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Joss Stone fostering a dog

Joss Stone has taken in a new pal - the British soul singer's fostering a shelter dog.

The You Had Me singer, who is currently living in New York City as she records her next album, is sharing her place with a six-year-old Bull Mastiff named Oprah after falling for the dog during a visit to Animal Haven in Manhattan.

The pet will stay with Stone until officials at the shelter can find Oprah a more permanent home.

In a video posted on YouTube.com, the singer says, "I'm fostering her while I'm here in New York making a record. I thought it would be nice to foster Oprah because she's so, so sweet. And I can't take her home because I live so far away, and I have four dogs of my own."

And Stone is loving the extra company.

Animal Haven employee Jennifer Bristol tells People.com, "She was looking for a low-key dog that needed out of the shelter but could handle being in the recording studio with her during the day."

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