Lifestyle Pets 2009's Newest Celebrity Pets: Meet Them All! From Oprah's adorable rescue pup to Britney's pet parakeet, get reacquainted with the pets stars welcomed this year By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 11, 2009 11:21 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 16 OPRAH WINFREY PER/Fame Pictures The daytime queen welcomed puppy Sadie in March, after meeting her at PAWS shelter in Chicago. “The dog chose me,” Winfrey told viewers when she introduced the cocker spaniel on her talk show. “She was on my shoulder, nuzzling.” 02 of 16 ABIGAIL BRESLIN Startraks After years of begging, the pint-sized actress got a pooch of her own (not pictured) just before her 13th birthday this spring, thanks to a fateful encounter with Australian shepherd mix Ellie at an Atlanta adoption center. 03 of 16 ASHLEY GREENE GSI The Twilight star “had to have” toy fox terrier Marlo when she saw a photo of the pup online. “She was meant to be mine,” the actress told PEOPLE. “And I’m already so that girl that brings her puppy to an event.” 04 of 16 ANNA FARIS Coqueran/Fame Hoping a dog would serve as “a little bit of a test run” for kids, the actress and now-husband Chris Pratt had pug Bonzo come bounding into their lives this spring. He’s the first dog for the House Bunny star, who was “really excited” for furbaby mommyhood. 05 of 16 KELLIE PICKLER Kellie Pickle Singer Pickler welcomed not one but two new pets this year! Lab puppy Nala in June and a teeny-tiny Marmoset monkey in January. Are more animals on the way? “I’m sure it’s going to get even more crazy,” she told PEOPLEPets.com, “because I am such an animal lover.” 06 of 16 CAT DEELEY WH Photography/Splash News Online Though her name is Cat, Deeley fell in love with a dog this summer: a pug-beagle-basset hound mix named Lily. “She’s the most loving little pup you’ve ever met,” the So You Think You Can Dance host told PEOPLEPets.com. 07 of 16 LACEY SCHWIMMER Courtesy Lacey Schwimmer Dancing with the Stars pro Schwimmer adopted two dogs from L.A.’s Orange Bone shelter this year: Maddy, a 2-year-old Chihuahua who’d been abused, and Harlequin, a 10-month-old Chihuahua-pinscher mix who was in need of a happy home. 08 of 16 HEIDI AND SPENCER PRATT Louise Barnsley/Max Butterworth/Pacific Coast News Spencer presented his new wife with a maltipoo named Dolly on her 23rd birthday in September, but one wasn’t enough for this Hills duo! The next week, they purchased their first pup’s brother, Inky, and reportedly picked up a third maltipoo, named Coco, in a bowling alley about 10 days later. 09 of 16 KATE BECKINSALE Dragao/Fame The actress popped up with a pint-sized new pooch this fall, toting the little gal everywhere. Named Ingrid, we don’t know much about the dog, other than the fact that she’s utterly adorable! 10 of 16 MARTHA STEWART Courtesy Martha Stewart; Marion Curtis/Startraks After tragically losing her chow chow puppy in an accident this spring, the domestic doyenne moved on in September by purchasing two calico Persian cats named Empress Tang and Princess Peony. 11 of 16 NEIL DIAMOND Courtesy Neil Diamond; Jesse Diamond “Sweet Caroline” singer Diamond took to Twitter in September to tell fans he’d adopted a 3-year-old spaniel mix, his second dog. “Poker is … sweet as can be and doesn’t mind loud music,” he wrote. “Say hi!” 12 of 16 KELLY OSBOURNE Kelly Osbourne/Inset: M. Tran/FilmMagic The reality star’s parents, Sharon and Ozzy, gifted her with this 1-lb. Pomeranian, named Sid, on her 25th birthday in October. Of course, she had to share him with her Twitter followers, saying, “I just can’t take it he is so cute!” 13 of 16 BRITNEY SPEARS Flynet After wrapping up the North American leg of her concert tour in September, Spears purchased a parakeet at the California Pet Center near Calabasas, Calif. An eyewitness told PEOPLEPets.com she went for a yellow bird, “and bought a big, white cage and several toys.” 14 of 16 PARIS HILTON Courtesy Paris Hilton; Michael Jade/AdMedia The heiress – who this year, adopted a kitten and was gifted with a teacup Pomeranian – caught mini-pig fever in the fall, and purchased a miniature pot-bellied pig named Miss Pigelette. The tiny gal will reportedly stay under 30 lbs. in size. 15 of 16 LOUIE VITO Courtesy of animaladvocatesalliance.org Sharing custody of his new pooch with sis Lindsay, pro snowboarder Vito rescued pit bull mix Gucci this fall during an Animal Advocates Alliance adoption drive in Los Angeles. “I always wanted a dog,” he told PEOPLEPets.com. 16 of 16 KANDI BURRUSS Courtesy Kandi Burruss; Bravo While out in Atlanta with daughter Riley in early November, Real Housewives star Burruss came upon this stray pup – and took it home! “Riley named her Sweetie,” Burruss shared on Twitter.