Llama owner blames Portland police dog for livestock death
A July 2022 Portland Police canine attack is at least the second time in two years a Portland police dog has escaped its handler’s home and attacked a person or animal. The two attacks come as the use of police dogs nationwide is coming under closer scrutiny and a growing number of unintentional bites call into question how much control officers have over their dogs.
Portland firefighters fetch two dogs after separate tumbles into deep holes
One of the dogs fell 10 feet down a sinkhole in a North Portland yard on Saturday; the other fell through a manhole in Southeast Portland on Friday and landed in a storm drain 23 feet below.
In honor of National Dog Day, please enjoy these adorable pups
In celebration of National Dog Day, let us introduce you to our radiant pups for your enjoyment (and let's be honest — ours too!)
Poodles pop in popularity, but Labs still No. 1 US dog breed
Labrador retrievers are still tugging hardest on U.S. dog lovers’ heartstrings, but poodles just strutted back into the American Kennel Club’s top five most popular dog breeds for the first time since 1997.
North America’s only truffle dog championship comes roaring back
After a one-year pandemic hiatus, the Joriad North American Truffle Dog Championship returns to Eugene, Oregon.
What it takes to teach a dog to smell death
Sharon Ward has been a dog trainer since the '90s and aids local authorities throughout the Pacific Northwest when they need help. Earlier this month, Jackson County Sheriff’s office used Human Remain Detection dogs, similar to the ones Ward trains, when skeletal remains were found at the Roxy Ann Peak Trail.
Bend police acknowledge canine name change after criticism from civil rights group
Black activists asked Bend police to stop using a famous rapper’s name for their dog. The police chief says it was a coincidence.
Oregon Mushers And Sled Dogs Share A Bond Forged In Miles
Sled dogs are some of the best athletes on the planet. By raising and racing them, Northwest mushers create a deeper connection to their pets — one with thousands of years of history.
In Oregon, Guide Dog Trainers Learn To Let Go
At guide dog graduations, the lives of dogs, their trainers and their new owners intersect.
For Some Homeless Oregonians, Dogs Are More Than A Luxury
Eugene city leaders recently banned all dogs from the downtown core, except for those belonging to people who live or work there. Critics argue that it unfairly targets homeless people in the area.