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Woman tries to mail puppy to her son

Time to reopen the annals of stupid human behavior and make room for Stacey Champion — a Minneapolis woman who attempted to air-mail a puppy to her 11-year-old son in Atlanta.

Champion, 39, was charged with animal cruelty after postal workers discovered the 4-month-old puppy inside a sealed package she had dropped off, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Champion told a postal clerk the box contained a toy robot. A Minneapolis police spokesman said the puppy would not have survived the trip.

The Star Tribune says that, while the package was still in the post office, it moved by itself and fell to the floor, surprising postal workers. Within minutes, postal employees unwrapped the tightly sealed box and pulled out the panting puppy.

The dog, described as a poodle-Schnauzer mix, named Guess, was placed in a shelter, costing Champion $250 in fees. Today, Champion tried to convince an administrative hearing officer to return Guess to her custody. (See the hearing in its entirety in the video  above.)

Champion said in the hearing that she didn’t know dogs couldn’t be mailed. “They say they deliver,” she noted. She further explained to the judge, “If there weren’t no mistakes in life, society wouldn’t be what it is now.”

We can’t argue with that one.

Champion also went back to the post office and demanded she be refunded the $22 priority mail fee, according to the Star Tribune. That request was denied.

The judge called her actions disgraceful and declined to return the dog to her.


Comment from Steven
Time February 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm

She still wanted to send it to her son? How was she going to send it when she got it back?

Comment from Oskar
Time February 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm

It boggles the mind how stupid some humans are!

Nubbin wiggles,

Comment from Repulsed
Time February 7, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Okay, so if she didn’t think it was illegal/wrong to ship a puppy through the mail, why did she lie to the workers when she mailed it by telling them it’s a robot and ignore any sounds you may hear. ?!

Also, she knew it would take at least 2 days… did she honestly think it would be okay for a dog not to eat or drink (or that it wouldn’t go to the bathroom) for 2 days?

Btw – “and all that good stuff” she keeps saying — there’s no good stuff here, lady.


Good thing the workers realized something wasn’t right, or her son would have opened the box with a dead puppy inside.

How could she be so ignorant when she’s almost 40 years old! 5 years old, maybe, but you’d think by 40 you’d have a clue.

God help us all.

By the way, it’s for people like her that we have to have those ridiculous “warning” statements on products when it is so obvious. (Like, don’t use hair dryer in shower.) No common sense.

Comment from Nancy
Time February 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Stupid human tricks! Really?

Comment from Kara
Time February 8, 2011 at 1:09 am

She got off way too easy!

Comment from Anne’n’Spencer
Time February 8, 2011 at 1:25 am

This woman has the intelligence of a gnat! How in the world does she function in life when she apparently doesn’t have the brains to count out her bus fare? Not too happy, either, with the postal clerks who took her word for it that there was a “toy robot” in the package–unless they had plans to notify a supervisor and rescue the puppy from the clutches of the nitwit.

Comment from Dave
Time February 8, 2011 at 9:09 am

Proof that it doesn’t take brains to re-produce!!

Comment from T-Dawg
Time February 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm

How was the poor dog supposed to drink bottled water? She has offspring! E-gads!

Comment from fstone48
Time February 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Next, the post office will be asking if we have anything alive in our packages we mail.

Comment from Leesia
Time February 8, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Good riddance. This idiot woman obviously knew she was doing something wrong if she lied to the postal worker about the postal contents of the box. So glad the puppy is not being returned to her.

Comment from Joni
Time February 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

That’s one of the biggest dowfalls of the human race; it doesn’t take brains to re-produce! Sad

Comment from PAT
Time February 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm


Comment from Jim
Time February 9, 2011 at 10:24 am

All true, but look on the bright side – the puppy has been rescued from her DIM WITTED clutches. Maybe now it’ll have a chance at a good life in a loving forever home.

Comment from Imacyn
Time February 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Did you hear her say she put 2 water bottles in the box with the puppy? How was he supposed to untwist the tops off to drink the water? Can you envision the weight of 2 water bottles rolling around on top of the puppy? It is just lucky that the puppy was not in distress without air holes and had just started to pant. Why doesn’t her child live with her? Also, is she breeding Sch-doodles? There are back yard breeders raising this “Designer Breed”. I’d check her home out to to see if she is a puppy mill. She certainly has the mentality of someone who would keep animals crated up like puppy mills do.