Pet Connection

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…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Benji

He's got a movie-star smile and a story to tell.

When you meet  Benji, chances are, he’ll give you a grin that lights up the whole room. And although he’s not famous like the star of the movie, Benji the Maltese mix is getting his own little moment in the spotlight in this week’s Pet Connection after joining the Morning Show’s Emily Welker live in studio. Benji’s smile hides a…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Sunshine

You need a little sunshine in your life.

A visit from Sunshine couldn’t be any better-timed. This snowy Thursday, Homeward Animal Shelter’s Heather Klefstad brought Sunshine the orange tabby in to visit live in-studio with the Morning Show’s Emily Welker. Sunshine was surrendered to a pound after her family found they couldn’t care for her any longer, and she’s impressed her handlers at the shelter with her sweet,…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Eve

She's had a rough week.

Eve’s got a beautiful, silky, pitty-type face people love to stroke, but you might want to hold off on that for awhile — she’s still a little sore. Because from first glance, you’d never believe this beautiful girl who joined the Morning Show’s Emily Welker live in-studio was the same dog who came in to the 4 Luv of Dog…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Boots

You can bet your boots he's a lot of fun.

As charming as the cartoon character was named for, Boots — or Puss in Boots, as most of us know the Spanish-accented character from the “Shrek” movies — visited the KVRR Morning Show studios for a live chat with the Morning Show’s Emily Welker and Diamond in the Ruff volunteer Ryan Keel. Boots is a roughly five-month-old kitten found wandering…