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Drug dog, new to Liberty Lake police, making a difference

Calling J.J. energetic does not do the word justice. The Liberty Lake Police Department’s new drug dog is constantly in motion, whether he’s chewing on a tennis ball, greeting people …


Black Lab has a nose for arson

He’s cute, he’s friendly, his tail wags a mile a minute and he has a badge on his red collar. Meet Mako, the new arson dog at the Spokane Valley …


PTSD concerns go beyond humans

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches …


Seized Hauser Lake dogs not up for adoption

The dogs seized Friday during the investigation of a Hauser Lake-area dog-breeding operation are not up for adoption and are not in danger of being euthanized, officials said today.


Dog killed by poisoned sausage on trail

Idaho wildlife officials are asking for help in finding the person who placed poisonous sausage along a hiking trail north of Clark Fork. One dog was killed and three others …


Miss Ellie, ‘ugliest dog,’ dies at 17

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Miss Ellie, a small, bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her win Animal Planet’s “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest in 2009, has …


Chasing birdies

Manito Golf & Country Club has a special agent on staff to keep its greens and fairways goose dropping-free. He works for room and board, all the pine cones he …


Two dozen dogs seized by officials

Animal protection officers removed two dozen miniature Australian shepherds from a home west of Spokane this week in an ongoing illegal kennel and animal cruelty investigation. The dogs, along with …


South Hill dog death investigated

A South Hill dog died mysteriously Tuesday after eating something in its backyard.


Poison suspected in another dog death

A South Hill dog died mysteriously Tuesday after eating something in its back yard.


No poison found in latest meatball

No poison was detected in meat found in a Spokane woman’s yard in the 900 block of East 36th Avenue on Monday, the Spokane Regional Animal Protection Service announced Thursday. …


WSU vets: Meatballs that killed dogs contained strychnine

Washington State University veterinarians say a meatball found on a Spokane woman’s property contained the poison strychnine. KREM says that woman’s dog died last week after eating another meatball.


Dog poisonings leave trail of questions and anguish

Abby collapsed near the back steps, convulsing before her owner took her inside, where she died. Her companion, Snoopy, died shortly after, both victims of what animal control officials suspect …


Poisoned dog treats not confined to one area

A homeowner near 36th Street and Grand Boulevard found a suspicious meatball Monday similar to those suspected to have killed two dogs on Friday. An animal-control official in Spokane said …


Let’s get it right about woman’s best friend

Women say this to other women all the time: “You don’t need a husband, honey. You need a dog.”


Black labs switched by Issaquah kennel

Two black labs didn’t make it home for Christmas this year. The two pooches swapped homes after a mix-up at an Eastside dog hotel led them to be released to …


Attacked dog recovers slowly

Cocoa Butter, a tiny Shih Tzu, has not been the same since a stranger snatched her from a parked car last June, swung her by her leash and slammed her …


A bird hunter’s affinity for big-running dogs

‘That’s a great bird dog: He hunts real close.” Those two phrases run together in the gun dog world as commonly as closed minds and cranked up E-collars.


Best-selling effort needs more bark

Jack, come sit at my feet, my faithful and loyal dog. We need to have a long, serious and difficult talk. I’ve decided that I need a dog with a …


Dog shot with hunting arrow in north Spokane

A national animal rights group is offering $2,500 for tips that help arrest the person responsible for shooting a dog with a hunting arrow.


Kootenai Co. deputies shoot pug snarling I-90 traffic

Sheriff’s deputies say they were forced to shoot a pug on Interstate 90 after they were unable to catch the dog during rush hour traffic.


This home can’t stay dogless long

I miss having a dog. In addition to being the wonderful creatures that they are all by themselves, dogs really do inspire the humans around them to be better people. …


Dog beating suspect turns himself in

The man accused of beating a dog outside Spokane City Hall in June turned himself in early this morning.


Without money for shelter, animal control’s in tight spot

Spokane’s inability to pay for an expanded dog and cat shelter has put the future of animal control in question four months before the city is scheduled to join a …


Oldest pooch dies at 147 – in dog years

NEW YORK – A wire-haired dachshund that held the record as the world’s oldest dog has died on Long Island at age 21 – or 147 in dog years. Chanel …


One nation, under dog

A dog pack blamed for the killings of a Georgia couple is a reminder of the fragility of mankind’s pact with canines. Underlying the relationship between the species is a …


Feature Creature: Smokey

Smokey is a young guy who was picked up running around on his own. Plain looking black dogs are often overlooked at the shelter, but Smokey is so special he …


More charges filed in Kennewick puppy mill

KENNEWICK — More charges have been filed against a Kennewick, Wash., woman who is accused of failing to feed and care for 370 American Eskimo dogs.


Feature Creature: Griffey

What a happy dog! Griffey is more than 10 years old and still has the heart of a much younger dog. He is neutered and ready to come on home …


Falling into puppy love

She wakes you up at 4 a.m. with her yowling, and you’d best respond by throwing on a jacket and dashing outdoors. Sadie needs to pee. Sadie is our six-week-old …