Blind, Sick, Elderly Dog Spends His First Christmas In A Loving Home


Blackie will now spend her final days surrounded by love and warmth.
Photo by BRUNIE DRUMOND

Blackie is a 14-year-old, blind, sick dog whose owners brought him into a Texas shelter just before Christmas. They thought that the shelter would simply put the dog down, but then something. . .

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Video: Shelter Dogs Are Trained to Save Lives and Property


When Boomer finds something he’s searching for, he is rewarded with a ball. His handler,
Det. John Lewitt, says Boomer prefers tug-of-war over fetch.
Photo via KING

Dogs who are abandoned at shelters are often viewed as somehow flawed—to active, too unruly, untrainable—but a great program speaheaded by the Boeing Company in Washington is. . .

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Vermont Dog Shelter Seeks Executive Director


Betty joined a loving forever home with an Orvis associate and her family.
Photo via facebook

We don’t often post job openings here on the Orvis Dogs blog, but our local shelter in Shaftsbury, Vermont—which Orvis helps to support with an annual grant—is looking for an executive . . .

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Petfinder: Parvo Puppy ICU


How would you feel about sharing a room with this funny-looking guy?
Photo by Austin Pets Alive!

Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious, life-threatening disease. With many of the symptoms of flu in humans, puppies and young dogs who have not been vaccinated are most highly at risk. And if catching this nasty bug wasn’t bad enough, the most common treatment for puppies in shelters is euthanasia. No wonder the little fella above looks none too happy….

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Petfinder: Some Dogs Just Need a Job


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….

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