Morning – Pet Connection

Pet Connection: Meet Jasmyne

Talk about windows to the soul -- her personality is as sweet and goofy as her gaze.

There’s really no way to say it — her pictures just don’t do Jasmyne justice. Soft-spoken, soft-furred, and with a soft, goofy, slightly-cross-eyed gaze, Jasmyne the cat charmed everyone on the set of the KVRR Morning Show. She came in to visit live in the studio with Emily Welker and Ryan Keel of Diamond in the Ruff pet rescue, and…

Pet Connection: Meet Sparrow

There's a good reason Golden Retrievers lead the list of "Most Popular Dogs."

She’s a breed we don’t see a lot of in this region’s shelters, and that’s likely because they get snapped up right away by would-be pet parents. Sparrow is a 5-year-old Golden Retriever/Irish Setter cross who joined Emily Welker and 4 Luv of Dog founder Kish Hilmert for a live in-studio appearance on the KVRR Morning Show. Sparrow, like most…

Pet Connection: Meet Murphy

Murphy Comes To Us From The Center For Avian Adoption, Rescue and Education

Murphy is a Congo African Grey parrot. He’s available for adoption through the┬áCenter For Avian Adoption, Rescue and Education in West Fargo. He’s described as a ham! Murphy is 27 or 28 years old, but Grey parrots live 40 to 60 years, so anyone who adopts him would still have years of companionship. Find out more information on the rescue’s…

Pet Connection: Meet Topanga

She's got a personality as warm and sunny as the Topanga Canyon.

Whether you think of Topanga as being named for the sunshiny canyon in Los Angeles, or the equally sunny character on “Boy Meets World,” this is a dog with a smile as bright as the sun. The 2-year-old pit bull stopped by with 4 Luv of Dog founder and rescue worker Kish Hilmert to visit live in-studio with Emily Welker…

Pet Connection: Meet Ziggy

Ziggy Is A Blue-Face Amazon Parrot Looking For A Forever Home

Casey Backhaus with the Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue and Education joins us with Ziggy on this week’s Pet Connection. Ziggy is a Blue-Face Amazon parrot. He’s grown a lot more comfortable with people during his time at the shelter. Ziggy is very well-behaved and will sit calmly on or next to you. He’s looking for a home. You can…

Pet Connection: Meet Durand

He's about 80 pounds worth of puppy love.

Durand and his friend Carrie from 4 Luv of Dog stopped by the KVRR morning show to visit with Emily Welker live in-studio about what it would be like to bring the 80-pound, 1-year-old Staffordshire terrier home with you to join your family in a “furever” home. In spite of his size, Durand is fairly easy to handle, since he’s…

Pet Connection: Meet Tux

A Chesapeake Bay Retriever who'd be right at home in lakes country.

Tux is a two year old male with much of the classic good looks of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, a water-loving breed with a big heart, an athletic build, and a warm disposition. Tux is part Chesapeake, part pit bull, said Homeward Animal Rescue’s Heather Klefstad, who brought the friendly two-year-old to the KVRR studios for a live in-studio appearance…

Pet Connection: Meet Chance

Chances are, you'll be smitten. We were.

  Chance’s story is a particularly heartbreaking one. The three and a half year old pit bull terrier was recently returned to Diamond in the Ruff rescue after a potential adopter took him home, only to find the dog they already had wouldn’t welcome Chance into the family. Poor Chance! The friendly, calm but energetic tan and white neutered male…

Pet Connection: Meet Peyton

A purebred Boxer who's a lover, not a fighter.

Peyton is a ten month-old boxer who, like most dogs that age, appears at first glance to be a full-grown dog. But dogs this age still have some filling out to do, and emotionally and psychologically are pretty much puppies. That means they need consistent work from owners keeping them up to scratch on their training, and lots of exercise,…