Happy Fur Mother’s Day! Hear what these Famous Pet Mum’s have to say!

In honour of Mother’s Day, we bring you a list of famous pet mum's and their fur babies! When it comes to their pets, these celebs are just like us and could not live without them. From Oprah to Ellen DeGeneres, hear what these fabulous mothers have to say.

famous pet mums

In honour of Mother’s Day, we bring you a list of famous pet mum’s and their fur babies! When it comes to their pets, these celebs are just like us and could not live without them. From Oprah to Ellen DeGeneres, hear what these fabulous mothers have to say.

famous pet mums


One of my greatest teachers is my dog, Sophie. Now Sophie lived for 13 years and came to work with me every day. She was there for every show, was backstage at the Oscars, the Emmys, was waiting in the car if I went to the gynaecologist. Sophie and Solomon travelled with me everywhere. But even more particularly, Sophie, I will have to say I had deep love and affection for my little Sophie girl. And it wasn’t until she passed away that I really understood the depth of my love for her because I learned … that there are big souls and little souls. Sophie was a little soul but had a great impact on my life. And when I lost her is when I realized that nobody on earth had ever loved me like that little dog.”

OWN, October 2011

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Ellen DeGeneres

I cannot imagine not going home to animals. They are the closest thing to God. They don’t harbour resentment. Somebody put it really well: If you hurt a dog, the dog may, years later, remember you hurt him if he sees you. But he’s not going to spend all those years planning how to hurt you the next time he sees you. The compassion I have for animals is from the earliest memories I have. I kept files and copied things out of encyclopaedias for what was going to be my office, because I was going to be a veterinarian … If I could, I would have 15 cats and 20 dogs. We have the space and we continue to try to rescue everything we can.”

Modern Dog, May 2008

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Elizabeth Taylor

(Talking about her Maltese named Sugar)

I’ve never loved a dog like this in my life. It’s amazing. Sometimes I think there’s a person in there … There’s something to say for this kind of love — it’s unconditional.”

W Magazine, December 2004

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Drew Barrymore

There also is such profoundness in just connectivity and energy and altruism that we have with our animals. Especially rescue animals. And they give it back. And there is some level of symbiotic gratitude, because you do save each other, and that is important. Currently, I have a small dog named Douglass. I remember taking him out of the pound when he was 8 weeks old. He had been left in a box on the side of the road. He was very shaken up and he looked like a Chihuahua. And I said, what am I doing? Adopt that Chihuahua. I love you, but I’ve been a big dog girl my whole life. And I didn’t know what I was doing, I just felt empathy for this dog. I loved him so much that I took him home. And he grew. He must have been a whippet and a chihuahua and … he ate so much … He can sleep with me for 18 hours without even having to go to the bathroom. Seriously! … Again, I will resort to the unspoken gift that have animals have given me. It has been a rite of passage, and a humility, and a purpose, and a kindness, and a lack of cruelty. I don’t have it in my heart to be rude, mean, cruel, unkind to any person on the planet, let alone an animal. And I wonder if animals were a big part of that teaching. I think they are. I really truly do. I give them all the credit in the world and for it.”

ASPCA 19th Annual Bergh Ball, April 2016

 famous pet mumsDoris Day

I always had pets. We had a puppy, and I adored this little dog, a little Manchester Terrier. My father said, ‘The puppy has to be in the basement,’ and I never forgave him for that. I realized he didn’t like animals. But I put up such a fuss that that little dog wound up in my bed. And they still are! … My dogs are sensitive … when I pick up my bag, they know I’m going out, and they walk around and around. Before I come home, I call to say I’m on my way, and by the time I ring the gate bell, they’re all at the door. I get this big greeting, and I’ve only been gone 45 minutes! You can’t beat that. And now, as I’m speaking with you, they’re all gathered around me. I’ve always found inspiration and comfort in animals.”

The Bark, 2006

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Betty White

Oh well that’s my heart, my golden retriever. Pontiac was trained to be a guide dog, but he had a bum leg, which got him out of that program. Whenever I come home late from work at night, I come up to the house and here’s this big golden head in the window on the left stairway landing, looking out and waiting for me. I sit down on the couch and he’ll bring me one of his dead snowmen. A friend sent him a stuffed snowman one time and it just became his passion. So, then a friend sent him a whole box of snowmen. We have regular snowstorms in the living room when he shakes all the stuffing out.”

AARP, December 2011

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Salma Hayek

I don’t collect them, I rescue them … I had promised my husband I was going to stop because at the time I had ten dogs, five parrots, I had alpacas, horses, cats, and by the way, one without a tail, the other one without a leg. And they always find me, they come to me these animals — which he doesn’t believe me, but they do — and I promised him no more. We were up to 30 animals and I swore no more. And I was there [filming a movie in Bulgaria] and a little puppy who was abandoned and was going to die — I won’t tell you the sad story because this is like a comedic show — he came to me and I couldn’t help it, and I picked him up. His name is Ochoa, after the goalie [Guillermo Ochoa] of the soccer team in Mexico … I came up with this brilliant idea to pretend that I was having an affair with somebody, and at the end I would say, ‘No, it’s not an affair, I picked up a dog’ and then he would feel better.”

The Graham Norton Show, June 2016

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