Morning – Pet Connection

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 Gidget

Give a pet one more day of love and comfort for Giving Hearts Day.

If Gidget looks familiar, it’s because we’ve had her on the Morning Show before. The tiny senior citizen is celebrating her 106th day in hospice care, courtesy of Diamond in the Ruff pet rescue. Rescue worker Ryan Keel brought her in to the Morning Show to talk with Emily Welker about how Gidget was found wandering the street, sick, small,…

Pet Connection: Meow-Maste

Yoga Features Room Full Of Adoptable Cats

  This week’s pet connection is a little different. Instead of bringing an adoptable pet in studio, Adam went out in search of animals in need of homes, and found a whole room full of adorable cats at a place where fitness and felines intersect. You might not find a calming zen, but you might just find your news best…

Pet Connection: Coffee and Cuddles

The kickoff to Giving Hearts Day starts with this gorgeous ambassador for rescue animal groups.

It’s the start of the biggest nonprofit fundraiser drive of the year. Giving Hearts Day comes in February each year, and each year with it comes millions of dollars in funds donated from folks just like to you to some of the finest nonprofit causes in the Red River Valley region. Of course, it helps to have a high-profile ambassador…

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…

Pet Connection: Meet Murr

He's worth all the gold and frankincense in the world.

Okay, so they don’t spell it the same as the Biblical gifts the three wise men gave to baby Jesus — frankincense, gold and myrrh. But big kitty Murr is a treasure in his own right. Murr was rescued as a stray from the pound by Homeward Animal Rescue. And since Homeward’s Heather Klefstad has a lot of upper-body strength,…