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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Some breeds, like the Alaskan Malamute and Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, look remarkably like wolves. Despite thousands of years of domestication, dogs retain many instincts that wolves depend on in the wild.

Dog behaviors decoded

ISABELLE BUSCH, Evergreen reporter, columnist April 21, 2022

Dogs trot through campus, frolic in the park and relax on our couches. People often characterize their behaviors as cute, deciding their actions are a means of asking for food or attention. However, our...

Calamity Jane, a 3-year-old border collie, practices agility exercises, Feb. 24.

Research tackles injury in agility dogs

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter March 3, 2022

Researchers from WSU and University of California-Davis collaborated on a study to establish a correlation between risk factors and injury trends in agility dogs. Agility dog sports involve a handler...

Maddie, a 13-year-old lab mix, is instructed to walk on the underwater treadmill.

A dog’s recovery through a ruff time

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

Maddie, a 13-year-old lab mix, obtained a fracture in her elbow as a puppy. Her elbow healed, but she later developed arthritis. Thanks to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Maddie’s quality of life...

Black lab Molly launches into the pool at Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center in Moscow on Sunday afternoon.

Howling at Hamilton: Doggy paddle encouraged

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 16, 2021

Hundreds of dogs — labs, terriers and everything in between — took to the water Sunday for the Humane Society of the Palouse’s 14th annual doggy pool day at Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center in Moscow,...

Whitman County Library to host therapy, support animal training seminar

Whitman County Library to host therapy, support animal training seminar

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief June 23, 2021

The Whitman County Library will host a Palouse Paws event from 7-8 p.m. June 24 over Zoom as part of an ongoing Tails and Tales-themed summer reading program. Sheri Miller, associate director and youth...

In places where dogs are used for herding, people are not as close with their dogs. Researchers also found that women have more affectionate relationships with dogs than men do.

Affection influenced dog domestication

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 11, 2021

Temperature and gender have influenced the relationships between humans and dogs in various cultures, a WSU anthropological research team has found. Environmental temperature has influenced how useful...

The effect of coronavirus on dogs is more nuanced than it appears.

Guest column: COVID-19 column needs reassessment

CHARLIE POWELL, Guest columnist October 28, 2020

The Oct. 22 Daily Evergreen opinion piece written by Jacqueline Maldonado-Hernandez titled “Protect dogs from COVID-19” contained an emotional risk assessment and errors that need correction. In...

Dogs detecting coronavirus puts them at risk, and we have to consider whether that’s acceptable.

OPINION: Protect dogs from COVID-19


Dogs are now being used at Helsinki Airport to detect COVID-19 on arriving passengers, but they might be more at risk than we think. Elian Peltier, a writer for The New York Times, wrote that the dogs...

When determining whether to buy or adopt a new pet, adoption is always the best answer.

OPINION: Adopt, don’t shop for pets

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor September 29, 2020

It’s romanticized, but in truth, the "Adopt, Don't Shop" ideal really does save animal lives. Animals of all kinds find their way to shelters like Whitman County Humane Society for many reasons. The...

Dogs are great companions and deserve a forever home, but don’t get one if you can’t provide that.

Ask Emma: I want to get a dog

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 29, 2020

Dear Emma, Everyone I know has a dog or is getting one. I really want one but am living at home and haven’t been able to convince my mom yet. I keep suggesting that I can take it back to school with...

Dogs and cats have responded very differently to the coronavirus quarantine.

OPINION: Satire: Dogs and cats react to the quarantine

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist May 13, 2020

While many have studied and acknowledged the impact of the quarantine on the economy, local business and healthcare workers, few have examined the effect the lockdown has had on our furry animal companions....

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