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Kid (Dog)

Breed: 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.

Augie (Dog)

Breed: 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.

Wolf (Dog)

Breed: 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.

Mabel (Dog)

Breed: 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.

Charlie (Cat)

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

George (Cat)

Breed: 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

Chairman (Cat)


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

Mrs. Wallis Browning (Dog)

Breed: 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.

Sinky (Bird)

Breed: Chickcen

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have a chicken named Sinky. DeGeneres said Steve Carell gave the chicken its name after seeing the photos of it sitting in a sink. DeGeneres posted videos of Sinky to Instagram in late December 2023. DeGeneres shared that Sinky was recuperating in the sink as she was injured. And that Sinky had a broken fibula and the sink was no longer best for her recovery. So Sinky ended up needing four weeks to recover in a special chicken clinic.

Jinx and Monkey (Cat)

Adopted Mar 2023

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi adopted two rescue cats named Jinx and Monkey in March 2023. Here they’re seen watching the 2023 Oscars with Ellen.

Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres Pets


January 26, 1958 (66)


Portia de Rossi

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Ellen DeGeneres is a prominent American comedian, television host, actress, and producer. She first gained widespread recognition for her stand-up comedy performances in the 1980s and 1990s, eventually earning her own sitcom, “Ellen,” which aired from 1994 to 1998.

DeGeneres is also known for her successful talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which debuted in 2003 and has since become one of the most popular daytime talk shows on television. Her show has featured numerous celebrity guests, musical performances, and entertaining segments, including the popular “Ellen’s Game of Games.”

Ellen Degeneres’ Career 

Throughout her career, DeGeneres has achieved numerous milestones and accomplishments. She has won a total of 30 Emmys, including multiple awards for her stand-up comedy, her daytime talk show, and her role as a judge on “American Idol.” She has also hosted several high-profile events, including the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmy Awards.

DeGeneres is also a successful author and has written several books, including “My Point…And I Do Have One” and “The Funny Thing Is…” She has also ventured into music, releasing the albums “Taste This” and “Ellen’s I’m Gonna Make You Dance Jams.”

DeGeneres has worked and interviewed countless celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Kim Kardashian. She has also been involved in various collaborations with brands, such as her clothing line “ED by Ellen” and her partnership with American Express to support small businesses.

In addition to A-List celebrities, The Ellen Degeneres Show has also featured numerous popular influencers. Everyone from beauty vloggers to fitness stars have appeared on the show, such as James Charles, NikkieTutorials, and Jeffree Star. The show has also featured fitness influencers, including Kayla Itsines and Jen Selter. Other notable influencers include food blogger and author, Chrissy Teigen, fashion blogger and author, Leandra Medine, and lifestyle influencers Brooklyn McKnight and Bailey McKnight.

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.”

Halo Purely for Pets

In 2009, Ellen became part owner of the all-natural pet food company Halo Purely for Pets. She and her wife, Portia de Rossi, 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.

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