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.

Free App Offers A New Social Network for Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

 

The prevalence of smartphone have brought us to the point where folks are absolutely frustrated if they don’t have all the information they need at their fingertips, which has led to companies devising new ways to get us that info we desperately crave. A new app called Where My Dogs At attempts to offer Los Angeles dog owners new ways of interacting with their. . .

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Video: Woman Who Believes She Lost Her Dog in the Tornado Finds Him on Live TV


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s yet another remarkable survival story from Moore, Oklahoma. Barbara Garcia attempted to ride out the storm in her windowless bathroom, with her dog on her lap. When her house took a direct hit from the massive tornado, she was tossed around like a rag doll and came to beneath the rubble that had been her house. As she is being interviewed, she explains that she knows her beloved dog is buried somewhere in the pile of wood and glass, and. . .

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Video: Woman Saves Dog, Rides Out Moore Tornado In Tub


Written by: Phil Monahan

We still don’t know the full extent of the tragedy in Oklahoma, but it’s clearly a terrible situation. But as is the case in all such situations, there are small bright spots of hope. Here’s a case in point. This woman, interviewed by a reporter from KFOR-TV, explains how she sped home to make sure her dog was okay and ended up riding out the fearsome storm huddled in the bathtub with just a few pillows to protect her and her. . .

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Video: Marine Gets Surprise Reunion with the Dog He Served With


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a great story of a young marine who, after his tour of duty ended, vowed to find the bomb-sniffing dog he served with in Afghanistan. When he discovered that the dog, Casey, was working for the Iowas fire marshal, Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach of Madison, Wisconsin, set in motion the process for reclaiming her. Last week, he thought he was. . .

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Video Update: Janie, the Dog Who Couldn’t Stand to be Touched, Says “Thank You”


Written by: Phil Monahan

Just weeks after surgery for a broken back, Janie is healthy and happy.
Photo via Bill Foundation



Last week, we featured a wonderful video from Eldad Hagar and Bill Foundation that showed Eldad working with Janie, a shelter dog who had been hit by a car and reacted violently when anyone tried to touch her. It was an amazing display of. . .

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The Story Behind the “Graduate Dog” Photo


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bridget Evans with her service dog Hero and parents on her graduation day.
Photo via today.com

On Wednesday, we posted a photo of a graduate and her service dog on the Orvis Dogs Facebook page, and the image received more likes (almost 2,500) than anything we’ve ever posted before. At the time, the woman’s identity was unknown to us, but then she posted a comment below her picture on our page!

The Today Pets site now has the full story of Bridget and her dog, Hero: . . .

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Hot Weather Reminder: The Dangers of Leaving a Dog in the Car


Written by: Phil Monahan

Even if it doesn’t feel particularly hot outside, the temperature inside a parked car can
skyrocket very quickly and cause serious health problems in a dog.
photo via germanshepherdrescue.co.uk

Now that temperatures are starting to rise, it’s worth reminding dog owners of the dangers of leaving a dog in a parked car, even for what seems like “just a few minutes.” As the chart below makes clear, it doesn’t take long for inside temperatures to top the 100-degree mark, even when outside temperatures seem moderate. The consequences of being left in a hot car can be. . .

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Video: Washington Dog Owner Arrested After Neighbor Films Cruelty


Written by: Phil Monahan

Two of the 14 dogs removed from an Edmonds, Washingt, property on Tuesday.
Photo via KOMO4

Keith Eckert says that the noises of dogs fighting in his neighbor’s yard finally got too much for him to bear, so he had to do something about it. “Get a video, get pictures, get as much as you can,” he said. The Edmonds, Washington man posted his disturbing videos online, and local police took notice. On Tuesday, they arrested Rose Adams and removed the dogs from her property. She has not yet been charged, but. . .

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