Oprah Winfrey Adopts Two Puppies

Winfrey says the English Springer Spaniel puppies are a birthday gift to herself.

Posted: February 5, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

Oprah Winfrey and puppies

Courtesy "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

Oprah Winfrey got double the fun for her recent 56th birthday Jan. 29 – two new puppies, 14-week-old English Springer Spaniel siblings Sunny and Lauren.

Winfrey introduced the puppies on her talk show. “I did decide, though, to get myself a little birthday gift this year. Actually, I thought I’d get myself two,” she told the audience. “I want you to meet my two new babies.”

Sunny and Lauren are rescues from Chicago-based animal shelter PAWS. Winfrey said she had contacted PAWS founder Paula Fasseas recently and asked her to be on the watch for any Springer Spaniel puppies that need adopting.

“They just arrived in time for my birthday,” Winfrey said. “[Paula] rescued these little gals from the pound. They could have been euthanized if they weren’t adopted. Can you believe that? And now they’re gonna go home with me.”

To view a photo slide show of the dogs, click here.



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4/5/2013 11:56:20 AM

I am a well established (44 years) "cocker" spaniel breeder/AKC Judge Emeritus, and there is no question but that these two sweet puppies are not springers at all, but black & white parti-color American cocker
I am absolutely baffled as to how it is possible that anyone involved in identifying and placing dogs, could have made such an outrageous error.

Ms Winfrey has owned and loved several cocker spaniels over the years.These lovely puppies ARE cockers, and really need to be classified as such.

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M   N. Springfield, OH

2/7/2010 2:20:05 PM

Awww they are so cute. They will have a good home.

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Michele   Phoenix, AZ

2/7/2010 1:07:13 PM

why do they keep giving this woman dogs? shes already had some die of parvo and didnt want just off a cliff and die as well??

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Brian   Oakville, ON

2/7/2010 8:29:29 AM

Im sure does two little cute pups will be spoiled with Oprah.

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