Paris Hilton is a lot of things — an heiress, a reality television star, fashion designer, business mogul and, most recently, a DJ — but at heart she is just an animal lover.
With almost 20 pets in her menagerie, Hilton has her hands full.
Celebuzz: Have you always loved animals or was it a recent phenomenon?
Paris Hilton: I have always been a huge animal lover ever since I was a little girl. My Dad grew up with tons of exotic pets, I get my love of animals from him.
CB: Tell us about your menagerie.
PH: I love my pets like they are my own children. They are all so special to me. I adopted a few of my dogs from an animal shelter, it feels so good to know I saved their lives. It breaks my heart every time I volunteer at the animal shelter, it is so sad how many animals they have to put down per day.
CB: Do you have a favorite pet — and why?
PH: I can’t pick a favorite pet, that is like picking a favorite child. They are my pride and joy, each of them for a different reason, so they are each special to me in their own way.
AND SHE MUST WEAR A DIFFERENT OUTFIT TO ENTERTAIN ALL OF THEM???
With everything from a pig to a sugar glider and even a miniature pony, the 31-year-old has turned her multi-million dollar Mulholland Estate mansion in Sherman Oaks, Calif. into a modern day Noah’s Ark.