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.

Petfinder: Faithful Friends

Written by: Daryl Kenny

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.


Project Unconditional #36: “On the Sea with Miss Kitty”

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional

Lori and Miss Kitty share a bit of dock time while ashore.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

Shelburne, Vermont—I met Miss Kitty and Lori on the tail end of their year-long boat adventure. Docked in Vergennes, Vermont, Lori and her husband, Paul, were fueling up for their trip . . .


Pro Tips: How to Talk to Your Dog, Part III—Avoiding Common Problems

Written by: Phil Monahan

Major wants to understand, and you can help him.
Photo by Kate, Newton

Dogs certainly don’t speak our language, but they can understand a lot if we take the time to talk to them. But it’s important that we don’t assume that they can understand words the way . . .


What Should You Do if You Encountered a Bear with Your Dog?

Written by: Phil Monahan

You’d be surprised how effective bear spray has proven to be over the past couple of decades.
Photo via Wikipedia

Fall is a great time for hiking, and these walks in the woods are more fun when we bring our dogs to experience nature with us. But in some parts of the country, it’s the time of year when bears . . .