dogs http://kplu.org en Counties Deploying Bacteria-Sniffing Dogs To Find Failing Septic Systems http://kplu.org/post/counties-deploying-bacteria-sniffing-dogs-find-failing-septic-systems <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152492355&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>In recent years, the Samish River Basin in Skagit County has suffered severe pollution from fecal coliform bacteria. Water polluted with untreated sewage and manure leads to frequent closures of shellfish beds and beaches. County authorities are testing <a href="http://www.ecsk9s.com/" target="_blank">a new method to find the sources: poop-sniffing dogs</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:52:44 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16896 at http://kplu.org Counties Deploying Bacteria-Sniffing Dogs To Find Failing Septic Systems Bumper Salmon Runs Pose Danger for Dogs http://kplu.org/post/bumper-salmon-runs-pose-danger-dogs <p>Fishermen around the Northwest are enjoying some exceptional salmon runs this autumn. Puget Sound is teeming with pink salmon and there&#39;s a record-breaking fall Chinook run in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. But as fish move upstream to spawn, danger lurks for dogs.</p><p>Dr. Scott Capsey had his first encounter with &quot;salmon poisoning&quot; years before he became a vet. His family&#39;s normally exuberant golden retriever mysteriously turned lethargic, had diarrhea and lots of vomiting.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:37:29 +0000 Tom Banse 10161 at http://kplu.org Bumper Salmon Runs Pose Danger for Dogs Rankings: Seattle One of Best for Child-Free Grownups, Dog Lovers http://kplu.org/post/rankings-seattle-one-best-child-free-grownups-dog-lovers <p>Seattle is one of the best places for child-free living, according to a new city.</p><p><a href="http://blog.estately.com/2013/08/14-best-u-s-cities-for-childfree-living/" target="_blank">Real Estate blog Estately </a>ranked Seattle as the second best U.S. city for grownups without kids, but not without poking a little fun.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:34:08 +0000 Martha Kang 9567 at http://kplu.org Rankings: Seattle One of Best for Child-Free Grownups, Dog Lovers Yikes! Seattle ranked 2nd worst city for dog attacks on mail carriers http://kplu.org/post/yikes-seattle-ranked-2nd-worst-city-dog-attacks-mail-carriers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It appears being a mail carrier in Seattle can be dangerous.</span></p><p>Seattle ranked second on a list of cities that saw the most dog attacks on mail carriers during the last fiscal last year, according to the U.S. Postal Service.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:52:10 +0000 Martha Kang 8784 at http://kplu.org Yikes! Seattle ranked 2nd worst city for dog attacks on mail carriers Local dogs earn their keep sniffing out truffles http://kplu.org/post/local-earn-their-keep-sniffing-out-truffles <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/012913TB_TruffleDogs_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>TURNER, Ore. - When a dog finds its first truffle -- the fungus, not the chocolate candy -- the sound you hear will most likely be the voice of a very excited dog handler.<p>And you might be as excited as Mia MacCollin of Bend if your pet showed an aptitude to find buried treasure. And treasure it is. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:54:18 +0000 Tom Banse 7698 at http://kplu.org Local dogs earn their keep sniffing out truffles Survey says: We're pet people in the Northwest http://kplu.org/post/survey-says-were-pet-people-northwest-0 People in the Northwest are among the most likely in the nation to have pets. That's according to a new survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Washington, Oregon and Idaho rank in the top 10 for pet-owning households – with Oregon at No. 4, Washington at No. 6 and Idaho at No. 9.<p>Tom Meyer is a veterinarian in Vancouver, Wash. and sits on the board of the national vet group. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:53:27 +0000 Jessica Robinson 7592 at http://kplu.org Survey says: We're pet people in the Northwest Edmonds farmers market puts bite on dogs http://kplu.org/post/edmonds-farmers-market-puts-bite-dogs <p>Nancy&#39;s pretty let down about this. Not so much that she can&#39;t bring her own but that she won&#39;t get to watch the dogs others bring. &nbsp;In Seattle dogs are allowed at some farmers markets and banned at others.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Here&#39;s a list: <a href="http://www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org/markets/">Farmers markets in Washington make their own rules.</a> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 5813 at http://kplu.org Edmonds farmers market puts bite on dogs Labrador Retriever tops list of Seattle's favorite dogs http://kplu.org/post/labrador-retriever-tops-list-seattles-favorite-dogs <p>The American Kennel Club&nbsp;(AKC) say the Labrador Retriever is Seattle&#39;s favorite dog. It&#39;s also the top dog nationwide.</p><p>Seattle also echoed the nation with the Golden Retriever in second place. New to Seattle&#39;s top 10 is the Havanese at #10.</p><p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:12:39 +0000 Dave Meyer 4268 at http://kplu.org Labrador Retriever tops list of Seattle's favorite dogs Wildlife police acquire special dogs to handle bear complaints http://kplu.org/post/wildlife-police-acquire-special-dogs-handle-bear-complaints <p>The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has increased its Karelian Bear Dog force by fifty percent. This breed of working dog has proven effective against nuisance bears. The idea is to re-instill fear of human neighborhoods.</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:58:29 +0000 Tom Banse 4250 at http://kplu.org Wildlife police acquire special dogs to handle bear complaints That's a lot of cats - 74 in one camper http://kplu.org/post/thats-lot-cats-74-one-camper <p>King County Animal Control authorities have seized 74 cats and 1 dog from a camper parked next to the Auburn Regional Medical Center.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:59:42 +0000 Dave Meyer 3952 at http://kplu.org That's a lot of cats - 74 in one camper Seattle Rep goes to the dogs http://kplu.org/post/seattle-rep-goes-dogs <p>Last night&rsquo;s crowd at Seattle Repertory Theatre was anything but ordinary at a first-of-its kind, tail-wagging cultural event.</p><p>There was the &quot;welcome&quot; message, for example, as the audience arrived at the theater doors.</p><blockquote><p><strong>&quot;We have a little pee patch there in case your doggie should desire to go to the bathroom,&quot; said an usher to patrons filing in.</strong></p></blockquote><p>Yes, a &ldquo;pee&rdquo; patch. Treats and plenty of head rubs were also on hand for 100 dogs attending the theater with their humans in tow.</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 20:54:59 +0000 Florangela Davila 3182 at http://kplu.org Seattle Rep goes to the dogs Video of dog's CPR rescue could be used for teaching http://kplu.org/post/video-dogs-cpr-rescue-could-be-used-teaching <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QQQAVNKIPE</p><p>A Pierce County dog trainer is fielding heaps of praise for saving the life of Sugar, a 4-year old boxer. &nbsp;The <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/03/09/1577637/video-recorded-cpr-rescue-of-boxer.html">animal collapsed during a training class </a>Saturday. &nbsp;Ron Pace said when he saw the animal fall, his instincts took over, according to the News Tribune&#39;s Sara Schilling:</p><blockquote><p>Pace, 54, who owns Canyon Crest K9 Training Center in the Summit/Waller Road area, used a version of CPR to get Sugar breathing again...</p></blockquote><p>It took about two minutes of steady massage to the dogs chest, and a couple of breaths into the animal&#39;s mouth, to help bring Sugar around, to the delight and relief of the dog&#39;s owner, Tiffany Kauth of Bremerton.</p><p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:29:50 +0000 KPLU News Staff 971 at http://kplu.org