Pet Connection

Pet Connection: Meet Whitley

Your very own Christmas elf in canine form.

If Christmas elves came in dog form, you would probably have something that looked like Whitley. The year-old, four-pound Chihuahua/teacup poodle cross arrived at the KVRR Morning Show dressed in a red and green Christmas sweater that could, conceivably, fit on your average elf-on-the-shelf doll. She even has the giant, pointed ears to go with it. Whitley was surrendered by…

Pet Connection: Meet Dottie

Spot-on one of the cutest cats we've ever met.

Dottie is one of those cats whose personality is even more lovely than her looks — and that’s really saying something with this stunning feline. Not only does she have that striking spot on one eye, she also has a little heart-shaped mark right at the base of her tail. Whoever gets Dottie is going to get the total package,…

Pet Connection: Meet Jellybean

Sweet and tiny.

Jellybean is shivering when she arrives at the KVRR Morning Show studios, and not just because it’s in the single digits outside. The tiny chihuahua is also nervous as heck, but she’s cooperative and well-behaved with visitors and her handler, 4 Luv of Dog rescue worker and founder Kish Hilmert. The sweet-natured little lady was rescued from a hoarding situation…

Pet Connection: Meet Diva and Nubby

And 47 of their closest friends.

Are you in the market for a cockatiel? How about two? No? How about nearly 50 of them? Most of us aren’t really ready to care for 49 of any species of animal, let alone these beautiful little birds. Fortunately, CAARE avian rescue in West Fargo was, when the call came in that an owner had “about 30” birds in…

Pet Connection: Meet Fetty

A dog who deserves a soft couch and a cuddle, after some hard knocks in life.

Fetty might look tough, but he’s all squishy on the inside. Let’s face it, a life like his is bound to result in some tenderizing. First of all, the four-year-old pit bull already had enough to deal with after losing one eye to injury, as 4 Luv of Dog’s Karen Schneider explained live in-studio to the Morning Show’s Emily Welker….

Pet Connection: Meet Pascal

Good things come in small packages.

He may come in a pint-sized package, but Pascal packs a lot of personality into it. The 2-year-old Chihuahua was rescued by Homeward Animal Shelter from a local pound, and he visited live in-studio on the KVRR Morning Show Emily Welker, along with Homeward rescue worker Heather Clyde. The pair arrived on the set just ahead of the shelter’s annual…

Pet Connection: Meet Gidget

A miniature pomeranian with major soul.

If you were to encounter Gidget the way her rescuers did, you might not believe your eyes at first: a tiny, geriatric¬† Pomeranian, missing most of her teeth, suffering from an enlarged heart, tottering down the streets of a southern Valley city all by herself in the world. That’s if you didn’t accidentally step on her first. Because at between…

Pet Connection: Meet Kooky

He's got a kooky personality and a lot to say.

Kooky is the latest little bundle of feathers and fun who’s looking for a forever home courtesy of the rescue workers at Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue and Education, or CAARE here in the Fargo-Moorhead area. He and his handler, Casey Myers, visited the KVRR Morning Show to talk — literally — live with Emily Welker in studio about the…

Pet Connection: Meet Tootsie and Daisy

A sweetheart and a flower rescued from a shabby set of circumstances.

Some of the sweetest flowers bloom in circumstances of adversity, just like this week’s adoptable pets Tootsie and Daisy. The Nanday conure and orange-winged Amazon, a bonded pair, were discovered on a Facebook page devoted to Minnesota pets for sale. It turned out the two were in a pretty rough situation. Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue and Education rescue worker…

Pet Connection: Meet Sylvia

An all-black cat who's as sweet as Halloween candy.

Just as the fall colors start to show themselves and we all start thinking about Halloween on the horizon, ¬†a black cat turns up who’s as sweet as a piece of Halloween candy. Sylvia’s a mixed-breed cat barely more than a kitten, with a silky medium-length coat the color of a swirl of black licorice. Her personality is sugar-sweet too,…