The former Bachelorette took to Instagram on Sunday to show off their precious new pooch, a golden retriever named Pinot. Bristowe and Tartick already share a golden named Ramen.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS TO US!! Ramen has a new brother ??. MEET PINOT. ( @ramenpairedwithpinot )," Bristowe captioned an adorable photo of herself and Tartick with their two dogs. "Pinot was found in a kill shelter in South Korea and @bunnysbuddies saved him. Now he has a safe home with us."
"I was so worried how Ramen would react... But let me tell you.. You will see through my stories that these pups took to each other RIGHT away. They snuggle, and don’t leave each other’s side," she continued. "Pinot is a big mushy sweet heart who is some how more cuddly than Ramen. He’s got the SOFTEST coat, and the biggest heart. I know a lot of people will ask how we will do this with traveling so much. But we will make it work."
Bristowe concluded: "This isn’t about us. This is about giving a sweet innocent pup a new life. We will continue to do what we do, and just do it with 2 instead of 1. #adoptdontshop #GoldenRetrievers #dogsofinstagram."
"A Christmas surprise came early! We now have Ramen with a side of Pinot! Welcoming our newest addition, 'Pinot G' to the family," he captioned his post. "With the help of @bunnysbuddies we rescued Pinot, who was in the exact same Kill shelter as Ramen. As devastating as it is, dogs put in these Kill Shelters have only 10 days to be rescued. The work @bunnysbuddies does is absolutely incredible and has changed Ramen & Pinot’s lives, as well are ours. In just a short time of witnessing it, it’s clear Pinot was Ramen’s long lost best friend and brother...they adore one another. And the fact his name was Pinot before we got him...can’t make this stuff up! Very excited to share the Pinto surprise video...I’ll have it shortly! Happy Holidays from our Family to yours!"
"I didn't realize a relationship could be this easy and that I could be this happy with somebody. It's just so easy," Bristowe explained. "We just have a really healthy relationship, healthy communication, and we build each other up."
"The crazy thing about this whole Bachelor world is that it guts you up and opens you up, and you talk about everything and anything, and become comfortable in yourself and your emotions," Tartick added. "I think that's why you see so many people in the franchise have relationships, whether it's via podcast or on the show or [Bachelor in] Paradise or whatever. ... We were just so open. We know what we want, we know what we don't want, and yeah, we're here."
The couple said they were "ready to take the next step" with engagement. "We just have, again, the confidence in our relationship to take the next step, where now that's naturally something we talk about anyways," Bristowe revealed, as Tartick noted they're "not getting any younger."