Pet Connection

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Barrett

He and his buddy Rayden are a package deal -- two for the price of none!

He couldn’t be a less grumpy old man if he tried, aside from his age. Barrett, a 12-year-old chihuahua-pomeranian cross, visited the KVRR Morning Show studios with Heather Klefstad of Homeward Animal Shelter to talk with Emily Welker, but he left his best buddy to sleep in. That’s 10-year-old Raylen, a beagle who goes everywhere Barrett goes. The bonded pair…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Dillon and Mystique

These dogs are willing to go a long way looking for love.

We’ve all heard the stories of dogs separated by thousands of miles from their owners who somehow make their way back home to them. So for Dillon, a blue heeler lab mix, and Mystique, a pittie lab mix, the hour  and a half drive to the KVRR studios from James River Humane Society was no big thing. Both two-year-old rescue…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Bosco

The senior wiener you need in your life.

Bosco is teaching us all a lesson in wearing your senior years with style. The 14-year-old dachsund is still strutting and sniffing out treats in his elder years, and he filled the studio with delight on the Morning Show. Bosco and his buddy, 4 Luv of Dog rescue Kish Hilmert, joined the Morning Show’s Emily Welker for a live in-studio…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Roxy

A short dog who's long on charm.

Roxy the doxy, or dachsund, is a dog who immediately shows you why there are pretty much two kinds of people — people who love dachsunds and people who don’t know any yet. Roxy joined Emily Welker live in-studio on the KVRR Morning Show with Diamond In The Ruff volunteer Ryan Keel to talk about the long and the short of…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Ross and Chandler

They'll be your friends -- for life.

Who wouldn’t want to be friends with these glorious little balls of cuddle? Chandler and Ross, two three-month-old shepherd mix puppies, snuggled up on the Morning Show set with Emily Welker and rescue worker Heather Klefstad of Homeward Animal Shelter. The pair of brothers came into the shelter just this Wednesday as strays from the Spirit Lake Area, and irresistible…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Jake

Everything's Jake with a big sweetie like this in your life.

Ever hear the old saying, “Everything’s Jake”? It means everything is fine or a-okay. When you meet Jake, everything is, because he’s one of the calmest, most laid-back fellows we’ve ever had in studio for the Morning Show. He and 4 Luv of Dog founder Kish Hilmert joined Emily Welker live in studio to talk about Jake, who just recovered…

Pet Connection: Meet Piper

She likes to do her own talking.

Piper likes to do her own talking, but on the Morning Show, she was nice enough to let Emily Welker and Diamond In the Ruff’s Ryan Keel give her an introduction. The two joined Emily live in studio for both Pet Connection Thursday and for Giving Hearts Day this week. Piper’s only a year old, but she’s already got enough…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Vernon

A snow-white fluffball to cuddle the winter away with.

However soft, cuddly and irresistibly huggable you think Vernon is, multiply it by about ten and you’ve got a general idea of what he’s like in real life. This big, white cuddle machine came to Homeward Animal Shelter by way of the Fargo pound, and it’s hard to understand why someone would give him up. The 9-year-old domestic medium-hair loves…

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…