11/14/2012 at 11:45 AM EST
A wolf knows its kind!
While making his way down the red carpet at Monday night's Los Angeles premiere
of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
, Taylor Lautner
made a new friend: a black Lab walking with a U.S. Marine.
As dozens of (probably jealous) fans looked on, the dog got up close – real close – to the actor, who knelt down to pet the friendly pooch, its sleek black coat accessorized with a collar from America's VetDogs. The nonprofit provides service dogs to disabled veterans and active service members.
The dog's companion laughed as Lautner's four-legged fan went out on a limb and gave the star a sloppy kiss on the ear.