Stories tagged: dogs
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 …
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
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.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Creature feature: Mona Lisa needs a home
Mona Lisa is a sweet, quiet dog.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:27 a.m.
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.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
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.
Fri., July 28, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
Cannabis for our canines
When Deb Lynam’s golden retriever Benny suffered a major medical episode, she initially sought out traditional veterinary medicine.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
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.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
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 …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
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.
Sun., July 9, 2017
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.
Sat., July 1, 2017
Hot dogs in hot cars: When to leave Fido at home
Leslie Mitcham is tired of being called an abusive pet owner.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Montana woman on life support after she was mauled by 2 dogs
A Montana woman is on life support after she was mauled by two dogs over the weekend.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Portland woman breaks into hot Mercedes to rescue dog
A Portland woman says she used a car jack to break a window after spotting a dog stuck inside of a Mercedes in 89 degree- weather with little air.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world’s ugliest dog
Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Police: 84 neglected Great Danes seized, most from mansion
Police and animal welfare workers in New Hampshire say they’ve seized 84 neglected Great Danes, most of them from an eight-bedroom mansion that had floors covered with feces.
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 …