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.

White House Comes Out AGAINST Breed-Specific Legislation


Written by: Phil Monahan

Wicca was a victim of BSL in Montreal, Canada.
Photo by photo courtesy Animal Advocacy Project

The “We the People” site is a place for ordinary citizens to petition the federal government. In a response to a petition to ban breed-specific legislation (BSL), launched last December, the White House has issued a statement on the subject. And there is no political obfuscation of any kind, as the. . .

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Video: To Raise Money to Pay for Dog Adoption, Young Girl Becomes a Business Whiz


Written by: Phil Monahan

Five years ago, when then 11-year-old Madison Reed asked her parents if she could get a dog, they said, “Sure. But you have to raise the money to pay for it.” They figured that it would Madison a while to come up with the cash, but she had other. . .

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Cop Who Carried German Shepherd to Safety Gets Green Light to Start a K-9 Unit


Written by: Phil Monahan

On Monday, we featured the story of Officer Nick Ague, of the South Londonderry Township (PA) Police Department, who carried a 75-pound dog to safety after a car accident. Such has been the outpouring of support for Officer Ague’s heroism that he has been given the opportunity to. . .

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Bo, the “First Dog,” Gets a New Playmate


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bo (left) has been the sole White House dog since 2009, but now Sunny has joined the family.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog who moved in with the Obama family in 2009, has enjoyed the prestige of being a lone “First Dog,” and we’ve featured him on the Dogs blog twice (here and here). But now, Bo has a new. . .

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Organization Brings Stray “Combat Dogs” Back to the U.S. from War Zones


Written by: Phil Monahan

Photo via facebook

We’ve posted several times about dogs who have been reunited with the soldiers or marines who saved them in war zones overseas. Here’s a great interview with the owners of one such dog, who was brought to the United States by an organization called. . .

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