Lifestyle Pets Oprah Winfrey Adopts New Pup The media mogul and her beau reportedly adopt a cocker spaniel puppy 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 March 6, 2009 10:27 PM Share Tweet Pin Email It’s a girl! Well, puppy, that is. A year after her beloved pooch Sophie, a 13-year-old cocker spaniel, passed away, Oprah Winfrey has adopted a new puppy. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the queen of talk and her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, visited the PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) shelter in Chicago on Sunday and left with a female cocker spaniel puppy. The new pup’s name has not yet been released. Winfrey and Graham are also parents to a pair of golden retrievers. (Winfrey tragically lost another dog, golden retriever Gracie, in 2007 when the pup choked on a plastic ball.) The talk-show host is a big fan of the PAWS shelter; she even sponsors a room there to showcase needy pups. Best wishes to the family! Leave your congrats for Winfrey below.