Monthly Archives: August 2013

Video: A Costa Rican Shelter’s Brilliant Idea to Increase Adoption of Stray Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

This great video tells the story of an organization in Costa Rica called Territorio de Zaguates, which cares for stray dogs. They figured out a brilliant strategy for helping potential adopters see the value in mixed breed dogs.

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Video: Toe-to-Toe with a Giant Trevally


Written by: Phil Monahan

We’ve already posted a couple of trailers for the upcoming film “7 Degrees South.” (See here and here.) Now, we get a sneak peak at one incredible scene, in which an angler engages in a serious tug of war with a huge giant trevally. No reel-screaming runs allowed by this guy; instead, he puts the wood to the fish right off the bat and doesn’t let up. I’m exhausted just watching the fight.

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Video Report: Man Arrested for Trying to Help Dog Chained to a Tree on a Hot Day


Written by: Phil Monahan

Steve Bailey claims that this photo proves his assertion that Zeus was in distress.
Photo via lifewithdogs.tv

Here’s a story that brings up important issues about dog care and the conflicts between the rights of a dog owner and a concerned citizen. Unfortunately, it has devolved into a. . .

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Orvis News Readers’ Photos, Volume I


Written by: Phil Monahan

The size 18 Yellow Humpy was on fire for Mike Hamline on Chalk Creek, outside Buena Vista, Colorado.
Photo by Mike Hamline

On Monday, I posted about how you can send in your photos to appear on the Orvis News, and I’ve already received some great submissions. I’ll post some readers’ photos as singles, others in batches, or however else seems appropriate. A few of these had been. . .

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Video: Dog Survives 65 Days in the Arizona Desert and Is Reunited with Her “Momma”


Written by: Phil Monahan

Rose Sharman says that she never lost hope that her beloved dog, Ily, would return. Ily ran off into the Arizona desert after being thrown through the windshield during a terrible car crash on I-17 injured Sharman in late June. While she recuperated, an army of volunteers searched for Ily. I won’t spoil the. . .

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Video: Family Gives Dog a Loving Home for However Long She Has Left


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is a beautiful, heartwarming story, even though it is sure to have a sad ending. Rio was already in a shelter when she survived Superstorm Sandy last fall, and she was flown to The Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California, in hopes that she could. . .

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Tech for Dogs


Written by: Kathleen Moore

A couple stories involving tech gadgets for dogs caught my eye this morning, and I can’t help but assume this will be a growing trend – adapting the gadgets that obsess us humans for use by our pups. The question is: is this useful (or even healthy) for our four-legged friends?


FitBark is a wearable activity tracker for dogs.
Photo via FitBark

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