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Bigger, more extensive Spokane dog park planned for South Hill

The ongoing partnership between the city and Spokane Public Schools may produce a bigger and better dog park, with longer trails and less conflict with neighbors.


Noah’s Ark school bus: Truck driver rescues 64 dogs and cats from Hurricane Florence

Tony Alsup had been on the road since Monday, when he hopped in his bus and headed toward the coast, committed to rescuing as many animals as possible ahead of …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Stevens County authorities rescue 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sites

Prosecutors are preparing criminal charges after sheriff’s deputies, animal control officers and volunteers rescued 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sites in southern Stevens County.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Old dog will hunt: Pointer, 13, still hot on the trail

His muzzle is gray. His joints are sore, and he is undeniably in the twilight of his days. But Cash, our 13-year-old German wire-haired pointer, still has the drive to …


Last week they were rescued from trash. Now, they are the most in-demand dogs in the Tri-Cities

It was just a week ago that 45 dogs – most of them puppies – were found living among trash and dead rats in a Hermiston-area duplex after the tenant …


Inmates are training dogs at Airway Heights prison and helping themselves along the way

Dog training program at Airway Heights Corrections Center brings positive changes for inmates and shelter dogs.


Bond measure, if approved, would spell end for beloved South Hill dog park

The city’s approval of a $495 million bond is sure to displace the wooded, impromptu dog park behind Mullan Road Elementary School.


Caring for furry friends

The family hit hard times and was unable to pay for surgery Cooper needed for torn ligaments. Ammons, a committee member with the foundation, took Cooper on and raised the …


FDA investigating possible link between grain-free dog food and heart disease

Dog food containing potatoes, chickpeas, lentils and other legumes as main ingredients – often marketed as “grain-free” to appeal to health-conscious pet owners who are willing to pay a premium …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Year of the Dog gives annual ‘Fido Fete’ a little extra Woof!

2018 is the Chinese zodiac Year of the Dog, but on Saturday every dog had its day at the third annual Fido Fete at Southside Senior and Community Center.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

Fido Fete celebrates Spokane canines

Fido Fete will also continue the fun from previous years, including agility demonstrations, the Spokane Police K-9 unit, a doggy fashion show and a raffle of “doggie goodies.”


‘Spooky smart’ border collies flock to Vashon sheepherding competition

At the annual Sheepdog Classic on Vashon Island, border collies focus on the job at hand: Persuading skittish sheep to walk into a pen.


Dog lover is on a cross-country rescue mission

Lillie, Butters, Cali, Stella, Molly and Bo-Bo are Asher’s six rescue dogs. Since February he’s been traveling cross-country with them in a 30-foot RV to promote dog adoption. His friend …


Ask Dr. Universe: Why do dogs have wet noses?

Dog noses come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and pretty much all of them are wet. Most often a wet nose is a good sign that they are healthy, …


A hunting dog paradise in Spokane’s backyard

The hunting dogs ranged from rookies to champs on a recent training day organized by the Spokane Bird Dog Association on a little piece of dog heaven near Medical Lake.


Tips for running with your dog in Spokane

Tips for keeping you and Fido healthy while running.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

‘Justice for Hank’ dog-beating trial ends in guilty verdict

After nearly a year of campaigning, investigating and pleading, it appears a family’s pursuit to find “Justice for Hank” may be coming to a close.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Idaho lawmakers look to protect folks who break into hot cars to rescue suffering pets

Legislation to grant legal immunity to people who break into a hot car to rescue a suffering pet has cleared an Idaho Senate committee.


End of season is bittersweet day for bird dogs

My old English setter was melted into his dog bed Tuesday morning. He was stiff but fulfilled from closing out Washington’s upland bird hunting season Monday afternoon with a nose …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Spokane woman trains dogs in fight against poaching in Africa

Wagemann, an American Society of Canine Trainers instructor and University High School graduate, is coaching six Tanzanian handlers in charge of the dogs in the fight against the country’s poaching …


100 years ago in Spokane: Humane Society rounds up scraps; plans unveiled for new movie studio

Spokane’s dogs had a Christmas request for downtown diners: “Please order chicken or turkey and please do not pick the bones too clean.” That was the whimsical message supposedly signed …


Tips on finding housesitters to keep pets, homes secure

Wanted: Housesitter who watches pets while staying overnight. Rather than having a vacant house and the dog kenneled, some Spokane-area residents who travel prefer to pay someone trustworthy to remain …


Jury rules for Arpaio in lawsuit by senator’s son, ex-wife

An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff …


Cannabis-infused dog munchies planned by Canadian pot grower

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a small Canadian company operating in the country’s fast-emerging marijuana industry, plans to sell dog chews containing cannabis extracts.


Trainer turns pets into professional canine workers

MISSOULA – Fear smells different than apathy. Just ask your dog. It knows.


SCRAPS seeking foster homes after influx of cats and kittens

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Agency says it needs a lot more foster homes to help prepare its animals for life in the shelter, and ultimately for adoption.


Ambassadors brighten future for Scotchman Peak mountain goats

The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Washington state couple sentenced to jail for animal cruelty

A Deer Park couple has been sentenced to jail after nearly 40 dogs and some cats were removed from their property.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Oregon officials say sea lion disease could spread to dogs

State officials are warning Oregonians to keep their dogs away from sea lions.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Doping scandal roils another sport: Dogsledding

Cycling. Baseball. Track. Horse racing. Now dogsledding has become the latest professional sport to be engulfed in a doping scandal, this one involving the huskies that dash across the frozen …