Morning – Pet Connection

Pet Connection: Coffee and Cuddles

The kickoff to Giving Hearts Day starts with this gorgeous ambassador for rescue animal groups.

It’s the start of the biggest nonprofit fundraiser drive of the year. Giving Hearts Day comes in February each year, and each year with it comes millions of dollars in funds donated from folks just like to you to some of the finest nonprofit causes in the Red River Valley region. Of course, it helps to have a high-profile ambassador…

Pet Connection: Meet Virginia

I can't wait to Meet Virginia.

If you know “Meet Virginia,” by the band Train, you probably know it’s about a woman who, in the words of the song, “loves babies and surprises….wears high heels when she exercises…she’s beautiful.” This Virginia doesn’t wear high heels, but she does like children and wear a coat outside when it’s cold out. And boy is she beautiful, both inside…

Pet Connection: Meet Kaylee

Sometimes, you just need a puppy for Christmas.

If you woke up Christmas morning and the puppy you asked for wasn’t  under the Christmas tree, it’s still not too late. Kaylee came to join us this holiday season on the KVRR Morning Show, and she’s the perfect package of puppy energy and sweetness. The 8-month old owner surrender appears to be a cross between a German Shepherd and…

Pet Connection: Meet Murr

He's worth all the gold and frankincense in the world.

Okay, so they don’t spell it the same as the Biblical gifts the three wise men gave to baby Jesus — frankincense, gold and myrrh. But big kitty Murr is a treasure in his own right. Murr was rescued as a stray from the pound by Homeward Animal Rescue. And since Homeward’s Heather Klefstad has a lot of upper-body strength,…

Pet Connection: Meet Tesha

This old girl is learning some new tricks -- like how to get around on three legs.

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Not Tesha, that’s for sure. The 8-year-old German Shepherd is recovering from a recent amputation of her right forelimb. While a lot of us would feel pretty sorry for ourselves after facing such a huge medical ordeal, Tesha’s sweet personality has come through her surgery intact. After all, it’s better…

Pet Connection: Meet Lila

Baby, it's cold outside. But this dog will see to it your feet are nice and toasty.

Lila couldn’t have come into the studio at a better time. When all the forecasts are calling for a sudden drop back to normal from our record-setting warmth, one of Lila’s favorite activities is snuggling up with someone to keep them nice and warm. This beautiful 4-year-old mixed breed possibly has some Great Pyrenees in her background, which would explain…

Pet Connection: Meet Whitley

Your very own Christmas elf in canine form.

If Christmas elves came in dog form, you would probably have something that looked like Whitley. The year-old, four-pound Chihuahua/teacup poodle cross arrived at the KVRR Morning Show dressed in a red and green Christmas sweater that could, conceivably, fit on your average elf-on-the-shelf doll. She even has the giant, pointed ears to go with it. Whitley was surrendered by…

Pet Connection: Meet Dottie

Spot-on one of the cutest cats we've ever met.

Dottie is one of those cats whose personality is even more lovely than her looks — and that’s really saying something with this stunning feline. Not only does she have that striking spot on one eye, she also has a little heart-shaped mark right at the base of her tail. Whoever gets Dottie is going to get the total package,…

Pet Connection: Meet Jellybean

Sweet and tiny.

Jellybean is shivering when she arrives at the KVRR Morning Show studios, and not just because it’s in the single digits outside. The tiny chihuahua is also nervous as heck, but she’s cooperative and well-behaved with visitors and her handler, 4 Luv of Dog rescue worker and founder Kish Hilmert. The sweet-natured little lady was rescued from a hoarding situation…

Pet Connection: Meet Diva and Nubby

And 47 of their closest friends.

Are you in the market for a cockatiel? How about two? No? How about nearly 50 of them? Most of us aren’t really ready to care for 49 of any species of animal, let alone these beautiful little birds. Fortunately, CAARE avian rescue in West Fargo was, when the call came in that an owner had “about 30” birds in…