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Robert Downey Jr.'s Pets

Does Robert Downey Jr. Have Any Pets?

Robert John Downey Jr. is an animal rights advocate who's pets include rescue cats and a variety of rescue farm animals that live on his Malibu farm sanctuary estate.

Montgomery and D'Artanian (Cat)

Breed: 2011

Robery Downey Jr. adopted two cats who he named Montgomery and D’Artanian (also known as Monty and Dart). They were rescued as kittens by a friend of RDJ’s who found them in a bush in West Hollywood.

Fuzzy (Alpaca)

Robert Downey Jr . has a pet alpaca named Fuzzy, along with several other alpacas living on his property. Another actor who’s an alpaca enthusiast is Willem Dafoe.

Madre (Alpaca)


Another one of Robert Downey Jr.’s pet alpacas is this white one named Madre.

Pops and lady Bug (Pig)

Breed: Kunekune

Robert Downey Jr. has two Kunekune pigs named Pops and Lady Bug. For more on Kunekune pigs, click here.

Pepper and Zoltak (Goat)


Robert Downey Jr. has several goats, with two named Pepper and Zoltak.

Flash, Trigger, and Memo (Goat)

Breed: Pygmy

RDJ also has three white pygmy goats named Flash, Trigger, and Memo. This screenshot is from an episode of The Graham Norton Show, where RDJ shares that Flash and Trigger are brothers but also lovers (please refer to the video clip below)

Oreo Cows (Cow)

Breed: Belted Galloway

Robert Downey Jr has two “Oreo” cows, as he likes to call them. Their actual breed is called “Belted Galloway.”

Chickens (Bird)

Breed: Chicken

RDJ’s farm estate of course has to include a flock of chickens.

Malibu Farm Animal Sanctuary Estate


Robert Downey Jr. owns a massive estate in Malibu that he uses as a sanctuary for farm animals. He bought the 7-acre property for $13.4 million in 2009, which originally housed a dog and horse rescue. RDJ didn’t want to waste the space and is a softy at heart, so he kept that tradition alive! So most of his pets listed here, plus more he hasn’t publicly revealed, all live happily with the Hollywood legend. Fun fact: This inspired him to take the leading role in the 2020 Dr. Dolittle remake, which his wife was a producer for.

[RDJ gives a tour of his farm animal pets in this video clip]

Cat Dad (Cat)


Robert Downey Jr. has always been a proud cat daddy and has owned many over the years. He also often posts photos on Instagram with cats he meets.

Robert Downey Jr.'s pet Willow and Winifred

Willow and Winifred (Cat)

Adopted Jan 2024

In a February 2024 interview with People, Robert Downey Jr. revealed he has two kittens named Willow and Winifred. He hasn’t shared a photo of the kittens yet, but he shared a story about them in the interview. He had a strange dream about the kittens just before his wife Susan woke him up to tell him he’d been nominated for an Oscar for Oppenheimer. RDJ said, “I was having this nightmare that the kittens [Willow and Winifred] had taken one of my Nicorette wrappers, and I was going to get in trouble.”

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. Pets


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Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. Downey’s breakout role was in the film “Less Than Zero.” He continued to make a name for himself with roles in “Chaplin,” “Natural Born Killers,” and “The Soloist.” He later reprised the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which became a fan favorite in the series.

Downey also worked with Guy Ritchie in the films “Sherlock Holmes” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” In these films, Downey played the iconic detective Sherlock Holmes, showcasing his range as an actor and earning him a Golden Globe for Best Actor. In 2000, he also had a recurring role on Ally McBeal, playing Calista Flockhart’s boyfriend, which won him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and also a Emmy nomination.

Throughout his career, Downey has collaborated with Jamie Foxx in the film “The Soloist,” Gwyneth Paltrow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Ben Stiller in “Tropic Thunder,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also worked with Mark Ruffalo in “The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The all-star cast of the MCU also include Chris Evans, Benedict Wong, Chris Hemsworth, and Scarlett Johansson.