Stories tagged: dogs
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
In brief: Coyotes hassling dogs on South Hill bluff
Coyotes are reportedly menacing dogs – mostly unleashed dogs – along the South Hill bluff trails below High Drive.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2016, 7 P.M.
Rich Landers: Puppy training challenges hunter in pursuit of perfect bird dog
Our biological clocks spare most 60-something couples from the life-changing accident of producing another offspring. This is nature’s way of protecting mature adults from torturous sleepless nights, potty training and …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 9:48 A.M.
Men taped themselves throwing firecrackers at dogs, police say
Police say detectives monitoring social media over the holiday weekend watched a live video of two men throwing fireworks at dogs chained in a backyard in South Carolina.
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016, 12:49 P.M.
No dogs allowed on Phoenix trails in blazing heat
When the temperature spikes, Phoenix trails will stay open for man but not for man’s best friend. City leaders on Thursday rejected a proposal to prohibit people from hiking in …
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 12:29 P.M.
Police: Off-duty cop shoots, kills pit bull during dog fight
Authorities in Vermont say an off-duty police officer shot and killed a pit bull that apparently attacked his dog at a dog park.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016, 2:37 P.M.
Spokane Valley opens first dog park
The Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department turned an area of the park at the northwest corner of Mission and Bowdish streets into the city’s first dog park.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016, 7 P.M.
Rainbow of gun dog breeds turns out for Chukar Challenge
This time a Lab won the grand prize.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 12:34 P.M.
14 working dogs poisoned with strychnine in southwestern Idaho
Fourteen stock and guard dogs in southwestern Idaho have been poisoned and 12 have died as a result of the same type of chemical.
TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016, 3:30 P.M.
New synthetic dog cadavers could replace shelter animals in vet schools
Alberta is a canine made entirely of synthetic material, created to provide veterinary students with anatomically correct bodies for surgical practice. The product is designed to replace the euthanized shelter …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Commission reinstates 2 police officers accused of ‘cowardice’
From our archives, 100 years ago The city’s Civil Service Commission reinstated two Spokane policemen who had been suspended for failing to prevent a bandit from holding up a streetcar …
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
New dog medication treats noise-related anxiety
Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit, thanks to the first prescription medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises.
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016, 1:06 P.M.
Karelian bear dogs condition wildlife, bag poachers while charming public
Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River…. It’s all …
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016, 2:28 P.M.
PTSD study: Using dogs to heal veterans has critics
Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, …
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 8:52 A.M.
At least 50 puppies, small dogs found in van behind pet store, police say
Authorities say they found at least 50 puppies and small dogs in steel crates inside a van behind a northern New Jersey pet store.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
Doggone good tale: Pup found 5 weeks after falling overboard
SAN DIEGO – It sounds like a pitch for a far-fetched movie: “Cast Away,” but with a dog instead of Tom Hanks. Only this sea tale is true. A California …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016, 4:44 P.M.
Rich Landers: Pet dogs caught up in Idaho’s wolf-control effort
Mary Franzel and her pets almost made it through Idaho’s 2015-16 wolf trapping season unscathed. On Friday, the Clark Fork resident was cross-country skiing north of town on Lightning Creek …
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 3:21 P.M.
92-year-old woman mauled by dogs dies
Hospital officials say a 92-year-old Washington woman has died after she was mauled by dogs.
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016, 10:31 A.M.
Dogs maul woman, 92, causing life-threatening injures
Police say a 92-year-old Washington woman is being treated for life-threatening injuries after she was mauled by dogs.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016, 9:53 A.M.
Southwest Idaho dog survives after being struck by 13 trains
Cats may have nine lives, but a dog in southwest Idaho seems to have a few more as it survived being struck by 13 trains.
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016, 7:58 A.M.
Labrador retrievers hit 25th year as top U.S. dog breed
Labrador retrievers still reign supreme after a quarter century as America’s most prevalent purebred dog. But French bulldogs are riding their je ne sais quoi toward new heights, and some …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016
Front Porch: Hissy fit over paper’s cat snub unwarranted
Complaints about media bias abound. Just about every week you’ll see a letter to the editor claiming that this newspaper leans to the left or reveres the right. Someone’s event/candidate/nonprofit …
FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2016, 1:52 P.M.
ASPCA rescues 600 animals from no-kill shelter
One of the largest rescues of companion animals in the history of the ASPCA is being carried out in North Carolina, where 600 or more dogs, cats, horses and other …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016, 5:35 P.M.
Christilaw: Ludivine offers inspiration for wannabe runners
There are those who insist you don’t just roll off the couch and run a marathon. Those people haven’t met Ludivine from Elkmont, Alabama.
THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2016, 12:06 P.M.
SCRAPS rescued more than 10,000 animals in 2015
Last year SCRAPS rescued more than 10,000 animals. In 2016 they’ve already rescued 75.
FRIDAY, NOV. 27, 2015, 7:25 P.M.
Family dogs die in fire
A house fire killed three dogs Friday.
TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2015, 10:11 P.M.
Woman dies in Lincoln Park pond
A woman died Tuesday after she fell through the ice at the pond at Lincoln Park on the South Hill. Fire crews were called to the park by a someone …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, OCT. 31, 2015, 7:51 P.M.
Spokane Pomeranian in running for Seattle Seahawks’ ‘12th Dog’
A local Pomeranian named Lacy is facing stiff competition to be named the Seattle Seahawks’ “12th Dog.” The online contest benefits an animal rescue in Western Washington.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2015, 3:54 P.M.
Dogs with busy social lives dress up for more than Halloween
The National Retail Federation estimates that 20 million pet owners will dress their pets this Halloween, spending $350 million on the costumes.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, OCT. 24, 2015, 10:24 P.M.
SCRAPS hosts educational event about pit bulls
Young Django, a pit bull mix, happily sniffed everyone within reach Saturday, his tail wagging as he sought out head rubs and ear scratches.
MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2015, 2:53 P.M.
Dog DNA study says Fido first appeared in Central Asia
Where did dogs first arrive on the scene? Scientists have long debated that question, and now a study of doggie DNA from around the world is pointing to Central Asia. …