About us

Thanks for visiting. We wanted to take the time to give you some information on who we are and what we are doing here.

My wife and I run an informal dog rescue, meaning it’s fully self-funded, there’s no official business behind it, and we end up keeping far more dogs than we re-home. 

We’re quite good at rescuing, not so good at finding homes for them. 

As a result, we end up with a lot of dogs. 

The most we’ve had at one time is 22. As of the time of this writing, we are at 9. 

These dogs have ranged in size from a 120-pound Black Lab (named Hercules, of course) to a small Dachshund, with all manner of breeds in between including a Rottweiler, several Pit Bulls, a couple of Boxers, and a few we just don’t know what they are.  The pooches have a few acres to run and lots of couches and laps to sit on. 

As a result of doing this for the past 20 years or so, we’ve learned a lot about dogs, had some great times as well as terrible heartbreaks and we realize these days that we have a lot of knowledge that other folks might find useful. 

The intent of this website is to do exactly that – help other folks take the very best care of their four-legged friends and to do everything possible to ensure they can spend as much quality time with them as possible.

It’s interesting to note that, as I’m writing this, Rocket, one of our Pit Bulls, is laying right next to me, snoring. 

Here she is:

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Who...what...is JollyMutt? We love dogs and want others to too!

So what are we all about here at Jolly Mutt? 

Take a look at the picture of Rocket and you see a healthy, happy dog who would have otherwise ended up dead alongside a road or euthanized in a pound somewhere. 

Instead, she’s running with a pack she loves, eating food she loves, and playing with her favorite toys. 

This is what we are all about, plain and simple.

You’ll see product reviews on some pages and recommendations of products that we have found useful and safe over the years.  I’d like to say upfront that many of these are affiliate links that we will make a small bit of money from should you choose to purchase.  It only makes sense that we do this but I also want to stress that we aren’t doing this only for that reason. We truly believe in the products and have had great success with them or we would not be recommending them.

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And one last note.  Rusty must have realized I put Rocket’s name out there as he has now climbed up on the couch and is sleeping in his favorite place: Fresh laundry.  Rocket and Rusty are two brother/sister pitties we rescued about 7 years ago and are absolutely best friends.

We’d love to hear your stories and are more than happy to post them on this page as we believe most dog owners have a good story that others can learn from.