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: An Incredibly Heroic Dog’s Life


Written by: Phil Monahan

We have written about a lot of hero dogs on this blog, but hard to imagine any dog—or other animal, or person, for that matter—giving more than Bino did. After service as a drug-interdiction dog, Bino did a tour of duty in Iraq, and then he came back to help train service dogs for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. This is why Bino was. . .

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Video: 125 Dogs Rescued from Quebec Puppy Mill


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a remarkable video from Humane Society International showing the rescue of 125 dogs from a puppy mill at an undisclosed location in Quebec. We hear about such rescues a lot, but this video gives you the sense of the manpower, equipment, and dedication involved in transporting the dogs to the shelters where they can get much-needed veterinary care.

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Happy National Puppy Day!


Written by: Phil Monahan

cute animal

It’s a day to celebrate the joy that puppies bring.

photo via flickr

Hey, did you know that today is National Puppy Day? It’s a holiday founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, head of Animal Miracle Foundation & Network, a nonprofit organization which offers financial assistance and educational programs ranging from pet cancer to fire safety and travel safety for kids and pets alike. According to the event website: . . .

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Warning: “Dog Flipping” on the Rise


Written by: Phil Monahan

I doubt that many of our readers are looking to re-home a dog—in fact, they’re more likely to be the ones taking in new animals—but it’s worth putting out the word on a growing problem: “dog flipping.” In the same way someone would “flip” a house, buying it to then sell it at a profit, unscrupulous pet dealers do the same thing with companion animals. As the report above makes clear, these dealers scour classified ads and websites such as craigslist looking for people trying to re-home their dog. (Perhaps the dog owner is moving or can no longer care for a pet.)The dealer then pretends. . .

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Orvis Dog of the Day: Spaulding the Sweeper


Written by: Phil Monahan

Spaulding

Spaulding loves soccer, and he’ll play with anyone.

photo by Kendra Zimmer

Spaulding is a 17-month-old English bulldog who is obsessed with soccer. According to his owner, Andrew Pierce, who works at Orvis as a Liquidations Web Merchandising Analyst, Spaulding is an excellent “sweeper”—which means that nothing gets past him.

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Video: Rescuing A Family of Dogs Abandoned on the Street


Written by: Phil Monahan

Yet another moving video from Hope for Paws‘ Eldad Hagar, who resues a family of four Pomeranians, which have been abandoned on the street. Capturing four dogs is a difficult process, but Eldad is a real pro at figuring out which tactics will work for each individual animal. And it’s wonderful to see how quickly he can calm them with just the right touch.

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