Dogs

Kilstone Brewing Holds “Pups on the Patio” Fundraiser

They had a costume contest for dogs

FARGO, N.D. — Kilstone  Brewing teamed up with “4 Luv of Dog Rescue” to raise awareness about rescuing animals in need. They had a puppy photo booth, along with a costume contest for dogs. There were free samples of homemade dog treats. Every person who registered got a free beer. “There are far too many dogs and cats out there that…

LIVE: Paws Walk To Help Local Shelter Pets

Rocco Joins Us To Promote Homeward Animal Shelter Fundraiser

Heather Klefstad with Homeward Animal Shelter joins Adam to talk about the 28th annual Paws Walk. The walk is Tuesday, July 24th from 6-8 p.m. at Rheault Farm in Fargo. The 1/2 mile walk raises money to pay for food, shelter, and veterinary care for shelter animals. Heather brought along a friend to help promote the walk, Rocco, an 11-year-old…

Therapy Dogs Helping Young Readers Gain Confidence in their Skills

By the end of each story, the kids are better readers than when they walked in

WEST FARGO, N.D. — When you’re young, speaking in front of a crowd or reading in a classroom can be intimidating. But KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how one local dog is helping kids get over that fear and become better readers. When reading a story, the tall tales are not always about the beginning, middle or end. It’s about…

Man Makes Stop in Fargo In Quest to Visit All 50 States with Rescue Dogs

Lee Asher and his pups stopped by Homeward Animal Shelter to meet people and play with dogs

FARGO, N.D. — One man’s journey to visit all 48 continental states with his six rescue dogs made a pit stop in Fargo. Lee Asher visited Homeward Animal Shelter to let people play with his four–legged friends and talk with people about the benefits of helping animals in need. Asher plans on stopping at one animal shelter in each of the…

Rescuing Your Pet During A Fire

Firefighters and EMT's say their first priority is always to rescue humans before animals

FARGO, N.D. — No one was injured in a balcony fire last night but firefighters did have to revive a cat. Since many consider their pets to be a part of their family, KVRR’s Danielle Church found out what you should do to safely evacuate everyone, including your pet, during a house fire. During a house or apartment fire, many times…

Crews from Fargo and Moorhead Respond to House Fire

Passerby saw smoke, alerted woman so she and her three dogs could get out safely

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Firefighters from Fargo and Moorhead extinguished a house fire on the 200 block of 9th Street South in Moorhead Friday afternoon that was first spotted by a passerby. The driver then alerted a woman, who quickly fled the house with her three dogs. No one was hurt. When firefighters arrived, they noticed a fire in the back…

Health Department tells Local Brewing Company ‘No Dogs Allowed’

Within North Dakota, these places are considered food establishments, but brewers argue it is almost impossible to contaminate beer

MAPLETON, N.D. — Many breweries throughout the country are pet friendly, but the Department of Health says establishments in North Dakota have different rules. This change is affecting businesses in our area. Those who are looking to kick back and enjoy a cold one usually have something in common… “You get people from all walks of life in the community,”…

Third Graders Bake Treats for Dogs and Cats to Support Animal Shelter

Centennial Elementary students donated $167 and a bag of treats to Homeward Animal Shelter

FARGO, N.D. — Third graders at Centennial Elementary are doing their part to help animals in need of a new home. Kimberly Sandvig’s enrichment class baked dog and cat treats after reading the novel The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. The students sold the treats to family and friends, and donated just over 160 dollars to Homeward Animal Shelter in…

Keeping Your Pets Safe During Extreme Cold Weather

Experts advise reducing exposure to the cold in order to keep them as safe as possible

FARGO, N.D. — Another arctic blast is invading the Valley, and many will throw on a few extra layers to protect themselves against the cold, but how do we best protect our pets? Another round of severe cold is headed to the region this week, and experts say that simply keeping your pets out of the wind isn’t enough to…

Authorities Identify Body Pulled from Burnt Creek

A water rescue team recovered the body of Greg Wentz last Thursday

  BURLEIGH COUNTY, ND — Authorities have identified a 70-year-old Bismarck man who died after falling through the ice on a creek north of the city while walking his dogs. A water rescue team recovered the body of Greg Wentz last Thursday from Burnt Creek, which flows into the Missouri River. The Burleigh County Sheriff’s Office says all evidence points…