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Rescue? Oh, It Means What I Want it to.

Yesterday I asked you what you thought it means to “rescue” an animal. Your responses were all across the board. Some tweeted to me that caring for a new pet is rescue. Others think that adopting from a shelter that could kill the animal is a rescue. And yes, some of you believe you rescue … Continue reading

What Does it Mean to “Rescue” an Animal?

What does it mean to “rescue” an animal? I’ve pondered this question for quite a while. Merriam Webster defines “rescue” as to save (someone or something) from danger or harm. Pretty vague, huh? So if I buy a dog from a puppy mill breeder, am I rescuing it? After all, I might have freed the … Continue reading

Animal Hoarding at a Northwest Florida High School?

Welcome to Choice High School and Technical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, part of the Okaloosa County School District. Their motto? Envision your future. The school is accredited by the Commission of the Council of Occupational Education. And one of the ways you can envision your future in the animal welfare arena at Choice is … Continue reading

The Best News I Heard All Week!

Oh Dog! Happy Sunday! I hope you remembered to SPRING! forward, if it’s time for you to do so. Jen says the best thing about springing forward is that it takes the cats a week to figure out they’re not waking her up early! *snicker* We heard several pieces of good news this week. And … Continue reading

John Doppler Schiff: Warning Signs of a Hoarder

Yesterday I shared with you a conversation with John Doppler Schiff about the Caboodle Ranch and the backlash when this massive hoarder was shut down.  Today we’ll end with some recommendations for making sure you are not enabling a hoarder. But first, I had to know, do people still send Craig Grant money? Schiff:  Yes, … Continue reading

Animal Hoarders and their Enablers: An Interview with John Doppler Schiff

John Doppler Schiff. Know the name? You would if you were a hoarder or a breeder. You see, John Doppler Schiff is one of the people behind CaboodleRanch.net, a website devoted to profiling the cruelty behind the Caboodle Ranch Cat Rescue Sanctuary. Caboodle Ranch was raided in 2012 after years of people voicing concerns about … Continue reading

The Best News I Heard All Week!

Oh Dog! Happy Oscars Sunday! And speaking of the Oscars, some shelter animals are gonna be mighty happy, thanks to some caring Oscar losers. WHAT? That’s right! Those that don’t win Best Actor, Best Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, and Best Director are given a bag of swag, and this year’s consolation prize includes this: The prize … Continue reading

When is a Rescue Not a Rescue?

No one wants to buy from a puppy mill. But did you know that you could be even if you adopt? That’s right! The Don’t Shop, Adopt campaign has been so successful that some puppy mills are getting sneaky and setting up their own “rescues.” Oh, they look good. They hold adoption events. They contract … Continue reading

At Sochi, Our Voices Were Heard

Many dog lovers are up at arms about the dog cull in Sochi. But the killing of animals has long been associated with major sporting events. Remember in 2012 when stray dogs were killed in Ukraine before the Euro 2012 Soccer Championship? Dogs were poisoned with bait food or killed by blowgun syringes loaded with … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Commercials

It’s time for the Big Game! You know, the one that’s played to showcase lots of commercials? Now I don’t have anything against advertising, per se, because that is what spurs our economy in the US. But I do have a gripe with some of the hype around the Budweiser commercial they’re calling “Puppy Love.” … Continue reading

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Hi! My name is Rumpy, and I am an Alaskan Malamute. I used to live in Middle Tennessee, but now my family and I reside in southeast Alabama. I have this cool blog that I started in 2011. Here at rumpydog.com we talk about all things animal, with a focus on animal welfare and responsible animal companion guardianship. But we also like to throw in a heaping helping of cute! cute! cute! I mean, how could you look at me and not melt, right?

My story? Well, I was found on the side of a busy street. Jenny thought she would help me find my home, but nobody claimed me. So now I live with her. She's a pretty good ole' gal, but she is mighty stingy with the dog cookies. *sigh*

There are also some cats- they each have their own story. June Buggie is their chief spokesperson. He is 16 years old, crotchety, and not afraid to say what's on his mind.

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