Morning – Pet Connection

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…

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…

Pet Connection: Meet Butters

Butters Comes to Pet Connection this Week from 4 Luv of Dog Rescue

  Butters and Kish Hilmert with 4 Luv of Dog rescue join Adam for this week’s Pet Connection. Butters is a year-old female who is gentle and gets along with people and other dogs. She recently had puppies and isn’t spayed yet. But once she is, she’ll be ready for a loving home soon. 4 Luv of Dog puts a…

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…