Kim Wilde got Theo, a white kitten with big blue eyes on her birthday in 1991. Re-named Lion, he died just after Christmas 1993 after a serious illness.


Born on 3 December 2003, Jessica was an Airedale terrier who was in Kim’s household ever since she was a puppy. Kim was inspired to write the song Jessica during a songwriting camp in Stockholm. jessica appears in the music videos for Hey Mister Snowman and Song for Beryl.

On 5 January 2017, she passed away surrounded by the family.


Beau is an Airedale terrier who has been in Kim’s household since 1 November 2015. He is related to Jessica, the dog she had between 2004 and 2016.

Airedale terrier

The Airedale Terrier (often shortened to ‘Airedale’), also known as Bingley terrier and Waterside terrier, is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated in the valley (dale) of the River Aire, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is traditionally called the King of Terriers because it is the largest of the terrier breeds. The Airedale was bred from a Welsh terrier and an Otterhound and probably some other Terrier breeds, originally to hunt otters. In Britain this breed has also been used as a war dog, guide dog and police dog.

Kim has owned four terriers to date: Jessica (2004-2016), Beau (since November 2015), Raine (2018-2020) and Misty (since September 2020).

Inside out

18 September 2006
BBC East (UK)

Kim Wilde presents a short documentary about sightings of big cats in the Hertfordshire area. She talks to Terry, who is an expert on big cats, and goes on a big cat expedition in Bedfordshire.

Geef om de natuur

3 September 1993
RTL4 (Netherlands)

In a TV programme lasting 28 hours, a series of celebrities speaks out in spots for the World Wildlife Fund and the protection of certain types of animals. Kim says a few words about the elk. She’s encouraging people to donate money to the WWF, in order to save the elk from extinction. The item is subtitled in Dutch.

Earth dweller’s guide

30 August 1990

In this programme, Kim Wilde presents an item about badgers, whose existance in the UK is threatened by hunters. She interviews various caretakers of badgers and a policeman.