Video: John Unger, Owner of the Late Schoep, Gets a New Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

This image changed both John Unger and Schoeps lives for the better.
Photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson / Stonehouse Photography

Back in August 2012, the touching photo below went viral, shared by dog lovers around the world. Eventually, the story behind the image—of John Unger and his beloved dog, Schoep—made. . .

Read More  »

Video: A Tribute to Schoep and His Owner, John Unger


Written by: Phil Monahan

Readers of the Orvis Dogs blog are surely familiar with the story of Schoep and his owner John Unger. The photo of the pair in the water went viral last year, and Schoep’s story took on a much larger meaning. Schoep passed away last month at the age of 20. Now, a woman named Jennifer Wallick has created a tribute video. Here’s her descripion: . . .

Read More  »

Schoep, the Dog Whose Photo Touched the World, Dies at 20


Written by: Kathleen Moore

This photo prompted a worldwide outpouring of love and support for Schoep the dog.
Photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson / Stonehouse Photography

If you are a regular reader of Orvis Dogs, you know we have followed Schoep’s story closely, and cheered him on his journey. And so, the news of Schoep’s passing has hit us particularly hard here in the office.

Read More  »

Update IV: Schoep the Dog Turns 20


Written by: Phil Monahan

When this photo was taken, Schoep seemed to be failing. On Saturday, he celebrated a milestone birthday.
Photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson / Stonehouse Photography

The photograph that Hannah Stonehouse took of John Unger cradling his ailing dog Schoep last July quickly went viral, and it resulted in an outpouring of donations that helped return the dog to good health. But Schoep is old, suffering from arthritis, and he is now blind and hard of hearing. According to Unger, . . .

Read More  »

Update III: Schoep the Dog Launches New Foundation to Help Others


Written by: Phil Monahan


The photo that saved Schoep’s life has now launched a foundation to help other dogs.

photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson / Stonehouse Photography

The above photo of John Unger and his dog, Schoep, touched hearts around the world when it was first published last summer. (We posted about it here, here, here, and here.) Although Schoep seemed to be slowly slipping away at the time that the photo was taken, he has made a remarkable recovery, thanks to. . .

Read More  »

Update II: Schoep, the Dog Whose Photo Touched the World, Continues to Do Well


Written by: Phil Monahan


This photo of John Unger and his dog, Schoep, has resulted in hundreds of donations that have
helped pay for the elderly dog’s treatments.

photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson / Stonehouse Photography

The above photo of John Unger and his dog, Schoep, touched hearts around the world when it was first published in early August. (We posted about it here, here, and here.) When the photo first surfaced, it seemed clear that Unger was simply helping his friend through the dog’s final days—the end of a long, beautiful relationship they had shared. However, the flood of support allowed Schoep to get much-needed medical treatments, and the latest news is that. . .

Read More  »

UPDATE: Donations for John Unger and Schoep Prolong the Dog’s Life


Written by: Phil Monahan


This photo of John Unger and his dog, Schoep, has resulted in hundreds of donations that have helped pay for the elderly dog’s treatments.

photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson / Stonehouse Photography

The above photo of John Unger and his dog, Schoep, touched hearts around the world when it was first published in early August. One of the results of that impact is that donations have flooded in to help Unger pay for expensive laser therapy that alleviates Schoep’s symptoms of arthritis, as well as for dietary supplements. The results, . . .

Read More  »