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: Air Lyra, Portrait of a Champion


Written by: Phil Monahan

Air Lyra – 5-minute short from Luka Dakskobler on Vimeo.

Here’s a 5-minute version of a documentary about a very special border collie named Lyra, who introduced dog frisbee to Slovenia. Although Lyra is certainly a naturally talented athlete, what becomes clear from this portrait is that she is much more: she’s an extremely intelligent and engaging dog. Her owner and handler, an American woman named Jean McCollister, allows the dog incredible leeway, including allowing her to spend time with. . .

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Video: Faith’s Rescue and Transformation


Written by: Phil Monahan

Eldad Hagar, of Hope for Paws in L.A., is back with another wonderful rescue video. Faith is a stray living right alongside a busy highway, clearly in danger. Showing his trademark patience and perseverance, Eldad uses his magic cheeseburgers to gain Faith’s trust, with some help from his wife, Audrey. Faith’s transformation from street dog to groomed Hollywood starlet is astonishing.

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Video: An In-Depth Report on Chinese-Made Dog Treats


Written by: Phil Monahan

We have posted many times on the dangers of Chinese-made dog treats, but this is the first in-depth investigation we’ve come across. A Canadian news program called “Marketplace” devotes a full 20-minute report to this issue. They even send the treats in question to independent laboratories for testing. Every dog owner who buys treats needs to watch this.

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Video: Fighting to Save a Blind Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Dog Lovers in Nashville have launched a social-media campaign to save the life of a blind, stray dog in a city shelter. The dog, nicknamed “Blind Baby,” was picked up on the streets on Tuesday. But despite the fact that many potential owners have stepped forward to adopt the dog, Metro Animal Control is refusing to release her and has even suggested that she may be. . .

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Video: Momma Dog Helps Find Lost Boy


Written by: Kathleen Moore

WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

When young Kyle Camp disappeared from his home, a volunteer searcher followed his family dog along a creek in thick brush as she searched for her puppies. She found those puppies AND the missing boy, huddled together in a creek. The puppies kept the boy warm overnight, and everyone went home safe and sound. Thank goodness for those superior momma-dog senses! Read the full story here.

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The 10 Most Common Outdoor Ailments in Dogs and How to Treat Them


Written by: Kathleen Moore


Be prepared to help your dog out.

photo via outsideonline.com

This is for those of you who who like to include your four-legged family members in your outdoor adventures. Just like we aim to have some basic first aid skills for humans, it’s a good idea to be prepared for common ailments in dogs. Read the full story here. Have you ever had to administer first aid to your pooch?.

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Big Brother is Watching


Abby and Logan

Logan keeps close to baby Abby.

photo courtesy Eric Weissleder

It never ceases to amaze me how intuitive my dog can be. Now, I’m not going to get all “he thinks he’s people” on you because I am fully aware he’s a dog. But I must admit, I get an extreme sense of satisfaction watching him interact with the littler people in my house. By littler, I’m referring to my two-and-a-half-year-old son Joshua, and our recent addition, . . .

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Video: Romeo Returns!


Written by: Kathleen Moore

Elderly Nova Scotia Toller Romeo was deemed gone for good after he disappeared in the New Mexico wilderness back in August, so his owner was shocked when he got a call from a pet tracking chip company saying they had found his beloved pet. What a great example of how these chips really can work! This author will admit she teared up just a little watching the video of Romeo and Mike’s reunion. Read the full story here.

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