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.

Happier K9s on the Job


Written by: Kelley Weir
Belgian sheepdog
A Belgian Sheepdog

As a veterinary student, Nicole Giguere understands the human–animal bond. She can also appreciate the heightened bond that police dogs share with their handlers. Not long after her husband, a paramedic, called her one evening to ask her how to help an injured police dog, Nicole decided that there should be some kind of first-aid course for handlers with working dogs. Her next step was to study the most common causes of injury in police dogs.

“I deeply admire police dogs,” Giguere says. “I feel that these dogs and their partners are the true embodiment of the human–animal bond.”

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The Everlasting Mud Puddle


Written by: Eric Weissleder
mud puddle
Logan Loves His Mud Puddles
Eric Weissleder

When our dog, Logan does something that, to me, seems incredibly dumb, I take a step back, look a little closer, and eventually discover that it’s all part of a master plan. Case in point: the mud puddle.

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Saying Goodbye to Ol’ Rupe

I had to put Ol’ Rupe down the other day. It was really hard – harder than I had imagined. I guess the guy had curled himself around my heart tighter than I knew. But I also knew that with Ol’ Rupe being 14 1/2 years old as an English Pointer that this might be his last autumn, so I flew him out to Montana at the end of August to spend the glorious month of September to accompany me on days afield and astream.

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October is Adopt-a-Dog Month


Written by: Eric Weissleder

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Klara
Today’s Dog of the Day is is Klara, lovingly adopted by Amanda
Submitted by Amanda in the 2010 Orvis Cover Dog Contest

As one who’s adopted a shelter dog, I can tell you firsthand that there is no better feeling than bringing one of these wonderful animals into your home. And since October is American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month , there’s no better time than the present to head to your local animal shelter and adopt a new companion.

You’ll find just about every dog (and cat) breed imaginable at a shelter—as well as some pretty unique mixed breeds—all in need of loving homes. If you prefer a specific breed, there are numerous online rescue organizations that specialize in individual breeds.

If you’re looking to do a something that will not only make you feel great inside, but will also potentially save a life, please adopt a dog or cat today.

Do you have an adoption story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it in the comments section!

 

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