Local Crisis Response Dog Dies

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene therapy dog who responded to disasters across the country, including 9/11, passed away Friday. The dog’s owner is now sharing her pet’s heroic story. When Cindy Ehlers got her dog Tikva 14 years ago, she never imagined how many lives her fluffy, grey Keeshond would touch. “It was all part … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Violet

EUGENE, Ore. — Violet, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, is at Greenhill Humane Society right now waiting for a forever home. Violet is a 1-year-old pit bull mix. She does well with kids who are 12 years old and older due to her high activity level. Violet will do best in a … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Jacob

EUGENE, Ore. — Jacob, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week, is at Greenhill Humane Society right now waiting for a forever home. Jacob is about 1 year old. He is a Chihuahua mix from California. He does well with kids who are 5 years old and older. If you’re interested in adopting Jacob or … Continue reading »

A Small Dog’s Big Bark Stops a Burglary

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene couple is calling their dog a hero after they said it chased away a home intruder. Jackie and Brian Williams said something just didn’t seem right when their small dog woke them up in the middle of the night. “Olive started barking. She was in her bed sleeping too and … Continue reading »

Dog Response Linked to Predatory Traits

CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you’re thinking about getting a dog, trainers say it is a good idea to do a fair bit of research about what kind of breed you really want. New research from Oregon State University shows that certain dogs are better at listening – but that does not necessarily mean that they … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Donnieboy

EUGENE, Ore. — The KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week is Donnieboy from Greenhill Humane Society. He is a 2-year-old terrier mix. He Loves to play with other dogs, but can be bossy/dominant. He would like to live in a cat-free home with older children. If you’re interested in adopting Donnieboy or any other … Continue reading »

Car Stolen With Service Dog Inside

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is asking for help finding her service dog after her car was stolen Saturday with her dog inside. Sharen Floyd was a volunteer at the Great Willamette clean-up on Saturday; she was helping clean the river when her car and dog were stolen from the Valley River Center parking … Continue reading »

Dog Saves Owner from Cancer

EUGENE, Ore. — A woman is cancer free, four years after her breast cancer diagnosis. She says she owes her life to her dog. Elisabeth Zier says at first she didn’t understand why her dog was scratching at her chest; but, she eventually knew something was terribly wrong. Encouraged by her dog’s actions, Zier went … Continue reading »

Working Dogs Compete in Elmira

ELMIRA, Ore. — For some dogs this weekend wasn’t all about fun and games, but real competition. Nineteen dogs from all over the country competed in an obedience and tracking competition. This vigorous style of training is often times the starting point for training police dogs. These dogs all have one goal, making it to … Continue reading »

Animal Control Needs Help Locating Dog

SUTHERLIN, Ore. – Douglas County Environmental Health says it needs help finding a dog involved in a biting incident Sunday. Douglas County Animal Control is looking for a dog described as a small, brown and white pit bull. It says around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, the dog bit a child near east 2nd Avenue. Animal control … Continue reading »

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