Number of Dogs in the Workplace on the Rise


Pups Cece and Reba take a morning romp-around break at the Orvis Home Office.
Photo by Simon Perkins

All of us here at Orvis Dogs have known about the calming and positive effects our pups have on our productivity for some time. Now it seems more and more employers across the country are figuring this out as well, and allowing dogs to accompany their humans to work.

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Pebble Mine Update: Thank You Anglo American

As many of you know, opponents of the Pebble Mine project—which proposes to build a monstrous gold, copper, and molybdenum mine located in a seismically unstable area at the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay, the largest sockeye salmon spawning area in the world—received some welcome news recently when mining giant Anglo American, 50/50 partner with Northern Dynasty in the Pebble Partnership, announced that it was pulling out of the project.

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Dan the Dog is a 9-Year Shelter Resident


Dan the dog is still looking for a forever home.
Photo via Cincinatti.com

Dan the coonhound has a face that would melt anyone’s heart. Sadly, poor Dan has had a rough go of it. Rescued from almost-certain euthanasia at the pound after being picked up by Animal Control in 2004, Dan was taken to the Highland County Humane Society in Hillsboro, Ohio … where he still is today!

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The FIDO Project: Wearable Technology for Service Dogs


A pup tries out a special vest created by the FIDO Research Team.
Photo via clintzeagler.com

This is pretty cool. A group of research scientists created a project called FIDO (Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations), which set out to research wearable technologies that could support communication between working dogs and their handlers.

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Girl Scouts Create Community Food Pantry for Pets


Darcy McDowell and Hallory McBride started a pet food pantry for their Girl Scout Project
Photo via The Chronicle

Two Goshen, Indiana teenagers came up with a great idea to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award. Darcy McDowell and Hallory McBride, both 14, decided to create a food pantry for local pets.

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Sports Apparel Company Misses the Mark


The ad as it appeared in Canadian Running Magazine
Photo via Pearl Izumi

File this one under “what were they thinking?” Athletic shoe and apparel company Pearl Izumi recently released a print ad and video depicting a runner performing CPR on a yellow lab who appears to be unconscious…

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