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Hundreds of shelter dogs, cats flown across the Pacific

HONOLULU – More than 600 dogs and cats were flown across the Pacific Ocean from crowded Hawaii shelters to Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, where there’s more space for them to await adoption – an operation called Paws Across the Pacific that organizers said is the largest pet rescue flight.

Family Fun: Treat your dog to homemade goodies

Sometimes your pup deserves a special treat. While there are plenty of commercially produced options, there are lots of recipes for making treats at home, said Raelynn Farnsworth, a clinical associate professor at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers.

Ask Dr. Universe: Dogs can’t tell time, but they know when things should happen

Dogs might not use clocks to tell time like humans do, but they are pretty good at following a schedule. They often know when it is time for a walk, dinner or sleep. A lot of animals rely on something called a circadian rhythm, a 24-hour cycle, to help them figure out when it is time to do different things. 

Dogs of the White House

While not all occupants of the White House have been dog lovers – two examples: Harry Truman and our current president – many have been. Here’s a look at some of the notable pooches who have lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Hiking with dogs: The Rocks of Sharon Trail

There's something so empowering about standing on a rock at the top of a hill and looking down at all the world below. I'll never forget the first time I felt so complete.

Scent-detection dogs could help sniff out a breakthrough in COVID-19 testing

Researchers with Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center are enlisting the help of eight dogs – yellow, black and chocolate Labrador retrievers – over a three-week period to expose their sensitive sniffers to COVID-19-positive saliva and urine samples in a laboratory setting. The process, known as odor imprinting, will likely begin as soon as next week.