25th Annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Kicks Off on Friday


Chupee could end up spending the next year as a celebrity.
Photo via nydailynews.com

Starting on Friday, people and pooches will flock to the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, for the Dog Lover’s Festival, which kicks off the festivities that will culminate in the crowning of the World’s Ugliest Dog. Now in its 25th year at the Fair, the contest has actually been going on since the 1970s. But before you express. . .

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Orvis Baton Rouge Helps to Re-Home Rescue Dogs


The events at Orvis Baton Rouge now account for most adoptions for Friends of the Animals.
Photo courtesy Orvis Baton Rouge

Rescue dogs hold a special place in our hearts here at Orvis, and our retail store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is helping these pups find a special place of their own. Every weekend, the Orvis Baton Rouge retail store opens its doors to Friends of the Animals to provide a place for rescue dogs to relax, romp, and. . .

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Video: Abused Dog with Cancer Recovers to Become a Therapy Dog

Here’s a wonderful video that shows how rewarding adopting a dog from a shelter can be. When Molly was turned over to Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue, she was obese and suffering from cancer. But with the help of a loving home and donations from organizations and veterinarians, she is now healthy and happy. Even more remarkable, she has been trained as a. . .

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Video: Adopted Elderly Dog Turns Out to Be a Life-Saver


Here’s a wonderful story from Massachusetts that speaks to the value of older dogs. Many folks shy from adopting dogs of a certain age, but Corry Barboza fell in love with Chip at first sight. She saw the 13-year-old chocolate Labrador featured on ABC 6’s “Pick of the Litter” segment and. . .

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Abandoned Dog, Born With Genetic Defects, Finds The Perfect Home

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it’s not often that you get such a beautiful example. Miss Flans is an albino Chiweenie (Chihuahua/Dachshund mix) who is the product of the worst kind of backyard breeding. Her early life was one of mistreatment, abuse, and finally abandonment. But there was. . .

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Photo Update: Bethany’s Remarkable Recovery!


It’s amazing to see the transformation in Bethany; she hardly looks like the same dog.
Photo courtesy Hope for Paws

On Wednesday, we shared Eldad Hagar’s remarkable video about Bethany, whose was so sick that she could barely stand. Her condition was deplorable, the result of mange and several other infections. But with a lot of love and top-notch veterinary care, her recovery has been astounding. As the above photo shows, there is no such thing as a. . .

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Video: Another Story of Hope, Love, and Recovery

Apparently, it’s “Amazing Recovery Day” on Orvis News, as here’s a second story of a beautiful dog who has come back from horrible suffering and the brink of death. When a young dog was found beaten and left for dead in western Washington State, she fought for her life, and the. . .

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