Dogs

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…

Homeward Animal Shelter Offers Microchip Clinic for Dogs

The chip is placed between the dog's shoulder and neck

FARGO, N.D. — Shelter managers say microchips are a pet’s ticket home.  Homeward Animal Shelter is offering microchips for dogs at $20. Staff at the shelter say dogs can’t feel the chip, which is placed between their shoulder and neck. The chip has a barcode put into a nationwide database to help locate lost pets. They say pet parents must remember…

Not Pets: Highly Trained Military Dogs at the Grand Force Air Force Base

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Travels to the Grand Forks Air Force Base to Learn How They Train Their K9's

GRAND FORKS, ND — People in the military know they sign on for rigorous training and strict discipline. As KVRR reporter Jackie Kelly found out, even the four-legged soldiers are treated just as equally. Jackie, along with Chief Photographer Patrick Conteh, traveled to the Grand Forks Air Force Base to learn about training military K9s. Staff Sergeant Hamilton said his day…

Like Your Pet Beside You While You Sleep? You Could be Doing More Harm than Good

The study was focused on dogs and owners who allow them to sleep on the bed with them

  NATIONAL — Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have completed a study on if it’s a good idea to allow your pets to sleep with you. The study was focused on dogs and owners who allow them to sleep on the bed with them. Researchers found the owners suffered from lower sleep quality, although the owners said they feel comforted…

Zorbaz Kicks Off Beardsley Marathon with Inaugural Dog Run

Runners and their favorite furry friends ran a 1.5 mile course, which finished at People's Park

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes is kicking off Dick Beardsley Marathon Week with the inaugural dog run! Runners and their favorite furry friends ran a 1.5 mile course, which finished at People’s Park. Humans participating got a Dog Run Finisher Shirt and all dogs got a dog tag medal and a Zorbaz bandanna. Registration for the run…

One Ticket or 10? What Would You Do if You Win Powerball’s $700 Million Jackpot?

It's the second largest drawing in Powerball history, the first being the $1.6 billion jackpot, won in January of 2016

FARGO, ND — A $700 million jackpot is on the line, and even though you have better odds of being struck by lightning than you do of getting six numbers to align with you, it’s not stopping people from buying up tickets. In fact, by the time the drawing takes place, you could be in the running to have much…

Husky Dogs in High Demand Due to Game of Thrones

Homeward Animal Shelter staff says people bring in huskies all the time because they can't commit to them

FARGO, ND — Game of Thrones fans are being encouraged to stop buying huskies because of how they’re portrayed in the show. According to a star of the HBO show, Peter Dinklage, huskies are in high demand because they look similar to the direwolves in the show. However, once owners realize how much work they are they’re abandoned. Homeward Animal…