It’s tempting to think of dogs and mail carriers as natural enemies. But that’s not always the case. Consider the story of Valleyford’s Helen Pestana and her elderly beagle, Daisy.
Last year SCRAPS rescued more than 10,000 animals. In 2016 they’ve already rescued 75.
Thousands of puppies are bought and sold every year during the holiday season, which means thousands of consumers end up unknowingly supporting puppy mills.
Christmas Bureau organizers invited comfort dogs to bring smiles and ease any anxiety for people who line up to verify paperwork and receive food vouchers, before selecting books and toys for their children.
The criminal justice system in Bonner County has a new resource: a dog specially trained to comfort witnesses and victims who are nervous, scared, angry or experiencing other high emotions in the courtroom or in meetings with investigators and attorneys.
INVASIVES -- Even though I've already written about dogs being used for a variety of useful purposes, such as for search and rescue, for hunting and even for sniffing out wolf poop for research and management, it's clear we're far from tapping all the possible...
WINTERSPORTS -- It's the only Iditarod and Yukon Quest sled dog race qualifier in the lower 48 that takes place west of the Rocky Mountains -- and it's virtually in our backyard. The 12th annual running of the 200-mile Eagle Cap Extreme sled dog race...