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Fete fido at South Hill celebration

The Southside Senior and Community Center is celebrating man’s best friend on Saturday. “It’s a chance for community to come together around something they love,” said Claudia Craven, a volunteer …


Karelian bear dogs condition wildlife, bag poachers while charming public

Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River…. It’s all …


Parker Subaru hosting pet adoption day

Parker Subaru is sponsoring a 5th annual pet adoption day at the dealership on May 15.


Doggone good tale: Pup found 5 weeks after falling overboard

SAN DIEGO – It sounds like a pitch for a far-fetched movie: “Cast Away,” but with a dog instead of Tom Hanks. Only this sea tale is true. A California …


Photo: Joy ride

Misty Olson takes her three dogs for a drive around Brownes Addition, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Spokane, Wash. Olson says the dogs look forward to their daily drive, and …


From pets to people? UC Davis vets’ stem cell work gives humans hope

DAVIS, Calif. – Morris has no teeth, the result of a drastic cure for a painful, chronic condition that makes the 8-year-old cat’s mouth sore and painfully inflamed. It’s a …


Alternatives to pets’ post-surgery ‘cone of shame’ being developed

Call it the cone of shame. Radar dish. Elizabethan collar. Whatever its name, pets seem to hate the stiff, lampshade-like piece of plastic that vets often put around their necks …


Doug Clark: Best Buy Surplus is a hidden gem frozen in time

Best Buy Surplus, 2516 E. Sprague, is celebrating its 70th birthday this year. Or its 71st birthday, depending on what source you believe. But it doesn’t really matter. The great …


Labrador retrievers hit 25th year as top U.S. dog breed

Labrador retrievers still reign supreme after a quarter century as America’s most prevalent purebred dog. But French bulldogs are riding their je ne sais quoi toward new heights, and some …


The Slice: Did you realize pets could send emails?

It’s time for an installment of Furry Talk, the interactive pets column that answers questions from Spokane area cats and dogs.


What kind of dog is that? Microsoft photo tool will tell you

Microsoft’s latest trick: analyzing a photo to identify the dog breed of your canine companion.


Doggies in diapers? Housetraining troubles not uncommon

LOS ANGELES – If it can happen at the White House, it can happen in any house. Sunny, the Portuguese water dog who joined fellow first dog Bo and the …


Photo: A police dog retires in Coeur d’Alene

K9 Maxx greets his former handler, Officer Amy Knisley, while being led by his current handler, Officer Andy Sterling, during the dog’s retirement party at the Coeur d’Alene Police Department …


Dogs help young readers get nose into books at Billings library

BILLINGS – Here’s a formula for fun: a frosty January day, a warm library, a bunch of kids and six friendly, tail-wagging dogs. That’s what happened in Billings Public Library’s …


‘Fear-free’ veterinarians aim to reduce stress for pets

LOS ANGELES – Trips to the veterinarian leave Joy so scared, she gets sick. The black Lab-mix dog shakes and shivers, her heart rate jumps, her blood pressure spikes, her …


Gardening: Some houseplants are poisonous to pets

Many houseplants can cause intestinal, stomach and skin issues or mouth irritation to name just a few symptoms. Fortunately, they aren’t likely to kill an animal unless they eat a …


Photo: Dog runner

“I’m only doing five miles today,” says Jean Carper as she runs with her dogs Cedric, left, and Tucker through her neighborhood in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.


The Slice: Mail carrier makes special delivery

It’s tempting to think of dogs and mail carriers as natural enemies. But that’s not always the case. Consider the story of Valleyford’s Helen Pestana and her elderly beagle, Daisy.


SCRAPS rescued more than 10,000 animals in 2015

Last year SCRAPS rescued more than 10,000 animals. In 2016 they’ve already rescued 75.


Two new dog breeds join American Kennel Club’s roster

NEW YORK – A hairless terrier and an ancient North African hound are ready to run with the pack of dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. The organization …


Letter to the Editor: Don’t add cruelty to list

Thousands of puppies are bought and sold every year during the holiday season, which means thousands of consumers end up unknowingly supporting puppy mills.


Comfort dogs lift spirits, ease anxieties in the Christmas Bureau line

Christmas Bureau organizers invited comfort dogs to bring smiles and ease any anxiety for people who line up to verify paperwork and receive food vouchers, before selecting books and toys …


Front & Center: Dave Richardson found a good home at Spokane Humane Society

Since taking the reins 10 years ago, Dave Richardson has stabilized the Spokane Humane Society’s finances, increased the animal save rate to 98 percent, and eliminated euthanasia as a means …


Courthouse dog puts children, the vulnerable at ease

The criminal justice system in Bonner County has a new resource: a dog specially trained to comfort witnesses and victims who are nervous, scared, angry or experiencing other high emotions …


Poop-sniffing dogs work for wildlife researchers

Shelter dogs too intense or feisty to be adopted are helping wildlife scientists by doing what comes naturally – running through the woods and sniffing for the poop of other …


Answering the call

It takes all kinds to form an effective safety net for people who venture outdoors. The people coming to your aid in a search-and-rescue situation are likely to be volunteers …