pets

Mutts and Their Owners Take Over Gooseberry Park to Support Dog Rescue

The mut march was held in Moorhead ro raise funds for 4 Luv of Dog Rescue

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Gooseberry Park was overrun with pups for the fourth annual Mutt March. Golden retrievers, black labs and Yorkies spent the day in the sun for the fundraising walk, but with treat vendors and costume contests, it’s more than just going for a walk. “We have face painting we have a photo booth we have some awesome music,”…

A Few Furry Friends Made Guest Appearances at Barnes & Noble

Therapy dogs accompanied children as they read books at Barnes & Noble

Kids at Barnes & Noble had some extra furry friends with them as they spent their afternoon reading. The bookstore held a ‘Read with a Therapy Dog & Meet Biscuit’ event for all children. Biscuit the dog from the children’s book ‘Biscuit’ made an appearance to help encourage the young readers to keep up their good work. A few other…

Bill Proposed in Minnesota Hopes to Ban Gas Chambers when Euthanizing Pets

If the space isn't calibrated on a regular basis, it won't be immediately effective, which could lead to an animal's organs to begin failing while it is still awake

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A bill being proposed in Minnesota is attempting to ban the practice of using gas chambers to euthanize unwanted or sick animals at shelters in Minnesota. State Rep. Jon Applebaum of Minnetonka said he wants to work with the Human Society and animal welfare organizations to change the law. Officials with the Human Society said gas…

ND Bill Proposal Cracks Down on Assistance Animals in Rental Units

Rep. Kim Koppelmann said he is listening to owners of rental properties who say the system is being abused

  BISMARCK — The North Dakota House has passed a bill that will crack down on people who obtain medical documentation that allows service or assistance animals into rental units that prohibit pets from living there. West Fargo Republican Representative Kim Koppelmann introduced the bill after he said owners of rental properties are concerned people are abusing the system and…

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…

Road Trips with Your Pets: What You Need to Know

Wags Stay 'N Play Is Hosting Their Road Trip Week With Tips On What To Bring With You For Your Pets

In honor of National Pet Travel Safety Day, which was Monday, Wags Stay N’ Play is hosting a ‘Road Trip Week’ at their animal daycare. Employees are giving out tips to animal owners of how to travel with their pets. These include ideas of what to bring along when on a road trip according to how long you will be on…

Homeward Animal Shelter Gets a “Dog-Gone” Good Start to the New Year

The shelter says it's starting off the new year with an empty kennel

FARGO, N.D. The Homeward Animal Shelter said it got a New Year’s miracle. For the first time in ten years, the shelter adopted out all of its dogs. The usually noisy kennel is completely cleared out and silent. There’s still work to be done. The shelter said it has 55 cats up for adoption. “We do have cats as well….

Pet Connection: Meet Felix

Could you be the Oscar to this Felix? Meet the adoptable Nanday conure and find out!

  Felix is an adoptable Nanday conure, a small type of parrot, who’s available for adoption from CAARE, the Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue and Education right here in West Fargo. The beautiful little fellow has a lifespan of about 35 years in captivity and like all parrots needs lots of attention and environmental stimulation to live his best life…