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.

Top Ten Fourth of July Pet-Safety Tips


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here are a few tips to ensure both you and your dog have an enjoyable holiday
Photo via petMD

Independence Day can be a dangerous and terrifying time for dogs. While firework displays solemnize the birth of our nation, the loud bangs, flashes of light and smells of burning pyrotechnics can trigger a panic-induced nightmare for our pups. According to the. . .

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Here’s One “Vicious Dog” Report That Ends Happily


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sgt. Gary Carter is being praised for helping coax a homeless dog, which had frightened some residents walking downtown, off the street and into a patrol car so it could be taken to the animal shelter.
Photo via star-telegram.com

A couple years ago, we posted the wonderful story of Officer Dan Waskiewicz, the Baltimore cop who responded to a “vicious dog” call with real compassion and ended up with a new best friend. Now comes a similar story from. . .

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Annie Hart: What I Learned from Being Badly Bitten by a Dog During a Rescue


Written by: Phil Monahan

Day three after the bite, Annie is clearly feeling the effects of the drugs.
Photo via dogster.com

We have seen dog rescuer Annie Hart working alongside Eldad Hagar in many of his wonderful Hope for Paws videos. On dogster, she tells the harrowing story of a dog bite she received in the line of. . .

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