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Ambassadors brighten future for Scotchman Peak mountain goats

The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Washington state couple sentenced to jail for animal cruelty

A Deer Park couple has been sentenced to jail after nearly 40 dogs and some cats were removed from their property.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Oregon officials say sea lion disease could spread to dogs

State officials are warning Oregonians to keep their dogs away from sea lions.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Doping scandal roils another sport: Dogsledding

Cycling. Baseball. Track. Horse racing. Now dogsledding has become the latest professional sport to be engulfed in a doping scandal, this one involving the huskies that dash across the frozen …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Parvovirus scare averted, Humane Society pups get a good scrubbing

Giving 70 dogs a bath in one day is a surprisingly straightforward operation.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Dogs test positive for drugs in Alaska’s Iditarod

For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials …


Trial in seizure of 84 Great Danes to begin in New Hampshire

A New Hampshire woman charged with animal cruelty after 84 Great Danes were seized from her home is going on trial, but first a judge will consider her request to …


De-skunking your dog: be prepared with a kit

Any hunting dog with gift for finding birds also has a nose for trouble. It’s in the contract you accept when pup joins your world. That’s why I’m always prepared …


Tips on safe traveling with man’s best friend

Field dogs do their part on a road trip by being good listeners, taking the blame for occasional foul odors in the cab and being eager for any hiking, hunting, …


Tacoma officials investigate dog deaths linked to city park

Tacoma parks officials are asking for pets to stay out of a city park while they investigate reports that three dogs died from a possible bacterial disease.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

Woman removed from plane at Baltimore airport after reporting allergy, refusing to leave

Police removed a woman from a Southwest Airlines flight before it left Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Tuesday night, after she reported a life-threatening allergy to two animals aboard …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene police looking for suspected dog poisoner

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is again looking for a serial animal abuser, suspected most recently of deliberately poisoning pieces of cooked meat and leaving them for dogs to find.


Responders ram driveway gate to save UPS driver from dogs

Authorities say firefighters in Washington state rammed through a driveway gate to save a delivery driver who was being mauled by pit bulls.


Ammi Midstokke: The brown dog reaches adolescence

The only thing more obnoxious than a parent who thinks their kids are infallible is a dog owner blind to the grievances of their dog. Thank goodness both my child …


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: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Dog dies in Spokane Valley house fire with no working smoke detectors

A dog died in a house fire in Spokane Valley early Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Dozens of dogs make a splash at annual Spokane ‘Doggie Dip’

Dozens of dogs swam, played and barked for an hour and a half during Doggie Dip – a yearly event that brings hundreds of dogs to city pools for the …


More than 200 doomed Puerto Rico dogs saved by airlift to U.S.

They were a mix of breeds and sizes, ranging from puppies to seniors. All faced a grim future in Puerto Rico animal shelters, where chronic overcrowding results in many dogs …


Pet stocks beat the market as animal owners open their wallets

The Pet Passion index, a tracker created by Motif Investing that follows pet-related companies, has returned 19 percent over the past year as of Thursday’s stock-market close, sprinting well ahead …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Dog tethering safety standards in Washington adopted by city of Spokane

Adopting the safety requirements laid out in a new state law will allow agents from SCRAPS, the region’s animal control agency, to issue citations within city limits, Director Nancy Hill …


Who has the best dog in Spokane? You do

Calling all dog parents: We’re looking for photos of the best local dogs for National Dog Day.


Creature feature: Mona Lisa needs a home

Mona Lisa is a sweet, quiet dog.


Hiker with dog has close wolf encounter in North Idaho

I’d planned a July day hike with my dog along a North Idaho stream for a good dose of outdoor exercise and a cool respite from the summer heat. The …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

A skateboarding bulldog: Meet George, a very good boy

Unlike many dogs, George isn’t partial to walks. His speedometer is used to a quicker pace, one with a touch more zip.


Reader Photo: Dog days of summer fishing

Benjamin Read and his dog, Piton, stay cool while wet wading to fish at a North Idaho lake.


Cannabis for our canines

When Deb Lynam’s golden retriever Benny suffered a major medical episode, she initially sought out traditional veterinary medicine.


Humane Society makes a summer plea for help

It was a typical day Thursday at the Whitman County Humane Society in Pullman – dogs barked, rats paced, cats meowed. The only thing missing was a human volunteer.


Rich Landers: Washington State vet helps bird dog owners get over hump on neutering

To neuter or not to neuter? Our family has pondered this decision six times and it still sinks my wife into a bog of anxiety, at least in the case …


Oregon panel to decide whether 4 dogs get death penalty

Commissioners in an Oregon county must decide the fates of four dogs that seriously injured a 10-year-old girl.


Idaho Fish and Game trains dogs to track wildlife, people

Idaho is beginning to embrace the concept of pairing state Department of Fish and Game conservation officers with service dogs.