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.

Video: When Puppies Attack


Written by: Phil Monahan

Towns and cities across the nation are suffering from a new scourge: roving bands of puppies that attack unsuspecting citizens, trampling them with tiny paws and smothering them with cuteness. This shocking video shows the results of one such attack. It’s all sweetness and fun, but it ends in tragedy.

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Update #3: Lily the Blind Great Dane Has Found a New Home


Written by: Phil Monahan


After a bad experience at her previous placement—which led to Lily’s estrangement from her
longtime caretaker, and fellow Great Dane, Madison—Lily is heading to a new home.

photo courtesy the Shropshire Star

A brief blog post from Dogs Trust Shrewsbury offers good news for those concerned about the welfare of Lily the blind Great Dane, whose story we have been following through periods of triumph and tribulation: . . .

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Iowa Town Bans Veteran’s Service Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

 

It’s no secret that pit bulls have a bad rap among the general population, and many towns across the country have passed ordinances to either prohibit or regulate ownership of the breed. These laws represent a fundamental misunderstanding of dog behavior, and it seems way over-the-top to deny a veteran—who served both in Viet Nam and for 32 years as a police officer—his beloved and necessary service dog simply because it is the “wrong” breed. Don’t you agree?

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Does Lack of Money Make Someone an Unfit Dog Owner?


Written by: Phil Monahan


Samson, the giant Great Dane-Newfoundland crossbreed said to be Britain’s
biggest dog, needs surgery on his injured foot, but his owners are on fixed
incomes. Does this make them unfit to keep Samson?

photo via the Daily mail

Here’s an interesting story out of England. I was initially going to post this as a canine-interest “Wow, look at the size of this dog!” story (he’s over seven feet long) until I read the comments below the story from readers in the Daily Mail.

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After being abused and left on the streets, Lucy needs a real home


Written by: Phil Monahan

Lucy 2

Lucy’s face may be damaged, but she has not lost her sweetness. Folks
at the shelter where she lives says she’s always up for a belly rub.

photo via Stray from the Heart

Take a look at that face. Lucy was found wandering the streets of Bogota, Colombia, before she was rescued and spent six months in a foster home. Her previous owner had beaten her so badly, that her jaw and nose were broken. When they healed, she was left with this Phantom of the Opera-like visage that cannot be fixed without re-breaking all the bones. Some of her teeth were also pulled out to keep her from fighting with the many male dogs who mated with her whenever she was in heat. Somehow, thankfully, she got away.

Click “Read More” to learn about Lucy’s current situation.

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