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Dog food recalled after euthanasia drug found in can. One dog dead.

It was New Year’s Eve when Nikki Mael fed her four pugs – Tito, Tank, Tito, Tinkerbell and Talula – the single can of dog food, Evanger’s Hunk of Beef, …


Alaskan huskies bred for all-around sledding performance

The Alaskan husky used by most dog mushers in Alaska isn’t really a breed, at least not in the way kennel clubs think of pedigree.


96-year-old Philly woman critical after 2 pit bulls attack

Philadelphia police say two pit bulls have mauled and critically injured a 96-year-old woman.


103 puppies rescued after delivery van crashes in NY

An animal welfare group is caring for the scores of puppies that were being transported in a box van when it crashed and overturned on an upstate New York highway.


Dogs rescued from meat trade arrive in Southern Oregon

The new digs for eight dogs that arrived at the Southern Oregon Humane Society last weekend include amenities the pooches never have had before.


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3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing

Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow – giving them new hope …


Front Porch: Dog’s fishy tale has a happy holiday ending

Chocolate and dogs don’t mix.


Call “Buddy” or “Bella,” and hundreds of Spokane County dogs might come running

Don’t just give a dog a name. Give a dog a good name. Always.


Dog lovers gather to remember 19 dogs who died in Tumwater fire

A half-dozen dog lovers gathered at twilight Sunday at Percival Landing to remember the 19 dogs that died in a Tumwater fire 10 days ago.


Spokane skier, dogs qualify for world skijoring championships

A Spokane nordic skier and his dogs have qualified for the big-leagues of skijoring.


Owner’s dogs killed pet wallabies, investigation concludes

A veterinarian’s report shows that three wallabies killed in their northeast Spokane yard in mid-December were mauled and partially eaten by their owner’s two dogs, a mastiff named Mischief and …


Woman leaves entire $1.2 million estate to animal shelter

A Tennessee woman’s $1.2 million estate has gone to the dogs – and cats, too.


WSU researcher honored for creating a gene test to save dogs

For years, veterinarians struggled to understand why a common heartworm medicine causes some dogs to fall into a coma and die. But they knew it primarily affects herding dogs, such …


Doing homework on pet sitters can save owners heartache

Neither the city of Spokane nor Spokane Valley regulates or inspects pet-sitting operations in private homes, unless neighbors complain about the number of animals.


Ranked Washington rivals may divide families more than politics

Joyce Schroeder threw on her robe and hurried outside in below freezing temperatures to grab the morning newspaper. It was Nov. 20, 1976, the day the Washington State Cougars would …


Turkey day goes to the dogs for good cause

Dogs and their people took part in a 2-mile walk Thursday morning at High Bridge Park to raise funds for the dog park there.


Dogs indicate presence of mussels in Montana reservoirs

Dogs trained to detect aquatic invasive species have alerted Montana officials to the presence of invasive mussels in two reservoirs.


DIY pet beds should be cozy, safe

There are as many ideas for do-it-yourself pet beds as there are kinds of pets. Projects range from simple sewing patterns to complex woodwork. But the goal is a safe, …


Duck stamp reflects Clarkston woman’s hunting, birding and artistic talent

The work of a Clarkston, Washington, woman will be in the wallets of thousands of sportsmen in Delaware next fall.


Out & About: Hunting dog clubs organize for more clout

Sporting dog clubs in Washington are joining under a new umbrella group to have a stronger statewide voice, especially in maintaining public areas to train and trial their dogs.


Cats, dogs and cockroaches get special blessings at Spokane churches

From the pews in the back of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the pastor’s voice sounded a bit muffled – drowned out by a chorus of panting dogs.


Dog finds religion in standoff with praying mantis

A praying mantis is a tough dude among bugs. It’s born to fight, not to flee even a bone-crunching dog.


Is your dog’s Halloween costume sexist?

Young girls may be discarding their princess wands for superhero capes this Halloween, but not so in the canine world. The glass ceiling appears to be firmly in place at …


The Slice: Good dogs, one and all

There’s a temptation to declare every one of the canines entered in The Slice’s contest to be co-winners. They’re all good dogs. But the idea was to select the best, …


More than 100 dogs seized in Western Montana over cruelty allegations

More than 100 dogs have been seized at a Charlo kennel after prosecutors and the kennel’s owner’s reached an agreement to defer prosecution of felony aggravated animal cruelty charges.


Dog swim sessions close out pool season

Pools in Spokane and Spokane Valley are going to the dogs this weekend to give pups a chance to frolic before the pools are closed for the year.


In brief: Coyotes hassling dogs on South Hill bluff

Coyotes are reportedly menacing dogs – mostly unleashed dogs – along the South Hill bluff trails below High Drive.


Rich Landers: Puppy training challenges hunter in pursuit of perfect bird dog

Our biological clocks spare most 60-something couples from the life-changing accident of producing another offspring. This is nature’s way of protecting mature adults from torturous sleepless nights, potty training and …


Men taped themselves throwing firecrackers at dogs, police say

Police say detectives monitoring social media over the holiday weekend watched a live video of two men throwing fireworks at dogs chained in a backyard in South Carolina.


No dogs allowed on Phoenix trails in blazing heat

When the temperature spikes, Phoenix trails will stay open for man but not for man’s best friend. City leaders on Thursday rejected a proposal to prohibit people from hiking in …