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Growing up, it was always on my Christmas wish list for a new puppy. I got a Hot-Wheels track instead. I already had a mini Collie Sheltie. The dog was amazing and helped me get threw my childhood and would eat almost anything I hated at the dinner table.

Nothing feels better than getting a new puppy. In my later years, all my pets have been rescued. I’m a big supporter of pet adoption. Take your time and do your homework ahead of time, especially if it is a gift for a child. Shelters are overfilled with love right now. Not just puppies but older pets and lots of cats. 

The first few days in your home are special and critical for a pet. Your new dog will be confused about where he is and what to expect from you. Your dog may be a bit uneasy at first as he gets to know you. Be patient and understanding while also keeping to the schedule you intend to maintain for feeding, walks, etc.

My two dogs are a handful. Jett is an almost 2-year-old lab. He doesn’t want to give up on his puppy image. So far since adoption, she has eaten 2 lazyboy chairs and loves tearing up everything if left alone for 2 mins. Mookie I took in from a friend and was scheduled to be put to sleep. That was over 5 years ago. Since then Mookie is a social media influencer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. So this Christmas Holiday if you’re looking to get a dog or cat. Adopt a pet. Trust me, it’s love at first site.

5 Adorable Puppies In Detroit To Adopt For Christmas

There may be a chill in the air, but this time of the year always means warm hearts! Sadly, the cold weather can make things rather tough for pups that don't have a home, especially in a place like Detroit.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Screamin' Scott

How well do you know me? Check out the facts below and get to know your favorite nighttime personality better!

  • I'm Left-Handed - Always have been. Left is right!

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  • I wear a Size 12 Wide Shoe - Yes, I have small skateboards for feet.


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  • I'm 6 feet tall! - But I think I'm shrinking.

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  • I was born with extra sets of teeth - As a child, they took an X-ray to find I had an extra set of teeth! I've had some surgery over the years, but they have come in handy after playing hockey as a kid!

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  • I do not sing in the shower well - I've tried, and the echo doesn't help make me any better.

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  • I was married on my birthday by Arthur Penhallow - I also got married on my birthday so I would never forget the anniversary. And Arthur did a fantastic job!


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  • I have an extensive collection of rubber ducks - Yep.


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  • I have no tattoos - Yet!


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  • I once held the national record for Girl Scout Cookie eating - This comes from my time in radio in Indiana. They had an eating contest in a town outside of Ft. Wayne, and I ate 32 cookies in one minute!

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  • I have an award-winning chili recipe! - The award came at a contest at work. One year, thought I would enter the company cook off. Some say it's the best they ever tasted. It's fun to make and the secret ingredient makes it the best!

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Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been rockin' the Riff airwaves for 25 years. When he's not out rockin' the streets, you can find him in his rock room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also has his very own Rock cover band called " Chit" playing all over the Metro Detroit Music scene