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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Spokane woman trains dogs in fight against poaching in Africa

Wagemann, an American Society of Canine Trainers instructor and University High School graduate, is coaching six Tanzanian handlers in charge of the dogs in the fight against the country’s poaching …


100 years ago in Spokane: Humane Society rounds up scraps; plans unveiled for new movie studio

Spokane’s dogs had a Christmas request for downtown diners: “Please order chicken or turkey and please do not pick the bones too clean.” That was the whimsical message supposedly signed …


Tips on finding housesitters to keep pets, homes secure

Wanted: Housesitter who watches pets while staying overnight. Rather than having a vacant house and the dog kenneled, some Spokane-area residents who travel prefer to pay someone trustworthy to remain …


Jury rules for Arpaio in lawsuit by senator’s son, ex-wife

An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff …


Cannabis-infused dog munchies planned by Canadian pot grower

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a small Canadian company operating in the country’s fast-emerging marijuana industry, plans to sell dog chews containing cannabis extracts.


Trainer turns pets into professional canine workers

MISSOULA – Fear smells different than apathy. Just ask your dog. It knows.


SCRAPS seeking foster homes after influx of cats and kittens

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Agency says it needs a lot more foster homes to help prepare its animals for life in the shelter, and ultimately for adoption.


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 …