dogs

It’s a more and more common sight. You’re at the airport or in a store, and you see a dog with a colorful vest walking beside its owner. How do you know the dog is trained and necessary to assist that person? And what’s the problem if a vest or patch was simply ordered off the Web and put on a pet?  Steve Mencher reports about efforts to blow the whistle on service dog fraud.

Non-profit Serves Homeless Pet Owners

Mar 9, 2017
Homeless With Pets

Pet owners are deeply attached to their dogs, cats, birds and other animals, and that doesn’t change if they become homeless. But their ability to care for their pets may. That’s where an unusual and specially focused non-profit steps in to help.

More than two thirds of the pets kept by homeless people locally are dogs, says Gillian Squirrell, founder of Homeless With Pets. But that other third encompasses considerable variety.

Dogsled Race Inspires Local Composer’s Song Cycle

Mar 16, 2016

Inspiration is where you find it. For Robin Eschner, most recently, it was in the deep snow and cross-cultural history of far northern Minnesota.

  Eschner's extended song cycle isn't just written for a multitude of singers; the music also represents a host of voices from pre-history to the present.

"Teach Your Dog To Read"

Jul 6, 2014

  We know that dogs are intelligent, but the extent of their cognitive capabilities is still being explored. One of the people doing that is Dr. Bonnie Bergin. In 2007, she published a book documenting some of her experiences in training and teaching dogs, and talked about it in this archival North Bay Report, first broadcast on April 11 of that year.

Art for the dogs

Feb 6, 2014
Paws for Love

"Paws for Love" celebrates their 15th anniversary art show this Saturday. Since it's inception this foundation, which turns dogs into artists, has aided thousands of needy dogs, and put thousands of paintings into local homes

The 15th anniversary Paws for Love gala:

Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM at Finley Community Center Auditorium 2060 West College Avenue at Stony Point Santa Rosa, CA  Advance tickets can be purchased online

Ugly Dogs Vie For Crown

Jun 21, 2013
Photos by Kira Stackhouse, Courtesy World's Ugliest Dog (R) Contest

On Friday the Sonoma-Marin Fair hosts the 2013 World's Ugliest Dog contest. Roughly 30 mutts, pugs and Chinese crested dogs will vie for the title and $1,500. KRCB reporter Danielle Venton visited one of the dogs preparing for the contest, Grovie of Santa Rosa, and files this report.

The event, in its 25th year grabs headlines from around the world and was recently the subject of a documentary "Worst In Show."