Professor Scamp, Ph.D (Pretty Happy Dog)


Vol. 10, No. 15 – April 26 - May 9, 2017 - Professor Scamp Ph.D

•  Because my mom is spoon feeding me and I am still drinking water I have made it to another issue . I’m not in pain (just pooped) so I think that this is okay with me. In fact, 2 days ago I actually jumped out of bed (couldn’t get in by myself). I have […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 14 – April 12 - April 25, 2017 - Professor Scamp PhD

•  I know that you want a health update. I’m still kicking but very tired and lethargic. No wonder because I stopped eating about a week ago (still drinking some water). I have been offered hot dogs, hamburger meat, chicken and even filet mignon (I deserve it) but nothing appeals to me. I would probably […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 13 – March 29 - April 11, 2017 - Professor Scamp PhD

•   I think that something bad is happening to me that I want to share. A few weeks ago, I started coughing, lost my appetite (I love eating) and became very lethargic. About a week ago I was in my backyard and collapsed. My family took me in the house and set me on the […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 12 – March 15 - March 28, 2017 - Professor Scamp PhD

•   The Canine Adoption and Rescue League(CARL) has announced an expanded Pooch Parade and is now accepting walker and vendor registrations for the 20th Annual Pooch Parade and Pet Expo. The Pooch Parade is C.A.R.L.’s largest fundraiser of the year, and a major touchstone for the local rescue community. The day begins with a charity […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 11 – March 1 - March 14, 2017 - Professor Scamp PhD

•   Haole, Ventura’s surfing dog, will ride with Grand Marshal Mary Osborne when the St. Patrick’s Day Parade marches up Main St. on Saturday, March 11. Haole, an 8-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, wowed hundreds of thousands attending the 2017 Rose Parade as well as millions more watching on TV with his surfing skills on a […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 10 – February 15 - February 28, 2017 - Professor Scamp Ph.D

From my friends at C.A.R.L.: Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.) wishes a very happy birthday to longtime volunteer Betty Siegfried. Betty recently turned 80, and has been a fixture at the dog rescue since July 2006. Betty began her volunteer career as a dog walker. Lately, she spends her volunteer time sitting in one […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 9 – February 1 - February 14, 2017 - Professor Scamp, PhD

•  A unique Tournament of Roses Parade float featuring surfing dogs and other talented animals set a new Guinness World Record. The Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wave Maker float set the world record for the longest and heaviest float in Tournament of Roses Parade history. The float weighed 74 tons and was 126 feet […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 8 – January 18 - January 31, 2017 - Professor Scamp PhD

•   The “MY VENTURA” that is mailed to your home from the city has many wonderful dog classes for dogs and our companions so be sure to check it out. •   The Herman Bennett Foundation has launched several programs to help prevent over population of cats and dogs. Some programs include offering 100% prepaid payment […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 7 – January 4 - January 17, 2017 - Professor Scamp PhD

•   Brownie Troop 61686 recently teamed up with Anacapa Animal Hospital in Ventura for their annual drive to collect towels for the local animal shelters. The girls participated in the drive as a part of earning their Pets badge. Dr. Burner gave the girls a tour of the hospital, where the girls were able to […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 6 – December 21, 2016 - January 3, 2017 - Professor Scamp PhD

Happy holidays to all of my wonderful readers. •  The ASPCA has assisted federal authorities with the removal and sheltering of approximately 156 dogs from a dog fighting operation in eastern North Carolina. The victims have been transported to a temporary shelter for immediate care. Cruelty to animals is just not acceptable. People that do […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 5 – December 7 - December 20, 2016 - Professor Scamp PhD

•   Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) has kicked off their annual Giving Tuesday fundraiser for new medical kennels and they are asking for support from the community. The fundraiser runs until January 5, 2017. Those wishing to donate can visit or visit the Camarillo Adoption Center at 600 Aviation Drive, or the Simi Valley […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 4 – November 23 - December 6, 2016 - Professor Scamp PhD

•  Jardo, a Boise Police Department K-9, was shot along with two Boise officers while confronting an armed suspect recently. Jardo was taken to a vet where the veterinarian who performed surgery on him “is hopeful he will be OK,” Boise police report. Corporal Kevin Holtry and fellow members of the Special Operations Unit were […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 3 – November 9 - November 22, 2016 - Professor Scamp PhD

•  The Humane Society of Ventura County will hold its annual “Santa Paws” fund-raisers on Nov. 20 in Ventura and at the HSVC’s shelter in Ojai on Dec. 4, where pets – along with their families – can have their pictures taken with Santa. The Ventura shoot will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 2 – October 26 - November 8, 2016 - Professor Scamp PhD

•  Paws for Reading presented at Foster Library is a great way to get children reading, especially ones having a difficult time with their reading when they read aloud to registered therapy dogs. Saturdays from noon to 1:00 on the second floor in the children’s area. Sign up is required. For more information on the […] Read More »

Vol. 10, No. 1 – October 12 - October 25, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•  Wow, I have been writing for the Ventura Breeze for nine years as we complete our ninth year anniversary (cats and the Breeze have at least nine lives). I was just a kid when I started. I want to thank my wonderful readers, Scampclub members, my remarkable publisher-editor( I had to say that to […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 26 – September 28 – October 11, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•  I want to thank all of you that attended my presidential rally and who are supporting me for president. It was pawsitively wonderful. A great turn-out of young and old and many honks from people driving by. A special thanks to Gloria owner of a Secret Garden (981 E. Main) for hosting the event […] Read More »

Professor Scamp presidential pup rally at A Secret Garden Florist Café at 1pm Sunday, Sept. 18

On Sunday, September 18, there will be a pup rally at A Secret Garden Florist Café (981 E. Main, Ventura) at 1pm to officially announce the candidacy for president of Professor Scamp PhD (Pretty happy Dog). The public is encouraged to attend to support Scamp’s run for the Oval Office. Attendees are welcome to bring their dogs, […] Read More »

Professor Scamp, PhD (Pretty happy Dog) announces his candidacy for President

“I am intelligent and will bark on your behalf. And I am learning to speak Russian in case I need to negotiate with Putin.” After much deliberation, and looking at the current presidential candidates, I have decided that I am more qualified than any of them, so I hereby announce that I am a write-in […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 24 – August 31 – September 13, 2016 - Professor Scamp PhD

•  Walden Surfboards is raffling off a custom 9’0 surfboard with the proceeds going to the Ventura Police Departments K-9 unit. The K-9 unit is mostly self-funded and it is very expensive to train and outfit the K-9 dogs. All of the officers reach into their own pockets to pay for some of the K-9 […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 23 – August 17 – August 30, 2016 - Professor Scamp, PhD

•  Spay Neuter Animal Network is hosting a $10 spay/neuter day on September 1 in their parking lot at 110 N. Olive St., Ventura. Spay Neuter Animal Network is behind Rite Aid off the Avenue. Spay & Neuter Clinic of Simi Valley will be performing the surgeries.  The cost is only $10 for low and […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 22 – August 3 – August 16, 2016 - Professor Scamp, PhD

•  The Canine Adoption and Rescue League(CARL) 19th annual Pooch Parade at San Buenaventura Beach State Park was another great event and day. League President Mary Saputo, of Ventura, said they hoped the event would raise at least $25,000 for the nonprofit that has helped more than 6,500 dogs since its inception in 1996. On […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 21 – July 20 – August 2, 2016 - Professor Scamp PhD

•  I received this from a reader that I want to share. “On page 6 (last issue) you mention the Paws For Reading program. Would appreciate it if you would issue a correction in the next issue that the dogs are Certified Therapy Dogs, not Service Dogs. Service Dogs are trained to serve one person […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 20 – July 6 – July 19, 2016 - Professor Scamp PhD

•  Local non-profit dog rescue Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.) will host its 19th Annual Pooch Parade fundraising event on July 17th, from 9:00am-4:00pm at San Buenaventura State Beach. The theme of this year’s event is “Friends are Fur-Ever”, highlighting the lifelong commitment between a family and their pets.   The Pooch Parade is […] Read More »

Keep your 4 paw family members safe on July 4th

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Vol. 9, No. 19 – June 22 – July 5, 2016 - Professor Scamp, PhD

• and are free resources for finding lost cats and dogs in Ventura County. And where you can post a notice for your lost pet. •  The Summerfest All Breed Dog Show, by the Ventura County Dog Fanciers Assoc. is June 30-July 3 (7am-8pm) at the Ventura Fairgrounds. And if you like horsies […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 18 – June 8 – June 21, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•  The Humane Society of Ventura County is having an open house. See page 8 for all of the details. •  June – August summer adoption specials at Ventura County Animal Services(VCAS) Mondays: Mixed-Breed Mondays $30 Tuesday: Twenty Dollar Tuesdays $20 Wednesdays: Wabbit Wednesdays $40 (white rabbits) $70 (bonded pairs) Thursdays: Throwback Thursdays – 1992 […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 17 – May 25 – June 7, 2016 - Professor Scamp Ph.D

•   Remember that the Felix N Fido “Bring Me Home” Adoption Festival is on Sunday, June 5 from 11am-4pm at the Ventura Harbor. It’s a dog friendly , family day so please attend and you might even get to pet me (for free) and have a dog caricature drawn by Jaime Baker. •   by Victoria […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 16 – May 11 – May 24, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•   Paw Works opens storefront in the Pacific View Mall by my good friend Barbara Hinton Did you know that there is now a “store” in the Pacific View Mall where you can adopt animals who need homes, purchase pet supplies and shop for gently used clothing?  Paw Works, a nonprofit animal rescue organization, opened […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 15 – April 27 – May 10, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•   The U.S. Dog Agility Association’s Southwest Regional Championships will take place from April 29 through May 1 at Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road. The action will start at 9 a.m. and finish by 3 p.m. each day. The championships will take place on the soccer fields at the far east end […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 14 – April 13 – April 26, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•  SPAN is paying for all but $10 a pet on April 21 for spay and neuter in their parking lot at 110 N. Olive behind Vons. Valley Vet Nonprofit of Simi is bringing their mobile unit and doing surgeries. This is their last one till June as it does get expensive for the thrift […] Read More »

Please help find Walter

Walter’s family needs your help to bring him safely home. Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 13 – March 30 – April 12, 2016 - Professor Scamp

In keeping with Ventura’s 150th Anniversary I decided to show you some older dog photos. I don’t think (in dog years) that there have been any 150-year old dogs but a 20-year old dog is getting close and some smaller dogs live that long. •   An off-leash dog park in the Westside would be wonderful. […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 12 – March 16 – March 29, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•  This is a nice thing so try to help. Hospice caregivers (physicians, nurses, aides, counselors, social workers, or volunteers) working in Ventura or Santa Barbara county are needed for a Ph.D. dissertation research study. The study will explore the experience of hospice caregivers who have been exposed to animal-assisted therapy sessions provided to hospice […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 11 – March 2 – March 15, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•  From a previous issue (or two). “A 21 year old girl was killed by a hit and run driver and her white, female Maltese/Poodle mix named “Coco” was with the young girl and took off running.” My friend Lyn Fairly, from KVTA News Talk Radio 1590am told me “What is so sad Scamp is […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 10 – February 17 – March 2, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•   Sharing a few happy stories. The world certainly needs them. Kramer, Nik Glaser’s proclaimed noodle-loving golden doodle, disappeared from his Venice, Los Angeles apartment over the holiday break under suspicious circumstances. For the past nearly 2 months, Glaser launched a ferocious campaign by foot, flier and social media to find his missing service dog […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 9 – February 3 – February 16, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•   The connection between animal cruelty and domestic violence is well-documented. Abusers often harm pets to intimidate and control their victims or to prevent them from leaving. Too often, victims of domestic violence stay in dangerous relationships and delay seeking help out of fear for the safety of the pets they must leave behind. Even […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 8 – January 20 – February 2, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•   I received this from my friend Lyn Fairly at KVTA. Dear Scamp, Last Wednesday night the 6th of Jan. a young girl (around 21 years) , was killed by a hit and run driver. It was rainy and the difficult to spy the license plate (Scamp this is similar to a dog collar) , […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 7 – January 6 – January 19, 2016 - Professor Scamp

“Who said dogs are smarter than cats? Savana •  Q. My rabbit friend is putting on weight. Is this something she needs to worry about? •  A. A rabbit that is overweight can have multiple problems. Being overweight increases the risk of having digestive problems, respiratory problems, and can increase the risk of arthritis as […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 6 – December 23, 2015 – January 5, 2016 - Professor Scamp

•  I want to wish all of my wonderful readers, and sponsors a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. It has been another wonderful year of writing for you. And a special thanks to Victoria Usher for helping write some of my articles. •  In my last article I had a story about a […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 5 – December 9 - December 22, 2015 – Professor Scamp

Two of my dog heroes are: •  A Great Dane service dog named George is one of five recipients for this year’s AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence, which honors dogs that have had a significant impact on their owners and communities. He is the service dog for 11-year-old Bella Burton Bella, who suffers […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 4 – November 25 – December 8, 2015 – Professor Scamp

•  The Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) has received the largest donation in its history. The Hahn-Block Family Foundation visited the Camarillo Adoption Center on July 9, After seeing the necessary use of temporary caging for dogs due to over-crowding, and seeing the number of dogs in the “holding room,” they generously offered $100,000 towards a matching fund donation […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 3 – November 11 – November 24, 2015 – Professor Scamp

A few of the winning dogs at Howl-o-ween. Photos by Bernie Goldstein •  Hundreds of Howl-o-ween watchers lined the walkways around the stage at Ventura Harbor Village for the annual village event where dogs were judged for their best costumes. Ventura Breeze contributing photographer Bernie Goldstein was one of the judges (his photo was taken […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 2 – October 28 – November 10, 2015 – Professor Scamp

Dandy’s weight was 570 pounds when it was seized, extremely underweight for a horse of his size. •  A Simi Valley woman was sentenced in Ventura County Superior Court for the neglect and abuse of her horse. Two months prior she had been convicted of animal cruelty in connection with her lack of care for […] Read More »

Vol. 9, No. 1 – October 14 – October 27, 2015 - Professor Scamp

This is one of my dog buddies as painted by my friend Jaime Baker. If you would like a dog portrait let me know and I will tell him. He would probably give me a dog treat commission. •  I recently told you about Archie the Therapy Dog going to doggy heaven. Casa Pacifica is […] Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 26 – September 30 – October 13, 2015 – Professor Scamp

• Herman Bennett Foundation’s Haunted Mansion Dinner, Ghost Tour & Magic Fundraiser! October 30th at  the historic Bard Mansion on the Port Hueneme Naval Base benefitting the Foundation’s spay & neuter programs across Ventura County. Help control the local animal population and prevent the needless deaths of cats and dogs. All tickets sales are a tax-deductible donation. […] Read More »

Lost Dog looking for its family

Found dog: Please call Ventura Highway Luxury Boarding for Dogs, if you have lost this sweet dog at 643-3647 Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 25 – September 16 – September 29, 2015 – Professor Scamp

What’s cuter then a bunch of Shih Tzu puppies? Maybe a bunch of any puppies. The Humane Society of Ventura County will hold its ninth annual “Cats in the Canyon & Hounds in the Hollow” fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 27, in Ojai. The event will run from 2 to 5 p.m. at Boccali’s pizza and […] Read More »

Lost Cat

Hi: I’m a lost male Persian Short Hair (Exotic) : 7 years old : height 11-12″ : 17-18 lbs. : Red and white striped collar with red bell and yellow home again tag (microchipped) : Last seen on Bluebonnet Ave, near Saticoy and Telephone : Color Black with Golden Eyes : My name is Rambo, […] Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 24 – September 2 – September 15, 2015 – Professor Scamp

Enjoying themselves at the FelixNFido adoption event were “Paws For Reading” dogs Suzie, Jane Middleton, Library Technician II (not a dog), Doug, Herbie,  Murphy  and Ricky   Bruno and Molly of Central Coast Pug Rescue are going home with Bob and Christina Thompson of Thousand Oaks after being adopted at FelixNFido event.   Kiarra was adopted  […] Read More »

Scamp the sheep herder?

This is me at On the Lamb Ranch in Camarillo honing my herding skills. I couldn’t tell if the sheep were scared to death or laughing their heads off (did you see the movie Babe?)   Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 23 - August 19 – September 1, 2015 - Professor Scamp

“It’s nice to know that help is available if I have a medical problem, or need a lift to the vet” “ Do short hair dogs need to take a bath daily? I get a little dizzy in the washer-dryer but I look very handsome after” Thank all of you who attended the FelixNFido adoption […] Read More »

Vol. 8, No. 20 – July 8–July 21, 2015 - Professor Scamp

Foto: “What time does this bar open?” A friend of mine (who lives by the beach) lets his four year old kitty cat “Blackie” play in the sand by his house. Recently a Pierpont neighbor saw his cat killed by an off leash dog on the beach. So please keep your dog on a leash […] Read More »

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