I think it’s only appropriate that I restart this feature with Grumpy, because my first time through Val’Sharah I completely missed him.
How could I have left that adorable little squished face behind? Look at him! Those jowls! The pointy little ears! What a cute little chunk!
So who is Grumpy and where do you find him?
Grumpy is a beast-type battle pet located in the Broken Isles zone of Val’Sharah. You will need to be level 100 to access the Broken Isles. Once you arrive in Val’Sharah, make your way to Bradensbrook on the western coast. The quests in this area don’t send you to the little home where Grumpy is hiding, so he is very easy to miss.
The home where Grumpy can be found is located at 38, 65 if you have a coordinate add-on. If you don’t, it’s located directly below the “N” in Bradensbrook on your in-game map. Travel there and you’ll find a house that looks like this.
Uh oh! Hurry inside and up the stairs and you’ll see Grumpy trapped at the second floor landing. Careful – that fire really does hurt. Grab Grumpy and get out!
Hooray! You now have your very own Gilnean mastiff pup. Even though he is slightly singed, you saved him from a far worse fate. What’s so special about Grumpy? Well, he’s the only battle pet that you obtain by saving his life from a burning building, so there’s that. And his attacks are all appropriately hound-themed. He’s the perfect companion for a worgen adventurer!