Sandie Lampe’s life changed eleven years ago when a little puppy was given to her as a gift. She looked into Schmoozer’s eyes and she was hooked. Schmoozer has been her constant companion since then. This has led to her dedication to dogs and animal rights and has spiraled into a lifestyle of writing about and participating in any event that promotes the welfare of animals.
Sandie Lampe, a multiple award-winning writer and TV correspondent, is based in San Diego, California. Her column in San Diego Home & Garden Lifestyles Magazine [San Diego’s oldest shelter monthly magazine] is regarded as a “must-read” by many pet owners and animal advocates in San Diego and surrounding counties of Southern California.
She has written a pet column, “Ask Schmoo”, for the San Diego Union Tribune for two years.
Sandie is also the host of the TV segments ‘Pet Patrol’ on KUSI television in San Diego. On that show she has covered local pet events. These have ranged from the serious to the entertaining. She has reported on the Surf Dog Surfing Contest (largest in the US) and local pet events. She has reported on and supported local animal rescue organizations such as Mostly Monkeys Refuge and adoption groups such as the SPCA, the Humane Society and the Helen Woodward Center. She has made several three-part mini series for KUSI TV that highlight pet wellness, pet medical treatment, and produced “The Biting Truth”. This award-winning story was produced in conjunction with Animal Control.
Sandie Lampe is a primary resource for information about pets and their owners’ relationships with them. For many years Sandie has been a leader in gathering information and writing about the latest products, pet friendly hotels, health care, police dogs, traveling with pets, training, fashion and healthy diet choices for the owners’ faithful companions.
She is dedicated to finding forever homes to homeless animals. In addition, she advocates for animals that are in need of medical care, but have owners or caretakers who are financially challenged. The FACE Foundation.
Some of the many organizations that Sandie has helped and dedicated her time; The FACE Foundation, The San Diego Humane Society, Helen Woodward Center, Animal Control, Holly’s Rescue, PAWS, and Doggie Street Festival. She has helped senior dogs find homes – an activity very dear to her heart.
Five Journalistic awards
Two broadcasting awards
Past Advisory Board member PAWS
Current Advisory Board member FACE FOUNDATION
HERO of The YEAR 2014 > Doggie Street festival