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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

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, 10:55 a.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Dogs get airborne for Frisbees in competition at Northwest Pet Expo

More than 3,500 people, including exhibitors, flooded the fairgrounds Saturday to celebrate, advertise and showcase all things pets, including a “Smooch booth” and “Kitty City” during the second annual Northwest …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Washington lawmakers consider banning transport of horses for meat, strengthening dog fighting prohibition

Washington could make it easier to crack down on dog fighting and selling horses to be slaughtered for human consumption under bills trying to survive a deadline in a House …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:56 a.m.

Research dogs and cats from UW, WSU and other institutions deserve second chance, advocates tell Washington Legislature

Dogs and cats used for laboratory research would be offered for adoption before being euthanized.


Fetching for a living: Sam the English springer spaniel helps customers at Otis Hardware

Otis Hardware in Otis Orchards has an employee that doesn’t appear on the payroll, but Sam the English springer spaniel is still there every day, rain or shine.


Roger Stone loves dogs. His indictment says he threatened to steal one.

Longtime President Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone was charged Friday with lying and witness tampering in connection with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

Washington’s first Karelian Bear Dogs, credited with busting poachers and saving kittens, die

Two of Washington’s most famous and accomplished employees died in 2018: Mishka and Cash, the Karelian Bear Dogs.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

U.S. airlines need more bomb-sniffing dogs in a hurry

The Transportation Security Administration has begun approving private explosive-detection canine firms to screen cargo flying from U.S. airports under a new program finalized last month. The change offers freight haulers …


These cats and dogs starred on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ You can see them in the Tri-Cities

Another “America’s Got Talent” competitor is coming to the Tri-Cities – and this one is bringing a herd of furry co-stars.


Front Porch: Giving thanks for one spotted pup

When giving thanks this time of year, the big things come to mind – good health, the safety of loved ones, a happy marriage. But sometimes, it can be for …


Feature creature: L.A.

LA is a great gal with lots of energy. LA enjoys playing with toys and is food motivated. She will need an active home that keeps her engaged and provides …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

A vaccine for you, and your pooch, too

Several dozen low-income and homeless people took advantage of the WSU Colleges of Nursing and Veterinary Medicine’s free health screening and vaccination clinic on Friday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Dogs train to become service animals at Green Bluff’s fall festivities

Five in-training service dogs paid a visit to Beck’s Harvest House in Green Bluff Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

K9 Laslo, a prolific police dog that helped apprehend nearly 500 suspects, died early Friday morning

Laslo, the former police dog that apprehended more than 480 suspects in four years as a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office K-9, died early Friday morning after months battling intense seizures. …


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.


Noah’s Ark school bus: Truck driver rescues 64 dogs and cats from Hurricane Florence

Tony Alsup had been on the road since Monday, when he hopped in his bus and headed toward the coast, committed to rescuing as many animals as possible ahead of …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Stevens County authorities rescue 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sites

Prosecutors are preparing criminal charges after sheriff’s deputies, animal control officers and volunteers rescued 255 dogs from two illegal breeding sites in southern Stevens County.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Old dog will hunt: Pointer, 13, still hot on the trail

His muzzle is gray. His joints are sore, and he is undeniably in the twilight of his days. But Cash, our 13-year-old German wire-haired pointer, still has the drive to …


Last week they were rescued from trash. Now, they are the most in-demand dogs in the Tri-Cities

It was just a week ago that 45 dogs – most of them puppies – were found living among trash and dead rats in a Hermiston-area duplex after the tenant …


Inmates are training dogs at Airway Heights prison and helping themselves along the way

Dog training program at Airway Heights Corrections Center brings positive changes for inmates and shelter dogs.


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.


Caring for furry friends

The family hit hard times and was unable to pay for surgery Cooper needed for torn ligaments. Ammons, a committee member with the foundation, took Cooper on and raised the …