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Originally posted 12/17/2012 08:25AM
An ardent animal lover and advocate, Katherine Heigl has happily opened up her home and heart to seven canine companions – but she's the first to admit it's not always easy.
"Yeah, I wouldn't recommend that," the actress jokes to PEOPLE. "I really love these dogs, but it's a lot with two little kids."
After purchasing her first three dogs – schnauzers Romeo, Stella and Wheezer – Heigl became aware of Los Angeles's growing overpopulation problem, and began rescuing pooches as a result.
Originally posted 11/24/2012 11:45AM
Someone's going to have a happy holiday!
Katherine Heigl was out and about picking up holiday supplies, including wrapping paper and toys, from Party City in Beverly Hills on Black Friday.
The actress, who turns 34 on Saturday, was shopping with husband Josh Kelley.
It will be a special holiday for the couple, who will celebrate for the first time with daughter Adalaide Marie Hope, who arrived in April. They also have a daughter Naleigh, who turned 4 on Thanksgiving Day.
Originally posted 10/16/2012 03:20PM
Since her April arrival at the Heigl-Kelley household, Katherine Heigl's 6-month-old daughter Adalaide has wasted no time getting to know her new family, including the canine members.
"Fun with tummy time!" the actress Tweeted on Monday, sharing a photo of her little girl and dog Oscar curled up next to each other.
A longtime animal lover and advocate, Heigl's pets play a major role in her everyday life, including joining family movie night.
Originally posted 04/09/2012 10:55AM
When Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley adopted 10-month-old Naleigh from Korea in 2009, the new mom expected the mother-daughter bond to be strong and immediate.
Not so, the actress admits in an interview with German weekly newspaper, Bild am Sonntag. "People are always talking about the strong bond between mother and daughter, this magical connection – but we didn't have that," Heigl says.
She described the early days with Naleigh as "the hardest time in my life. ... I fought incredibly hard for my daughter to accept me as mother. Her rejection almost broke my heart."
Originally posted 01/27/2012 04:30PM
Katherine Heigl hates balls, and she's found a kindred spirit in Rachael Ray.
On Friday's episode of the Rachael Ray Show, the talk show host announced a new partnership with Heigl and her animal charity, the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, in which she'll donate $150,000 to help ongoing efforts to raise awareness about spaying and neutering.
"Their $150K will help us save so many pet lives," Heigl Tweeted. "Super grateful!" she added in response to a follower.
Originally posted 01/23/2012 09:00AM
For Katherine Heigl, the decision to add a pair of shepherd mix puppies to her brood in October was an easy one.
"I always want animals in my life," she tells USA Weekend magazine, describing herself as a "mad dog lady."
The duo, named Flora and Tamber, joined an already-crowded household, also home to miniature schnauzers Romeo and Stella, mix-breed Piper, schnoodle Wheezer, and Scar, the "hotcake" hound. But the newest additions proved to have a bigger impact on Heigl's husband, Josh Kelley, than the actress herself.
Originally posted 12/08/2011 06:00PM
Katherine Heigl says she and husband Josh Kelley have always had a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to cheating. But now, she admits, she's not so sure.
"I've been debating this lately," the actress, 33, tells the January issue of British Cosmopolitan. "Josh and I always said that cheating would be a deal breaker; there is no second chance. But I've seen friends and acquaintances go through it and they've found a way back to the relationship, and a way to forgive each other."
Not that she's giving her husband of four years, and the father of her 3-year-old daughter Naleigh, a hall pass or anything. But perhaps a fling wouldn't automatically mean an end to their marriage.
Originally posted 12/08/2011 04:30PM
Katherine Heigl may have been the celebrity guest on The Tonight Show Tuesday, but it was the actress who walked away star-struck.
During an appearance to promote her new movie New Year's Eve and her recently-launched neutering campaign, I Hate Balls, Heigl scored some one-on-one time with pool-playing pooch Amadeus.
"How cute is that little dog?" she says in a backstage video where she cuddles the Chihuahua and chats with owner Connie Baldwin. "He's so sweet!"
Originally posted 11/29/2011 04:30PM
Originally posted 11/21/2011 03:30PM
After dazzling fans at Sunday's American Music Awards, Katherine Heigl ditched her glam gown and jumped into her jammies – and onto a comfortable couch with her dogs!
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