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.

Contest: Guess Emma’s Breed and Win an Orvis Memory-Foam Dog Bed!


Written by: Phil Monahan

on the deck

Can you tell what kind of dog Emma is? (Besides a regal one, of course.)

photo courtesy Joy, Lakeville

This is Emma, whose photo was submitted to be an Orvis Dog of the Day yesterday. She’s not a common breed, I assure you. Can you guess what breed she is?

If so, put your answer in the comments below. One winner will be chosen at random, from all the comments (right or wrong), and will receive an Orvis Faux-Fur Wraparound Dog Bed with Memory Foam for their favorite pup.

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Video: Stray Dog Follows Cyclists for Over 1,000 Miles Across China


Written by: Phil Monahan

A group of cyclists traveling across China and climbing into Tibet has had an unlikely companion for 24 days of their trip: a stray dog who joined the group after one of the travelers gave her a chicken drumstick. Now the dog—named Xiao Sa and nicknamed Forrest Gump—is an international sensation. She has stayed with the cyclists across more than 1,100 miles, climbing at least. . .

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Veteran May Lose His Home Because of His Service Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan


Eugene Ovsishcher and Mickey in their New York apartment.

photo via New Yok Times

Like many veterans from the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, New Yorker Eugene Ovsishcher suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) as a result of a nine-month tour in Afghanistan. To help alleviate the symptoms, a psychiatrist suggested that Ovsischer get a dog, a proven. . .

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Video: Is Your Dog the Outdoor Type?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Some dogs never like to come inside, and others will drive you nutty by always wanting out, then in, then out again, and so on. Here’s a great video about a dog who is a real homebody and isn’t shy about it at all. He’s “indoorsy.” And he’s awfully handsome.

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