Courtesy of Miranda Lambert
04/20/2011 at 03:00 PM EDT
and fiancé Blake Shelton are two parts of country music's hottest power couple, and while the rest of us are in a hurry to see a wedding and some babies, Lambert is holding steady – with her brood of seven dogs.
"We're just taking care of them," she tells Health magazine
. "They're all rescues, and all crazy looking."
Their names –Delta, Delilah, Cher, Jessi, Waylon, Virginia Bluebell and Black Betty – are all derived from the name of a song or a musical artist. Teacup Chihuahua Cher was once abandoned in a dumpster, and ended up being the country star's lucky charm
! Soon after the singer adopted Cher, Lambert brought home Academy of Country Music awards!
"We have so much going on right now, we're gonna wait a while [before having kids]," Lambert says. "The dogs are really good birth control!" See more celebrities and their pets on PEOPLEPets.com:Julie Benz: My Dog Helped Me Through My Divorce Rapper Eve Loves Her 'Special' Dogs