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.

Dan the Dog is a 9-Year Shelter Resident


Written by: Kathleen Moore

Dan the dog is still looking for a forever home.
Photo via Cincinatti.com

Dan the coonhound has a face that would melt anyone’s heart. Sadly, poor Dan has had a rough go of it. Rescued from almost-certain euthanasia at the pound after being picked up by Animal Control in 2004, Dan was taken to the Highland County Humane Society in Hillsboro, Ohio … where he still is today!

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The FIDO Project: Wearable Technology for Service Dogs


Written by: Kathleen Moore

A pup tries out a special vest created by the FIDO Research Team.
Photo via clintzeagler.com

This is pretty cool. A group of research scientists created a project called FIDO (Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations), which set out to research wearable technologies that could support communication between working dogs and their handlers.

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Brave Little Dog Gives Own Life to Save Two Men from a Bear in Northern Michigan


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bradley the Dachshund was only four pounds, but that didn’t stop him from taking on a black bear to protect two men, one of whom had recently suffered a stroke. Even in his grief, Bradley’s owner is proud that his dog’s fearlessness and. . .

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Video: An Abandoned Older Dog Finds His Forever Home


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a video for anyone who has ever wondered if it’s worth it to adopt an older dog. Grandpa was found on the streets and spent five weeks in a Los Angeles shelter. He was scheduled for euthanasia when he was rescued by The Lange Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to. . .

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“Bad Dog/Good Dog” Video Is Most Popular Post Ever


Written by: Phil Monahan

Last month, we posted the above video, along with a note about the power of rescue and adoption. Orvis Dogs readers were clearly moved, and the post got forwarded and shared. . .a lot. . .enough that the post has been viewed more than any other in the four years that we have been doing this. Because of this popularity, I wanted to return to the video to make a connection between its. . .

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Guess This Dog’s Breed for a Chance to Win a FleeceLock™ Futon Dog Bed


Written by: Phil Monahan

Toulouse has a beautiful coat and a sweet disposition.
Photos by Phil Monahan

Welcome to another edition of the Guess This Dog’s Breed contest. This is your chance to show off how much you know about the various kinds of dogs, or you’ll learn more about the. . .

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