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.

Video: River Goes Cuckoo for Coconuts


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a very sweet video of a man and his dog sharing an evening together by the water. According to the filmmaker, Mac Stone, “River, a labrador and Australian shepherd mix, is perhaps the most famous dog in the Florida Keys. A patron of popular bars and hangouts, she has earned her legend as the dog that will go to any length to retrieve all matter of slobber-covered sticks, balls, and even coconuts.” Luckily, she gets to. . .

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Video: Border Collies at Work/Play


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a fun video from the UK of five border collies enjoying some time off from their herding duties. So what do they like to do for fun? Sneak up on each other, of course! Check out the unbelievable slow-motion stalk of an unsuspecting pal just lounging in the grass.

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Report: Pennsylvania Failing to Enforce Puppy-Mill Regulations


Written by: Phil Monahan


Having laws against unscrupulous breeders is a wasted exercise if no one inspects and penalizes those operations that fall short of requirements.

photo via Petfinder.com

We’ve recently posted about pending anti-puppy-mill legislation in Ohio, but it’s important to remember that legislation alone doesn’t get things done. A scathing report and blog post in The Philadelphia Enquirer this week point to lax enforcement of puppy-mill regulations in the Keystone State. According to the article, entitled “Little Evidence of Enforcement of new PA Kennel Law Provisions”: . . .

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10 Warnings Signs for Canine Cancer (Repost)

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Cancer is a word that has long held a strong emotional impact. The word itself is derived from the Greek word for crab. The Greeks made the association recognizing some shared characteristics of the disease and the animal, the firmness and tenacity seen in both. Today, we have a much more sophisticated, although still imperfect, appreciation of what cancer is, but many questions remain. In the future, I will address questions on OrvisNews.com about how cancer affects our pets, explain how specific cancers are diagnosed and treated, and look at the good work of the Morris Animal Foundation that the Orvis Canine Cancer Campaign supports. As an introduction, here are some early warning signs owners can watch for in their dogs.

The American Veterinary Medical Association has developed the following list common signs of cancer in small animals.

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What Do You Think? Implants for Neutered Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan


Do male dogs grieve for their missing parts?

photo via BusinessWeek.com

An interesting article in today’s Business Week addresses an issue that’s easy to snicker at, but one wonders if we have been insensitive to the feelings of post-neutering male dogs. Almost 20 years ago, Gregg Miller says, he watched his bloodhound, Buck, go through a grieving process after he was. . .

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Video: Nicola and Jack Jack


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a lovely short video about the love and trust between a young woman dog trainer and her border collie. What becomes very clear is that this is a true partnership, and both benefit from their combined efforts. As Nicola puts it, . . .

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Pictures of the Day: A Plethora of Puppies


Written by: Phil Monahan


Both youngsters in this photo have amazing eyes.

all photos via Reddit.com

After the awful subject matter of yesterday’s last post, about troubles in a Florida animal shelter, I thought I’d cheer things up. And what better way to do that than with 22 great photos of extremely cute puppies. So enjoy some smiles with this morning’s Puppypalooza!

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