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Does Billie Eilish Have Any Pets?

Pet adoption advocate Billie Eilish has a rescue dog named Shark and a rescue cat named Misha. Her childhood dog Pepper and her Tarantula Cooli have since passed away.

Pepper (Dog)

Breed: Pitbull | Adopted 2008

Billie Eilish and Finneas had a pitbull named Pepper that they got in 2008 when Elish was 7 years old. Their beloved family dog passed away in July 2023 at the age of 15 and you can read Eilish’s tribute here.

Misha (Cat)


Billie Eilish rescued a cat named Misha.

Peaches (Dog)

Breed: Pitbull | Adopted Dec 2019

Claudia Sulewski and FINNEAS adopted a female pitbull named Peaches from a pet shelter in December 2019. The couple shared their journey and excitement about their new pet through multiple YouTube vlogs, including “VLOG: MY DREAM DOG!!” and “ARE WE READY TO ADOPT?!”. These videos provide an intimate look at their life with Peaches and their enthusiasm for pet adoption. Peaches is often seen with Finneas’ sister Billie Eilish and her Pitbulls.

Shark (Dog)

Breed: Pitbull | Adopted Apr 2020

In April 2020, Billie Eilish adopted a blue Pitbull named Shark. Shark was one of two Pitty puppies that Eilish fostered during the first COVID lockdowns from the Angel City Pit Bulls rescue in Los Angeles. And Shark got lucky and ended up being her “foster fail”!

Billie Eilish fostered two pitbull puppies during COVID lockdown
Credit: @billieeilish/Instagram

Cooli (Arachnid)

Breed: Tarantula

Billie Eilish used to have a pet Tarantula named Cooli, a Green Bottle Blue Tarantula, to be specific. Cooli passed away in November 2019, with Eilish saying he outlived his lifespan. Eilish had a real Tarantula crawl out of her mouth in her “You should see me in a crown” music video, but we assume it was a stunt spider and not her pet Cooli, as she never mentioned it being Cooli in interviews about the video.

You should come over and see him. He’s blue, and he’s very cute. They’re fun. They’re not gonna hurt you. They’re cool. They have personalities.

Billie Eilish, Grammy Music Museum Interview, September 2019

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Billie Eilish is an American musician, best known for her work with her producer and brother Finneas O’Connell. Eilish entered the spotlight with the release of her debut single, “Ocean Eyes,” a song initially crafted for her dance routine, but eventually uploaded to SoundCloud in 2016 due to overwhelming demand. The track’s instant success set the stage for her first EP, Don’t Smile at Me, in 2017. The following years saw the release of her full-length album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which produced numerous hit singles, including the notable “Bad Guy.” The song not only topped the Billboard Hot 100 but also positioned Eilish as a new force to reckon with in pop music. Her subsequent album, Happier Than Ever, released in 2021, further cemented her status, with tracks like “Your Power” demonstrating her ability to combine profound emotion with pop sensibilities.

Throughout her career, Eilish has worked in close collaboration with her brother, Finneas O’Connell, who has produced and co-written most of her songs. Other significant collaborations include teaming up with Khalid for the track “Lovely,” Justin Bieber for a remix of “Bad Guy,” and Rosalia for “Lo Vas a Olvidar.” Eilish has also worked with the filmmaker Takashi Murakami, who directed the music video for her single “You Should See Me in a Crown,” and fashion designer Alessandro Michele, leading to her prominent presence at the Met Gala in 2021.

Eilish’s creative efforts have been recognized with multiple awards and honors. In 2020, she made Grammy history by becoming the first artist born in the 21st century, and the second artist ever, to win all four major categories – Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist – in a single night. Further recognition came in 2021 when she won the Grammy for Record of the Year for the second time. Eilish has also made her mark on film, earning a Golden Globe nomination for her theme song “No Time to Die” for the James Bond film of the same name.

Apart from her music, Eilish is known for her advocacy for animal rights. She has used her platform to raise awareness about animal cruelty, particularly in the fashion industry. She adheres to a vegan lifestyle and has frequently spoken out against animal fur in clothing. Eilish also expressed her support for animal rights organizations, such as PETA, in various interviews and social media posts. Her love for animals extends to her personal life too, where her rescued Pitbull, Shark, often features on her Instagram account, shedding light on the breed that is often misunderstood.

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