Ellen DeGeneres has enough money to buy any breed of dog that she wants. She could buy champion bloodlines even and have a dog shipped from overseas. But instead, she rescued a puppy and she couldn’t be any happier than she is. Mrs. Wallis Browning, her new dog feels the same way too, I’m pretty sure.
The 61-year-old daytime talk show host and partner Portia de Rossi adopted the 3-month-old standard poodle from Wagmor Pets. Many purebreds are surrendered to shelters yearly.
Mrs. Wallis Browning joins Ellen’s other dogs – Wolf, Augie, and Kid. In addition to dogs, they also have three cats – Charlie, George, and Chairman.
Ellen has been a longtime supporter of animals. While a child, she dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. Ellen has partnered with Prince Harry on the Elephants Without Borders project.
The announcement was made by Ellen while in front of her studio audience. “I’m talking fast because I’m excited because I want to tell you something exciting,” Ellen said. “We rescued a puppy!” Then she showed a photo of her puppy. “She’s so cute, I can’t even take it,” Ellen said.
One of the photos that Ellen shared showed Mrs. Wallis Browning admiring herself in front of a full-length mirror. “She’s very adorable and pretty and precious. And she knows it,” Ellen said.
Ellen Wants People To Know That Purebreds Can Be Adopted Also
Then Ellen talked about how it’s possible to rescue and adopt purebred dogs. “For those of you who really want to rescue a dog but really want a purebred, know that you can rescue a pure-breed dog,” she said. “They have them at rescues, so don’t use that as an excuse.”
“Wallis is 3 months old. And she, unfortunately, was with some irresponsible people,” she said. “She was kept in a cage outside in the desert since she was 2 months old.”
When talking about how her other dogs took to the new pup, Ellen joked, “They were mad. I think they realized they were going to have to split my fortune an extra way.”
About dogs in general, Ellen said, “They offer unconditional love in ways humans can’t — plus, they don’t talk back. Unless you have one of those dogs who says, ‘I ruv you,’ in which case, please videotape it and send it to my show.”