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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Dog electrocuted in downtown Spokane in apparent ‘stray voltage’ incident outside bank

Washington Trust Bank at the corner of Wall Street and First Avenue has shut off all outdoor power after a man reported his dog was electrocuted Tuesday. The incident bears …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Idaho woman breaking up ‘dog fight’ grabs young cougar

Idaho wildlife officials say a woman who thought she was breaking up a dog fight quickly realized she’d grabbed hold of a young mountain lion.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Providence gets new security dog to curb violence against staff, patients at Sacred Heart

Sarge, a 16-month-old German shepherd born in the Czech Republic, was hand-picked for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and already has been deployed twice to help defuse volatile situations at …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Dog dies after jumping from Manito Park bridge

The city is considering reviewing safety measures around a stone bridge in Manito Park after a dog jumped off the side and died from injuries, according to KXLY.


After the deadly Camp Fire, a dog waited for his owners to return. They’ve finally been reunited.

The Anatolian shepherd’s owner, Andrea Gaylord, was not able to get to her home in Paradise, California, when the fire began to spread Nov. 8 – meaning Madison was left …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Police dog finds suspect in ditch after home burglary in west Spokane

A Spokane resident locked herself in her bedroom and called 911 while a burglar rummaged through her home early Sunday, prompting a manhunt that ended when a police dog found …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

A Liberty Lake dog was caught on camera ringing a doorbell to get into his locked house, and the video went viral

Marshall the golden retriever was clever enough to ring the doorbell with his paw to get back into his Liberty Lake house after being locked out on Tuesday.


Man buys Slim Jims for his dog, lottery ticket, wins $10M

A New York man will be living large thanks to his decision to buy some Slim Jims for his dog.


A Prosser Chihuahua’s bite was worse than his bark, said the burglar

Prosser police alleged Luis Gonzalez-Fajardo, 29, kicked down the door of a Paterson Road home Saturday because he was after someone’s bicycle. The upset Chihuahua inside “fulfilled his puppy dreams …


Study provides clues to fate of early North American dogs

A new study provides fresh evidence that the first dogs of North America all but disappeared after the arrival of Europeans.


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

Rally for Mally: After years of trying to adopt the dog he served with, Marine Nick Montez brings her home to a hero’s welcome

A reunion years in the making was finally completed this week as U.S. Marine Nick Montez brought home Mally, a bomb-sniffing dog he served with while in Afghanistan.


Oregon dog that survived 2 gunshot wounds finds new home

A dog that was shot twice and left for dead in a rugged area of northeast Oregon has been given a new home.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Dog heaven: After seven years, Marine is soon to be reunited with his bomb-sniffing canine

Seven years ago, Marine Nick Montez was unexpectedly ripped away from his bomb-sniffing dog after returning from deployment in Afghanistan. Now, he’s preparing for a heartfelt reunion following years of …


‘Roof, roof!’ Dog rescued from overhang roof at his home

Firefighters in the Minneapolis suburb of Spring Lake Park on Friday managed to help a 180-pound Saint Bernard named Whiskey who had gotten stuck on the small roof of the …


Dog found dead in carrier during Delta layover near Detroit

Delta Air Lines is investigating the death of an 8-year-old pet dog during a layover at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, en route from Phoenix to Newark, New Jersey.


Man surrenders to deputy’s dog after three-hour hunt in north Spokane County

A burglary suspect led authorities on a three-hour manhunt and surrendered when a sheriff’s deputy threatened to unleash his canine partner last week in north Spokane County, the sheriff’s office …


Pooch rescued from Oregon shelter now Washington K-9 dog

Criminals in the Tri-Cities will have a harder time trying to hide their drugs with Sawyer on duty.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

Dog sent overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family

A dog that United Airlines mistakenly flew to Japan is back with its family in Kansas.


United mistakenly flies Kansas-bound dog to Japan

United Airlines says it’s investigating after mistakenly flying a Kansas family’s dog to Japan.


Celebrity dog Picasso honored for overcoming tough odds

With his famous misaligned snout and unique toothy grin, Eugene dog Picasso was honored in Portland with an Oregon Humane Society Diamond Collar Hero Award.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Three injured in Hillyard house fire

A dog died and three people were injured in a house fire in Hillyard Tuesday night.


Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor

Kansas election officials are putting the brakes on a dog’s campaign for governor.


Puppy to fill void left by Albany hospice therapy dog

Ember the golden retriever may never have as many friends, Facebook followers or book deals as JJ, her predecessor at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House.


Owner receives letter granting dog unemployment benefits

Michael Ryder had been approved for $360 every week in Michigan unemployment benefits – until the state learned he’d been dogging it at the Detroit-area restaurant chain where he supposedly …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:05 p.m.

Seaside rope and rescue team recovers dog stranded on cliff

A dog stranded overnight on a cliff north of Indian Beach is safe after it was rescued by a Seaside rope and rescue team.


Olympia veteran reunited with pet stolen 6 years ago

Kim Hopkins’ dog Deuce was stolen from her yard six years ago when she was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


Dog shot and killed amid neighbors’ quarrel

Neighbor shoots dog in Spokane County after concerns about aggressive behavior


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Seattle dog on the loose in Kansas for 3 months, returned

A 4-year-old dog who escaped at a Kansas rest stop while en route to his new adoptive home in Seattle has been found after three months.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Homeless woman sues Oregon city over dead dog

A homeless woman is suing the city of Eugene in federal court, saying police officers allowed her dog to die in her car after they violated her civil rights while …


Dog that disappeared in Florida in 2016 is found in New York

FREEPORT, N.Y. – A dog that disappeared in Florida in February 2016 has been found in New York. A woman who said she found the German shepherd-Jack Russell Terrier mix …