Each year we honor one of our favorite causes, pet adoption, by featuring rescued pets as our catalog models. This year we had thirteen models in all shapes and sizes wearing our collars and coats. Their spirit and joy shines through in each and every shot.
Bumble, full name Bumble Bear Hootie, comes to us all the way from a roadside in Arkansas, where he was found in a box along with his sister. Initially, he was afraid of cars and loud noise, but the security of a loving home has helped eliminate these fears. Bumble’s makeup is mostly Beagle so he will fetch for as long as you can throw the ball. But a little Hound comes out when he sings (or howls) along to Dirks Bentley. Bumble barks at absolutely everything, except when he wants to go out. That's when Bumble uses his stare down tactic- glaring intensely at whoever is available until he gets taken for a walk. (Good plan Bumble!) Burying bones, sleeping under the covers at night and his Pop-Pop are Bumble’s trifecta of favorite things in the world. Oh, and his family also includes a whole lot of bees, which was the inspiration for his name.
Bumble was also the first place winner of our online model contest, with over 1,500 votes. He was photographed by Scott Sylvia in Warren, Rhode Island, who perfectly captured Bumble’s fun loving personality! Bumble models our new Mod Floral collar, and is the face of our new Expedition Collection.