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.

How Much Would You Spend on Surgery to Save Your Old Dog?


Written by: Phil Monahan


Max is recovering well from his surgery, which should
offer him a couple more years of a good life.

photo via The New York Times

An article by Roz Warren in today’s New York Times poses some hard questions that many dog owners face: how much are you willing to spend on your dog? and When is it time to let your pet go? In this case, the patient is a beautiful little bichon frisé named Max, who at. . .

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How Much Would You Spend on Surgery to Save Your Old Dog?


Written by: Phil Monahan


Max is recovering well from his surgery, which should
offer him a couple more years of a good life.

photo via The New York Times

An article by Roz Warren in today’s New York Times poses some hard questions that many dog owners face: how much are you willing to spend on your dog? and When is it time to let your pet go? In this case, the patient is a beautiful little bichon frisé named Max, who at. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Care for Your Dog’s Paws


Written by: Phil Monahan

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Shelby

Admittedly, wild crabs are not your average paw hazard, but you should pay attention to the special places where the proverbial rubber meets the road.

photo courtesy Joe, Collegeville

When you think about it, dog’s feet are really incredibly tough. Consider all the potentially hazardous things you’ve seen your dog run over or through without incurring injury. But this should not create a false sense of security. That’s why everyone should read Diana Laverdue’s article on dogster about how to keep. . .

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Blind Husky and His Diminutive Guide Dog Need a New Home


Written by: Phil Monahan

A few weeks ago, we posted about a blind dog named Eddie and his little guide, Milo. Here’s another such wonderful friendship between two shelter dogs. According to animal-welfare workers, Isaac and Isabella were found wandering the streets in San Bernadino County, California, last week. Isaac, a Husky, is blind, and Isabella, a small terrier mix, serves as his guide and. . .

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Veteran and His Service Dog Denied Entry in Convenience Store


Written by: Phil Monahan

FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather

We run into far too many of these stories: a decorated veteran was denied entry into a Circle K convenience store in Richland County, South Carolina, because he had his service dog with him. Showing remarkable ignorance, the clerk to him that “he didn’t look blind,” so the dog couldn’t be necessary. David Long suffers from. . .

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4 Facts about Chemotherapy Help You Make Good Dog Care Choices

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Sophie & Chloe

The word “chemotherapy” comes loaded with emotional baggage, and this itself is often a barrier for dog owners as they face decisions about treating their pets with cancer. Almost everyone has heard some bad stories about canine chemotherapy. As always, a bit of understanding and frank discussion about what’s really going on are helpful. These four facts about chemotherapy should help pet owners to understand what their veterinarian is proposing and, therefore, allow owners a more certain basis for important decision-making.

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