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  • Study finds bringing pets to work helps reduce stress

    If your office seems like it’s going to the dogs, try bringing your dogs to the office. Researchers reported Friday that bringing Rover to work seems to reduce stress on …


  • Body of missing Moses Lake man found in reservoir

    Authorities today found what they believe to be the body of a Moses Lake man missing since Dec. 23.


  • 30 animals taken from Hillyard home

    Spokane Police assisted SpokAnimal CARE officers Wednesday in removing more than 30 dogs and cats from a Hillyard bungalow that carried such a heavy stench that workers were forced to …


  • Happy ending for dog missing after murder-suicide

    WASHOUGAL, Wash. - His hind legs trembled uncontrollably, and everyone who saw him agreed he desperately needed a bath to wash the grime off his black and white coat. Yet …


  • 7-month-old dog rescued by forestry trainees

    Nothing prepares adventurers for the anxiety of looking for a lost dog, especially in the backcountry as the sun sinks below the horizon and the coyotes yip in the distance. …


  • Traveling show features cats, dogs performing vaudeville acts

    The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a testament to cats and dogs living in harmony – or to be precise, entertaining in harmony. The cast list: 12 cats, 10 dogs, …


  • Lucky Milo back home after thrown from pickup

    Milo, a 6-year-old Jack Russell terrier, took an unexpected ride last week, apparently in a thief’s getaway car. The dog’s owner, Paul De Fazio, said someone stole items from his …


  • Woman, dogs killed in house fire

    A woman and her dogs died in a fire that ripped through her northeast Spokane home Friday. Inez L. Williams, 67, was described by friends and family as an animal …


  • Woman’s body found in fire-damaged home

    A woman and her dogs died in a fire that ripped through her northeast Spokane home Friday. Inez L. Williams, 67, was described by friends and family as an animal …


  • Spokane County dog park wildly popular all year long

    Two-year-old Dakota had a great time at the park recently, especially when he found a mud hole and rolled around in it. Dakota, a springer spaniel, comes to the Patricia …


  • Elusive dog pack killing animals in Eastern Washington

    A pack of dogs has killed about 100 animals in the past few months while eluding law enforcement and volunteers in Eastern Washington, residents and authorities said. The killings started …


  • Volunteers have created wildly popular trail system on bluff

    For more than two decades, a don’t-ask, don’t-tell volunteer trail-building effort has been wildly successful on the South Hill bluff below High Drive. Spokane has a premier neighborhood recreation area …


  • Dutiful Doo-Crew relieves South Hill bluff of waste

    A group of four women has taken on a heavy load in maintaining the natural appeal of the South Hill Bluff. They call themselves the Doo-Crew, and here’s the latest …


  • Report of puppy in dumpster was false, authorities say

    Animal authorities say reports of a Dalmatian puppy abandoned in a dumpster last week were false.


  • Therapy dog is a teacher’s aide

    Lynn Kovacich, a teacher at Barker High School, has recruited a unique helper to work with her students. Adams is a 3-year-old golden retriever who works as a therapy dog …


  • Dog trainer stresses importance of all-weather instruction

    “Some people say I’m living the dream,” Dan Hoke yelled with a smile from the back of his horse as he trotted into a near blizzard. “Of course, they’re never …


  • Dog park gets special grooming

    Fencing at Spokane’s new dog park is complete, but patrons have discovered a prickly new problem: burs. The burs, which grow on a weed called hound’s-tongue, get stuck in dogs’ …


  • Dog’s salute enraged Nazis

    Newly discovered documents have revealed a bizarre footnote to the history of the Second World War: a Finnish mutt whose imitation of the Hitler salute enraged the Nazis so deeply …


  • Canine appeal dominates commissioner’s first meeting

    New Spokane County Commissioner Al French was tested in doggy court Tuesday during his debut meeting. He cut to the chase in an appeal on behalf of Chaos and Henry, …


  • Teen kills dogs after fight with mother, police say

    A Chattaroy teenager killed his family’s dogs after threatening his mother with a knife on Monday, sheriff’s officials say.


  • Homeless dogs find homes

    Eight homeless hounds are no longer living in a broken-down Toyota Corolla. Five of the dogs were adopted early Saturday, after a story about them appeared on the front page …


  • Drug dog, new to Liberty Lake police, making a difference

    Calling J.J. energetic does not do the word justice. The Liberty Lake Police Department’s new drug dog is constantly in motion, whether he’s chewing on a tennis ball, greeting people …


  • Black Lab has a nose for arson

    He’s cute, he’s friendly, his tail wags a mile a minute and he has a badge on his red collar. Meet Mako, the new arson dog at the Spokane Valley …


  • PTSD concerns go beyond humans

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches …


  • Seized Hauser Lake dogs not up for adoption

    The dogs seized Friday during the investigation of a Hauser Lake-area dog-breeding operation are not up for adoption and are not in danger of being euthanized, officials said today.


  • Dog killed by poisoned sausage on trail

    Idaho wildlife officials are asking for help in finding the person who placed poisonous sausage along a hiking trail north of Clark Fork. One dog was killed and three others …


  • Miss Ellie, ‘ugliest dog,’ dies at 17

    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Miss Ellie, a small, bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her win Animal Planet’s “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest in 2009, has …


  • Chasing birdies

    Manito Golf & Country Club has a special agent on staff to keep its greens and fairways goose dropping-free. He works for room and board, all the pine cones he …


  • Two dozen dogs seized by officials

    Animal protection officers removed two dozen miniature Australian shepherds from a home west of Spokane this week in an ongoing illegal kennel and animal cruelty investigation. The dogs, along with …


  • South Hill dog death investigated

    A South Hill dog died mysteriously Tuesday after eating something in its backyard.

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