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Are We Animal Lovers? Or Users of Animals?

When I began writing about animal welfare issues, I naively thought that what was missing in the community was a lack of focused leadership, and that if only more people knew the truth about the plight of many animals around the world, we could join together and make positive changes. Oh, what a fool I … Continue reading

Companion Animal Care in the UK: PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report 2013

Yesterday I ran across the 2013 People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals’ Animal Wellbeing Report. This report looks at the state of pet care in the United Kingdom. PDSA annually surveys companion animal caregivers, children aged 10-16, and veterinary professionals, to measure the well-being of cats, dogs, and rabbits. The UK’s Animal Welfare Act 2006 spelled out 5 … Continue reading

You Won’t Believe What We Dare to Ask!

We’re nearing the end! Last day of voting for the DogTime Petties Awards is this Thursday.  I need your help! Will you please vote for me each of these last three days?     If you don’t, I’m going to send Little Girl over to give you the Stink Eye!   Remember, you can vote … Continue reading

US Attitudes Toward Animals: HRC’s Animal Tracker- Year 7

Each year the Humane Research Council surveys the attitudes and behaviors of Americans toward animals. The results of this year’s Animal Tracker study, sponsored by Alley Cat Allies, American Anti-Vivisection Society, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Welfare Trust, Farm Sanctuary, the Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, New England Anti-Vivisection Society, & the Pettus Crowe Foundation, were … Continue reading

It’s a Question of Compassion

As an animal welfare blogger, I am often dismayed to read that some who advocate for animals can be quite cruel when it comes to one certain animal- humans. Whenever I write about product testing on animals, someone invariably comments, “Why not do that to prisoners and leave the animals alone?” Each time I read … Continue reading

The Miracle That is Dog

Did you ever stop and think what is this miraculous creature, Dog? Rumpy lives to please me. When I come home from work, he is the happiest living thing in all the world. When I’m angry, he is upset. When I am sad, so is he. Never once has he become frustrated with me and just … Continue reading

Des Moines, Iowa Mall: Scene of Animal Welfare Showdown!

Des Moines, Iowa, isn’t exactly known for its great strides in animal welfare. But there is a fight brewing there, thanks to a brave woman by the name of Rita Mason. Mason started the online petition to end the practice of allowing Pella Wildlife Company, a so-called wildlife education program, to set up a portable … Continue reading

Puleeezzzzzeeeee Help Me!

As many of you may know, it’s once again time to accept nominations for the Dogtime Petties Awards.   In 2012, I was a finalist for Best Cause Blog. Last year I asked not to be nominated. Instead, we helped our fellow bloggers at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life win. This year, I’ve decided to throw my … Continue reading

Product Testing on Animals- a Dirty Little Secret

A recent search for job openings in the field of animal welfare was quite unsettling- almost all the jobs listed were for research lab assistants.  I was shocked. I mean, it’s one of those things we all know goes on, but how many of us know the extent of product testing on animals? I’ll bet … Continue reading

Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could

Are you a follower of Haiku By Ku? Kuruk is an Alaskan Malamute like me. He writes haiku! And, also like me, he lives with kitties! Ku was rescued in 2011 as a part of a puppy mill bust in Alaska, and he traveled 3000 miles to be with his mama. He and his mama wrote … 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.

All writings and photos are the copyright property of Jenny Threet (unless the writer is a guest blogger, in which case it is the property of that guest blogger) and may not be used without permission.

You can contact me at rumpydog@hotmail.com.

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