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Dog: Poodle-Maltese Mix | Adopted Sep 2016

Kid is a mix-breed puppy. Kid was featured in a segment on “The Ellen Degeneres” show. When asked why they named their new adoption “Kid”, Ellen explained that she was tired of being asked when they will adopt a child of their own.


Dog: Beagle Mix | Adopted Sep 2016

Augie is a beagle mix who was rescued from a local LA shelter. Though Ellen has mentioned he has some issues, she and Portia make sure to shower him with endless love and affection.


Dog: Poodle-Maltese Mix

Together with Portia de Rossi, Ellen Degeneres had a poodle-Maltese mix rescue named Wolf. The pup sadly passed away in the summer of 2020. Wolf was a cherished part of the family for over a decade.


Dog: Poodle

Mabel came from a line of champion show dogs and was a beautiful part of the Ellen-Portia family. She is resting in peace with her siblings Charlie and Wolf.



In January 2020, Portia and Ellen said a sad farewell to their beloved cat Charlie. In an interview with People Magazine, the talk show host said that saying goodbye was “one of the hardest decisions” she had to make. RIP Charlie <3


Cat: Siamese

George is a Siamese who loves to cuddle (both with people and his cat siblings). His celebrity status has been known to attract the likes of wild bobcats, as seen in a tweet from Ellen.

Ellen Degeneres' pet Chairman



Together with Portia de Rossi, Ellen Degeneres has a cat named Chairman.

Mrs. Wallis Browning

Dog: Poodle | Adopted 2019

Adopted from Wagmorpets in 2019, this adorable brown poodle is the newest addition to the Ellen-Portia family. Her name is Mrs. Wallis Browning. Or Wallis, or Wally, but Mrs. Wallis Whitmore Browning is her maiden name.

Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres Pets


January 26, 1958 (65)


Portia de Rossi

(2008 - )

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Actors Business

Ellen Lee Degeneres is also known as Ed. In 2009, Ellen became part owner of the all-natural pet food company Halo Purely for Pets. She and her wife, Portia, have rescued and adopted many cats and dogs together over the years. Ellen often discusses how much she loves animals on her talk show, mentioning that “they are the best companions that you can have”. They’ve become such a popular aspect of Ellen’s life and show that she even added them as adorable pins to her website for purchase as well as an entire section of pet accessories. Ellen is an American comedian and actress best known for her talk show “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” She has won a number of awards. 

Ellen Degeneres’ Career 

Ellen’s stand-up career started in the early 1980s and which lead to popular appearance including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Her career picked up momentum when her TV sitcom “Ellen” was aired in 1994 to 1998. Since then, she has won 13 Emmys, 14 People’s Choice Awards, and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts. Ellen met Portia de Rossi in 2014. 

Pet Sibling Drama

In September 2020, Degeneres shared the news that her dog Kid suffered a broken leg from her other dog Wally. “Over the weekend, our dog Wally was running full-speed across the lawn,” she continued. “Our dog Kid happened to be in the way and she just trampled over [him]. So Kid was screaming in pain and we knew his leg was broken. It was awful, awful, awful.”

Kid’s front leg was wrapped in a cast for 12 weeks and eventually made a full recovery. Degeneres kept the humour intact by adding “And of course, now Kid wants to sue Wally.”