Sharon Osbourne employs a full-time nanny for dogs
The 59-year-old star has a dozen pooches to keep her and rocker husband Ozzy Osbourne company now that their kids, Aimee, 28, Kelly, 27, and 26-year-old Jack, have left home, but she needs help to care for her canines.
She said: "I`m solo. It`s why I adore my family so much. And animals. They-re such company. I rescue them all.
"I`m their hotel. I even baby sit my friends` pets. And I have a full time nanny just to care for them. Bella, a five pound Pomeranian, is my favourite."
The nanny looks after the reality TV star`s dogs when Sharon is hosting daytime chat show `The Talk`, and she doesn`t like to hold back while fronting the programme - though she is not afraid to own up to her mistakes.
She told the New York Post newspaper: "Do things correctly or I turn into an axe murderer.
"I`m not quiet - but I`m 59, I`ve earned that right - and I have no compunction if situations get out of order.
"None of us is perfect. Sorry now and again, I must fix up something sometimes and apologise if I`ve gone too far. I`m no pushover, so I apologise graciously, which you need to do - especially at my age."
Sharon admitted she went too far when she criticised Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle during a radio interview last year, where she described her as looking like she`d been struck with an "ugly stick".
She explained: "I did something wrong to Susan Boyle on a radio show. It was so cruel. She can`t stand up and fight back.
"She`s not outspoken. You don`t do what`s out of order to a weaker person so I apologised profusely."