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.

Woman Who Lost an Arm in an Automoblile Accident Bonds with an Amputee Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Kacee Pavelka knows from experience that her dog is able to do anything.
Photo via kuhf.org

Some people look at a three-legged dog and think of all the things it can’t do. Kacee Pavelka looks at her beautiful pit bull, Hank, differently. One of the reasons she knows that Hank (formerly named Carlos) can do anything is that. . .

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A Terminally Ill Dog Finds Love and Joy at the End of Her life


Written by: Phil Monahan

Lucia was discarded because of her condition, but now she’ll live out her days in a loving home.
Photo by Erica

Here’s a beautiful and heartwarming story about a terminally ill dog who was rescued from a Long Island shelter. Rather than summarize, I’ll let the hero of this tale tell her own story (from her Facebook page): . . .

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Video Report: Man Arrested for Trying to Help Dog Chained to a Tree on a Hot Day


Written by: Phil Monahan

Steve Bailey claims that this photo proves his assertion that Zeus was in distress.
Photo via lifewithdogs.tv

Here’s a story that brings up important issues about dog care and the conflicts between the rights of a dog owner and a concerned citizen. Unfortunately, it has devolved into a. . .

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Video: Dog Survives 65 Days in the Arizona Desert and Is Reunited with Her “Momma”


Written by: Phil Monahan

Rose Sharman says that she never lost hope that her beloved dog, Ily, would return. Ily ran off into the Arizona desert after being thrown through the windshield during a terrible car crash on I-17 injured Sharman in late June. While she recuperated, an army of volunteers searched for Ily. I won’t spoil the. . .

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Video: Family Gives Dog a Loving Home for However Long She Has Left


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is a beautiful, heartwarming story, even though it is sure to have a sad ending. Rio was already in a shelter when she survived Superstorm Sandy last fall, and she was flown to The Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California, in hopes that she could. . .

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Tech for Dogs


Written by: Kathleen Moore

A couple stories involving tech gadgets for dogs caught my eye this morning, and I can’t help but assume this will be a growing trend – adapting the gadgets that obsess us humans for use by our pups. The question is: is this useful (or even healthy) for our four-legged friends?


FitBark is a wearable activity tracker for dogs.
Photo via FitBark

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