Morning – Pet Connection

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…


The 16-Year-Old Macaw Just Wants Somebody To Love

  Bogart, a.k.a. Bogie, joins us for this week’s Pet Connection. Bogie is a 16-year-old Blue and Yellow Macaw. He came to our friends at C.A.A.R.E. after his previous owner fell ill and died. He plucked his chest feathers due to stress, but is doing better and seeing some regrowth. Bogie does better around women, but is shy and takes…

Pet Connection: Meet the Cats

It's a cataract of cats in the metro.

Ferguson, the tailless feline, is just one of many cats and kittens who are cooling their heels over the holidays at Homeward Animal Shelter. The Manx cat shared the available space for animals at the shelter over the course of the past week or so with up to 105 cats at one point. Homeward’s Heather Klefstad said that as soon…

PET Connection: Meet Sweet Pea

Plus An Update On A Pet That Made A Connection After Visiting KVRR Local News

  If a dog ever lives up to her name, it’s Sweet Pea. She’s a 7-year-old Shih Tzu mix from 4 Luv of Dog Rescue who just wants to find someone to love. She can by shy at first, but quickly warms up to people in a few days and loves affection. She is exceedingly calm and would do well…

PET CONNECTION: Meet Bert And Minty

Bonded Pair Can Fill Your Home With Love During The Holidays

  Bert and Minty join us from C.A.A.R.E. for this week’s Pet Connection. Bert is a 10-year-old green male lovebird. Minty is and 8-year-old yellow female lovebird. They both love to get out and explore, but Bert is a bit more adventurous. Their wings are clipped but they can still zip around the living room if you let them. They…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Obie

Room at the table? You should definitely invite Obie for Thanksgiving.

We’ve got the cutest little turkey you could ever hope to meet for our Thanksgiving Pet Connection. Obie, a pit bull-type cross with cuddles to spare, was surrendered by his owner when that person couldn’t care for him following Obie’s seizure diagnosis. But he hasn’t let his heartbreak stand in the way of his ability to give affection to folks….

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Perkins

At four months old, he's already a ladies' man.

Ladies’ man Perkins has it all: the charm, the warmth, the playfulness, the ability to attract women from all corners of the studio. The four-month old kitten came in to visit live on the air with Heather Klefstad of Homeward Animal Shelter and the Morning Show’s Emily Welker, and was quickly covered in lipstick marks from all the ladies. Perkins…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Mighty Mouse

Here he comes to save the day! (Or at least, save your feet from getting cold.)

Call him an incognito superhero. This little dog, a miniature pinscher named Mighty Mouse, makes a big noise against intruders but could more or less snuggle up in your pocket with the right introductions. The four-year-old min-pin came to Diamond in the Ruff rescue after his owner died recently. They, in turn, brought the little guy in to join the…

Pet Connection: Meet Baby

Baby Has An Attitude Bigger Than His Size

  Baby is this week’s Pet Connection pet from our friends at the Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education in West Fargo. Baby is an 11-year-old Hahn’s Macaw. That is the smallest species of Macaw, but Baby’s personality is a lot bigger than his size. He’s pretty talkative and can say “hello”, his name, and “I love you”. He…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Benji

He's got a movie-star smile and a story to tell.

When you meet  Benji, chances are, he’ll give you a grin that lights up the whole room. And although he’s not famous like the star of the movie, Benji the Maltese mix is getting his own little moment in the spotlight in this week’s Pet Connection after joining the Morning Show’s Emily Welker live in studio. Benji’s smile hides a…