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.

Dog Mourns at the Casket of his Fallen Navy SEAL Owner


Written by: Phil Monahan

Loyal to the end, Hawkeye lays at the casket of his owner.
Photo by Lisa Pembleton


From MSNBC:

“Tumilson’s Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, was photographed lying by Tumilson’s casket in a heart-wrenching image taken at the funeral service in Tumilson’s hometown of Rockford, Iowa, earlier this week. Hawkeye walked up to the casket at the beginning of the service and then dropped down with a heaving sigh as about 1,500 mourners witnessed a dog accompanying his master until the end, reported CBS.”

Read the rest of the story here.

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From Gizmodo-How Does Your Dog Sense an Earthquake is Coming?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Lucy and Ethel
If something mysterious makes even THESE guys get up and run around, you might want to head for safer ground.


Did your dog know about yesterday’s quake before you did? We have all heard stories about dogs and other animals knowing something’s up before an earthquake happens. How do they do that? This article in Gizmodo gives you the science behind what otherwise seems to be a psychic ability…

From the article:

“…there’s nothing supernatural or sixth sense about it. Seismologists think animals sense an electrical signal generated by the movement of underground rocks before an earthquake. Or they might sense early but weak shocks that humans can’t feel. Even the U.S. Geological Survey concedes that animals likely perceive earthquakes sooner than humans”

Read the rest of the article on Gizmodo.

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Otis the Skydiving Pug


Written by: Phil Monahan

On Friday, the Orvis Dog of the Day featured a man fishing with his dog hoping to inspire you to take your dog on your next outing.  The story below takes having adventures with your dog to a whole other level!

Meet Otis the Los Angeles California skydiving Pug, who loves to get airborne with his thrill-seeking owner Will DaSilva. The ten-year-old pooch is quite the veteran when it comes to jumping from planes.

The latest pictures see him posing, with ‘doggles’ and all, during his 64th tandem skydive. Strapped into his custom-made harness, Otis sits patiently on DaSilva’s lap as their plane climbs toward altitude. But once the jumping light goes on, Otis tucks in underneath and stretches his paws out like a bird.

According to DaSilva, Otis has been living the life at the Lodi Parachute Center in Los Angeles, California since he was a pup and has become part of the family as he lazes around the company’s hanger.

Read the rest of the story of Otis the skydiving pug on TheDogfiles.com.

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Take our Poll: Is Virtual Dog Fighting on Par with Cruelty to Animals?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dog Wars App Graphic

Last week animal rights activists hacked the controversial game “Dog Wars”, a game for Android phones where users raise virtual dogs to fight in Michael Vick style dog fights. In a creative bid to embarass the users of the app, the hackers configured the phones to send messages to all the contacts on the gamers’ phones saying “I take pleasure in hurting small animals, just thought you should know that,” 

What do you think? Is virtual dog-fighting on par with cruelty to animals or just a game and the controversy is an overreaction? Take our poll below and share it with your friends.


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Orvis Dog of the Day- Delilah

Orvis Dog of the Day - Delilah
You don’t have to be on an Orvis Dog’s Nest to be chosen as the Orvis Dog of the Day, but it doesn’t hurt either. Meet Delilah!
Photo by Ben Callahan

Enter the Orvis Cover Dog Photo contest for your chance to put your dog on a future cover of the The Orvis Dog Book catalog, win a $500 gift card from Orvis and help us beat canine cancer! Enter online at www.orvis.com/coverdog.

 

 

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Orvis Dog of the Day- Taylor’s Brady!

Orvis Dog of the Day- Brady!
Today’s Orvis Dog of the Day is Brady. His owner, Taylor, uploaded his handome picture to our Facebook page. Your dog could be next. Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/orvisdogs.
Photo by

Taylor Beecher
 
Enter the Orvis Cover Dog Photo contest for your chance to put your dog on a future cover of the The Orvis Dog Book catalog, win a $500 gift card from Orvis and help us beat canine cancer! Enter online at www.orvis.com/coverdog.

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