The talk show hostess makes sure her kids rotate responsibilities

By People Staff
Updated July 06, 2010 11:45 AM

When Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos got Shih Tzu Chewie in 2007, they made a deal with their kids. “We told them up front, ‘If we’re going to get this dog, this is your dog,’ ” Ripa tells PEOPLE in the clip above.

Now, 13-year-old Michael, 9-year-old Lola and 7-year-old Joaquin work together to feed and walk their dog. But for some reason, no one ever seems to want to take on clean-up duty – imagine that!

Check out the clip above to hear more about the family’s rotating doggie duties.