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.

Photos: 10 Heroic Dogs to Celebrate National Dog Day


Written by: Phil Monahan

Trakr sniffed out Genelle Guzman, the last survivor of the 9/11 attacks to be found in the rubble.
Photo via businessinsider.com

Yesterday was National Dog Day, and Business Insider (of all places) celebrated by posting photos and stories of 10 incredible hero dogs. It’s an uplifting read and is a testament to the myriad ways dogs make our lives better.

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Cops Save Dog from Abusive Owner, and Then One Officer Adopts Her


Written by: Phil Monahan

Little Seven stole the hearts of the whole police department.
Photo via insidenova.com

Police officers take a vow to “serve and protect,” and a couple of bicycle cops in Prince William, Virginia, applied that to a little dog they came across earlier this summer. . .

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Hero Dogs Lead Owners to Injured, Stranded Motorist


Written by: Phil Monahan

Star and Storm led the way to to a person desperately in need.
Photo via dailymail.co.uk

Here’s a fantastic story from across The Pond. Two Doberman Pinschers, Star and Storm, were out for a walk with their owners, when they started acting strange, “tugging at their leads like they have never done before.” Sam and Emily Lewis followed their dogs out of. . .

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Orvis Dog of the Day: Cayenne! (Again)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Cayenne has the sweetest disposition of any Springer I’ve ever met.
All photos by Phil Monahan

My family loves it when we get to dog-sit Cayenne, the sweetest English Springer Spaniel in the world. She belongs to my friend, Director of Rod & Tackle Steve Hemkens. Cayenne is a real people dog and just wants to hang out with. . .

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Video: Eldad Hagar Rescues Young Siblings from a Life on the Street


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s another wonderful rescue video from Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws, this time in tandem with a pet shop called Bark n’ Bitches, which also does dog adoptions. Dash and Violet are cute, 10-month-old pups who were abandoned on the streets. As always, it’s incredible how the. . .

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Video: Adopt Me Maybe 2013


Written by: Phil Monahan

There are lots of way to get a point across about a serious issue, such as dog adoption. One way is to focus on the plight of dogs stuck in shelters or facing euthanasia. But another way is to make the whole idea of adoption seem fun. This video, made to help Westminster (CA) Adoption Group and Services raise money for their animal adoption program, offers a. . .

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