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: Crowning This Year’s “Beautiful Bulldog”


Written by: Phil Monahan

When asked to name a beautiful dog breed, most folk wouldn’t say, “Bulldog.” It’s enough to give a canine a complex. But at the Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, in Des Moines, Iowa, these lovable, tongue-wagging dogs are the stars of the show. At this year’s 34th annual event, four-year-old Huckleberry took the crown to the cheers of his admirers.

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Photos: The Dogs of the Orvis Down the Hatch Fishing Festival


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dogs of Down the Hatch

Hannah, an English Setter, belongs to Montana fishing guide Pat Kane.

all photos by Phil Monahan

Last Friday, Orvis held its first annual Down the Hatch Fishing Festival in Missoula, Montana. The event—part of the Orvis Guide Rendezvous—featured live music, a chance to try out some new fly rods, many booths from vendors and conservation organizations, and more. Of course, any time you get a bunch of outdoorspeople together, . . .

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Repost: Otis the Skydiving Pug


Written by: Phil Monahan

On Friday, the Orvis Dog of the Day featured a man fishing with his dog hoping to inspire you to take your dog on your next outing.  The story below takes having adventures with your dog to a whole other level!

Meet Otis the Los Angeles California skydiving Pug, who loves to get airborne with his thrill-seeking owner Will DaSilva. The ten-year-old pooch is quite the veteran when it comes to jumping from planes.

The latest pictures see him posing, with ‘doggles’ and all, during his 64th tandem skydive. Strapped into his custom-made harness, Otis sits patiently on DaSilva’s lap as their plane climbs toward altitude. But once the jumping light goes on, Otis tucks in underneath and stretches his paws out like a bird.

According to DaSilva, Otis has been living the life at the Lodi Parachute Center in Los Angeles, California since he was a pup and has become part of the family as he lazes around the company’s hanger.

Read the rest of the story of Otis the skydiving pug on TheDogfiles.com.

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Orvis Cover Dogs: Top Fundraisers and Most Popular


Written by: Kathleen Moore

We’re excited to announce the entries that raised the most money and received the most unique voters in this most recent round of the Orvis Cover Dog Contest. These 13 entries alone generated $19,338 and 208 voters! To date we have raised more than $800,000 for canine cancer research and the Morris Animal Foundation. Our current contest is scheduled to end September 30th – click here to enter, and check out the top dogs below.


Decoy – Money Raised: $5,080

Owner: Molly W. of Summerville, SC

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Newtown Therapy Dogs Headed to Boston


Written by: Kathleen Moore


Luther and Ruthie of LCC’s K-9 Comfort Ministry

photo via The Huffington Post

You may remember our post about the Golden Retrievers sent to comfort Newtown survivors. It’s regrettable that the time for them to be called up again has come so soon, but these wonderful dogs have been dispatched to Boston to provide comfort in the aftermath of Monday’s Boston Marathon attack…

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