DogO News – Dog Stories: Happy the Australian Cattle/Border Collie Mix!

Who’s happy to be in this DogO News Entry? Happy is!

Happy is a very happy Border Collie and Australian Cattle Dog Mix, and is he not the most handsome dog you’ve ever seen or what?

Happy is especially happy because he is a therapy dog. He loves visiting hospice patients and making them feel so much better. And Happy’s not new to the love. Happy is around 8 years old and has been a “Love on a Leash” therapy dog since 2018. He has visited many people from all over, and has been to nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and even schools! How awesome is that?

Happy’s not only amazing at giving, but is also great at receiving! Happy has been awarded many things. He has completed the Canine and Advanced Canine Good Citizen test, to earn AKC CGC (Americal Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen) & CGCA (Canine Good Citizen Advanced) titles. I could go on and on because Happy is one accomplished pup!

Happy is very smart and knows many tricks including shake hands, roll over, sit up, and even play dead! He can also fetch just about anything, but his favorite is sticks.

Happy’s life hasn’t always been so great, though. He was found as a stray near a ranch in Whitesboro, Texas. He was finally found by his present-day owner’s daughter. She kept him until she got a new job and she couldn’t own a dog. That’s how Happy came to live with Mr. Fred Kampmann and his daughter, Sarah. “If there’s one word or words that describe Happy to me is, My Best Friend.”, says Mr. Kampmann. How sweet!

Do you have a dog that you think is amazing? Has your dog done anything awesome or interesting? Does your dog know any tricks? Do you think your dog could possibly be in the news? Well, it can! Just e-mail Gwendolyn Westhoff at for permission for an interview! It only takes about 10 minutes! You may also request an email or video call interview if you’d like! (Millstadt residents only, please.)

Happy is a proud member of the Kampmann family and is not up for adoption.

Article by Gwendolyn Westhoff

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