Morning – Pet Connection

Pet Connection: Meet Peat & Repeat

Bonded Budgie Pair Needs A Good Home Together

  If you’re thinking about becoming a first-time bird owner, these might be the birds for you. Carrie Leopold and her son Isaac from C.A.A.R.E. are introducing us to Peat and Repeat this morning. They are a bonded pair of budgies. Budgies are wonderful starter birds. They’re small, and they’re relatively quiet. They can live quite nicely in apartments. Budgies…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Waffles

A sweet treat for your Thursday Morning Pet Connection.

Waffles the English Pointer may be 77 in dog years, but he can still sweep a lady right off her feet. Literally, in the case of the Morning Show’s Emily Welker. Waffles came in to the studio with Homeward Animal Shelter’s Heather Klefstad to talk about adopting a senior dog and why in many ways it’s just as much fun…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Ruby

Meet the perfect dog.

Ruby was scooped up off the street by the rescue workers at Diamond in the Ruff, and since then she’s been a busy girl. Now that she’s left her days as a stray behind, the springer spaniel/lab cross has donned a pretty collar, had her toenails painted pink, had her arthritis medicated, and in general, has spent her time “being…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Peeps

You can't get much sweeter than Peeps.

Peeps is the kind of company that, unlike her namesake sugar-covered marshmallow treat, will never get stale. She came in around the Easter holiday as an owner surrender to the rescue workers at 4 Luv of Dog, and the ten-month-old shepherd mix already has the manners, self-possession and calm of a much, much older dog. She already knows commands like…

Pet Connection: Meet Peaches

Peaches Is A Diva

  A diva flies in for this week’s Pet Connection. Peaches is a female Moluccan Cockatoo. That is the largest breed of cockatoo, and her personality lives up to her size. Our friends at C.A.A.R.E. thinks she’s a little over 10 years old. Birds like her can live 70+ years. She loves to be the center of attention. Peaches loves…

PET CONNECTION: Meet The Budgies

Budgies Make An Ideal Starter Bird

  We have a flock of birds joining us for Pet Connection this week. C.A.A.R.E. volunteer Kassie Dotzler brought four budgies to share with us. Budgies are an ideal bird for an inexperienced bird owner. They only live five to ten years when larger parrots can have the same lifespan as the average human. They’re relatively quiet, which means they’re…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Winston

Believe it or not, it took three tries for this guy to find his forever home.

With his thick white coat, enormous physical presence, and melting brown eyes, Winston the Great Pyrenees is one of the most strikingly beautiful and charismatic rescue dogs in the Red River Valley region. But even this success story has had his struggles finding his way to a forever home. He found it four years ago, with Diamond in the Ruff’s…

Pet Connection: Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue

Shelter Hosts Events To Meets Dogs Every Month In Fargo, Grand Forks

  A shelter is taking animals from rural North Dakota and finds homes for them mostly in the Fargo and Grand Forks areas. We went Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue’s “Meet the Pups” event at Natural Pet Center in Fargo to learn about some of the adorable dogs they have for adoption. Author and shelter volunteer C.J. English introduces us to…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Mitzy

You could call her the Betty White of dogs.

Nonagenarian Betty White turns 97 Thursday, and in dog years, that’s just one year off the age of little Miss Mitzy here. While some dog experts dispute the accuracy of saying each year in dog years is equivalent to 7 human ones, there’s no denying that at 14, Mitzy’s not exactly playing the ingenue these days. But you’d never know…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Persia and Fifi

A tale of two kitties.

These two little kittens had a start to life you could call pawsitively Dickensian. Sisters Persia and Fifi were rescued from an infanthood spent homeless on the streets of our region at just 8 weeks old, just as the weather was turning from chilly to life-threatening for animals left outdoors. Homeward Animal Shelter workers took them into the rescue, and…