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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

Comfort dog that made service-dog handlers uncomfortable at Spokane County Fair returns to training facility for evaluation

The evaluation may lead to Marie the Comfort Dog’s retraining and return – or it may not, according to David Noll, senior pastor at Spokane Valley’s Redeemer Lutheran Church, which …


Just a little nudge: Neurological service dog helps Spokane Alzheimer’s patient stay on track and in the moment

A Spokane woman with mild Alzheimer’s disease and her husband recently returned home from Tennesee with a trained neurological service dog, a labradoodle that will nudge her if she shows …


Pregnant woman and service dog punched on Frontier flight in Orlando

A 59-year-old man punched a deaf pregnant woman and her service dog inside a Frontier flight upon landing in Orlando on Friday, Orlando Police said.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

To spot a true service dog, check its behavior – not its vest

A new law on service animals will hinge on behavior and training, because few owners put the time and money to turn their pet into a specially trained service dog.


UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Judge exonerates veteran taken down for bringing service dog into VA

Shadow, the service dog, got her day in court. Her handler, 60-year-old veteran Danny Ralph, was found not guilty Wednesday on a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from his takedown …


Service dog stolen in Post Falls is back home

A Yorkshire terrier named Bridgett that was inside a car stolen Oct. 8 in Post Falls has been found and returned to her owner.


Milk Bone, Albertsons partner to pay for animal and training

Sprock, an impossibly curly cuddly goldendoodle service dog, stole all the attention Friday afternoon when he and his owner, 19-year-old Daniel Swanson, accepted a $20,000 donation on behalf of Canine …


A boy’s best friend

Like everyone who met Gia, 11-year-old Hayden Kamakaala knew right away the dog from Spokane was special. A tingle raced through his body when he first saw her. He tugged …