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.

Stem Cell Research Offers Promise for Treatments in Dogs

By Kelly Diehl, DVM, MS
Science Writer, Morris Animal Foundation

Some good buddies hang out together
Photo by Morris Animal Foundation

Tune in to your favorite television news or pick up a newspaper, and chances are you’ll find articles related to stem cells. Stem cells were first identified nearly 40 years ago, but in the last two decades scientists have begun to discover how to harness the power of these unique cells to treat disease, particularly in the fields of orthopedics and organ regeneration….


Photos: A Heartwarming Act of Kindness for a Dog Tied to a Post in the Rain

Written by: Phil Monahan

These Good Samaritans couldn’t leave the puppy to be drenched in the downpour.
Photo via facebook/Gala Bingo Dover

We post a lot about big issues and national stories, but sometimes the smallest act of kindness can have the most impact. On Monday, a couple was strolling down the street, when they came. . .


Petfinder: Some Dogs Just Need a Job

Written by: Daryl Kenny

Pepper being charming
Photo by Catahoula Rescue of New England

Pepper is a little Blue Heeler who was lucky enough to be saved by the kindness of the Catahoula Rescue of New England with some help from an Orvis Customer Matching Grant to the Petfinder Foundation.

It was the night before Pepper was to be put down at a rural shelter in Louisiana when the good folks at Catahoula learned of his plight….