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Idaho camper shoots family dog, mistaking it for wolf

Jun. 16, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A family dog is recovering after she was shot twice last weekend by a camper in Idaho who mistook the pet for a wolf, a family said. She is actually an Alaskan malamute. Rob Kolb and his 16-year-old daughter, Piper, started their backpacking trip on...

85 abandoned dogs found in Idaho home after tenant evicted

Jun. 16, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Police in northern Idaho say 85 dogs were found abandoned in a home where a tenant had recently been evicted. The Kootenai Humane Society took in 66 of the dogs found in the Kellogg home on Monday. It was the most animals the organization...

US bans dogs brought in from 100 countries with rabies risk

Jun. 14, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Monday announced a one-year ban on bringing in dogs from more than 100 countries where rabies is still a problem. Dogs coming in from those countries already needed proof of rabies vaccination. The ban is being imposed because of a...

Big-winning whippet, Pekingese face off at Westminster show

Jun. 12, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Westminster Kennel Club dog show finals are shaping up to be a clash of canine titans. One is Bourbon the whippet, the prestigious show's runner-up last year and the winner of the huge American Kennel Club National Championship show in...

Border collie Verb wins agility title at unique Westminster

Jun. 11, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The competitors could run, jump and weave — and, for the first time, relax by rolling in the grass. The 145-year-old Manhattan event, usually held indoors in February, instead is happening outdoors at a suburban estate because of pandemic...

Overland Park city leaders urged to drop pit bull ban

Jun. 11, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Several residents of the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas, are urging the city to repeal its 16-year-old ordinance banning pit bulls. KCUR-FM reports that 25 people spoke at a meeting Wednesday of an Overland...

Dog ejected from vehicle in Idaho crash found herding sheep

Jun. 10, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A pet dog who vanished for two days after being ejected from a vehicle during an accident has been found apparently doing the job it was bred to do — herding sheep. Linda Oswald's family and their dog, Tilly, were driving along Idaho State...

3-year-old boy dies after fall from house window, dog attack

Jun. 10, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy died after he fell out of a rear window of his family’s northern New Jersey home and was attacked by dogs in the backyard, authorities said. Emergency responders went to the Elizabeth home shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and...

No audience, new venue, but Westminster dog show barks on

Jun. 10, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be plenty of tradition, pup and circumstance at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this weekend. But for the first time in its 145-year history, the storied canine competition is trading the buzz of the Big Apple for the airy grounds of a...

Golden retriever caught on video giving rodent aquatic ride

Jun. 09, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

LUNENBURG, Mass. (AP) — Wally the golden retriever did exactly what his breed is supposed to do during a recent swim in a Massachusetts lake, retrieving a small rodent and giving it a ride to shore on his back before ending the trip with a little kiss — an interaction all caught on video...