News Animals Carrie Fisher's Dog Finds the Perfect Home By Mary Jo DiLonardo Senior Writer University of Cincinnati Mary Jo DiLonardo covers a wide range of topics focused on nature, health, science, and anything that helps make the world a better place. our editorial process Mary Jo DiLonardo Updated September 23, 2019 Carrie Fisher and dog Gary on stage during Future Directors Panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2016 at ExCel on July 17, 2016 in London, England. Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices Carrie Fisher's French bulldog went with her everywhere. The "Star Wars" actress brought the pup to book signings and movie previews, red carpet events and TV talk shows. Now, it looks like Fisher's popular pal will find a new home with her daughter, Billie Lourd. TMZ reports that Lourd will care for the bulldog, who was with traveling with Fisher when she suffered a heart attack on a plane flying from London to Los Angeles on Dec. 23. Gary also visited Fisher at UCLA Medical Center, where she passed away on Dec. 27. The new setup won't be unfamiliar to Gary. The dog is "best friends" with Lourd's bulldog, Tina, according to TMZ. Gary is a celebrity in his own right, with more than 50,000 followers on his fan-run Twitter account and 87,000 followers on his official Instagram. He was adopted by Fisher as a therapy dog to help her deal with bipolar disorder. He has a protruding tongue and a very serious expression and was adopted from "a very tragic pet store" in New York City, Fisher told NPR. "So he looks like he was from like a puppy mill. He's not — everything is sort of wrong with him," she said. But the sweet-natured pup meant the world to the actress. "Gary is like my heart. Gary is very devoted to me and that calms me down," Fisher told the Herald-Tribune in 2013. "He's anxious when he's away from me."