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: Food Stamps for Pets Help Keep Dogs Out of Shelters


Written by: Phil Monahan

The American economy has been struggling for five years now, and many families have been forced to give up their pets because the expense of dog food is simply too much. A new nonprofit organization based in New York seeks to extend help to families struggling to feed their pets through a familiar method: food stamps. However, these food stamps are not funded by the government, but through. . .

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UPDATE: Detroit Rapper Charged with Animal Fighting as a Result of Video


Written by: Phil Monahan


A Michigan Humane Society team removes the dog from the property last July.

Last July, we posted about a Detroit rapper, Young Calicoe, who allowed himself to be filmed bragging about a bunch of fighting dogs and roosters in a friend’s backyard. He even had the audacity (some might say “stupidity”) to mention Michael Vick. Unfortunately for him—but fortunately for the dogs—the video went viral, and. . .

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Photos: How the Kids Spent a Snow Day in Vermont with Bell the Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

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Bell was a real sport, and her willingness to endure the “dress up” treatment is a
sign of how devoted she is to her three young girls.

all photos courtesy Bill Moses

Yesterday was a snow day in Arlington, Vermont, and my friend Bill found himself at home with his three girls—Katie, Ella, and Clara—for the day. He sent these photos of an epic “dress up” party they had with their beloved hound mix, Bell (short for Tinkerbell). The dog endured the various costume changes with grace and a wagging tail, Bill says, and she was showered with hugs and kisses throughout. Bell was rescued from a kill shelter in Tennessee, and Bill’s wife, Jen, picked her up from a shelter in. . .

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Video: Dog Tortured and Wounded in Iraq Waits for a Forever Home


Written by: Phil Monahan


Here’s a tragic tale that has a happy ending that offers hope for a dog who has endured a lot of pain and suffering. Jack was a street dog in Iraq who was brutalized until he was rescued by a U.S. Marine, who took the injured dog to a veterinary facility in Kuwait. An organization called The Puppy Rescue Mission—whose tagline is “Soldiers Saving Puppies-Puppies Saving Soldiers— arranged for Jack to be flown to the U.S., where he is being fostered by. . .

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The 10 Most British Dog Breeds


Written by: Phil Monahan


Dubbed the “king of terriers,” the Airedale Terrier hails from Airedale in Yorkshire, England.

photo courtesy BBCAmerica.com

The popularity of “Downton Abbey” has created a new community of Anglophiles, and BBC America offers a list of dog breeds that most represent “Old Blighty.” From Lord Grantham’s beloved Labrador retriever to the Queen’s Corgis, England is a country of dog lovers, and there are some simply gorgeous breeds listed here—some popular and a few rarities.

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Video: The Dramatic Rescue of Roadie, an Abandoned Pit Bull


Written by: Phil Monahan

Eldad Hagar, of Hope for Paws, is at it again, with a dramatic rescue of a pit bull who had been living in a roadside field in the town of Hemet, southeast of L.A. Many attempts to capture the female dog had failed over the previous six months, and the community rallied around her. Eldad was called in, and with the help of fifty volunteers and veterinarian Dr. Amsel, he set out to. . .

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Take the Orvis Dog Trivia Challenge 02.25.13!


Written by: Phil Monahan

good luck dog

Welcome to the third edition of the OrvisNews.com Dog Trivia Challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things canine. We will feature one of these quizzes every other week, and everyone who enters her or his score in the comments below this post will be entered into a random drawing for a NEW FleeceLock Futon Dog Bed, like . . .

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