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Published: Thursday February 07, 2013 06:00 AM EST



The best country album nominee and her husband (and best country solo performance nominee), Blake Shelton, are frequently expanding their menagerie of pets, which, as of November 2012, includes six rescue dogs. "I don't plan on having [children] for a while," she told PEOPLE Country. "To me, my dogs are my children."