She plays a mom on the edge in the upcoming comedy Bad Moms — if you haven’t seen the hilarious trailer yet, click here now — but, don’t worry, when it comes to her real kids and her fur kids, Kristen Bell is all good.
“I’ve certainly been a lazy Mom to my pets, but never a bad Mom,” the actress tells PEOPLE. “I love my pets so if they are happy, I am happy.”
And, in case you’re wondering, the animal lover’s furry children are just as well cared for as the human ones.
“I have treated all my dogs like my kids,” she says in an email interview with PEOPLE. “To me, they’re just kids I didn’t birth.”
Animals are so important to Bell that she’s dedicated herself to the cause of helping homeless pets in our country’s shelters find loving homes. Like actors Jon Hamm, Jane Lynch, Allison Janney, Katherine Heigl and Edie Falco before her, the star signed on as host for the sixth installment of Shelter Me: Hearts and Paws, and a new episode of the inspiring national PBS series that celebrates shelter pets with uplifting stories, premiering May 22 (check ShelterMe.TV for local listings).