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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Man stabbed his dog, dumped pet in garbage bin, police say

Spokane arrested a man suspected of animal cruelty Wednesday after he stabbed his dog and threw it in a dumpster to die, according to witnesses.



UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

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 …


Small businesses bear the brunt of shutdown, dog groomer says

Dog groomer says small businesses are complying with the orders to close but their competitors in big business are not.


Diana Roberts devoted life to making outdoors better for dogs and their people

Diana Roberts’ commitment to the outdoors included the dirty work of packing away buckets filled with poop left on public land by other people’s dogs.


Dogging it can keep you sane as well as healthy

Sheltered from the fallout of society’s woes, dogs have been having the time of their lives this month.


No-kill policy at SCRAPS could be codified in new contract

The Spokane City Council adopted a new contract with SCRAPS on Monday that would codify its relatively new policy of operating as a no-kill shelter.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 23, 2020

Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo holds second annual dog fashion show on Sunday

The catwalk was a more appropriate place for a pooch on Sunday afternoon at the Spokane Convention Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

In the Pink: Border collie wins Westminster agility contest

More than 300 dogs from dachshunds to Doberman pinschers are scrambling for the Westminster Kennel Club’s agility trophy.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 2, 2020

Hauser Lake dog rescue celebrates its dogs featured in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl

The Double J Dog Ranch’s Filbert and Daphne, competed in the Puppy Bowl Sunday and another dog from the ranch, Lulu, scored multiple touchdowns in the Dog Bowl on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

A bird dog’s nose leaves footloose sportsman flush with fulfillment, even when shy of a limit

One of my favorite hiking seasons ended Monday, leaving ardent bird hunters with freezers full of healthy meat, fond memories of hoofing hard miles with shotguns in hand, and lean, …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

‘He deserves a good home’: SCRAPS hosts event for shepherd who has been at shelter for 200 days

George the German shepherd knows how to sit and shake hands, and his big brown eyes make him especially photogenic – so much that a front-page picture of George in …


Paw in the game: Many dog owners include their pet in their resolutions

Doggone those resolutions. Well, actually, you should consider your dogs. In a recent survey, Washington ranked third in states where canine owners said they made plans for their pets to …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

SCRAPS to host meet and greet Saturday for shelter longtimers

After receiving dozens of calls on shelter favorite dog George, SCRAPS will host a meet-and-greet for the German shepherd who has spent more the six months at the shelter.


SCRAPS euthanizes fewer dogs, but that means some wait months for a home, including these 5

Under previous SCRAPS policies, dogs with a long stay at the shelter and difficulty adjusting to kennel life would have been euthanized. But over the past year and a half, …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 1, 2019

Spokane animal lovers, adoptable pets converge for Santa Claws 2019

Hundreds of visitors and their animals gathered at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center Sunday, some for a holiday photo with Santa, and others to adopt a new pet …


The challenge of chukar hunting brings its own rewards

A day hike along Yakima County’s steep and rocky hillsides offers a tough fitness test in a harsh environment.


The Full Suburban: Our house has become animal house in Spokane Valley

I think the early October snows must have short-circuited my brain because absolutely out of the blue and for no apparent reason, I have caved to my children’s relentless requests …


Want to live longer? Try getting a dog

Some tips for living a long, healthy life: Eat right. Get plenty of sleep and exercise. And get a dog. That last item comes courtesy of a new study published …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

SCRAPS investigating reports of poisoned South Hill dogs; no cases confirmed yet

Spokane County is investigating multiple cases of South Hill residents reporting their dogs were poisoned based on information from a local animal clinic. The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Breeding has shaped dogs’ brains, MRI scans reveal

As hunters, fetchers, and vigilant protectors, dogs have honed a wide array of specialized skills through centuries of breeding.


Two Valley pools swim season ends this weekend; dog swim Sunday at Valley Mission Pool

Spokane Valley pools will be open until Labor Day, and will have a day set aside for dogs to swim before the summer swim season ends.


Matt Liere: Reflections

Standing behind the kitchen window, I sipped tentatively from a cup of morning coffee, watching a pair of roosters strut along the eastern side of the garden fence.


Ask Dr. Universe: Why are dogs important to humans?

Dogs are important to humans in all kinds of ways. The connection between the two goes back thousands of years.


Airlines can’t bar pit bulls or other breeds from cabins, feds say

A month after a flight attendant was bitten by an emotional support animal, the U.S. Department of Transportation told the airline industry Thursday that carriers can’t bar certain dog breeds …


Extra doses of care for pets: Products can help keep animals safe and happy

For many residents, dogs and cats are part of the family. People have more choices to protect or enhance pets’ lives. CBD pet products are on the rise. Regional fire …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Alexa, how many dogs come to work at Amazon Seattle? 7,000

Through it all weave hundreds of dogs, whose presence may be the ultimate workplace perk – especially in Seattle, where canines outnumber kids. More than 7,000 dogs are registered to …


Rattlesnake avoidance clinic scheduled

The Spokane Bird Dog association is hosting a rattlesnake avoidance clinic on June 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Whitworth students agree: Airway Heights prison’s dog training program is a net positive for all involved

Whitworth University junior Hannah Stafford had never met a prison inmate before. Especially not one whose job it is to train and rehabilitate rescue dogs inside the high, razor sharp …