Pet Connection

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…

Pet Connection: Meet Bella

Bella is aptly named. And she's just as brainy as she is beautiful.

And we’re not saying she’s smart just because she laughs at Emily’s jokes, right on cue. Bella and her rescue worker, CAARE avian rescue worker Casey Backlund, stopped by the KVRR morning show for a live in-studio interview about what it takes to successfully adopt an umbrella cockatoo, which is what Bella is. Bella is only 15 years, which is…

Pet Connection: Meet Sugar and Shasta

They go together like peas and carrots.

Sugar and Shasta are a bonded pair who stopped by KVRR with Homeward Animal Shelter worker Heather Klefstad for a live in-studio interview with Emily Welker about looking for a forever home for this sugar-and-spice pair of pooches. Shasta is a Papillon-Dachsund cross and Sugar is a terrier. The ladies are three and a half years old were surrendered to…

Pet Connection: Meet Mckenna

A chocolate lab cross with a disposition as sweet as candy.

Mckenna came to the 4 Luv of Dog rescue to swing by for a live in-studio visit with Emily, along with rescue founder and volunteer Kish Hilmert. Mckenna is about 2 yrs old, a spayed female Labrador retriever mix. It’s hard to say what else the mix might consist of,  Kish said, not least of which because genetic tests often…

Pet Connection: Meet Linus

Adam feels a strange kinship with this dog. He's not sure why.

Linus is a lot like Adam — a giant guy with delightful good manners who just wants to be loved. Laid-back and affectionate, the 4-year-old Harlequin Great Dane is neutered and crate-trained, but as friendly and people-loving as he is, small dogs are not his thing. Check out his live in-studio appearance with 4 Luv of Dog founder Kish Hilmert…