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Monday, April 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Veteran instructor keeps live-fire in hunter education

Jack Dolan, 72, is a veteran hunter education instructor who’s proud to be old-fashioned. “You must get behind the wheel and prove you can drive a vehicle in traffic before …


Woman rescues dog that lived in Liberty Lake field for years

Ginger’s smile hides a hard history. The amber-colored Weimaraner-mix dog doesn’t shy from petting hands or treats. Her tail wags when she hears the voice of her owner, Carmel Travis. …


Newlyweds searching for lost dog near Sprague, Wash.

A pair of Seattle newlyweds recently married in Spokane are searching frantically for their dog, lost after a rollover accident near Sprague Lake last week. Sarah Cressey, 21, had just …


Doug Clark: Pooch park stink, really? Pour me a growler

What the hell’s happened to civil disobedience? This question came to mind upon reading about the recent heartburn at a South Hill dog park.


Users of unofficial dog park stirred by rumored closure

Some users of a popular but unofficial off-leash dog park on Spokane’s South Hill were threatening to chain themselves to the fence there after a complaint sparked rumors that it …


Dog birth control shots could limit populations

LOS ANGELES — A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Dogs that weren’t caught were covered in mange …


Sign language a new trick for old dogs

Buster Brown, my big mutt from the dog pound, is now 10 years old. Perhaps because he’s a senior citizen, it took him a full week to learn how to …


Out & About: Free fishing offered in Idaho, Washington

OUTDO – Washington and Idaho are among the many states offering free fishing – no fishing license required – next weekend.


Landers: Readers react to skunk-smell solution

Skunks and dogs, gobblers and deer – both are on the outdoors column agenda today. Buckle up. De-skunking recipe: Last week’s column on the simple, time-proven recipe for removing the …


Landers: Readers react to skunk-smell solution

Skunks and dogs, gobblers and deer – both are on the outdoors column agenda today. Buckle up.


Skunked dog? Landers has recipe for remedy

Any hunting dog with gift for finding birds also has a nose for trouble. It’s in the contract you accept when a pup joins your world. That’s why I’m always …


Out & About: Spring training for bird dogs

OUTHUNT – A clinic for owners of pointing dogs of all ages and abilities is set for 8 a.m.-noon on June 8 at the Spokane Bird Dog Association’s Espanola training …


If there’s a special dog in your life, Boomer U wants to hear about it

Baby boomers, has a dog changed your life? Bringing companionship to an empty nest, keeping you active, providing laughter and friendship just when you needed it most? Or perhaps you …


If there’s a special dog in your life, Boomer U wants to hear about it

Baby boomers, has a dog changed your life? Bringing companionship to an empty nest, keeping you active, providing laughter and friendship just when you needed it most? Or perhaps you …


Musher plans for new team, honors old

Dog musher Von Martin, who adopted his first sled dog 21 years ago, honors each of his dogs that have died by placing their ashes in wooden boxes next to …


Spokane’s pet cause

Ever wondered what the most popular pet name is? Locally, it’s Buddy for dogs and Missy for cats.


Homeless puppies train to be service dogs

MEDFORD, Ore. – Marine Corps veteran Jim Bowman softly barked out a command for Smokie, ordering him to stay put. The large pooch promptly sat on his haunches as Bowman …


Dog park at High Bridge Park may get water

The city of Spokane’s dog park opened in December 2010 and it’s been well-used by pooches since then. The park, which is within High Bridge Park in west Spokane, is …


Pet food maker donates $2,000 for dog park improvements

The city’s dog park opened in December 2010 and it’s been well-used by pooches since then. The park, which is within High Bridge Park, is being constructed in several phases …


It’s hard to beat Florida when it comes to dog-friendly destinations

FORT DE SOTO PARK, Fla. — Picture this: You’re sitting on a white sand beach, warm sun on your skin. Coconut-scented sunscreen wafts through the air. A splashing noise comes …


GPS collars help hunters keep track of their dogs

It can be one of the lowest feelings in bird hunting. Darkness is falling across a rugged and remote landscape at least five miles from the nearest house and 15 …


Animals play starring roles in traveling comedy theater

Not very long ago, the stars of Popovich Comedy Pet Theater were shelter animals, waiting for someone to give them a home and family. When Gregory Popovich adopted them, they …


Military dogs feel stress of combat duty

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Not long after a Belgian Malinois named Cora went off to war, she earned a reputation for sniffing out the buried bombs that were …


‘Sneaker waves’ blamed for deaths of Calif. family

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


Family swept out to sea in attempt to save dog

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


N. California community mourns family swept to sea

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog Fran as …


Northern CA community mourns family swept to sea

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Howard Kuljian and his family were out for a walk on a damp, overcast morning at Big Lagoon beach, playing fetch with their dog as 10-foot …


Search ends for boy swept to sea in California

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard ended a search Monday for a teenager whose parents were killed when the three family members tried to rescue their dog from powerful …


Loose canines killing cats in S. Perry Street area

When Russ Nobbs put his cat Kelly on the front porch on Oct. 29, it was a routine matter. He was leaving for work and the cat wanted out. But …


Superstorm priorities for some include saving pets

NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves — and for their …