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: Saying Goodbye to a War Hero Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

We post a lot about the incredible bonds that form between soldiers and dogs when they work together in the field. Here’s a very touching story about what happens when it’s time to say goodbye forever. When Ryan Anderson’s service in Afghanistan ended, he knew he’d be bringing his partner, bomb-sniffing dog Freddie, home to live with him. After four tours of duty, Freddie had saved countless lives, and he deserved a. . .

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Video: Ever Wonder Exactly How Your Dog Drinks? Scientists Have the Answer


Written by: Phil Monahan

Anyone who has ever watched a dog drink—and witnessed the often messy aftermath—has wondered just what’s happening with all that tongue lapping and lip smacking. Well, here’s your answer. By employing super high-speed cameras, researchers discovered that dogs form their tongues into an inverted ladle, scooping water into the mouth. Case solved, right?

Not so fast.

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Video: Hope for Paws and Bill Foundation Celebrate an Anniversary


Written by: Phil Monahan

Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws posted this great video celebrating a year of successful partnership with Bill Foundation, another Southern California rescue organization. For regular readers here, this will feel like a Greatest Hits album of great rescues from the past 12 months. Make sure you stay until the end for a little. . .

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Blind Pug Works as Therapy Dog in Oregon


Written by: Phil Monahan

Xander provides a moment of joy and calm at a local daycare.
Photo via npr.org

Here’s a great story from southern Oregon, where Xander the Pug brings warmth, calm, and joy to many in his community. This is all the more impressive because the little dog is blind, having lost his sight due to an accident in puppyhood. He also has some respiratory problems that require him to breath through his. . .

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Photo of the Day: Talk About a Cattle Dog. . .


Written by: Phil Monahan

Comfort is comfort, no matter what species you are.
Photo courtesy Two Dog Farm

Orvis Dogs product Developer Jon Comeau sent in this photo, which he saw at Two Dog Farm, in Danby, Vermont. This little calf is lounging in an Orvis Dog Bed and looks mighty comfy. Since the Orvis Company’s dog bed line was actually inspired by a. . .

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The Story of Sgt. Stubby, Hero Dog of World War I


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sgt. Stubby was decorated many times for his heroics, which included capturing an enemy spy.
Photo 24horas.cl

Back in March, in a post about creating a new holiday for K9 veterans, we referenced the story of Sgt. Stubby, a pit bull who became a national hero for his service to the troops in World War I. To commemorate memorial day, yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured a story about. . .

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