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.

Ohio One Step Closer to Banning Dog Auctions


Written by: Phil Monahan

One of the most disturbing elements of the already troubling puppy-mill industry is the way breeding dogs are sold at auctions. As the video above shows all too graphically, these dogs are treated poorly and are valuable to their owners only inasmuch as they can produce large numbers of puppies. But, at least in one state, such auctions may soon be a thing of the past.

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Man Leaps into Ravine to Save Dog, Both Rescued


Written by: Phil Monahan

In a dramatic, hour-and-a-half-long rescue yesterday, Los Angeles firefighters pulled Ivan Solis and his dog, Lola, from a 300-foot ravine on the outskirts of the city. Lola had slipped over the edge of the ravine while chasing a water bottle, and without hesitation, Solis went over the edge after her. His answer to the question, “Why did you risk your life for a dog?” speaks volumes about the relationship between man and his best friend.

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Video: Dog Goes Hog-Wild!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a fun video that’s as touching as it is entertaining, once you know the back story:

Tabitha the pig and Susie the boxer play together at Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich, England. Susie is an ex-breeding dog, rescued from a Welsh puppy farm. The owner was successfully prosecuted, and banned, for keeping dogs in attrocious conditions.

It’s wonderful that a dog who has been through so much has found a wonderful friend and is still capable of expressing joy.

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UPDATE: Veteran Gets His Pit-Bull Service Dog Back


Written by: Phil Monahan

We posted on Tuesday about an Iowa town’s inconceivable decision to force a decorated veteran to give up his service dog because of a townwide ban on pit bulls. Jim Sak, the dog’s owner and beneficiary of his services, sued the town, arguing that the Americans with Disabilities Act supercedes any town ordinances. There’s great news today, as a judge has granted a temporary injunction allowing Snickers the dog to return home until the court case is decided.

“I feel great,” said Sak after Snickers returned home Wednesday. “I got my buddy home. I got my heart back.”

Let’s hope that this court case has an ending that’s just as happy as the touching reunion in the video above.

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Video: Amazingly Touching Dog Rescue


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is a wonderful video that shows a dog rescue accomplished with patience, tenderness, and love. Cora had been abandoned and was living under cars in a Los Angeles WalMart parking lot, eluding capture for several days. Eldad Hagar, from Hope for Paws, spends hours gaining her confidence, and…let’s just say have some tissues handy. It’s simply a beautiful performance.

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Blind Pug and Her Guide Dog Seek a Home


Written by: Phil Monahan


Franky (left) is a devoted friend and serves as Elly’s eyes.

photo via the Daily Mail

A couple months ago, we brought you the story of Lily, a blind Great Dane, and her friend and guide dog, Madison. Now, here’s a similar story, but in miniature. Whereas Lily and Madison were massive animals, Elly and Franky are diminutive pugs, currently living in a shelter in Newport, South Wales. The two four-year-olds were found in poor conditions and nursed back to health by the Royal. . .

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