This blog is dedicated to both dogs and dog lovers, and it features the best articles, photos, videos, and news that we can find from around the world. We also write about the Orvis-Morris Animal Foundation Canine Cancer Campaign and our work supporting the dog-rescue efforts of the Petfinder Foundation.

Rate our new video for a chance to win a FREE dog bed!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Last week, on the Dog Beds page at Orvis.com, we launched a new video to help dog owners choose the right bed. For instance, does your 70-pound Lab need a medium or a large? Oval or square? So far, the response has been great, but we’re always looking for ways to improve. That’s where you come in.

Please watch the video and give us your opinions on it in the comments below. One commenter, chosen at random, will win an Ultimate Fleece Wraparound Bed. Here’s how it works:

After you’ve watched the video, please answer these three questions in the comments below.

1. What did you really like about the video?

2. What did you not like about it?

3. Do you still have any questions about choosing a dog bed?

We’ll choose a winner on Wednesday, December 14. Thanks for your help, and good luck!

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Top 10 Healthy Holiday Food Treats for Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Rex

Make sure your pet avoids unhealthy eating during this holiday season of gluttony.

photo by Maria, Gastonia

The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the peak season of eating, as a string of parties, celebrations, and treats threatens the waistlines of many Americans. With all these goodies lying around, you have to be careful that your dog doesn’t get in on the gluttony. But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t. . .

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New Book Helps Children Deal with the Death of a Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

The pain caused by the death of a dog can be difficult to deal with, especially for children. When she saw how her daughters were struggling to cope with the loss of the family’s beloved pet, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh did what she does best: she wrote about it as a way to discover the truths behind the story. The result is a new children’s book called Sammy in the Sky, which describes the life and death of Sammy, Walsh’s mixed-breed hound, and how her children, Emma and Nora, tried to cope with watching their best friend fade away: . . .

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Video: A Thanksgiving Miracle


Written by: Phil Monahan

For the second day in a row, we have a wonderful story about a kind of rebirth. Writing on the Huffington Post, Domenick Scudera writes about his dog Baxter, whom Scudera adopted just a month ago from the local SPCA. A stray, Baxter was paralyzed and scheduled for euthanization until someone built him a cart to haul his useless rear legs. Scudera, who seems to have a soft spot for “misfit animals,” took Baxter home, and something remarkable happened: . . .

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Family reunited with stolen dog…FIVE years later


Written by: Phil Monahan


Pat Oates and T-Bone after being reunited. Pat still had the dog’s leash, five years later.

photo copyright BPM

Here’s a remarkable story out of England: a family’s beloved pet, which was stolen from their yard in 2006, was recently discovered riding on a city bus. T-Bone, a Staffordshire bull terrier, was reunited with his family, who had been sure they’d never see him again. Pat Oates, T-Bone’s owner and the mother of three said, “The kids are so happy to have him back. Some of them were only young when we had him – but they still had fond memories of him.”

Read the whole story on the Daily Mail website.

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