The mother-of-five was pictured leaving the ITV studios after taping Loose Women on Monday (23 May) clutching the gorgeous dog, and on today's show she confirmed it's a permanent addition to her family, thanks to husband Kieran Hayler.
"We have been looking for a puppy anyway so Kieran got it for my birthday," said Katie.
"I had to ask him first. I wouldn't just take it home!"
Katie, 38, said the too-cute-for-words German Shepherd puppy has been named Queenie. "It's for the Queen's birthday and I have a lot of gay friends, so it all associates."
She also shared a very sweet video of Junior, ten, and Princess, eight, meeting Queenie for the first time. Junior declares: "She's so cute! She's like my new best friend!"