Stories tagged: dogs
Sat., June 17, 2017, 4 p.m.
Everything is Copy: Helen is top of the class
The politics of dog ownership are more fraught than a middle school playground. What we have in common is that we love our canine companions and see them as family …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Two dogs die in Spokane Valley house fire despite efforts from neighbors, fire crews
Two dogs died in a mobile home fire Wednesday evening despite the efforts of neighbors and crews from the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Field Reports: Chukar Challenge event for all gun dog breeds
The annual hunting dog event that pits flushers against pointers is set for June 9, hosted by the Spokane Bird Dog Association. It’s all in the name of good times, …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
Lawmakers demand more info on VA dog experiments
Members of Congress sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs asking for more information about the department’s experiments on dogs.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
Match for mutts? New website helps people adopt the best dog
The new online business How I Met My Dog works like Match or eHarmony, fitting humans with dogs based on what really matters: personality, lifestyle and behavior. Several other online …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog and cat meat
Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 6:08 a.m.
Booming online sales mean more dog bites for mail carriers
Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Penny Simonson: Lookout, she’s had another of her ideas
Where’s the dividing line between chasing impossible dreams, and bringing home a new puppy? Ask Penny Simonson’s husband.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Tribe euthanizes dog pack after 2-year-old boy attacked
Animal control officials have euthanized eight of 11 dogs that attacked and seriously injured a 2-year-old boy north of Pocatello.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Super pooches: Volunteers train canines for search and rescue
In collaboration with two instructors from Ravalli County Search and Rescue in Hamilton, Montana, about 16 volunteers took lessons on first aid, restraining techniques for other animals, and how to …
Sun., March 26, 2017
BBB tip of the week: Look out for puppy fever
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Dog parenthood for beginners
I have never had a dog. I seem like a dog sort of person, what with all my outdoorsing and needing Lassie to fetch help. I grew up with dogs …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Labradors extend purebred dog popularity record; Rottweilers rise
Labrador retrievers have extended their record run as America’s most popular dog breed, leading the American Kennel Club’s new rankings for a 26th straight year. But Rottweilers are enjoying renewed …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
Loose-running dogs in parks haunt abiders of county leash law
People who let their dogs run loose with them in the Dishman Hills have prompted at least one neighbor to hike the trails packing bear spray – and sometimes a …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:32 a.m.
Dog attack leaves former county commissioner packing protection
Being a Spokane County commissioner didn’t give Mark Richard any special protection from a terrifying encounter with off-leash dogs.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Oregon capital has ticket for off-leash dogs
Escalating complaints about loose-running dogs weighed heavy in the decision by the city of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, to hire its first city parks ranger.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
Fan-friendly event kicks off Iditarod race across Alaska
The sound of howling dogs filled downtown Anchorage on Saturday as mushers from around the world gathered for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Fri., March 3, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Quarantine ordered for dogs in Eastern Washington in response to feared rabies outbreak
A quarantine was in effect against unmuzzled, free-running dogs in Spokane and nine other Eastern Washington counties – yet The Spokesman-Review reported that “unmuzzled dogs cavorted gleefully in the downtown …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
Washington lawmakers back protections for guide dogs, new penalties for inhumanely tethering dogs
Legislators pass two bills to give greater protections to dogs.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
Opposition to proposed downtown dog ban in Eugene
A proposed downtown dog ban in Eugene is being criticized as discriminatory against homeless people and impossible to enforce.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 5 a.m.
Laslo, sheriff’s K-9 who helped catch nearly 500 suspects, is retiring
Spokane County sheriff’s K-9 Laslo is retiring after assisting in nearly 500 apprehensions.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Spokane man shoots pit bull in the head in self-defense
A man shot an attacking pit bull in the head, Wednesday morning according to SCRAPS director Nancy Hill.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Resident, two dogs saved from burning Spokane Valley home
One person was injured in an early morning kitchen fire Saturday but two dogs were rescued from the home unharmed.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
After near miss, German shepherd tries to win Westminster
The moment any German shepherd steps into the dog show ring at Madison Square Garden, the crowd goes crazy. New Yorkers just love ’em. Some say it’s because rooting for …
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Dogcatcher prepares to round up unlicensed dogs
From our archive, 100 years ago City officials were preparing to round up all of the city’s illegals – illegal dogs, that is.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Cats at the Westminster dog show? Sort of, in a first
Dogs from petite papillons to muscular Rottweilers showed off their four-footed agility Saturday at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, tackling obstacles from hurdles to tunnels. And next door, so …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Dog food recalled after euthanasia drug found in can. One dog dead.
It was New Year’s Eve when Nikki Mael fed her four pugs – Tito, Tank, Tito, Tinkerbell and Talula – the single can of dog food, Evanger’s Hunk of Beef, …
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Alaskan huskies bred for all-around sledding performance
The Alaskan husky used by most dog mushers in Alaska isn’t really a breed, at least not in the way kennel clubs think of pedigree.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 7:05 a.m.
96-year-old Philly woman critical after 2 pit bulls attack
Philadelphia police say two pit bulls have mauled and critically injured a 96-year-old woman.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
103 puppies rescued after delivery van crashes in NY
An animal welfare group is caring for the scores of puppies that were being transported in a box van when it crashed and overturned on an upstate New York highway.