May 1 2014, 9:26am CDT | by Bang Showbiz
The 39-year-old TV personality - who split from Dancing with the Stars's Julianne Hough in 2013 following a two-year romance - decided get his own pooch after being left broken-hearted when former flames took their pets with them following the end of their relationship.
He explained: "I made a deadline with my other Ellen, Ellen K, who is on the radio with me because she didn't believe that I would do it. I had dogs in relationships and then they end and the dogs would go.
"So I decided, 'All right, I'm going to make this deadline with Ellen on the air and I'm gonna meet the deadline.' This is my first dog, my very own dog."
Ryan didn't take her on the US chat show but had an image of the puppy to show the audience.
He explained: "She's not here but I have a picture of her dog. This is the first time anyone has ever seen a picture of my dog."
The hunk insists even before he met the dog he'd picked a name for her.
He claimed: "So she's not here. But her name ... the name I had the name before I had the dog. So I came up with a name and I got so excited about the name that I figured OK I have to follow through with the deadline and getting the dog. So I'm from the state of Georgia, so I named her Georgia."
Ellen was concerned about how Ryan was going to look after the pooch, since he has a jam-packed schedule.
She asked: "I'm so concerned about you having a dog. You're so busy. You're never home. Whose gonna raise that dog?"
He responded: "I'm going to bring that dog to work. Georgia is going to come to work with me sometimes. Not all the time, but sometimes."
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