Donna Gaskill with her dogs, Sailor and Oliver, at the Washington Veterans Home in Retsil. The residents held a contest and voted on Sailor’s name. Both dogs help residents and staff alike destress.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Dog helps Retsil Veterans Home residents, staff

PORT ORCHARD — Hello, Sailor. Sailor is a dog who joins her human, Donna Gaskill, every day for work at the Washington Veterans Home in… Continue reading


Cinthia Tyler said, “My sweet pocket pitty loves everyone. Especially kids.”                                Photo courtesy Cinthia Tyler

‘El Diablo of the dog world’: Do pit bulls deserve their reputation?

One thing almost everyone can agree on: Dogs are wonderful additions to the family. One thing that is almost bound to be a divisive, argument-inducing… Continue reading


Pit bull myths and statistics

Read an article about personal experiences with pit bulls here. From is published by a nonprofit group dedicated to dog-bite prevention, education and… Continue reading