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.

Dog Memorial Causes Rocky Tensions Between Residents


Written by: Grant White

Grant Bercik constructed hundred of rock cairns to commemorate his lost pup, General.
Photo by VTica

The years of unconditional love and joy our dogs provide can never truly be repaid. But for Grant Bercik of Southern Vermont, he knew he had to try. Grant’s beloved pup General passed away a few months ago, and the 25-year-old embarked on a mission to commemorate and thank the bull mastiff for a life of companionship and happiness…

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Schoep, the Dog Whose Photo Touched the World, Dies at 20


Written by: Kathleen Moore

This photo prompted a worldwide outpouring of love and support for Schoep the dog.
Photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson / Stonehouse Photography

If you are a regular reader of Orvis Dogs, you know we have followed Schoep’s story closely, and cheered him on his journey. And so, the news of Schoep’s passing has hit us particularly hard here in the office.

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Seven Beagles are Rescued After Spending 4 Years in a Testing Lab


Written by: Grant White

One of the rescued pups heads off with its new owner
Photo by Portland Press Herald

After spending the first four years of their lives in a pharmaceutical testing lab, seven beagles were given a second chance at puppyhood this week. Thanks to the Beagles Freedom Project, an organization that rescues and relocates beagles, the pups experienced their first sniff of fresh air and belly rubs on Monday…

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Photographer Helps Senior Dogs Find New Families


Written by: Grant White

Lori Fusaro has embarked on a photo project to help find families for older dogs. This is one of her many pictures.
Photo by Today

“No dog should die alone” is the motto and mission for photographer Lori Fusaro. The Los Angeles based artist has recently started “Silver Hearts”, a photography project that attempts to capture the joy and love that abandoned older dogs still offer…

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Courthouse Dog Retires After Years of Providing Comfort for Abuse Victims


Written by: Grant White

For years, Stilson provided a comforting presence for young abuse victims
Photo by Seattle Dog Show

After seven years, the first courtroom dog in Snohomish County, Washington is retiring. Stilson, a 9-year-old black Labrador, pioneered the courthouse’s first puppy presence in 2006 and has comforted hundreds of child abuse victims during testimonies since…

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Puppy Paint: Blind Dog Raises Money for Animal Rescue by Painting


Written by: Grant White

Hallie’s paintings raise money for local animal rescue
Photo via The Chronicle

A painter in Centralia, Washington is using her talent to help abused rescue dogs find new families. For the artist, it’s a cause that hits close to home. Hallie is a rescued 13-year-old long-haired dachshund who lost her eyesight in 2011. But that hasn’t stopped her from using her special talent to raise money for local pups…

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Scotland is Piloting Concept of “Dementia Dogs”


Written by: Grant White

Scotland is helping pave the way for dementia service dogs. Here, a recently trained pup poses with his family.
Photo by The Independent

Dogs possess an extraordinary knack for therapy and assistance. In Scotland, the government is tapping into this puppy support with its new initiative, “dementia dogs.” The program trains pups to assist and provide comfort for those battling the degenerative disease…

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Canines with Cataracts: UC Davis is Giving Dogs a Second Chance


Written by: Grant White

Hank is one of the many successful examples of UC Davis’s cataract surgery
Photo by UC Davis School of Veterinarian Medicine Facebook page

Surgeons at UC Davis Veterinarian Teaching Hospital are giving dogs with cataracts a second chance at sight. The hospital offers an operation for canines that is designed to restore vision and alleviate pups’ painful glaucoma symptoms…

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