May 12, 2010 05:17 PM

Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke hangs with the hoofers at work on the hit reality show, but it’s all about paws at home with the addition of four new pets, two dogs and two cats (one pictured at right).

“I just got two kittens for my kids, which is my bribe to get [daughter] Rain to sleep in her own bed, and I just got two puppies that are being trained right now,” Burke told PEOPLE at the Race to Erase MS gala this past weekend, where she helped auction off a Maltese puppy to raise money for the charity.

That bribe couldn’t have come at a better time for the TV host, who is also mom to a chocolate Lab named Jake. “My girlfriend’s cat had a litter of kittens,” she explains. “Because they were homeless, I got a brother and sister – one for Rain and one for [son] Shaya. And I’ve really been wanting German shepherds, so I got two little puppies from Germany and they’re being trained right now. I’m so excited!”

Will her children be taking part in the care of their new family members? “It’ll be me,” Burke chuckled. “It’ll be four more things for me to do, but I grew up with animals and dogs, so it’s time.”

And, as adorable as the 12-week-old Maltese was that she auctioned off, Burke insisted she was definitely not tempted to top the winning $9,000 bid for the puppy. “I cannot bring home another animal,” she laughed. “It’s not an option for me.”

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