Oprah and Solomon

A Christmas present from Stedman, Oprah says Solomon was "one of a kind." For 14 years, the loving cocker spaniel traveled the globe by Oprah's side and shared special moments with all kinds of interesting people.

See why Oprah says Solomon made her a better person

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After surviving several health complications, including chemotherapy and a tumor removal, Sophie slept by Oprah's side every night and never missed a day's work for 13 years.

Oprah said this cocker spaniel was "one of the reasons for me to be a kinder, gentler person." Watch Oprah's emotional tribute to her beloved Sophie
Golden retriever puppies

Golden Retriever Puppies
In addition to Solomon and Sophie, Oprah and Stedman decided to expand their dog family in 2006. They traveled deep into the Mojave Desert in California to pick up three beautiful golden retriever puppies.
Luke, Layla and Gracie

Luke, Layla and Gracie
Training three golden retriever puppies was no easy task. Oprah turned to dog trainer Tamar Geller for guidance in 2006. Tamar showed Oprah the basics of teaching her energetic goldens to sit and not jump.

Sadly, after only two years, Oprah lost Gracie in a freak accident after she choked on a toy.
Sadie and Oprah

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Oprah has always been a major advocate of pet adoption, so in 2009 she went to PAWS Chicago, a no-kill animal shelter, where she fell madly in love with Sadie.

As a puppy, this cocker spaniel overcame parvovirus, but today she is known as the mascot of Harpo and is not afraid to speak up during Oprah's meetings.
Oprah with Sunny and Lauren

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Sunny and Lauren
For her 56th birthday, Oprah decided to get herself a special birthday gift: Meet sisters Sunny and Lauren. Like Sadie, Oprah adopted these springer spaniels through PAWS Chicago.
Oprah's dogs

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Family photo
In 2010, Oprah's dogs posed for a priceless family photo.

See how Jennifer Aniston made this photo into the perfect birthday present for Oprah