Morning – Pet Connection

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,…

Pet Connection: Meet Bella

Bella is aptly named. And she's just as brainy as she is beautiful.

And we’re not saying she’s smart just because she laughs at Emily’s jokes, right on cue. Bella and her rescue worker, CAARE avian rescue worker Casey Backlund, stopped by the KVRR morning show for a live in-studio interview about what it takes to successfully adopt an umbrella cockatoo, which is what Bella is. Bella is only 15 years, which is…

Pet Connection: Meet Sugar and Shasta

They go together like peas and carrots.

Sugar and Shasta are a bonded pair who stopped by KVRR with Homeward Animal Shelter worker Heather Klefstad for a live in-studio interview with Emily Welker about looking for a forever home for this sugar-and-spice pair of pooches. Shasta is a Papillon-Dachsund cross and Sugar is a terrier. The ladies are three and a half years old were surrendered to…

Pet Connection: Meet Mckenna

A chocolate lab cross with a disposition as sweet as candy.

Mckenna came to the 4 Luv of Dog rescue to swing by for a live in-studio visit with Emily, along with rescue founder and volunteer Kish Hilmert. Mckenna is about 2 yrs old, a spayed female Labrador retriever mix. It’s hard to say what else the mix might consist of,  Kish said, not least of which because genetic tests often…

Pet Connection: Meet Linus

Adam feels a strange kinship with this dog. He's not sure why.

Linus is a lot like Adam — a giant guy with delightful good manners who just wants to be loved. Laid-back and affectionate, the 4-year-old Harlequin Great Dane is neutered and crate-trained, but as friendly and people-loving as he is, small dogs are not his thing. Check out his live in-studio appearance with 4 Luv of Dog founder Kish Hilmert…

Pet Connection: Meet Patches and Bobo

Love makes fools of us all. You'll see why, when you witness the love between these beautiful little birds.

They say love makes fools of us all. And Patches and Bobo, who are crazy about each other, made us go a little bit silly for them as well when these two lovely little birds visited with us live in-studio on the morning show’s Pet Connection. The two, also known as “Ears” and “Tummy” because of the special, favorite feather…

Pet Connection: Meet Mavis

She's a heeler and an appealer.

Mavis is only about a year old and she’s only been in foster care about a week since being sprung from the slammer — er, pound. But this smart, sweet and savvy heeler pup can already sit and take treats nicely, and gets along well with cats and kids. She can even herd your toddler for you! Categories: Morning –…

Pet Connection: Meet Hank

He's a wild and crazy guy. (And a lot of fun too.)

KVRR got a visit live (boy, was it live!) in studio on the morning show from Diamond in the Ruff Pet Rescuer Ryan Keel and Hank. Hank’s from the pound, so it’s not clear exactly how old he is. What is clear is that he has the energy and enthusiasm of a puppy, the glossy black coat of a labrador…