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Bears dogged in King County

Three Karelian bear dogs are being employed by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department this year to help deal with bear problems, primarily in eastern King County. The medium-size, Finnish …


Ticks ready to feast

Ticks are becoming active in areas around Spokane. Check yourself and your pet after being out. Ticks usually probe around a potential host for a few hours before choosing a …


Sandpoint dogs poisoned by strychnine

When Frank and Carrie Corallino, of Sandpoint, returned home from work on Jan. 30, they instantly knew something was wrong with Scooby, their 2-year-old Labrador retriever-Rhodesian ridgeback mix. He greeted …


Reward offered in Sandpoint dog poisonings

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who used strychnine to kill two Sandpoint dogs.


Missing K-9 dog found, back on duty

SAGLE, Idaho – A K-9 drug-detection dog named Zip is back on the job in North Idaho. The 7-year-old border collie with a white stripe down his face and black …


Update to dog law unleashes outcry

OLYMPIA – No, lawmakers aren’t declaring open season on Fido. On Monday, Washington’s state Senate approved one of the most misunderstood bills of the year: Senate Bill 5200.


Unwanted dogs serve as guards

BOISE – Cookie glowers from behind the razor wire, lips curled back in a snarl. Deemed too dangerous to be pets, Cookie and the rest of his pack were to …


Once ill and retired, spaniel is best in show

NEW YORK – This old dog taught Westminster a new trick. At 10, a Sussex spaniel called Stump became the oldest best in show winner at America’s top canine competition, …


Snow hounds game

Deep snow isn’t the only curse dogging wildlife in the region this week. “Loose dogs are taking a toll on deer,” Wanda Clifford, Inland Northwest Wildlife Council executive director, said …


SCRAPS seeks help with record influx of puppies

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, 2521 N. Flora Road, is looking for help from the community. Since October SCRAPS has received more than 200 puppies, more than any other …


In this game of tug, the dog’s the prize

Every dog has his day, and it looks as if Harlee the black Pomeranian will have his day in court. The Spokane County family that lost Harlee in summer 2007 …


Best friends, big bucks

Dave Scott has a University of Washington diploma and season football tickets at Husky Stadium. But lately, a lot of his time and money have gone to a certain cross-state …


Day of wet fur, toothy grins

Max had no problem with it. Neither did Charlie. And after a few swims and jumps, Baxter could barely contain himself. “Take a deep breath, OK?” Kimberly Morse told the …


A Winning Mix

The American Kennel Club recently announced that the Labrador retriever was America’s most popular dog. Wrong.


Train dog to handle your absence

One of the most common and frustrating behavior disorders in dogs is separation anxiety. Most dogs experience some stress or anxiety when we leave them to go to work or …


Shelter sets no-kill policy

Arthur was as nervous as a college student before a final exam. Only for Arthur – he’s a stray dog turned in to SpokAnimal CARE – passing this test was …


Woman’s dog training ability a ‘gift’

It’s impossible to sneak into Kat Peterson’s Spirit Lake home unnoticed. While security systems may fail, the natural instincts of her seven German shepherds never falter. “Their job is to …


Hypothyroidism common in dogs

The thyroid gland, located in the neck, produces thyroid hormone thatregulates metabolism and affects every organ in the body. Millions of Americans must take an oral thyroid supplement each day …