Stories tagged: dogs
Mon., May 16, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
New dog medication treats noise-related anxiety
Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit, thanks to the first prescription medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises.
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
Karelian bear dogs condition wildlife, bag poachers while charming public
Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River…. It’s all …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
PTSD study: Using dogs to heal veterans has critics
Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
At least 50 puppies, small dogs found in van behind pet store, police say
Authorities say they found at least 50 puppies and small dogs in steel crates inside a van behind a northern New Jersey pet store.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Doggone good tale: Pup found 5 weeks after falling overboard
SAN DIEGO – It sounds like a pitch for a far-fetched movie: “Cast Away,” but with a dog instead of Tom Hanks. Only this sea tale is true. A California …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Rich Landers: Pet dogs caught up in Idaho’s wolf-control effort
Mary Franzel and her pets almost made it through Idaho’s 2015-16 wolf trapping season unscathed. On Friday, the Clark Fork resident was cross-country skiing north of town on Lightning Creek …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
92-year-old woman mauled by dogs dies
Hospital officials say a 92-year-old Washington woman has died after she was mauled by dogs.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Dogs maul woman, 92, causing life-threatening injures
Police say a 92-year-old Washington woman is being treated for life-threatening injuries after she was mauled by dogs.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Southwest Idaho dog survives after being struck by 13 trains
Cats may have nine lives, but a dog in southwest Idaho seems to have a few more as it survived being struck by 13 trains.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Labrador retrievers hit 25th year as top U.S. dog breed
Labrador retrievers still reign supreme after a quarter century as America’s most prevalent purebred dog. But French bulldogs are riding their je ne sais quoi toward new heights, and some …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, midnight
Front Porch: Hissy fit over paper’s cat snub unwarranted
Complaints about media bias abound. Just about every week you’ll see a letter to the editor claiming that this newspaper leans to the left or reveres the right. Someone’s event/candidate/nonprofit …
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
ASPCA rescues 600 animals from no-kill shelter
One of the largest rescues of companion animals in the history of the ASPCA is being carried out in North Carolina, where 600 or more dogs, cats, horses and other …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Christilaw: Ludivine offers inspiration for wannabe runners
There are those who insist you don’t just roll off the couch and run a marathon. Those people haven’t met Ludivine from Elkmont, Alabama.
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
SCRAPS rescued more than 10,000 animals in 2015
Last year SCRAPS rescued more than 10,000 animals. In 2016 they’ve already rescued 75.
Fri., Nov. 27, 2015, 7:25 p.m.
Family dogs die in fire
A house fire killed three dogs Friday.
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 10:11 p.m.
Woman dies in Lincoln Park pond
A woman died Tuesday after she fell through the ice at the pond at Lincoln Park on the South Hill. Fire crews were called to the park by a someone …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 7:51 p.m.
Spokane Pomeranian in running for Seattle Seahawks’ ‘12th Dog’
A local Pomeranian named Lacy is facing stiff competition to be named the Seattle Seahawks’ “12th Dog.” The online contest benefits an animal rescue in Western Washington.
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 3:54 p.m.
Dogs with busy social lives dress up for more than Halloween
The National Retail Federation estimates that 20 million pet owners will dress their pets this Halloween, spending $350 million on the costumes.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 10:24 p.m.
SCRAPS hosts educational event about pit bulls
Young Django, a pit bull mix, happily sniffed everyone within reach Saturday, his tail wagging as he sought out head rubs and ear scratches.
Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 2:53 p.m.
Dog DNA study says Fido first appeared in Central Asia
Where did dogs first arrive on the scene? Scientists have long debated that question, and now a study of doggie DNA from around the world is pointing to Central Asia. …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 18, 2015, 9 a.m.
Early morning dog walkers find friendship and support
What began as a random meeting of casual dog-walkers has grown into a tight-knit group of friends, drawn together by a love of their neighborhood park and by dogs who …
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015, midnight
Rich Landers: Well, well…guess where I found my lost hunting dog?
A short preseason bird-dog workout session turned into a marathon when my English setter ran out of sight and never came back this morning. I was trying to take advantage …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015, midnight
Trail workers rescue footsore pets
After spending almost two weeks in July wandering on their own deep into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Jim Cain’s two English cocker spaniels seem to have recovered from their re-enactment …
Thu., Sept. 17, 2015, midnight
Bird dogs need preseason conditioning as much as the hunters
Bird dogs are tough and have a passion to go, but they’re not invincible. Dogs need a handler’s attention before, during and after a hunt to get the most out …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015, midnight
SCRAPS animals head by vanload to Seattle to relieve crowding
Of the 25 cats loaded into the van Sue Anderson drove last week to Seattle, there was one she wanted to make sure rode shotgun. A very pregnant white mother …
Thu., July 16, 2015, midnight
Trout dogs are just as eager for fishing action as their owners.
They can be bird dogs or lap dogs, pure-breds or mongrels, but they all share a trait: They have an insatiable appetite for being close to the action of fish …
Sun., July 12, 2015, midnight
Jeanne Kelp grew up in Spokane surrounded by pets – dogs, cats, birds, rats – and imagined someday becoming a veterinarian. “That didn’t work out,” she says matter-of-factly.
Sun., July 5, 2015, midnight
Scat-sniffing dogs unleashing wildlife science
Poop-sniffing dogs could help unlock many mysteries about wolves and their role in the ecosystem. And the dogs could be key to getting the public to understand the science involved, …
Sat., July 4, 2015, midnight
Small dog park in works for Spokane Valley
A pocket dog park is not just for small dogs. It’s a fully functioning dog park in a smaller space, and the city of Spokane Valley is planning on putting …
Thu., July 2, 2015, 5:22 a.m.
Poop-sniffing dogs work for wildlife researchers
Shelter dogs too intense or feisty to be adopted are helping wildlife scientists by doing what comes naturally – running through the woods and sniffing for the poop of other …