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.

Essay: Was It Love at First Sight with Your Rescue Dog?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Toby and Margot Ahlquist traveling to Martha’s Vineyard two years after the adoption.
Photo via dogster.com

When you bring a new dog into your home, you’d like to think that you fall in love with him or her immediately. But, as Margot Ahlquist admits in a compelling essay on dogster.com, things. . .

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Beautiful Ceremony in Nepal Celebrates Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dogs are adorned with flower garlands as a sign of respect for the relationship shared between humans and dogs.
Photo via onegreenplanet.org

While much of the media was focused on the horrible dog-meat festival in China last week, some preferred to highlight a much different event in neighboring Nepal. The second day of the. . .

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


Written by: Phil Monahan

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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These Brilliant Photos Help Shelter Dogs Get Adopted


Written by: Phil Monahan

Silvia Elzafon’s headshots of dogs are meant to capture the animals’ personalities.
Photos by Silvia Elzafon

Dallas-based photographer Silvia Elzafon has worked with local animals shelters as a way to make their dogs more attractive for adoption. Her images are quite wonderful, really capturing the . . .

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