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: Last Day for Nominations for 2013 Hero Dog Awards


Written by: Phil Monahan

Every year, the American Humane Associate gives out Hero Dog Awards to recognize those dogs “who unconditionally avail themselves to us in so many important ways, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, providing therapeutic support to children suffering from cancer, or just. . .

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Video: An Amazing Re-Homing Journey for Rescued Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Rehoming the Sebring victims of cruelty. from Dolly's Foundation on Vimeo.

Here’s a wonderful video that follows a 4,000-mile journey by members of Dolly’s Foundation to deliver seven pit bulls—rescued from a fighting ring—to new homes around the country. A Florida nonprofit, Dolly’s Foundation is dedicated to “rescue, rehabilitate and rehome homeless, neglected, and abused American Pit Bull Terriers and other bully breed dogs, as well as preserve, promote, and bring positive awareness to the breed and the negative stereotype bestowed upon them.” I’ll let the video tell the touching story here, but I will offer a hearty Bravo! to these wonderful dog lovers and their efforts.

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Deaf, Blind Dog Kicked Out of Dog Park for Being Too Big


Written by: Kathleen Moore

KCOY Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo – News

Here’s a story that would frustrate any dog owner. Thirteen-year-old Billy is blind and deaf, but he still enjoyed going to a local dog park in Orcutt, California. Woof Park displays a sign that allows “small and timid” dogs, but last week Billy was kicked out of the park by a park ranger for being too large. The dog’s owner, Marty Niles, says that Billy is too infirm to go to the big dogs park because he gets bullied by the other pups.

So Billy has become a …

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Video: A Doggy Vending Machine


Written by: Phil Monahan

What its creators are calling the world’s first vending machine for dogs has been turning heads in London. Shaped like a doghouse, the machine requires dogs to pull on a toy bone, which causes a tennis ball to come flying out of the roof. The pooch then has to retrieve the ball and place it in a slot, whereupon a bag of Bakers Complete dog food is the reward. Although it’s obviously just a publicity stunt for a british dog-food company, . . .

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