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.

Happy Halloween from Orvis!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Zoey makes for a scary alligator.
Photo by Betsy Lauren

Lots of folks here at Orvis take Halloweeb pretty seriously, so here’s a look at what’s going on around the building today. Our colleague Betsy Lauren brought her sweet rescue dog Zoey, in a. . .

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Three Tips to Help Your Dog Get Through Halloween


Written by: Phil Monahan

You’ve dressed the kids and bought the candy, but have you considered your dog’s reaction to it all?
Photo by Tischman Pet Photography via huffingtonpost.com

From a dog’s perspective, Halloween can be a pretty scary time: there are lots of strangers about, many dressed in frightening costumes; the dog’s home is constantly being invaded; and the. . .

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North Carolina City Refuses to Let Injured Police Dog Retire


Written by: Phil Monahan

K-9 Karr and his partner, Officer Jay Eubanks, should still be together.
Photo via lifewithdogs.tv

This is just crazy: A dog who has served bravely in eastern North Carolina since 2008 is being kept on the job, even though Karr’s veterinarian says that he needs to retire. He is a past cancer sufferer, and he was injured on the job in 2013. But when his partner, . . .

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Project Unconditional Focuses on the Relationships Between People and Their Older Dogs


Written by: Phil Monahan

Klonsky’s photos document the connection between people and their dogs in the twilight of their lives.
Photos by Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional

After nearly 30 years major player in the world of commercial and sports photography, photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky now lives in rural Vermont with her husband and two therapy dogs, Charlie and Sam, as well as two cats. In fact, her home is just one town over from. . .

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11 Things Dog Owners Should Never Say


Written by: Phil Monahan

An unfamiliar off-leash dog isn’t rendered safe because his owner says, “It’s okay, my dog is friendly.”
Photo by Emma, Portland

Writing on the Mother Nature Network takes on 11 of the cliches that dog owners often utter about their pets. According to author Jaymi Heimbuch, not only are some of these dangerous, but many of them are simply wrong: “When it comes to dogs, owners sometimes have. . .

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