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.

How a Shelter Dog Is Poised to Become the Most Famous Instagram Star in the World

Written by: Phil Monahan

Marnie’s popularity has surprised everyone, including her owner.
Photo via Instagram

Marnie the dog is not your typical model: her tilted head and too-long tongue would not win her any ribbons at a dog show, for sure. But the little Shih Tzu’s personality and willingness to. . .


Project Unconditional Photo #18: “Watching the World Go By”

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional

Robin and Lila enjoy few things more than a spin around town on the bicycle.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

[Editor’s Note: Last year, we posted about Project Unconditional, focusing on the relationships between people and their senior dogs, by Vermont photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky. She has graciously offered to share more of her images with us.]

Manchester, Vermont—Robin Lane has had Lila since the pup was just three months old, and now, at 13, the sweet Pug loves to ride on Robin’s bicycle. “How could I go for a bike ride without. . .


Morris Animal Foundation: Tristan, One Lucky Dog!

Tristan indulges in a little camouflage
Photo by Morris Animal Foundation

Although he doesn’t realize it, Tristan is a very lucky dog. Tristan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive type of bone cancer, in June 2014. Even with treatment, most dogs die within a year of diagnosis.

But Tristan is still going strong more than 16 months later and his owner, Gail McCensky, has made it her mission to give Tristan an adventure-filled life. One of Tristan’s favorite activities is a monthly lunch club for him and his “lady friends.”…


A Dog Named Clancy

Written by: Daryl Kenny

Photo by Bill Gorgas

The following story was sent to us by Orvis customer Bill Gorgas. It’s a beautiful example of how dogs touch our lives and inspire us to do great things. Here’s Bill’s story:

It all began during Easter weekend in 2014. My wife, Barbara, casually mentioned a story in the local newspaper about two Golden Retrievers, Chase, age 11 and Clancy, age 8, who needed a new home. They belonged to the Monsignor of the local church who was moving to a nursing home and couldn’t take the dogs with him. Since Chase and Clancy were brothers and had always lived together, they also had to be adopted together. Soon after, we officially became their new adoptive parents….