Pet Connection

Pet Connection: Meet Tink

She's small, sparkly, and has a lot to say.

Tink the rat terrier and her volunteer, Cheryl McGetrick of Diamond in the Ruff pet rescue, stopped by the KVRR Morning Show studios and helped light up a live interview with Emily Welker for this week’s Pet Connection. Tink is tiny, but she’s a grown-up, at about 3 years old and counting. 3 is squarely in adult territory for dogs,…

Pet Connection: Meet Shiloh

He's part of the Mod Squad, as in "behavior modification."

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption No one likes to be called “difficult,” but with dogs, just like with people, there are varying degrees of social skills. People who don’t have much in the way of social graces might have a hard time finding friends, but dogs who lack them have a harder time — they often can’t find homes. That’s…

Pet Connection: Meet Roxanne and Gumby

Don't let their shenanigans fool you. They're both really quite sweet.

Face-boxing, barking, leash-chewing, jumping and mouthing: nobody in the world would get away with one of these behaviors, let alone all of them, let alone ALL of them at once and on live television, and have it make them categorically irresistible, save a six-month-old puppy. Fortunately for Roxanne and Gumby, a brother and sister pair who took over the KVRR…

Pet Connection: Meet Gibbs

A little boy with a lot of love to give.

There’s a reason why people love puppies. Gibbs came to the KVRR Morning Show to visit live in-studio with his buddy, Homeward Animal Shelter worker Heather Klefstad, and found his way right into everyone’s hearts. The nine-month-old shepherd cross was rescued from the pound with a case of non-contagious mange, and you can still see the faint marks from it…

Pet Connection: Meet Truly

A car crash broke her pelvis, but not her spirit. She's "Truly" a survivor.

This week’s Pet Connection is truly a heartwarming tale of survival. Truly, a one and a half year old black lab mix, is just out of a long confinement and recuperation after undergoing surgery to repair her pelvis, which was broken when a car ran her over. Truly spent two months on strict bed rest, immobilized to let her pelvis…

Pet Connection: Meet Earl

Actually, you probably already have.

This week’s Pet Connection is a little different than most — because the Belgian Malinois, the breed of dog that’s taking the world of K9 law enforcement work by storm, is a breed a little different than most. Earl, who just retired as one of the Fargo police force’s most decorated dogs, as well as one of its best-known canine…

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…