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Inaugural Dock Dive Competition at Paws Pet Resort

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Dogs and their owners enjoyed some friendly competition Saturday at Paws Pet Resort in Sioux Falls. The pet resort held their inaugural dock dive competition.  Dogs competed to see who could jump the farthest in the water as well as who could jump the highest. All levels of jumpers were welcome. For some dogs this was their…

Dog Dock Jumping Growing in Popularity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- With pheasant season around the corner, Scheels held their annual hunting expo this weekend in front of their location on 41st street in Sioux Falls. During the event they featured a competition that is growing in popularity across the Sioux Empire. Over 50 dogs participated in the DockDogs Jumping competition where dogs try to jump the highest,…

Bo the Beagle Helps Find Bedbugs in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Bedbugs are a pest you never want to cross paths with, but unfortunately they are in Sioux Falls and sometimes they can be hard to find. So the business Dakota Bedbug Detection has a unique way of sniffing out the pests. Over the years, nine-year-old Bo the Beagle has gotten pretty good at his job. He has…

Keeping Pets Safe in Extreme Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- When it gets colder out, it affects everyone including pets. Although dogs have fur, they’re still vulnerable to hypothermia and frostbite if left outside. This is why in South Dakota leaving a pet outside in the cold without proper shelter is considered neglect and is against the law. KDLT’s Miranda Paige found out what owners should do…

Woman Rescued After Breaking Through Pond Ice in North Iowa

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say police officers rescued a woman who’d fallen through ice on a pond while trying to retrieve her dog. The Clear Lake Fire Department says in a news release that 28-year-old Kelsey Boehnke went onto Fieldstone Pond to get her dog a little after 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Boehnke then broke through the thin ice…

Animal Control Warns of Hot Car Dangers for Pets

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-From April 1st to May 25th there have been 45 calls made to animal control about pets left in cars. These next couple months it’s going to get even hotter. They want to remind pet owners not to leave their furry friends in vehicles. “When animals get in temperatures that are highly elevated in even up to the…

A Warning to Pet Owners about Food Bag Suffocation Risks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  A Texas pet owner’s Facebook post is going viral. it comes after her dog suffocated because of an empty chip bag. Now she’s warning others. Christina Young came home to find her dog Petey Pablo dead with a chip bag over his head. He died from suffocation. She shared her story on facebook to prevent it from…

Hawthorne’s Helping Chihuahua

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Since the beginning of this school year at one Sioux Falls elementary school you may find a dog hanging out and walking the halls. That’s Harley the Chihuahua.  No it’s not “bring your pet to school” day. Harley is a regular at Hawthorne Elementary. “It’s actually Harley Davidson, but we call him Harley,” said his owner Chris Burke. He’s…

He Finally Has It All – Except For A Home

Meet Butterball, or as most people call him, ”Butters.” This one and a half year old pitbull loves belly rubs and long walks. “He’s a big goof ball,” said Mikayla Matthies, his foster parent. “He loves playing all the time. Running. He’s a busy boy and he also doesn’t know personal space. He loves cuddling all the time too.” Butters…

Dog Flu Or Kennel Cough? Sioux Falls Vet Says Only One Has Hit South Dakota

Kentucky, Texas, and Florida have all seen recent cases of the Canine Influenza Virus. In the last month, the Dog Flu has spread to the Midwest with eight confirmed cases in Minnesota. It has yet to make its way to South Dakota, vets are seeing similar symptoms. Dr. Mike McIntyre at Sioux Nation Pet Clinic says people get scared when…

Real Estate Agent Saves Rescue Dog, Donating Portion Of Commissions To Humane Society

It’s been nearly two years since a Sioux Falls woman saved a rescue dog. In turn that dog not only captured her heart, but the heart of her other dog. Now she’s hoping her new business venture will help her help other animals. “She’s the sassy redhead.” Jessica Clary says her Golden Doodle ‘Willow’ craves attention. That’s why they made…

Welsh Corgi Cleans Family’s Windows

HARRISBURG, S.D.- Here’s a story that will hopefully bring a smile to your face, a Harrisburg family has to do a little less window cleaning thanks to their dog. Around Fourth of July, the Jendersee’s found their one-year-old welsh corgi Foxy, cleaning their windows. They say they first noticed Foxy would it as a signal that she wanted to go outside,…

There Are No Losers In 10th Annual DDR Wiener Dog Races

The Sioux Falls Stampede is once again teaming with the Sioux Nation Pet Clinic and the Dakota Dachshund Rescue to host the 10th annual Wiener Dog Races this Saturday, February 18. Jim Olander with the Stampede came up with the idea after he saw a similar race online years back and decided to ask DDR if they’d be interested in…

Critter Corner: National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Dental Health Month for pets. It’s something that many people don’t think about when it comes to keeping their pet healthy. Woofs and Waves has everything you need and even has some tips on keeping your pet’s smile beautiful. Justin Shatto with Woofs and Waves says oral health is very important. He says studies show that periodontal…

Police Seize Over $38,000 In Drug Bust, 3 Arrested

From the Aberdeen Police Department Facebook page ABERDEEN, S.D.– Aberdeen Police arrested three people in connection to a drug bust that turned up over $38,000 in cash. On January 17, an outgoing package to be delivered to Arizona was intercepted by the Tundra Task Force. Aberdeen Police k-9 Neko indicated an odor of illegal drugs on the package. A search…