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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.

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.

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world’s ugliest dog

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion.

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.

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.

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, …

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

BBB tip of the week: Look out for puppy fever


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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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.