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Katherine Heigl's Pets

Does Katherine Heigl Have Any Pets?

Gertie (Dog)

Breed: Chihuahua | Adopted 2007

Gertie is a 10 year old Chihuahua, rescued from an East Valley shelter by Heigl; she’s her moms oldest and dearest rescue. Going from toothless in a shelter to eating eggs at the Four Seasons, Gertrude hit the adoption jackpot. Gertie has a tongue that hangs out of her mouth, Katherine and her husband have describe her as a “[dog] that makes you laugh like that every time you look at them.”

Gracie Lou (Dog)

Breed: Chihuahua

Gracie-Lou is described by her mom as having a heart twice her size, even though she’s small. She’s Poppy the Chihuahua’s fluffy, white twin.

Poppy (Dog)

Breed: Chihuahua

Poppy is the “embodiment of joy” according to Heigl and family. She’s a fluffy, black Chihuahua loved by Katherine Heigl.

Whiskey (Cat)

Whiskey is a rescued Tabby who likes to supervise the kitchen activities.

Billy Bean (Dog)

Breed: Mixed Breed

Billy Bean is a Sochi dog rescue.

Tamber and Flora (Dog)

Breed: Mixed Breed

Tamber and Flora are 3 year old shepherd mixes.

Oscar (Dog)

Breed: Potcake

Oscar is a 6 yr old potcake rescue from Mexico who adores the family’s kids.

Katherine Heigl's pet Pi Piper

Pi Piper (Dog)

Breed: Mixed Breed

Pi Piper is a shepherd-lab-chow mix, she’s a senior dog at 10 years old. Pi Piper is an emotionally conscious pup. “She’s just really sensitive to me,” Heigl says. “If I’m upset or crying she will find me, even if she’s all the way on the other side of the house. She just senses it.”

Katherine Heigl's pet Baba

Baba (Dog)

Breed: Boxer

Baba is a Boxer who was rescued at 3 days old by Heigl when his mother died.

Katherine Heigl's pet Stella

Stella (Dog)

Breed: Schnauzer

Stella is a 14 year old Schnauzer rescue.

Katherine Heigl's pet Weezer

Weezer (Dog)

Breed: Schnoodle

Weezer is an 8 year old Schnoodle rescue.

Katherine Heigl's pet Charlie

Charlie (Cat)


Charlie is a rescue cat who lives at Heigl’s ranch in Utah.

Katherine Heigl's pet Stanley

Stanley (Cat)


Stanley was rescued from a shelter, he now lives at Heigl’s ranch in Utah and loves it there.

Badlands Ranch

Adopted Aug 2022

Katherine Heigl launched a premium dog food brand named Badlands Ranch to feed all her hungry dogs in August 2022. Not only is she feeding her pups and her customers, she’s also feeding and helping pets in need: Heigl has pledged to donate $100k per year from Badlands Ranch to her pet advocacy non-profit, the Jason Heigl Foundation.

The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation

In 2008, Katherine Heigl and her mom Nancy established The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, which is named after Heigl’s late brother. This foundation is a pet advocacy non-profit that focuses on spaying and neutering cats and dogs, getting vulnerable dogs adopted from high-kill shelters, giving grants, and other ways to help pets in need.

In 2023, Heigl launched her ArtWear online shop, which sells her own pet-themed designed apparel and accessories, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting her foundation for the first year.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl Pets


November 24, 1978 (45)

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Katherine Heigl is an American actress, film producer and former fashion model. She was born in Washington, DC. Married to singer Josh Kelley, the two have a son and two adopted daughters together. Heigl cut her teeth in the industry at a young age as a child model; having an extensive portfolio at such a young age escalated her acting career. She was raised in the faith of The Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-day Saints in Connecticut. Currently, she resides at a ranch in Utah with her family and their many, many animals.

She’s best known for her role as Izzie Stevens in ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy however, she has also starred in Knocked Up (2007) with Seth Rogen, 27 Dresses (2008) alongside James Marsden, The Ugly Truth (2010) with Gerard Butler, Killers (2010) with Ashton Kutcher, and Life As We Know It (2010). She also had a role in New Year’s Eve (2011) alongside a massive cast of celebrities, including: Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Ludacris, Robert Di Niro, Zac Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank and Sofia Vergara.