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.

Hero Dog Retires, Having Saved 14 Lives in Her Career


Written by: Phil Monahan

Mij the rescue dog poses with her handler, Iain Nicholson.
Photo via telegraph.co.uk

After a remarkable seven-year career as a rescue dog, a British Collie named Mij has retired, leaving behind a legacy of bravery and determination. She has helped to save people from Cornwall to Scotland, and many places in between, according to her owner Iain Nicholson: . . .

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Two Great Success Stories from the Orvis/Petfinder Partnership


Written by: Phil Monahan

Funds from the Orvis grant helped pay for Tippy’s medical care, saving her life.
Photo courtesy k9.5 Rescue

When Tippy the Maltipoo was thrown over a shelter fence onto concrete, our grant from Orvis — which matches donations dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000 — arrived just in time for. . .

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Injured Making an Arrest, Bear the Police Dog Becomes a Celebrity


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bear is a gentle soul when he’s not on the job, he watches his partner’s back.
Photo via nytimes.com

A great story in the New York Times describes how Bear, a 6-year-old German Shepherd Dog who works for the New York City Transit Bureau, has become the toast of the town after his bravery in helping to break up a subway fight on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Bear and his handler, Officer Vincent Tieniber, made appearances on. . .

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Slideshow: The Craziest Dog Grooming Ever


Written by: Phil Monahan

Look! It’s a poodleshark. I can’t really tell what’s going on with the head.
Photo via guardian.co.uk

Check out these. . .um. . .amazing? ridiculous? outrageous? examples of “extreme” dog grooming. Photographer Ren Netherland shot these images at grooming competitions in the U.S. What do you think: would you let someone do this to your. . .

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