When Tim Dewey first learned about the dog influenza outbreak hitting the greater Chicago area, he began keeping a tighter leash on his rescue dog, Grover. But the more he read about it, the more assured he became. Up to that point there had been no confirmed cases of the H3N2 strain affecting dogs in Minnesota.
A furry, four-legged officer is calling it a day after an impressive career. The Minnesota State Patrol says 10-year-old K-9 officer Arco is retiring after eight years on duty.
An Inver Grove Heights veteran is getting to know his new partner — a four-legged helper named “Rex.” Ed Abrahamson is a Gulf War veteran who recently retired from the South St. Paul Police Department and the Dakota County SWAT Team.
Sunday is the Helping Paws ‘Wag Walk & Run’ event at Eden Prairie’s Purgatory Creek Recreation Area! There will be a one-mile kids’ run starting at 8:40 a.m., and a 5K six-legged run starting at 9:30 a.m.
WCCO viewers may remember Jayla from a story we did in January. The Boxer mix was found wandering the streets in Alabama by a vet tech. Her fur was almost entirely gone due to mange, she had heartworm was very malnourished. Luckily, Jayla made her way to Minnesota with the help of Ruff Start Rescue.
We like to end each week meeting a pet in need of a great home. This week, Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society stopped by WCCO studios with Delta, a 1-year-old terrier mix.
This week, Jeanette Wiedemeier Bower from Minneapolis Animal Care and Control stopped by the WCCO studio with Jesse, a 3-year-old Basenji mix with quite a bit of energy!
A fourth puppy has been recovered after a burglary last week. Now, only one remains missing. A thief took a van belonging to Rescued Pets Are Wonderful from outside a home in St. Paul. Five little pit bulls were inside.
A bigger reward is now being offered for the safe recovery of some stolen puppies. A thief took a van belonging to Rescued Pets Are Wonderful from outside a home in St. Paul earlier this week.
For the next few weeks, 4 Your Pets will be highlighting Ruff Start Rescue, a unique, non-profit animal rescue in central Minnesota.
Every year, animal control officers around the state investigate hundreds of dog bites on humans and other animals. In some cases, the animal will be labeled dangerous and it can be a life changing process for both the dog and its owner in the name of public safety.
Late last spring, Ruff Start Rescue founder Azure Davis and company started a program at the Moose Lake Correctional Facility, where rescue dogs are paired up with select offender trainers.
It’s not too often you find your life’s passion while in your teens, but that’s just what happened to Azure Davis of Princeton. She started bringing animals home when she was 16. “My parents weren’t happy with it,” Davis said.
Police say someone who attempted to steal a truck parked outside a Des Moines home instead took a bag of dog poop. The Des Moines Police Department responded to a report of an attempted burglary around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Sometimes dogs just want to run free! These dog run areas in the Twin Cities give dogs that freedom.
On any given day, or any flight, chances are pretty good there’s a dog on board. For $125 each way, Deb Pullen is happy to pay to bring her Maltese along as a carry-on. “He likes to travel,” Pullen said. “No one’s really said anything, but some people ignore him and others just go nuts over him you know, and want to talk about him.”
A family of three narrowly escaped a house fire earlier this week in Mahtomedi. The Bonifas family woke up to see flames outside their home early Monday morning. They lost five pets in the fire that engulfed their house in minutes.
The world can’t get enough of wiener dogs on patrol! Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund is back, and he’s still in hot pursuit of one dirty dog. You can get your Crusoe fix by visiting his own YouTube channel.
Police in Lakeville announced Tuesday that a $500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever made “shrapnel filled meat products” and left them for dogs in the area to eat.
Deer antler shed hunting has been around for a long time. When breeding season is through, adult males shed their antlers — and that’s when “hunting” season begins, typically between December and February.
Will somebody just let Sherlock the poodle into the TV already so he can stopped damaging the end table? Thanks to The 2spoos on YouTube for this hyperactive wonder — and also check out this one of Sherlock getting very pumped over “Air Bud.”
Three dogs died Thursday afternoon in a Crystal, Minnesota, house fire.
Haven’t found the time to teach your dog to roll over, shake hands or do the army crawl? Dog Day Getaway in Apple Valley is offering a five-week course to teach you and your pup all the classics!
A rural Winona County man could face up to two years in prison for fatally shooting his neighbor’s dog. Dale Orville Douglas, 46, was charged Wednesday with two counts of mistreating animals in connection to last Friday’s shooting.
E. L. James’ literary masterwork, “Fifty Shades Of Grey,” and its subsequent film adaptation may not be up everyone’s, um, alley. But adorably, cuddly-wuddly greyhound puppies gathered in one place? You have to have less of a soul than Christian Grey not to get psyched!