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.

British Man Will Spend 35 Days in a Cage to Raise Awareness About Shelter Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sean Le Vegan hopes that his stunt will cause more people to think about the plight of strays and shelter dogs.
Photo via Manchester Evening News

The Manchester Dogs Home in Manchester, England, is able to re-home about 4,000 dogs per year, which is a remarkable achievement. Unfortunately, that number represents just a third of the dogs taken in. A 35-year-old Web designer named Sean Le Vegan has decided to do something about the problem, and he has chosen a. . .

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Brave Six-Pound Yorkie Chases Black Bear Out of New Jersey Home


Written by: Phil Monahan

If you’ve ever wondered just how big a dog’s heart can be, check out the story of Joe, the little Yorkshire Terrier, who stood up to a 100-pound black bear that walked right through the front door. Joe’s owner, Deborah Epstein, was recovering from a car accident earlier in the week and was home along with her best friend, Joe. She accidentally left the. . .

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An Economist Makes The Case for Buying Pet Insurance


Written by: Phil Monahan

Fitzgerald is now covered in the event of a medical emergency. Is it worth it?
Photo via bloomberg.com

Megan McArdle writes about economics, business, and public policy and has served as a columnist for magazines such as The Atlantic and Newsweek. In her latest article on bloomberg.com, she describes her decision to purchase pet insurance for her new Bullmastuff, Fitzgerald. Since McArdle is an economic conservative, she realizes that some people may be surprised by her decision, so she. . .

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Photographer Launches Campaign to Help Older Dogs Find Forever Homes


Written by: Phil Monahan

Older dogs are notoriously difficult to place in forever homes, for an obvious reason: it would be painful to fall in love with a dog only to have it pass away after a short time. Los Angles-based Lori Fusaro shared that feeling and says that, in the past, ““I didn’t think my heart could take it, so I wasn’t willing to. . .

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Announcing the Orvis Dogs Video Contest!


Written by: Kathleen Moore

You know we love dogs here at Orvis. You may also have noticed, we love dog videos. Now, we want to see video of YOUR dogs being their lovable, silly, adorable selves. So get out those smartphones and start filming!

The winner (selected by a panel of Orvis associates) will receive a FleeceLock™ Futon Dog Bed. We can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Click “Read More” for details.

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Generous Teenager Saves a Shelter Dog’s Life


Written by: Phil Monahan

Emily and Xena were able to meet at last at a Long Island dog park.
Photo via lifewithdogs.tv

Dogs with disabilities are often the first to be euthanized at local dog shelters because their medical care is a financial hardship. That why the North Shore Animal League America created a sponsor program in which the animals are rescued from the local shelters ans sponsored by generous animal lovers. Once such sponsor was a . . .

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Blind Dog Jack: From Puppy Mill to Poster Boy


Written by: Phil Monahan

After a rough start to his life, Jack is now in a loving home.
Photo via dogster.com

Here’s a wonderful story of a blind little Pomeranian who was rescued from a puppy mill, survived cancer, and is now an Internet sensation.

Jack’s life, like those of many popular breeds, started in a wire cage. Yup, the cute little dog was rescued from a puppy mill in Indiana. Evidence of his dark beginnings is in his canine teeth, which show signs of wear and tear. As a puppy mill dog, Jack developed. . .

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Wonderful Online Book: “Dog Shows and Doggy People” from 1902


Written by: Phil Monahan

The Queen of England poses with her Russian Wolfhound and Japanese Spaniel.

This morning, I ran across this fascinating online edition of a 1902 book, Dog Shows and Doggy People, by C.H. Lane, F.Z.S. (The letters mark his as a Fellow of the Zoological Society, London.) The book offers a wonderful window into how dogs were treated by the aristocracy in turn-of-the-century. . .

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Edward the Amazing Service Dog Has Saved His Owner’s Life Many Times


Written by: Phil Monahan

Wendy Hilling owes her life to Edward, who can detect when she isn’t breathing.
Photo via dailymail.co.uk

Here’s an amazing story, from the Daily Mail, about an incredible service dog named Edward who cares for his owner in so many ways. Wendy Hilling suffers from epidermolysis bullosa recessive dystrophic, which is a debilitating skin condition that can. . .

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