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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 …


Who has the best dog in Spokane? You do

Calling all dog parents: We’re looking for photos of the best local dogs for National Dog Day.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning

A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore.


Officer shoots dog at Rainbow Family festival in Oregon

A U.S. Forest Service officer shot and killed a pit bull at the Rainbow Family gathering in Eastern Oregon.


Dog dies in Spokane Valley house fire

A dog died in a Spokane Valley house fire late Friday night, but the two people inside were able to escape without injury.


Dog stuck on 400-foot cliff rescued by cop using ropes

A dog stuck about halfway down a 400-foot cliff in a New York gorge has been rescued by a police officer who had to use ropes to reach the stranded …


Outpouring of cash and love go to dog rescued by Tri-Cities group

Tri-Cities area residents opened their hearts and wallets to help a dog left for dead on the side of an Idaho road.


Need to unplug for a while? Take a walk with a four-footed friend

No matter what confusion and complications the day presents, walking the dog offers a chance to chill and hit the reset button.


Woman missing for nearly a week in Montana found alive

A 23-year-old woman who spent a week lost in a Montana wilderness area with her dog thanked her rescuers Wednesday and said she and her parents planned to go get …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Dogs get protection from inhumane tethering

Dog owners could face new penalties in Washington state if they tie up or “tether” their dogs in an inhumane way.


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

Cyanide device on U.S. land in Idaho broke agency policy

A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision …


Policeman charged after dog found in trash bag dumped in park

A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.


Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes

California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes.


Fire roundup: Alert dog saves Spokane Valley family from kitchen flames

The efforts of an alert dog saved a Spokane Valley family recently when the animal warned them of a fire in their kitchen.


Boy, 5, dies after being accidentally strangled by family dog

A 5-year-old Bucks County, Pennsylvania, boy, who was choked when the family dog pulled his scarf while playing in the snow last week, has died.


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Spokane hearing examiner upholds ‘dangerous dog’ label for pit bull that bit 5-year-old girl on her face

The city hearing examiner sided with Spokane County Regional Animal Protection in its decision to declare a pit bull


Oregon dog that lost pups in barn fire adopts eight others

A dog named Daisy that stopped eating after losing her seven puppies in a barn fire is described as being in heaven after adopting eight other pups whose mother died …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster

Quite a rally for Rumor – a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumor was crowned America’s top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss, she came …


American Humane: Third-party report clears ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ movie

Leaked video showing a frightened dog being forced into churning water during filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” was misleadingly edited and the German shepherd was unharmed, according to third-party findings …


American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of “A …


Poodle reunited with owners after crash in Eastern Montana

A toy poodle who ran away after a car crash in Eastern Montana has been reunited with its owners after managing to survive in severe winter weather for over a …


California woman targets Spokane, other U.S. cities to help stop dog meat trade in Korea

Giny Woo grew up learning that dog meat, a main ingredient in soup prepared in her native South Korea, had medicinal qualities. She’s launched a petition-writing campaign, including Spokane, asking …


Official: Dog that attacked family over sweater euthanized

Officials say a dog that attacked a Florida family who tried to put a sweater on it has been euthanized.