Morning – Pet Connection

Pet Connection: Meet Kiwi

She's as sweet as her namesake.

Kiwi was picked up from the city pound already about to become a mom. The sweet-natured little kitty shortly thereafter gave birth to a litter of kittens, and has since bounced back from the experience to get ready for her own adoption. She’s delightful company who loves to cuddle and enjoys big dogs as much as she does people. Other…

Pet Connection: Meet ALL THE KITTIES

Homeward Animal Shelter Is Offering Discounted Adoption Fees Due To Influx Of Kittens

We’re in the kitten ward at Homeward Animal Shelter with Heather Klefstad looking at some of the adorable young kittens available for adoption. Right now Homeward has a glut of kittens, 50 to be exact. More kittens come to the shelter during spring and summer months, but this year is excessive. We meet two kittens, Denver and Wilbury, two eight-week-old…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Bosco (Again)

Help us find this senior weiner a better fit.

If you live to be as old as Bosco is, chances are, you’ll have seen some heartbreak in life. This little old gent broke our hearts when he was returned by his adoptive owners, just in time for his 15th birthday next month. So Bosco came back for a second Pet Connection appearance live in-studio, this time with volunteer rescue…

Pet Connection: Meet Greta

Greta Is A 6-Year-Old Lab From Homeward Animal Shelter

  Greta is a super well-behaved six-year-old lab from our friends at Homeward Animal Shelter. She is a happy-go-lucky dog with a lot of love to give. She’s a quick learner who knows her tricks. She is good with other dogs and older kids, but may not be the best dog for small children. Greta is a diabetic and needs…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Doug

"I was hiding under your porch because I love you. Can I stay?"

If you remember those lines from the Pixar movie “Up”, then you probably remember one of the most charming and goofy animated dogs ever committed to the screen. It’s Dug, the talking dog, and this week’s Pet Connection pet Doug bears a remarkable resemblance to him, especially when it comes to personality. 5-year-old lab mix Doug and Diamond in the…

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…