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.

Essay: What Makes Dogs Different

Written by: Jenna Woginrich


Photo by Tim Bronson

[Editor's note: Jenna Woginrich, one of our former colleagues, is now a homesteader and an author. She shares her life with Siberian huskies Jazz and Annie, as well as Gibson, a border collie. Here's a wonderful essay Jenna published on her blog, Cold Antler Farm.

No animal even remotely compares in import to the dog here at Cold Antler Farm. Dogs get the lion’s share of attention, love, and care. They live in the house with me. They share my. . .

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New Shelter in Boston Will House Strays from Puerto Rico


Written by: Phil Monahan

The new facility offers 50′ x 50′ kennels and a fenced-in play space that has grass, trees and a dog house for naps.
Photo courtesdy The Sato Project

We have posted before about the appalling stray-dog problem in Puerto Rico (see a clip from a video about it here), where it is apparently not unusual for folks to just abandon their dogs when they become inconvenient. Now a nonprofit called the Sato Project aims to bring some of these strays to the. . .

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Achieving Zero-Kill Status In American Shelters Is Within Reach


Written by: Phil Monahan

Too many shelter dogs await an uncertain fate where overpopulation is still a problem.
Photo via Wikipedia

My home state, New Hampshire, has a unique motto: “Live Free or Die.” Although Revolutionary War general John Stark had something else in mind when he wrote those words, it is easy to apply them to America’s animal-shelter problem. If there’s no place for dogs to live free, then thousands of them are euthanized every day across the country. But not in. . .

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New North Carolina Law Would Allow Rescuers to Break Into Cars to Save Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Worthy was just a couple weeks away from providing valuable service to a disabled person.
Photo via the newsobserver.com

Last Thursday, the North Carolina House passed new legislation that would give police officers, rescue workers, and animal-control officers the explicit right to break into a car if a dog is at risk from the heat: “The amended animal shelter bill, which now goes to the state Senate, would allow. . .”

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Video: Betty White Announces the Latest Orvis Cover Dog Winners!


Written by: Phil Monahan

We are thrilled present everyone’s favorite dog lover, Betty White, to announce the winners of the most recent round of the Orvis Cover Dog Contest. To date, Orvis and our customers have raised more than $800,000 to help fund canine cancer research. Morris Animal Foundation (MAF)—the global leader in supporting. . .

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