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.
Can you find the Pit Bull in this group of photos? (See link below.)
photo courtesy pitbullsontheweb.com
A couple weeks ago, we posted about how the Maryland legislature, unable to come up with a compromise bill that would please both houses, failed to act on anti-breed-specific legislation that both sides actually agreed on in principle. Now, the Maryland Court of Appeals has muddied the waters further by partially reversing a ruling it made declaring pit bulls “inherently dangerous.” In the original ruling the Court had applied the “inherently dangerous” tag to. . .
There are a lot of things around your house that could injure your dog, if you’re not careful.
photo by Paul Fersen
Here’s a great list of dog-safety tips from the MetroWest Daily News, in which author Allen Jung touches on a few things many dog owners may not have thought of. For instance, did you know that you shouldn’t fill your dog’s water dish out of a. . .
Last week, we posted a moving photo of a dying woman and her dog, and we talked about how dogs can bring comfort at the end of life. Here’s a video in which the tables are turned. A stray dog on the streets of Singapore receives the kind of. . .
Alas, these cases seem to be all too frequent recently, but this one has a twist. The owners of a North Carolina breeding operation were charged yesterday with animal cruelty after a raid seized 28 dogs, big dogs, from their home. The couple bred Great Danes, Mastiffs, and Doberman Pinschers in kennels behind their mobile home, and neighbors had claimed for years that there were problems. But their complaints had not been. . .
Aileen’s dog was brought to her bedside so they could say goodbye.
photo courtesy Miles O’Brien
The above is a touching, heartbreaking photo that comes from a story about the struggle against breast cancer of Aileen Graef, who died on Tuesday. It’s a tale of pain, frustration, and hardship. However, in the midst of talking about the “cruel and ugly” disease and how it ravages not only the patient but those who love her, author Xeni Jardin takes a minute to find a moment of beauty in the end: . . .
This is a great video about what can be accomplished with aggressive, supposedly “untrainable” dogs, such as Cerberus. Self-described “dog listener” Samantha Browne used patience, understanding, and a sense that the dog would choose the pace for its transition from alpha to member of the pack. It’s a fascinating look at. . .
We all have those moments when our dog’s behavior simply exasperates us. Now a humorous Tumblr gives dog owners a chance to do a little public shaming of their naughty dogs. (For those who don’t know, Tumblr is a “microblogging” platform that allows you to post pictures, videos or any other short content.) The format is simple: a photo of the offending pooch and a handwritten note detailing. . .