Pet Connection

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Robin

She's a bundle of energy.

Robin is a cat who comes to Homeward Animal Shelter after being rescued from the local pound, and she’s the perfect example of why it’s so great to have the help of rescue workers when you’re choosing a new pet to bring home. Her profile says she’s sweet, well-mannered, cuddly and playful. She doesn’t care for other cats. However, instead…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Buck

The cutest little feathered buckaroo around.

Want to meet a bird who bucks expectations? How about Buck — a bird who meows like a cat? And tells you, “Buck’s in charge” — a pretty surprising assertion from a little buckaroo who only weighs a few ounces. But with a personality this big in a package this little, it shouldn’t surprise us at all. Buck came to…

Pet Connection: Meet Kiwi

She's as sweet as her namesake.

Kiwi was picked up from the city pound already about to become a mom. The sweet-natured little kitty shortly thereafter gave birth to a litter of kittens, and has since bounced back from the experience to get ready for her own adoption. She’s delightful company who loves to cuddle and enjoys big dogs as much as she does people. Other…

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…