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Hey, it’s not so ruff: City’s first urban dog park part of bigger milestone

This week, a new public plaza and the city’s first urban dog park opened, joining a rising residential tower and the brisk renovation turning an old auto garage into a …


Bigger, more extensive Spokane dog park planned for South Hill

The ongoing partnership between the city and Spokane Public Schools may produce a bigger and better dog park, with longer trails and less conflict with neighbors.


Bond measure, if approved, would spell end for beloved South Hill dog park

The city’s approval of a $495 million bond is sure to displace the wooded, impromptu dog park behind Mullan Road Elementary School.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Be careful at dog parks, experts say. Furry friends need help to interact safely with others.

After a Chihuahua was killed by a larger dog at Patricia Simonet Laughing Dog Park, trainers offer tips for safer interactions between animals.


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.


Small dog park in works for Spokane Valley

A pocket dog park is not just for small dogs. It’s a fully functioning dog park in a smaller space, and the city of Spokane Valley is planning on putting …


Nosing out the goodies

There was a whole lot of sniffing going on Saturday at the SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge during its second annual Easter egg hunt for dogs. They came by …


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 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 …


Dog park cleanup tackles weeds, burs

Fencing at Spokane’s new dog park is complete, but patrons have discovered a prickly new problem. Burs.


Park Board, SpokAnimal to let loose the hounds

A Spokane park soon will host its first frolicking off-leash canine – legally. The Spokane Park Board is scheduled today to approve a contract with SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. to open and …


Board set to OK contract for High Bridge dog park

A Spokane park soon will host its first frolicking off-leash canine – legally.


CdA dog park opening slated for Labor Day

The city of Coeur d’Alene’s first off-leash dog park, Central Bark, will open Labor Day. The project was an effort by the Kootenai County Dog Park Association, city of Coeur …


Drinking fountains, shelters among features at off-leash dog park

After two years of meetings, volunteer labor and fundraising, it appears Kootenai County’s first off-leash dog park is poised to open in September. “We’re planning to open and dedicate the …


Leash-free park being renamed for canine researcher

A dog park near the Idaho state line will be named for the Spokane researcher who put a smile on dogs’ faces around the world. The fenced 3 1/2-acre portion …


Working together

The city of Spokane Valley is working with neighboring cities to expand its class offerings this spring and summer as the Parks and Recreation Department tries to get the most …


Fundraising goes to dogs – for park at High Bridge

Fundraising for the city of Spokane’s first dog park is officially under way. About 15 acres near High Bridge Park has been designated for the new park, which is a …


Couple envisions dog park near home

Adopting Gracie, an energetic Labrador/hound mix puppy, last summer sparked Wanda and Gregg Tenner to start a grass-roots effort to build an off-leash dog park in Spokane Valley. “Right now …


A park of their own

Jake, a 5-year-old blue heeler elkhound, thinks 14 years is a long time to wait. That’s how long, in dog years, he has been waiting for an off-leash pooch playground …


CdA dog park a step closer

Dorothy Hatch said her golden retriever, Cassie, has been wondering two things since the pair moved from Arizona to Coeur d’Alene in 2005. “Where’s my pool, and where’s the dog …


Dog park gets public hearing

Tuesday evening, the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department held the first of two public hearings about a proposed off-leash dog park to be built in the High Bridge Park area. …


Dog park gets public hearing

Tuesday evening, the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department held the first of two public hearings about a proposed off-leash dog park to be built in the High Bridge Park area. …


Dogs, humans walk for a cause

Lolah’s pink hooded jacket kept unzipping, so her owner changed the miniature schnauzer into her gray sweater for the first Thanksgiving Day Fun Run or Walk for Dogs and Their …


CdA dog park planned

North Idaho dog owners could have a place for their pooches to run off-leash as soon as spring if plans hatched by the city of Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County and …


Dog park has home

Spokane parks officials and animal welfare advocates have apparently reached a milestone in their long walk to find a suitable place in the city for a dog park. A section …


City of Spokane hopes to develop dog park

Spokane might be a great place to raise a dog, but it’s in the dog house when it comes to canine amenities. Unlike many other cities, it has no dog …


A dog’s new world

Residents of Seattle, Portland and San Francisco recognized years ago that dogs and humans can peacefully co-exist in urban settings. Designated dogs parks – where canines run leash-free in open …


Pets at heart of two-part plan

A big chunk of vacant land in the middle of Coeur d’Alene is going to the dogs – for North Idaho’s first dog park and a new animal shelter large …


Room to romp off the leash

Here’s the poop on Spokane County’s eight-month-old dog park: There’s a lot of it. “I think one of our guys came in one week and said ‘I think we had …