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The actress’s pup in the movie is played by two Cavalier King Charles spaniels named Riley and Hunter

By Amy Jamieson
Updated April 23, 2015 07:25 PM
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Is work still work when dogs are involved? Not when your co-workers are this cute!

We’ve got an exclusive look at new movie The Age of Adaline and the pair of adorable canines she snuggles up to in the drama (which is about a woman who remains 29 years old for eight decades).

Two Cavalier King Charles spaniels named Hunter and Riley play the part of Adaline Bowman’s dog, and animal coordinator Ian Doig gave PEOPLE the scoop on how they were chosen. For Riley, lying completely still on one side is his specialty.

“It’s something he did very naturally and enjoys being fussed over,” Doig says. “He needed to do an emotional scene in a vet clinic examination room with Blake Lively.”

On the flip side, Hunter’s overflowing enthusiasm landed him the part, which had him fawning over the actress like a good pup should.

“In rehearsal, Blake opened the door and the dog greeted her,” he says. “On take one, we realized the beeping [cue] radio was in the pocket of her coat that she hung on a hook as directed. [But] Hunter still greeted her all the same.”

Catch the sweet pups in action in The Age of Adaline. It hits theaters April 24.

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