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As snake season heats up, pet owners prepare

As snake season heats up, pet owners prepare

Vaccine, aversion training make encounters safer By Ashley Ahearn Dr. Michael Marrone still remembers the little terrier mix that was bitten on the tongue by a rattlesnake. The dog’s tongue turned black and started to swell, causing it to choke and begin to suffocate. Fortunately, the owner saw the bite happen and rushed the dog...
Born to run

Born to run

Teen-age musher Christina Gibson and her sled dogs share a love of hours on the trail By Marcy Stamper After spending more than three hours driving her eight sled dogs 24 miles — slow going in almost a foot of fresh snow — Christina Gibson didn’t even check her time on the scoreboard. Instead, she...
Happy rendezvous in the Methow Valley

Happy rendezvous in the Methow Valley

Two lost dogs recovered after week-long, community-wide search By Ann McCreary Two standard poodles that went missing at Big Valley Ranch on Dec. 22, and became the focus of a widespread community search, were found nine days later in the Rendezvous area after surviving subfreezing temperatures. The dogs were weak and dehydrated, and had to...
New business in Twisp welcomes your dirty dogs (and cats)

New business in Twisp welcomes your dirty dogs (and cats)

It’s mud season in the Methow Valley and that, of course, means dirty dogs. For owners who don’t want to deal with their messy, smelly pets, a new dog and cat grooming business has just opened in Twisp. Yodog! at 114 N. Glover St. opened for business in mid-March, offering baths, haircuts, nail trimming and other...
Three Rivers Dog Training busy all winter

Three Rivers Dog Training busy all winter

By Laurelle Walsh
Puppies, dogs and their humans are learning positive social behavior, obedience and agility skills out of the snow this winter thanks to Three Rivers Dog Training’s new year-round training facility. “The new building is wonderful,” said Three Rivers owner Lynne Wasson. “It’s not …
Sharp Canines

Sharp Canines

OSARC trains dogs and their humans for search and rescue missions
By Laurelle Walsh
Have you ever had that sinking feeling of being turned around in the woods? You most likely got out of your predicament…
Rescue team plucks dog from Chewuch River

Rescue team plucks dog from Chewuch River

By Don Nelson

Several dozen spectators watched from the Highway 20 bridge on Saturday (May 31) as members of the county’s Swiftwater Rescue Team plucked a dog from the bed of a pickup truck that had inadvertently rolled into …

Photo gallery of rescue operation for dog trapped in truck that rolled into Chewuch River in Winthrop

Photo gallery of rescue operation for dog trapped in truck that rolled into Chewuch River in Winthrop

On May 31, a truck rolled into the Chewuch river with only a dog on board. This is the story, in pictures, of Jessie's rescue.
Dog rescued from truck that rolled into Chewuch River in Winthrop

Dog rescued from truck that rolled into Chewuch River in Winthrop

By Don Nelson

Several dozen spectators watched from the Highway 20 bridge on Saturday (May 31) as members of the county’s Swiftwater Rescue Team plucked a dog from the bed of a pickup truck that had inadvertently rolled into …

Winthrop Town Council backs law to prevent animal abuse

Winthrop Town Council backs law to prevent animal abuse

By Don Nelson
It’s enough to cause a “small riot,” acting Marshal Ken Bajema told the Winthrop Town Council last week: someone leaves a dog locked in a parked vehicle with the windows closed …