Guest Post: Save a life. Adopt a dog.


Sadie’s comfort level in her new surroundings helped seal the deal for Dave.

Several weeks ago, my wife, Brandi, took our cat to the vet to get his annual checkup and shots. While at the office, she met a woman who was fostering a Silver Lab named Sadie. Brandi. . .

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The Benefits of Adopting a Senior Dog


Older dogs have a lot to offer.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional

Adopting a senior or adult dog delivers as many joys as adopting a puppy—along with some unique benefits. But senior dogs are frequently bypassed for younger dogs in rescue shelters because of common misconceptions about them, according to the ASPCA. If you’re considering adopting a dog with some miles under his paws, read on for a closer look at older dog adoptions, the special considerations to keep in mind, and the steps to adopting an adult or senior dog.

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Story and Photos: Ode to a Dog Bed

Some years ago, my friends were going to Colorado for the holidays, and I quickly volunteered to take their one-year-old yellow lab, Sampson, to my parents’ house in Pennsylvania for a few days. We grew up with a yellow Lab that we had lost just a few . . .

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21 Rare Dog Breeds You’ve Never Heard Of


The Wirehaired Vizsla is a versatile hunting dog.
Photo via Wikipedia. Noveczki Katalin.

Where most dogs elicit smiles from passersby, rare dog breeds evoke wonder, curiosity, and many a “what kind of dog is that?” If you get one of these 21 awesome and unusual dog breeds, be forewarned—the questions and comments won’t end.

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Congrats to Our Recent Orvis Cover Dog Winners!

It’s that time again to announce our Orvis Cover Dog Contest winners who will appear on our 2019 Spring and Summer Dog Books.

As always your photos and participation did not disappoint. From April through September we received just shy of . . .

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Petfinder: A Happy Ending for a Champ


Comet: A Retired Athlete
Photo by Cache Humane Society

Take a look at that picture! Is that a gorgeous dog or what?! Her name is Comet, and in her youth, she was a champion Iditarod racer. She was born and raised in France, where her owner bought her and brought her back to the United States to breed her. What self-respecting male dog could pass up a face like that?! …

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Petfinder: Faithful Friends


Sheriff, a guy just looking for a friend
Photo by Faithful Friends Animal Society

Sometimes all you need is someone you can count on.

Sheriff is an American Shelter Dog who was rescued from a neglectful situation by the good folks at Faithful Friends Animal Society in Wilmington, DE. That kind of a start in life can leave you pretty rattled! The staff at Faithful Friends decided it would be a good idea to let Sheriff get a little R&R for a while in a foster home with a quiet environment.

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Classic Story: How My Dog Taught Me The Value Of Love


Natasha and Peeky shared so much together over more than a decade.
Photo by Natasha Abadilla

Here’s a beautiful essay from a young woman named Natasha Abadilla, who writes about the important lessons she learned from her best friend of 11 years, Peeky. It’s wonderful that. . .

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