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.

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….


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”


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. . .


Abuse Survivor Susie is named Hero Dog of the Year!

Written by: Phil Monahan

Susie’s paw print appears on an anti-cruelty measure signed into law in North Carolina.
Photo via

At a gala event in Beverly Hills on Saturday night, Susie the therapy dog was chosen from among eight finalists as American Humane Association’s 2014 American Hero Dog. Susie is a Pit Bull who. . .