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.

What is a GPS for Dogs?

By: Jill Jones


The ability to know exactly where your dog is when he or she is out of sight can be comforting.
Photo via garmin.com

A GPS system for your dog allows you to monitor his activity as well as keep track of his whereabouts—in real time—even when he’s out of sight and not in close proximity. Not only . . .

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How to Remove a Tick

By: Amber Roberts

What is a tick?

Though you may be vigilant and take every precaution before heading out, both you and your beloved canine are likely to collect a few ticks while spending time outdoors. Ticks don’t often begin their meal right away, so they may not be attached or have bitten you when you discover one on you or your dog. If the tick has already attached, you should follow these steps to promptly—and properly—remove the tick.

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Three Good Reasons to Restrain Your Dog in the Car

By: Deb German


You’ll feel safer and more confident on the road knowing that your best friend is buckled in.
Photo via orvis.com

The holiday travel season is upon us: millions of Americans will soon head to destinations near and far for family celebrations, and for many the family includes the dog. Do you routinely . . .

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Dogs in a Hot Car – Be Careful!

By: Tracie Hotchner


If you can’t leave the windows down, don’t leave your dog in the car.

It should be common knowledge by now that you should never leave your dog in the car on a hot day, especially given all the widespread publicity about the tragic consequences that occur when people have made this mistake. Don’t even leave your dog in the car on a warm day. Heat can build…

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Tips for Camping with Your Dog in National Parks

By: Tracie Hotchner


Camping with your dog in a National Park can be fun and easy, with a little preparation.

Planning your first family camping adventure at one of the United States’ national parks? Maybe you’re a seasoned pro but this will be your first time bringing along a pet. In any event, to ensure a fun, safe visit for the whole family, follow these tips for taking your dog camping in national parks.

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Traveling with Dogs: Supplies You Will Need on the Road

By: Tracie Hotchner


Get along little dogies – these items make traveling with dogs easy.

It used to be, at least in recent modern history, that people went on vacation without their dogs. These days, dog owners have a different perspective on their pet pooches: they consider them full fledged family members and are reluctant to leave them behind when they go away.

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On the Go with your Canine Companion: Dealing with the Nervous, Panting Traveler

By: Tracie Hotchner


Practice with your pup before traveling.

Raising a “well-adjusted” dog who is able to handle new situations with aplomb is not something that happens overnight. It’s much easier to acclimate your dog to new experiences, such a traveling by car, when she is a puppy than when she is older and more set in her ways.

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How to Travel with Your Dog on a Plane

By: Tracie Hotchner


Plane travel can take you and your dog to some amazing places.

Your dog is an important part of the family, so it makes sense that you want to include him when you travel. Traveling by car may be old hat, but airplane travel can present new challenges. Though many airlines have staff trained to provide care for animals while traveling, it is important to do your research and be proactive when it comes to the safety and comfort…

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