Morning – Pet Connection

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Norm

If this cat's expression makes you think he's up to something, it's because he is.

Norm is a cat that was quite difficult to get a screen shot of for this profile story, and it’s not because he’s not a photogenic guy. He is. It’s just that Norm literally never stopped moving the entire time he was live in the studio with us on the Morning Show with Emily Welker. Norm and his buddy, Homeward…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Tina

I wish they all could be California girls.

If you saw this pretty girl hanging out hitchhiking on the side of the road somewhere in California, you’d probably give her a ride, too. Tina and 4 Luv of Dog founder Kish Hilmert went on a little road trip of their own from Tina’s foster home to our studios to talk live with the KVRR Morning Show’s Emily Welker….

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Beau and Beckett

A buddy-movie script in the making, starring these two brothers and.... you?

It’s a road-trip, buddy-movie script in the making with these two. Beau and Barrett, two adorable brothers rescued from a reservation, hit the road early Thursday morning with the James River Humane Society’s Kris Meidinger to drive all the way from Jamestown for their big TV appearance. The two year-old boys joined the Morning Show’s Emily Welker for some cuddles…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Moose

A shaggy dog story with -- we hope -- a happy ending.

Believe it or not, Moose is an Old English sheepdog. That’s right, the beloved and familiar face you remember from Barkley on Sesame Street is right in front of you, but minus about 2 pounds’ worth of ill-kept long fur, mats, mange, tangles and ticks. Moose was rescued from a situation in which the big guy didn’t ever get to…

Pet Connection: Meet Diego

Diego Is A Red-Lored Amazon Parrot With A Big Personality

  We’re taking Pet Connection on the road this week, visiting the Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue and Education in West Fargo. Board Member Candi Willey introduces us to Diego, a Red-Lored Amazon Parrot. They’re not sure how hold Diego is. The best guess is he’s a teenager, but his species can live 50 to 100 years so you’d have…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Libby

A gal with a disposition as sweet as her blood sugar.

Libby the cat is a lot less fur than most of our feline guests on the Morning Show, but she’s got more love than most to make up for it. The 6-year-old orange domestic medium-hair was rescued from the pound by the fine folks from Homeward Animal Shelter and when she came in she had a substantial number of mats…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Jack

You don't know Jack, but you should!

We didn’t know Jack, either, until Diamond In The Ruff’s Ryan Keel brought him in to meet us in the KVRR Morning Show studio live on the air this Pet Connection Thursday. And boy, were we ever impressed. Jack’s a calm, well-mannered, affectionate lab cross with perhaps some bulldog or pit bull thrown in. He gets along well with everyone…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Zeke and Happy Jake

The perfect dogs for the great dog-walking weather that's finally here.

When you get up as early as we do here on the Morning Show, you’ll take any chance you get to keep a smile on your face. That’s where Happy Jake and Zeke come in awfully handy. The 1-and-a-half-year-old yellow Lab and the 5-year-old blue heeler woke up pretty early themselves to come in all the way from James River…

Pet Connection: Meet Ragu

Ragu is recovring from a fractured pelvis and leg amputation

  Ragu is a fighter. The 8-to-10-week-old pup was found without a home. 4 Luv of Dog Rescue took her in and found out she had a fractured pelvis and a leg broken in three places. Ragu had to have her leg amputated, but her prognosis is good. She won’t be available for adoption until she heals, but she’s already…

Pet Connection: Why It’s Important To Spay and Neuter

We meet some adorable but unexpected kittens

  Homeward Animal Shelter is hosting its annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Lunch on April 12th. The event raises money for the shelter’s spay and neuter programs. Since they couldn’t join us for Pet Connection, we highlights a couple of animals available through the shelter, Abigail the black lab and Helena the domestic shorthair cat. You can find information about…