Dan the coonhound has a face that would melt anyone’s heart. Sadly, poor Dan has had a rough go of it. Rescued from almost-certain euthanasia at the pound after being picked up by Animal Control in 2004, Dan was taken to the Highland County Humane Society in Hillsboro, Ohio … where he still is today!
This is pretty cool. A group of research scientists created a project called FIDO (Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations), which set out to research wearable technologies that could support communication between working dogs and their handlers.
I must admit that I had never heard of “dog pulling” until I stumbled on the trailer for a documentary called “Body Pound,” which examines the sport. (See below.) So I did a little research and pulled up the. . .
Bradley the Dachshund was only four pounds, but that didn’t stop him from taking on a black bear to protect two men, one of whom had recently suffered a stroke. Even in his grief, Bradley’s owner is proud that his dog’s fearlessness and. . .
Here’s a video for anyone who has ever wondered if it’s worth it to adopt an older dog. Grandpa was found on the streets and spent five weeks in a Los Angeles shelter. He was scheduled for euthanasia when he was rescued by The Lange Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to. . .
Here’s a wonderful, short documentary about Brenda Woody, founder and force behind Better Life Canine Center in Detroit, which works to educate a growing mass of people passionately interested in. . .
Last month, we posted the above video, along with a note about the power of rescue and adoption. Orvis Dogs readers were clearly moved, and the post got forwarded and shared. . .a lot. . .enough that the post has been viewed more than any other in the four years that we have been doing this. Because of this popularity, I wanted to return to the video to make a connection between its. . .
Welcome to another edition of the Guess This Dog’s Breed contest. This is your chance to show off how much you know about the various kinds of dogs, or you’ll learn more about the. . .
Here are two great videos from a television show called “The Doctors,” which focus on 9-year-old Sean and his diabetic-alert dog, Fielder. Just another example of how amazing a dog’s senses are, as well as. . .