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 »

K-9 Helps Police Find Suspects

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police are thanking their four-legged officers for helping them find the shooting suspects from the shooting at the Springfield Wal-Mart. K-9 units were on the scene from both Eugene and Springfield police departments yesterday. Fedo is with Springfield police. Officer Justin Myers is Fedo’s handler and he said having dogs on the … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Maple

EUGENE, Ore. — For this week’s Pet of the Week, Maple stopped by KEZI 9 News This Morning. Maple is a five-year-old Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix. She is good with other dogs and cats, but families should have children older than 12 years old. If you’re interested in adopting Maple, contact the Greenhill Humane Society at (541) 689-1503. … Continue reading »

Vets See Increase in Canine Patients

EUGENE, Ore. — All this hot weather has been keeping vets extra busy. Doctors at the Eugene Animal Hospital and the 24-hour Emergency Veterinary Hospital have seen an increase in four-legged patients. They’ve been treating a lot of dogs with heat-related problems, like exhaustion and heat stress, but also bee stings. “Bee stings are common … Continue reading »

Dog Limit in Urban Growth Boundary

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday night after a battle with the city over how many dogs she owns. Tanny Blonder was facing the tough decision to part with one of her three dogs, Little, Sadie and Dina. The reason, she lives on the edge of Eugene city … Continue reading »

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