Oprah Adopts New Puppy

Talk-show host’s canine family grows with the addition of a Cocker Spaniel rescue.

Posted: March 5, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

Beating President Barack Obama to the punch, Oprah Winfrey recently took home a new puppy from a Chicago animal shelter, according to news reports.

The talk-show host adopted an 8-week-old blond-colored Cocker Spaniel from the PAWS Chicago shelter, Usmagazine.com reports.

It’s not clear whether Winfrey gave the puppy a new name or kept the name Amanda, given to her by shelter staff.

On an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show in April 2008, Winfrey shed light on irresponsible commercial dog kennels. She dedicated the show to the memory of her dog Sophie, a 13-year-old Cocker Spaniel who died of kidney failure last March.

With the addition of the new puppy, Winfrey and her longtime boyfriend, Stedman Graham, now have three canines in their home. In 2005, she adopted two retrievers.


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Anna   Maple Grove, MN

3/7/2009 12:54:12 PM

Neat! I'm glad she rescued one from the shelter- hopefully it will bring awareness to all the wonderful shelter dogs in need of homes!

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aischa   shamokin, PA

3/5/2009 10:25:04 PM

cute i want a puppy but not sure what breed to get out of 4 i like 11 breeds that i want good for her to save another puppy from the shelter

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alyssa   CT, CT

3/5/2009 4:16:12 PM

that is so sweet

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Donna   Limington, ME

3/5/2009 10:54:32 AM

that is wonderful

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