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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.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

Cats at the Westminster dog show? Sort of, in a first

Dogs from petite papillons to muscular Rottweilers showed off their four-footed agility Saturday at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, tackling obstacles from hurdles to tunnels. And next door, so …


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.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

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.