Paul Anka joined Lorelai’s household in season 6. Given that he was not a puppy at the time, it left many wondering if he would still be around (sniff), so we are happy about this news!
No confirmation if Paula Anka will be played by the same dog “actor.”
UPDATE: Paul Anka will be played by a new “actor,” according to Lauren Graham.
FYI it’s Sparky, the “actor” who first played Paul Anka. He’s 14 now and doesn’t hear very well but he’s a good doggy.