Dogs

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,…

Paroled Pups Program

SIOUX FALLS ,S.D.- Some dogs have a difficult time being adopted from the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society because of behavioral issues. So they’re put on “parole” so to speak and sent somewhere where they can receive the extra care and attention they need.   They spend some time at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Five inmates…

Hazing is Key to Deter Coyote Targeting Northwestern Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —Two pets were attacked by a coyote this weekend, and that’s putting a Sioux Falls neighborhood on high alert. One dog was taken by the animal, but the other was saved by its owner. These attacks could happen anywhere, and animal control has an urgent message. Two coyote attacks this weekend had different endings for a pair…

Dogs Compete in Water During Scheels Hunting Expo

Scheel’s annual Hunting Expo is this weekend in front of their location on 41st street in Sioux Falls. It isn’t just for humans, dogs have their own event they can participate in. It’s a Dock Dogs competition to see which furry friend can jump the highest, the farthest and swim the fastest to retrieve a toy. People travel from all…

Sioux Falls Business Hosts Puppy-Filled Parade

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Saint Patrick’s Day came a little early for one Sioux Falls business – and there’s no complaints. It’s an annual tradition everyone in the office looks forward to. Henkinschultz Creative Services hosted their very own puppy-filled Saint Patrick’s Day parade. Their 23 employees and their four dogs dress up for what they call “the world’s shortest…

Family Day at Pheasant Fest

SIOUX FALLS, SD- If you haven’t had a chance to check out Pheasant Fest yet, you still have one more day to see the nation’s largest attraction for pheasantry hunter enthusiasts. It’s the first time the convention is being held in Sioux Falls. They have everything from dog training seminars to wild game cooking along with over 400 vendors selling anything…

What You Need to Know About the Human Flu and Dogs

SIOUX FALLS, SD- As flu season is among us, people are worrying not just about themselves, but their furry friends. However, they may be concerned for the wrong reasons. A video going around Facebook of a dog with the flu has owners worried. Veterinarian Dayton Williams from All Animal Pet Hospital says there are a few things owners need to know….

Teen Scammed Out Of $400 Over Craigslist Ad Offering Dogs For Sale

Police are warning residents to do their homework after a Sioux Falls teen was scammed on Craigslist. Police say a 17-year-old answered an advertisement from a person in Maryland selling two purebred Siberian Huskies for $200 each. The teen wired the $400 to the seller, and became suspicious when the seller asked for more money. Police say the teen reported…

Busy Weekend For SF Area Humane Society

In the span of 48 hours, the shelter had 70 owner surrenders and a handful of strays walk in

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s been a busy weekend for workers at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. In a two day span, from Friday to Saturday, 85 animals walked in through their doors. Seventy of which were surrendered by their owner, leaving workers scrambling for space. “We’ve had to move our small animals out of our small animals room…

Sioux Falls Woman’s Crusade to Reduce Unwanted Pets

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

About 670-thousand dogs were euthanized last year in the United States, for cats, the numbers are even worse at 860-thousand. Those numbers from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are down from 2011, which is a good sign. This week’s someone you should know has played a part in that decrease, at least here in the Sioux…

Heartland Humane Society Opens New Facility

New 8,000 Square Foot Facility Looks To House More Stray Animals

YANKTON, S.D.— Saturday marked the official opening of the Heartland Human Society’s new facility in Yankton. Since 2013, they’ve been clawing their way to a larger facility. Executive Director Kerry Hacecky said they’ve been anxiously waiting this moment. “I think it is the beginning or the ending, not sure which, of some emotional successes. It’s been hard to watch animals…

The Time Is Now To Protect Your Pet From Outside Pests

When pets head outside, there is a good chance they'll bring back fleas and ticks.

During the KDLT News Today “Critter Corner,” Justin Shatto from Woofs and Waves, discussed the need to keep your pets protected from out side pests. “It’s been crazy,” Shatto said, “Some of the people we have talked to have already told us they have seen ticks on their kids and dogs in this month.” Pests like fleas, ticks and mosquitoes…

Teen Siblings Team Up With Father, DWU To Research Cure For Cancer In Dogs

PLANKINTON, S.D. – Two South Dakota teens are showing us that anything is possible with hard work. A brother and sister from Plankinton have been working together to try to cure cancer in man’s best friend. They’ve had some amazing results, earning them recognition and even scholarship money at a South Dakota University. Eighteen-year-old Emma and 16-year-old Noah Heezen are…

“Corks and Collars” Event to Promote Dogs and Dollars

Sioux Empire Pit Rescue will host its second annual “Corks and Collars” fundraiser event at Chef Dominique’s in downtown Sioux Falls.

    The Sioux Empire Pit Rescue will host its second annual “Corks and Collars” fundraiser event at Chef Dominique’s on Friday, March 24th.   The Sioux Empire Pit Rescue is entirely volunteer-based with no central facility, so dogs are placed in foster homes until they are adopted. The majority of costs are shouldered by the rescue, not the foster…