The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

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

Tracy Simmons has a dog, four chickens, and two chicks.

Study shows Washington is most likely to spoil pets

ALISA VOLZ, Evergreen reporter May 2, 2023

Washington pet owners are the seventh most likely to spoil their pets out of all the U.S. states, according to a study from Printed Memories. The study found that 599 out of every 100,000 Google searches...

My dog, Starla.

Date for Valentine’s Day? No. Dogs? Yes

JULIA MESSEGEE, Evergreen reporter February 9, 2023

Valentine’s Day is zooming toward us. I can see it in the distance, approaching and frightening all the single people. If you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, do you have a dog? If not, you...

The Whitman County Humane Society is home to many animals who could be your new best friend.

OPINION: Adopt, don’t shop!

MIA PUZZO, Evergreen columnist September 15, 2022

We as humans love our furry friends. There is nothing better than a dog or cat waiting for you when you get home every day.  Unfortunately, it seems that for some people the breed of their pet is more...

Rory sits on a windowsill on Nov. 2, 2021.

Pets are better than therapy

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist November 4, 2021

Having a pet in college always seemed like a strange idea to me. How is it possible to be a full-time student with a puppy or kitten?  I understand why it is worth all the time it takes to raise...

A cat named Cactus Cooler was the first animal to benefit from the Petco Love grant.

Whitman County Humane Society receives $5,000 Petco Love grant

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter May 24, 2021

Whitman County Humane Society received a $5,000 grant from Petco Love to continue its life-saving veterinary efforts.  The grant was part of the animal welfare organization grant cycle, said Jennifer...

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...

Survey participants reported looking forward to spending time with their pets each day. No one reported taking care of a pet felt like extra work.

Survey finds pandemic strengthens bonds between humans, pets

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 17, 2020

Humans are relying more on their pets for companionship, hope and a sense of purpose during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent surveys about human-animal interactions. A team of five researchers,...

Amber Wright, owner of Ambers Grooming Salon, was able to open her doors early for pet hair allergy research. She offers drop-off services, as well as different rooms for bathing and grooming.

Pet groomers offer services with new regulations

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter and columnist June 15, 2020

Washington and Idaho residents had months of abstaining from haircuts due to COVID-19, but humans were not the only ones needing a trim. Zelda’s Pet Grooming closed their doors on March 26 and did...

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