04/15/2011 at 04:00 PM EDT
may soon be walking the down the aisle with fiancé Dax Shepherd
, but it's the couple's furry friends
who are most excited to spend the rest of their lives with her.
"They're never mad at me. They're always happy to see me," she told PEOPLEPets.com Tuesday about her favorite part of spending time with dogs Lola and Shakey.
Speaking from the Scream 4
premiere in Hollywood, Bell also shared some sad news: her pup Sadie, who had been rescued following Hurricane Katrina, passed away last year.
"[It happened] in a very peaceful way," she said, "But we still have two Corgi mutts that are alive and kicking."
And if Bell and Shepherd are looking to start a family in the future, they can count on their pets to provide some good practice.
"[They] get into everything," she said, "and are very, very happy little mutts." See more celebrity pets on PEOPLEPets.com:Morgan Freeman's Childhood Shadows? His PetsAnna Paquin's Dogs Keep Her Grounded