05/03/2010 at 02:41 PM EDT
Holly Robinson Peete is having a banner run on this season's Celebrity Apprentice
. She has so far been spared Donald Trump's infamous missive, and last week, as project manager, Robinson Peete led her team to raise the most amount of money in a single task in the show's history.
On last night's episode, Robinson Peete surprised her husband, Rodney Peete, with a check for $347,000, which they plan to use to build a center for autism
. Peete, in turn, surprised his wife with a visit from her four bouncing kids, who tackled her to the floor in a big bear hug.
Robinson Peete stopped by our studios recently to chat about her time on the show, and shared stories about her family, which includes her two "four-legged kids," Frederick Douglass Peete and Harriet Tubman Peete.
Harriet, a Newfoundland
, not only is a "huge line item in our budget for food," she's a loving companion
to Robinson Peete's oldest son, R.J., who is autistic.
"She's almost like a service dog for R.J.," Robinson Peete tells PEOPLEPets.com. "She's brought him out of his shell in a lot of ways."Check out the rest of our interview with Holly Robinson Peete in the video above.See more celebrities and their furry families on PEOPLEPets.com:'Celebrity Apprentice' Castoff Carol Leifer: Adopt, Don't Shop!Venus Williams Loves Her 'Impulse Buy,' Havanese Harold