Katherine Heigl Loves Dogs, New Motherhood (PHOTOS)

06/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Katherine Heigl was in New York Thursday night to be honored by the ASPCA and was talking about new daughter Naleigh, whom she and husband Josh adopted from Korea in September.

Heigl recently left 'Grey's Anatomy' to focus on motherhood, and told ET that daughter Naleigh is blooming.

"Life is great, it's really family oriented right now which feels fantastic, and feels as it should be. She's still so new, Naleigh's still so new in our lives... They change every month so monumentally that every month she's a new kid. She just started walking this weekend, she started talking more last month, and if I were missing that right now, I would just be devastated."

Heigl, along with her mother, founded Heigl's Hounds of Hope to honor her brother Jason and help save dogs from kill shelters. Jason died when he was 15 and loved animals.

Here's Heigl Thursday night, who attended without her hubby.