Celebrating Oprah

Oprah Winfrey's Favorite Things: Her Pets

From Sophie to Sadie, Oprah's dogs have been like beloved children


In 2009, Oprah adopted a blonde cocker spaniel named Sadie (pictured upper left) from PAWS Chicago, a no-kill shelter. Following an introduction on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sadie's brother Ivan found a home with Oprah, too. She later found out that both dogs had parvovirus. Ivan didn't make it, but Sadie survived, and has been a thriving member of the Winfrey household ever since.