Monthly Archives: September 2014

Morris Animal Foundation: Golden Retriever Lifetime Study


Bridger and Friend
Photo by David Hawthorn

Golden Study Celebrates Its Second Year
By: David Haworth, DVM, PhD
President/CEO, Morris Animal Foundation

I’m writing today while Bridger, my 16-month-old furry child, is lying on my feet. Bridger is an enthusiastic, unapologetic ball of energy and joy, all contained in a beautiful Golden Retriever body….

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Petfinder: Helping Less-Adoptable-Pets


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Martin wasn’t stubborn and reactive…he was in pain!
Photo by Three Sisters Pet Rescue

We’ve all had the bad luck to be misunderstood! A pet that is perceived to have a behavior problem can be difficult to place. Sometimes, however, the underlying problem is medical — and treatable. For example, when Martin, a young Beagle, arrived at Three Sisters Pet Rescue in Cincinnati, Ohio, he’d been labeled “stubborn and reactive”

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Photos: Grand Slam in California’s Little Lakes Valley

Written by: Brian La Rue, Orvis Reno


The browns, brookies, and goldens weren’t big, but they were eager.
All photos by Brian La Rue

Sometimes, chasing backcountry trout and a little solitude are more appealing to me than battling for a hog in an easy access, roadside pool. There is nothing wrong with a. . .

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Virginia is for (Oyster) Lovers


Written by: Daryl Kenny

One of the many benefits of oyster restoration
Photo by Rappahannock River Oyster Company

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Oyster Restoration Project is one of the recipients of an Orvis Customer Matching Grant. You’re welcome!

The following article, by Mary Winston Nicklin, appeared in a recent issue of USA Today:

The sun sets over the Rappahannock River and the al fresco crowd at Merroir, the acclaimed waterfront tasting room…

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Amazing Photos from Surf City Surf Dog 2014


Written by: Phil Monahan

Late September means the Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach.
Photo by Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Sunday was a dog’s day at California’s Huntington Beach, as the sixth annual Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog Competition was held to raise money for a host of charities. More than 60 dogs rode. . .

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Anglers Rally to Save East Coast Striper Stocks

Written by: Capt. Dave Pecci, Obsession Charters


East Coast striper stocks are in decline, and anglers want to do something about it.
Photo courtesy Scott McEnaney

The numbers tell the story: the striped bass harvest from Maine to North Carolina has decreased by 7.9 million pounds since 2008, and the spawning stock has dropped by. . .

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