Pet Connection Archive

Pet Connection: Meet Peat & Repeat

  If you're thinking about becoming a first-time bird owner, these might be the birds for you. Carrie Leopold and her son Isaac from C.A.A.R.E. are introducing us to Peat and Repeat…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Waffles

Waffles the English Pointer may be 77 in dog years, but he can still sweep a lady right off her feet. Literally, in the case of the Morning Show's Emily Welker. Waffles came in…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Ruby

Ruby was scooped up off the street by the rescue workers at Diamond in the Ruff, and since then she's been a busy girl. Now that she's left her days as a stray behind,…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Peeps

Peeps is the kind of company that, unlike her namesake sugar-covered marshmallow treat, will never get stale. She came in around the Easter holiday as an owner surrender to the rescue workers at 4…

Pet Connection: Meet Topaz

Topaz is a cat who, like many gems, has been under a lot of pressure in her life. She first came in to the care of her foster family at  Adopt-A-Pet F-M with her…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Surly

Surly is kind of the cautionary tale of cats whose owners choose not to spay and neuter their pets. The sweet-natured calico came in to Homeward Animal Shelter with a swollen abdomen, which made…

Pet Connection: Meet Peaches

  A diva flies in for this week's Pet Connection. Peaches is a female Moluccan Cockatoo. That is the largest breed of cockatoo, and her personality lives up to her size. Our friends…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Noell

Noell is a cat with some serious floof factor. The fluffy ten-year-old turned up at the pound before he was rescued by workers at Homeward Animal Shelter, and the giant furball has turned out…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Batman

Dark, mysterious, muscular, with an intense and arresting gaze like his namesake, Batman the cat has a similarly sad backstory. The handsome black shorthair was found all alone in the world by rescue workers…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Aster

It's been said the strongest flower is one that blooms in adversity. (Actually, it was Mulan's dad that said it.) But it's often true, and it's Aster the chihuahua mix is a beautiful example…

PET CONNECTION: Meet The Budgies

  We have a flock of birds joining us for Pet Connection this week. C.A.A.R.E. volunteer Kassie Dotzler brought four budgies to share with us. Budgies are an ideal bird for an inexperienced bird…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Patsy

Some dog experts think these might be the smartest of all the dog breeds in the world. High-energy, intelligent and full of spirit, they're border collies, and some individuals of this breed have been…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Pepper

If you're looking for someone to spice up your day, you can't do better than Pepper. The Lhasa Apso mix lost his home when his owner had to move to a care facility, and…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Winston

With his thick white coat, enormous physical presence, and melting brown eyes, Winston the Great Pyrenees is one of the most strikingly beautiful and charismatic rescue dogs in the Red River Valley region. But…

LIVE: Meet Dusk

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LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Mitzy

Nonagenarian Betty White turns 97 Thursday, and in dog years, that's just one year off the age of little Miss Mitzy here. While some dog experts dispute the accuracy of saying each year in…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Persia and Fifi

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…

PET CONNECTION: Meet Bogart

  Bogart, a.k.a. Bogie, joins us for this week's Pet Connection. Bogie is a 16-year-old Blue and Yellow Macaw. He came to our friends at C.A.A.R.E. after his previous owner fell ill and…

Pet Connection: Meet the Cats

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…