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.

Videos: No Treats? Then These Ingenious Dogs Will Serve Up the Tricks


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is the third video in a series of three Halloween videos by dog trainer Emily Larlham, featuring some very special dogs. Splash the Border Collie wants revenge after a mean old man refuses to give her Halloween treats. After looking up the tradition of “Trick or Treating,” Splash—along with her. . .

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Video: “Pet Detectives” Reunite Dogs and Owners


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a great story from AZ Central about a dog-rescue worker who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Beth Smith works at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter, but she moonlights as a detective, trying to find the owners of the dogs who show up in the shelter. She mostly uses the. . .

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Classic Video: The World’s Happiest Little Girl and 14 German Shepherds


Written by: Phil Monahan

[Editor’s note: Since yesterday’s St. Bernards post was such a hit, I figured it was a good time to reprise this gem, which is of the same genre.]

Here’s a video that’s sure to make you smile: a five year old girl named Pernille joyously playing with 14 of her best friends. (The gorgeous German Shepherd Dogs are from a kennel in Norway.)

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California Woman Creates Pack-Based Rescue to Help Rehabilitate Aggressive Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Colleen Combs, founder of the Green Dog Rescue Project, along with part of her pack.
Photo by Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat

A fascinating story in the Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat focuses on Colleen Combs and her Green Dog Rescue Project. Launched with the help of celebrity chef Douglas Keane—who donated $120,000 he received from winning the “Top Chef Masters” competition on TV channel Bravo to help get the rescue off the ground—Green Dog doesn’t keep its. . .

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Slideshows: Wonderful Dog Costumes from Two New York Halloween Parades!


Written by: Phil Monahan

The swami turban is a perfect match for those piercing eyes.
Photo via vanityfair.com

Because Halloween occurs midweek, last weekend was the time for big costume parades, especially for dogs. New York played host to at least two such events: the 23rd Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on Manhattan, and the decidedly more homey 15th Annual. . .

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US Military Dedicates the First National Monument to Combat Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

The newly unveiled U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument is at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
Photo via nbcnews.com

Almost exactly a year ago, we posted about the first national monument to military dogs, which was set to be unveiled last New Year’s Day. That sculpture has now been dedicated at its. . .

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