The Smallest Act of Kindness

With all the tragedy and suffering in the world, the concept of one person making a difference can get lost in the enormity of it all. From the global economic...more

Where the Former Michael Vick Dogs Are Now


An Accidental Mom

Our plans had all been very carefully mapped out. It was a lovely Saturday afternoon in brownstone Brooklyn and my guy, Tom, and I were going about the...more

The Senator and the Service Dog

But when Senator Franken talks of good days and bad days on the campaign trail, he speaks in this case of losing a dear friend. “Without question,” Franken recalls, “The worst day of our campaign was the day about two years ago when we had to put down our black Lab, Kirby.” more

No Boundaries

Dogs love unconditionally, forgive easily, and are happy effortlessly. Dogs don’t care about the colour of our skin, the size of our bank accounts nor our IQs, astrological signs, or zip codes. They accept us as companions as easily (and sometimes more easily) than they chum up with other dogs and, remarkably, they seem just as willing to love and nurture other non-canines as well, as the following stories show. more

On The Fifth Day:

Jen Flatt Hilsher, founder of On The Fifth Day and its Animal Rescue Keystone, is one of the largest no-kill animal sanctuaries in America. more

The Stoned Angel

My husband is clutching our ten-year- old Schnoodle protectively. Shasta wriggles to get down, oblivious to the heated discussion about her future, while Bob...more

Picasso's Dogs

“There was Lump, my Dachshund. I used to put him in my paintings when they needed something to make them lighter and more amusing.” more

Writing Contest

At Modern Dog, we're sharing our own adoption stories here and here, and want you to share yours, too. Submit your adoption story (maximum 700 words) to us at...more

War of the Roses

We had hadn’t really planned to get another dog. Not that we'd tell her that. But it was one of those things. Rosie’s sweet photo and heart-rending write up...more


Dog of the Week!

Meet: Kabuki