Eva Amurri and Husband Adopt a Rescue Dog

01/26/2012 at 04:35 PM EST

When Eva Amurri wed Kyle Martino in a romantic Southern ceremony last fall, the new bride said she and her husband were "really looking forward to continue building our life together."

The Martinos have moved on to the next big step – and have adopted a dog, a rescue named Freddie.

"Freddie is the sweetest little guy," Amurri tells PEOPLE. "We named him after Freddie Mercury because he's brave and energetic and fabulous!"

Amurri first shared the news on Twitter, where she referred to Freddie as "our new adopted son," and said that she and Martino "had a great pet adoption experience."

It hasn't been long, but Freddie seems to have already jumped right into life with his new family, watching reality shows and hanging out on the couch after dinner.

And Amurri has nothing but praise for her husband's pet-parenting skills, calling him "the best doggy daddy ever."

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