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Dutiful Doo-Crew relieves South Hill bluff of waste

A group of four women has taken on a heavy load in maintaining the natural appeal of the South Hill Bluff. They call themselves the Doo-Crew, and here’s the latest …


Report of puppy in dumpster was false, authorities say

Animal authorities say reports of a Dalmatian puppy abandoned in a dumpster last week were false.


Therapy dog is a teacher’s aide

Lynn Kovacich, a teacher at Barker High School, has recruited a unique helper to work with her students. Adams is a 3-year-old golden retriever who works as a therapy dog …


Dog trainer stresses importance of all-weather instruction

“Some people say I’m living the dream,” Dan Hoke yelled with a smile from the back of his horse as he trotted into a near blizzard. “Of course, they’re never …


Dog park gets special grooming

Fencing at Spokane’s new dog park is complete, but patrons have discovered a prickly new problem: burs. The burs, which grow on a weed called hound’s-tongue, get stuck in dogs’ …


Dog’s salute enraged Nazis

Newly discovered documents have revealed a bizarre footnote to the history of the Second World War: a Finnish mutt whose imitation of the Hitler salute enraged the Nazis so deeply …


Canine appeal dominates commissioner’s first meeting

New Spokane County Commissioner Al French was tested in doggy court Tuesday during his debut meeting. He cut to the chase in an appeal on behalf of Chaos and Henry, …


Teen kills dogs after fight with mother, police say

A Chattaroy teenager killed his family’s dogs after threatening his mother with a knife on Monday, sheriff’s officials say.


Homeless dogs find homes

Eight homeless hounds are no longer living in a broken-down Toyota Corolla. Five of the dogs were adopted early Saturday, after a story about them appeared on the front page …


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.