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.

Coalition Seeks to Make Los Angeles a NO-KILL City


Written by: Phil Monahan

Last Wednesday, at a gala event at the L.A. House of Blues, the No Kill Los Angeles effort officially kicked off. The name of the coalition of animal-rescue organizations says it all: the goal is to end the killing of healthy and treatable pets in L.A. shelters. The methods are hardly ground-breaking—providing spay/neuter services where they are needed most so fewer animals go into shelters, and increasing. . .

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Ohio Dog-Auction Ban Still A Possibility!


Written by: Phil Monahan


Ohio’s animal-control laws are notoriously lax, allowing the dog-auction industry to thrive.

photo Courtesy Rob Snowhite

Back in December, we posted about how the Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions had collected enough signatures to bring a bill before the state legislature. (See “Ohio One Step Closer to Banning Dog Auctions”.) However, no one stepped forward to sponsor the bill, which meant that the organization would have to collect more signatures to get the issue on the November ballot for. . .

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Video: The Most Fun Walk Ever!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a wonderfully fun video from a young Russian woman named Ksenia Raikov, a budding photographer, and her favorite dog, Kim. Knesia has obviously done a fair bit of training, but the bond between the too seems to go well beyond that of trainer-trainee. They both seem to be having a great time cavorting through a field and along a country road.

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Caring Dog Adopts Third Set of Kittens


Written by: Phil Monahan

Duchess

Duchess nurses her adopted kitten.

photo via thenewsstar.com

Here’s a heartwarming story about a loving, generous dog in Louisiana. When the mother of a litter of kittens was killed by a car, the owner brought the orphans to Duchess the Dachshund, who treated them as her own. She’s now done it two more times! Once again, we have. . .

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Update #4: Lily the Blind Great Dane and Her Friend Maddison Doing Well


Written by: Phil Monahan


Lily (left), a blind Great Dane, and her pal Maddison went through tough times last fall.

photo courtesy rossparry.co.uk

Another brief blog post from Dogs Trust Shrewsbury offers the last bit of news for those concerned about the welfare of Lily the blind Great Dane, whose story we followed closely last fall and winter: . . .

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