actor recently made a shocking confession to M — he's never had a pet before!
"I’ve actually never had a household pet. There’s always been so many people in the house and we’ve always been gone [from the house a lot], so it’s just never been reasonable to get someone we’d have to take care of. I always wanted a dog. That never quite happened, unfortunately," he EXCLUSIVELY revealed, while talking to us about his new film, Snowtime!
Even though he's never owned a dog before, Ross admits that he fell in love with his animated alter ego Pier's furry friend, Cleo.
"I do like Cleo a lot. I kind of like how she looks half like a bear. If I were to get a dog, it would probably be half the size of me, so I could wrestle with it," he said.
"But I like German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers and all sorts of different dogs."
However, he doesn't think of himself as a dog expert — just a dog lover.
"I’m not, like, a dog aficionado, though. There are so many people who are like, ‘That’s a terrier mixed with a Yorkie,’ but I’m always like, ‘I don’t know what that means'."
Hey, if a dog is cute, a dog is cute! It doesn't matter if you can identify the type of puppy or not.
Snowtime! hits theaters February 19th. Click through the gallery to see photos of Ross and Pixie. Let us know if you're surprised he's never had a pet in the comments!