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Oprah Adopts Shelter Pup

Last spring Oprah had a show on the horrors of puppy mills and pet overpopulation. She vowed that when it was time to get another...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Mar 4th 2009


Last spring Oprah had a show on the horrors of puppy mills and pet overpopulation. She vowed that when it was time to get another dog she would go to a shelter.

About a year ago Oprah lost her beloved gal Sophie, a 13-year-old Cocker Spaniel. After waiting 11 months she decided it was time to bring home a new family member.

She made good on the promise over the weekend visited the PAWS Chicago facility on Clybourn Avenue and took home a female cocker spaniel puppy.

Winfrey, who had previously sponsored a dog room at the state-of-the-art no-kill shelter, stopped by Saturday to look at available dogs. She was drawn to the litter of cocker spaniels.

Winfrey returned Sunday with Steadman Graham, and they adopted the goldenish cocker.

It’s nice to know Oprah keeps her promises, hopefully this will inspire others to visit and adopt from their local shelter.

*POP, one of Bo’s best buds.