Carson Kressley’s Dog Is Right at Home on the Range

Carson Kressley

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updated 10/04/2011 AT 4:00 PM ET

originally published 10/04/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET

While Carson Kressley plays dancer, his dog, Scooby, is holding down the farm.

The TV star and fashion expert, who’s currently cha-cha-ing his way through Dancing with the Stars, once said that his Christmas wish was to get a puppy and a boyfriend. Well, Santa was listening.

“The puppy happened,” Kressley told PEOPLE at the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine. “Sometimes boyfriends are like puppies, too. Kind of like getting two for one.”