The Twilight star admits his decision to take the dog home was so impulsive he had to feed him prosciutto in his hotel room after agreeing to give the pooch a home.
He tells U.S. chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, “He was, like, five weeks old and he was in a five-day kill shelter… on his fourth day.
“A couple of days a later, just by coincidence, I had to go back to L.A… and we had like a private plane. So I took him from the worst pound in Monroe, Louisiana and he was sitting on a little private jet the next day.
“We were staying at the Four Seasons after (that) and I didn’t have any dog food, so I got him a plate of prosciutto.”