Pet Connection

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…

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…

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…

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…