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Spokane Valley mobile home neighbors upset by dog toy depicting black man being lynched

Two women have asked a neighbor in a Spokane Valley mobile home park to remove a toy they believe is racist from the front of his garage. The man said …


Pullman teen lit trailer home on fire, killed dog and cat, police say

Pullman police arrested a teenager suspected of lighting a trailer home on fire last week, killing a dog and cat.


Dog leads searchers to body of owner who died while hiking

An Eatonville, Washington, man died while hiking, but his dog wouldn’t leave his side and eventually alerted rescuers to their location.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Dog abandoned in crate in Spokane Valley died from dehydration and starvation, SCRAPS says

A necropsy showed the dog’s cause of death was starvation and dehydration “attributable to abandonment in her crate.”


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

SpokAnimal closes dog kennel for quarantine after five puppies adopted at Pet Expo diagnosed with contagious parvovirus; all alive

SpokAnimal, an adoption agency now caring for five puppies adopted during a weekend pet expo that were diagnosed this week with the contagious, sometimes deadly canine parvovirus, has closed its …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

Five puppies adopted at Pet Expo diagnosed with contagious parvovirus; all alive

Five puppies adopted at the Northwest Pet Expo on Saturday were diagnosed this week with the contagious, sometimes deadly canine parvovirus. None have died.


Iditarod competitor whose dogs quit says they got spooked

The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked …


French musher was leading Iditarod, but then his dogs quit

Musher Nicolas Petit lost a huge lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday when his dog team refused to keep going after he yelled at one of …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Woman hijacks car, pushes passenger out, flees with victim’s dog and crashes on I-90

Spokane police officers arrested a woman Friday after she allegedly hijacked an idling car, pushed a passenger out and drove off with a dog in the car. The suspect crashed …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Dog vs. Wild: Cookie rescued after 43 wild days of surviving snowy Spokane

For 43 days Cookie was in flight mode. After running away from her owner in January, Cookie braved Spokane’s freezing temperatures, snowstorms, coyotes and a property owner wanting to shoot …


City Council mulling new laws that would make sidewalks safer after dog electrocuted, killed

After a dog was electrocuted on a sidewalk in downtown Spokane earlier this month, Spokane City Council members are in early talks of creating new laws that would make old …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Dog electrocuted in downtown Spokane in apparent ‘stray voltage’ incident outside bank

Washington Trust Bank at the corner of Wall Street and First Avenue has shut off all outdoor power after a man reported his dog was electrocuted Tuesday. The incident bears …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Idaho woman breaking up ‘dog fight’ grabs young cougar

Idaho wildlife officials say a woman who thought she was breaking up a dog fight quickly realized she’d grabbed hold of a young mountain lion.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Providence gets new security dog to curb violence against staff, patients at Sacred Heart

Sarge, a 16-month-old German shepherd born in the Czech Republic, was hand-picked for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and already has been deployed twice to help defuse volatile situations at …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Dog dies after jumping from Manito Park bridge

The city is considering reviewing safety measures around a stone bridge in Manito Park after a dog jumped off the side and died from injuries, according to KXLY.


After the deadly Camp Fire, a dog waited for his owners to return. They’ve finally been reunited.

The Anatolian shepherd’s owner, Andrea Gaylord, was not able to get to her home in Paradise, California, when the fire began to spread Nov. 8 – meaning Madison was left …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Police dog finds suspect in ditch after home burglary in west Spokane

A Spokane resident locked herself in her bedroom and called 911 while a burglar rummaged through her home early Sunday, prompting a manhunt that ended when a police dog found …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

A Liberty Lake dog was caught on camera ringing a doorbell to get into his locked house, and the video went viral

Marshall the golden retriever was clever enough to ring the doorbell with his paw to get back into his Liberty Lake house after being locked out on Tuesday.


Man buys Slim Jims for his dog, lottery ticket, wins $10M

A New York man will be living large thanks to his decision to buy some Slim Jims for his dog.


A Prosser Chihuahua’s bite was worse than his bark, said the burglar

Prosser police alleged Luis Gonzalez-Fajardo, 29, kicked down the door of a Paterson Road home Saturday because he was after someone’s bicycle. The upset Chihuahua inside “fulfilled his puppy dreams …


Study provides clues to fate of early North American dogs

A new study provides fresh evidence that the first dogs of North America all but disappeared after the arrival of Europeans.


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 12:12 p.m.

Rally for Mally: After years of trying to adopt the dog he served with, Marine Nick Montez brings her home to a hero’s welcome

A reunion years in the making was finally completed this week as U.S. Marine Nick Montez brought home Mally, a bomb-sniffing dog he served with while in Afghanistan.


Oregon dog that survived 2 gunshot wounds finds new home

A dog that was shot twice and left for dead in a rugged area of northeast Oregon has been given a new home.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Dog heaven: After seven years, Marine is soon to be reunited with his bomb-sniffing canine

Seven years ago, Marine Nick Montez was unexpectedly ripped away from his bomb-sniffing dog after returning from deployment in Afghanistan. Now, he’s preparing for a heartfelt reunion following years of …


‘Roof, roof!’ Dog rescued from overhang roof at his home

Firefighters in the Minneapolis suburb of Spring Lake Park on Friday managed to help a 180-pound Saint Bernard named Whiskey who had gotten stuck on the small roof of the …


Dog found dead in carrier during Delta layover near Detroit

Delta Air Lines is investigating the death of an 8-year-old pet dog during a layover at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, en route from Phoenix to Newark, New Jersey.


Man surrenders to deputy’s dog after three-hour hunt in north Spokane County

A burglary suspect led authorities on a three-hour manhunt and surrendered when a sheriff’s deputy threatened to unleash his canine partner last week in north Spokane County, the sheriff’s office …


Pooch rescued from Oregon shelter now Washington K-9 dog

Criminals in the Tri-Cities will have a harder time trying to hide their drugs with Sawyer on duty.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

Dog sent overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family

A dog that United Airlines mistakenly flew to Japan is back with its family in Kansas.


United mistakenly flies Kansas-bound dog to Japan

United Airlines says it’s investigating after mistakenly flying a Kansas family’s dog to Japan.