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Stories tagged: dogs

Booming online sales mean more dog bites for mail carriers

Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites.

Penny Simonson: Lookout, she’s had another of her ideas

Where’s the dividing line between chasing impossible dreams, and bringing home a new puppy? Ask Penny Simonson’s husband.

Tribe euthanizes dog pack after 2-year-old boy attacked

Animal control officials have euthanized eight of 11 dogs that attacked and seriously injured a 2-year-old boy north of Pocatello.

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 12:39 p.m.

Super pooches: Volunteers train canines for search and rescue

In collaboration with two instructors from Ravalli County Search and Rescue in Hamilton, Montana, about 16 volunteers took lessons on first aid, restraining techniques for other animals, and how to …

BBB tip of the week: Look out for puppy fever


Ammi Midstokke: Dog parenthood for beginners

I have never had a dog. I seem like a dog sort of person, what with all my outdoorsing and needing Lassie to fetch help. I grew up with dogs …

Labradors extend purebred dog popularity record; Rottweilers rise

Labrador retrievers have extended their record run as America’s most popular dog breed, leading the American Kennel Club’s new rankings for a 26th straight year. But Rottweilers are enjoying renewed …

Loose-running dogs in parks haunt abiders of county leash law

People who let their dogs run loose with them in the Dishman Hills have prompted at least one neighbor to hike the trails packing bear spray – and sometimes a …

Dog attack leaves former county commissioner packing protection

Being a Spokane County commissioner didn’t give Mark Richard any special protection from a terrifying encounter with off-leash dogs.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Oregon capital has ticket for off-leash dogs

Escalating complaints about loose-running dogs weighed heavy in the decision by the city of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, to hire its first city parks ranger.

UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

Fan-friendly event kicks off Iditarod race across Alaska

The sound of howling dogs filled downtown Anchorage on Saturday as mushers from around the world gathered for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

100 years ago in Spokane: Quarantine ordered for dogs in Eastern Washington in response to feared rabies outbreak

A quarantine was in effect against unmuzzled, free-running dogs in Spokane and nine other Eastern Washington counties – yet The Spokesman-Review reported that “unmuzzled dogs cavorted gleefully in the downtown …

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:35 p.m.

Washington lawmakers back protections for guide dogs, new penalties for inhumanely tethering dogs

Legislators pass two bills to give greater protections to dogs.

Opposition to proposed downtown dog ban in Eugene

A proposed downtown dog ban in Eugene is being criticized as discriminatory against homeless people and impossible to enforce.

Laslo, sheriff’s K-9 who helped catch nearly 500 suspects, is retiring

Spokane County sheriff’s K-9 Laslo is retiring after assisting in nearly 500 apprehensions.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Spokane man shoots pit bull in the head in self-defense

A man shot an attacking pit bull in the head, Wednesday morning according to SCRAPS director Nancy Hill.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Resident, two dogs saved from burning Spokane Valley home

One person was injured in an early morning kitchen fire Saturday but two dogs were rescued from the home unharmed.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

After near miss, German shepherd tries to win Westminster

The moment any German shepherd steps into the dog show ring at Madison Square Garden, the crowd goes crazy. New Yorkers just love ’em. Some say it’s because rooting for …

100 years ago in Spokane: Dogcatcher prepares to round up unlicensed dogs

From our archive, 100 years ago City officials were preparing to round up all of the city’s illegals – illegal dogs, that is.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

Cats at the Westminster dog show? Sort of, in a first

Dogs from petite papillons to muscular Rottweilers showed off their four-footed agility Saturday at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, tackling obstacles from hurdles to tunnels. And next door, so …

Dog food recalled after euthanasia drug found in can. One dog dead.

It was New Year’s Eve when Nikki Mael fed her four pugs – Tito, Tank, Tito, Tinkerbell and Talula – the single can of dog food, Evanger’s Hunk of Beef, …

Alaskan huskies bred for all-around sledding performance

The Alaskan husky used by most dog mushers in Alaska isn’t really a breed, at least not in the way kennel clubs think of pedigree.

96-year-old Philly woman critical after 2 pit bulls attack

Philadelphia police say two pit bulls have mauled and critically injured a 96-year-old woman.

103 puppies rescued after delivery van crashes in NY

An animal welfare group is caring for the scores of puppies that were being transported in a box van when it crashed and overturned on an upstate New York highway.

Dogs rescued from meat trade arrive in Southern Oregon

The new digs for eight dogs that arrived at the Southern Oregon Humane Society last weekend include amenities the pooches never have had before.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing

Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow – giving them new hope …

Front Porch: Dog’s fishy tale has a happy holiday ending

Chocolate and dogs don’t mix.

Call “Buddy” or “Bella,” and hundreds of Spokane County dogs might come running

Don’t just give a dog a name. Give a dog a good name. Always.

Dog lovers gather to remember 19 dogs who died in Tumwater fire

A half-dozen dog lovers gathered at twilight Sunday at Percival Landing to remember the 19 dogs that died in a Tumwater fire 10 days ago.

Spokane skier, dogs qualify for world skijoring championships

A Spokane nordic skier and his dogs have qualified for the big-leagues of skijoring.