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Everything you need to know about Billie Eilish’s dog

Billie Eilish's dog Shark being held by the singer
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Billie Eilish’s dog has been a huge hit with fans ever since she introduced him on social media back in April of 2020. And it’s not hard to see why! Cute, mischievous, and loving, Eilish has openly gushed about how much better her life is now that her forever friend is in it.

The 19-year-old singer has long been an animal lover and is often seen across her social media platforms cuddling with shelter dogs and encouraging her followers to adopt a rescue dog rather than picking one up from a pet shop.

Read on to find out everything you need to know about Billie Eilish’s dog!

What’s the name of Billie Eilish’s dog?

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Eilish first introduced her new blue nose Pit Bull pup to her followers on Instagram stories with the caption ‘little nameless monkey’, but it wasn’t long before she revealed that she’d named the newest member of her family Shark. 

Where did she get him?

Eilish has always been a huge dog lover, so it came as no surprise to her fans when the 19-year-old singer decided to foster dogs during the pandemic through Angel City Pit Bulls. Welcoming two Pit Bull puppies into her home during quarantine, she grew so attached to Shark that she decided to adopt him permanently. 

How old is Shark?

Adopted in April 2020, Shark celebrated his first birthday in February of 2021, making him 18-months-old. Eilish once again took to Instagram to sing the little pup’s praises:

"My sweet rescue baby boy was born a year ago today," Eilish began her caption. "You have made my life 1000x better happy birfday little shark.”

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How many pets does Billie Eilish have?

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As well as being mum to little Shark, Eilish’s family home also includes the family dog, Pepper, and rescue cat Misha. Pepper has appeared in several of Eilish’s posts on social media and even popped up in her photoshoot for Rolling Stone.

That one time he accidentally swallowed a toy

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He may still be young, but that doesn’t mean Shark hasn’t already gotten himself into a whole ton of mischief! At just 10-months of age, Shark had to undergo surgery after he swallowed an octopus toy. Thankfully, he emerged from the operation unscathed and was soon back to his old self.

He ruined Eilish's $9000 sneaker collection

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Eilish was less than impressed when she came home to find Shark had decided to do his business all over her very expensive sneaker collection. She snapped the puppy lying on the floor looking rather sheepish and captioned it over on Instagram stories with: “Oh, you innocent now?” 

He's known for his rude wake-up call

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He may be 18-months-old, but it turns out that Shark still has a lot to learn when it comes to the proper way to wake his mama up from her nap!

Kathryn is a freelance writer who has spent the past two years dividing her writing time between her two great loves - pets and health and wellness. When she’s not busy crafting the perfect sentence for her features, buying guides and news pieces, she can be found hanging out with one very mischievous Cocker Spaniel, drinking copious amounts of Jasmine tea and attempting to set numerous world records for the longest ever FaceTime calls with her family back home in NZ.