Pet Connection

Pet Connection: Meet Tinkerbell

The original was saucy. This Tink is much sweeter than her namesake.

She has a sweet and sparkling personality, but the sugar in this girl’s nature comes all from her and none from her diet. That’s because this 8-year-old Maine Coon Cat is a diabetic and she needs to control her diet carefully to avoid a potentially dangerous reaction in her blood sugar. Tinkerbell visited the KVRR Morning Show with Homeward Animal…

Pet Connection: Meet Breezy

A breath of fresh air in the studio.

Some of us find the extremely physically fit intimidating. Others find them inspiring. With Breezy, it’s hard to find her anything but adorable. The 2-year-old pit bull cross with the impeccable pecs of stopped by the KVRR Morning Show to visit with Emily Welker for a live in-studio appearance with handler Hannah from 4 Luv of Dog.  And initially, we…

Pet Connection: Meet the Star Wars Gang

Luke, Leia, Chewbacca and Han(nah) Solo

With warm weather, the end of the school year and the premiere of much-awaited summer movie season, there’s another seasonal activity that comes around like clockwork: kitten season. That’s where Jill Lamp and this gang of fuzzy little stars comes in. Jill and the rest of the Star Wars “cast,” a group of 4-week-old sibling kittens, came in for a…

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 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 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…