Pet Connection

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Pepper

A seasoned cuddler and all-around adorable adoptable dog.

If you’re looking for someone to spice up your day, you can’t do better than Pepper. The Lhasa Apso mix lost his home when his owner had to move to a care facility, and he was surrendered to the Homeward Animal Shelter. Homeward’s Heather Klefstad brought Pepper in for a visit with the Morning Show’s Emily Welker live in studio,…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Winston

Believe it or not, it took three tries for this guy to find his forever home.

With his thick white coat, enormous physical presence, and melting brown eyes, Winston the Great Pyrenees is one of the most strikingly beautiful and charismatic rescue dogs in the Red River Valley region. But even this success story has had his struggles finding his way to a forever home. He found it four years ago, with Diamond in the Ruff’s…

LIVE: Meet Dusk

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LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Mitzy

You could call her the Betty White of dogs.

Nonagenarian Betty White turns 97 Thursday, and in dog years, that’s just one year off the age of little Miss Mitzy here. While some dog experts dispute the accuracy of saying each year in dog years is equivalent to 7 human ones, there’s no denying that at 14, Mitzy’s not exactly playing the ingenue these days. But you’d never know…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Persia and Fifi

A tale of two kitties.

These two little kittens had a start to life you could call pawsitively Dickensian. Sisters Persia and Fifi were rescued from an infanthood spent homeless on the streets of our region at just 8 weeks old, just as the weather was turning from chilly to life-threatening for animals left outdoors. Homeward Animal Shelter workers took them into the rescue, and…

Pet Connection: Meet the Cats

It's a cataract of cats in the metro.

Ferguson, the tailless feline, is just one of many cats and kittens who are cooling their heels over the holidays at Homeward Animal Shelter. The Manx cat shared the available space for animals at the shelter over the course of the past week or so with up to 105 cats at one point. Homeward’s Heather Klefstad said that as soon…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Obie

Room at the table? You should definitely invite Obie for Thanksgiving.

We’ve got the cutest little turkey you could ever hope to meet for our Thanksgiving Pet Connection. Obie, a pit bull-type cross with cuddles to spare, was surrendered by his owner when that person couldn’t care for him following Obie’s seizure diagnosis. But he hasn’t let his heartbreak stand in the way of his ability to give affection to folks….

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Perkins

At four months old, he's already a ladies' man.

Ladies’ man Perkins has it all: the charm, the warmth, the playfulness, the ability to attract women from all corners of the studio. The four-month old kitten came in to visit live on the air with Heather Klefstad of Homeward Animal Shelter and the Morning Show’s Emily Welker, and was quickly covered in lipstick marks from all the ladies. Perkins…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Mighty Mouse

Here he comes to save the day! (Or at least, save your feet from getting cold.)

Call him an incognito superhero. This little dog, a miniature pinscher named Mighty Mouse, makes a big noise against intruders but could more or less snuggle up in your pocket with the right introductions. The four-year-old min-pin came to Diamond in the Ruff rescue after his owner died recently. They, in turn, brought the little guy in to join the…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Lo

You can't spell "love" without Lo.

It’s not a coincidence that lovely Lo, our Pet Connection dog of the week, has a name that starts with the first two letters of the word love. Because a love she is. Lo is a mixed breed Maltese Shih Tzu mix about four years old who joined the Morning Show’s Emily Welker live in studio along with rescuer Karen…