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4 Your Pets: National Dog Day Events In Minnesota

Even though National Dog Day has landed on a Wednesday this year, there are still some fun things to do with your pooch to celebrate. Willmar has picked the best day to hold the grand opening of their new dog park, on Willmar Avenue and 22nd Street Southwest.

08/26/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Kassandra

We like to end each week meeting a pet in need of a great home. This week, Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society brought Kassandra to the WCCO studios!

08/21/2015

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4 Your Pets: ‘Pints For Pups’ At Stanley’s NE Bar Room

WCCO’s Rachel Slavik brought viewers to the highly dog-friendly patio at Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room back in June. They have a menu just for pooches — including “mutt” loaf — and they have a daily “Yappy Hour” … so calling it “highly dog-friendly” may not be strong enough.

08/20/2015

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Dozens Of Animals Removed From Wis. Farm

Sheriff’s deputies and animal welfare workers have removed dozens of dogs and six horses from a property in Clark County.

08/20/2015

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: Tips For House Training Your Dog

Doggone, he’s done it again! Sometimes man’s best friend, although adorable, can become too frisky. But you needn’t be a dog whisperer to get to know your dog and teach them new tricks. Dog expert Lisa Fabish has advice for you and your K-9 soul mate.

08/14/2015

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Pet Of The Week: Joanie The Chihuahua

We like to end each week with a pet in need of a good home. This week, Carrie Libera of the Animal Humane Society brought Joanie, who’s looking for someone to take care of her while she’s recovering from an intense medical procedure.

08/07/2015

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Police: Wis. Man Arrested After Leaving 4 Dogs, 7 Cats In Hot SUV

A 64-year-old man has been arrested in a Madison store parking lot after police say he left four dogs and seven cats in a hot vehicle.

08/06/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Meet Charles

We’ve got Charles in charge this Friday, because he’s our pet guest of the week. He’s dropping by on WCCO 4 News At Noon, but for those of you who are curious to know more about him, he’s a 2-year-old chihuahua mix.

07/24/2015

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4 Your Pets: Protecting Pets From Summer’s Dog Days

The phrase “dog days of summer” has its roots in the time when Sirius — the “dog star” — was prominent in the mid-to-late-summer sky. Nowadays, it just refers to those hot and steamy summer […]

07/23/2015

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Minnesotans To Meet: The Pair Behind ‘Dogs Of Instagram’

They have nearly 2 million followers on Instagram and a healthy enough business that they would walk away from full time jobs, all because of a dream about a dog. Lucy the pug and Boston terrier mix became the first ever post to the Dogs of Instagram account. But her owners are quickly becoming behind-the-scenes stars.

07/21/2015

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Meet Our Pet Guest Of The Week: Xena

We like to end each week meeting a pet in need of a great home. This Friday, Jena Wasche from Minneapolis Animal Care and Control brought Xena, a lovable, red-brindle pit bull!

07/10/2015

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Officers Learn First Aid Skills To Help K-9 Partners

There is a certain type of police officer who is more prone to injuries that others — K-9s. The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine is trying to remedy that. They offered a new course for officers from all over the metro.

07/04/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Sophie

We like to end each week with a pet in need of a good home. This week, Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society stopped by the WCCO Studios with Sophie, a darling little 8-year-old terrier mix!

07/03/2015

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App Uses Facial Recognition To Help Find Dogs

The Fourth of July may be fun for many of us, but it can be a scary weekend for dogs. More dogs go missing on July 4 than any other day of the year.

07/02/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Mrs. Beasley

Every Friday on WCCO 4 News at Noon, we feature a pet in need of a permanent home. This week, the Northwoods Humane Society brought in 7-year-old Mrs. Beasley. She is a Chihuahua mix dog that was found as a stray up north before being brought to NHS.

06/26/2015

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4 Your Pets: Pet-A-Palooza To Rock The Fairgrounds

There will be a different kind of Pronto Pup at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this Saturday. NewsRadio 830 WCCO is hooking up us pet lovers with another year of Pet-A-Palooza!

06/25/2015

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Animal Humane Society: Dog Adopted From St. Paul May Have Canine Flu

Adoptions are on hold at the St. Paul Animal Humane Society because of a possible case of dog flu. A family adopted an adult Shar Pei mix on June 14, which later showed flu-like symptoms. A blood test came back positive for H3N2, or canine influenza.

06/18/2015

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Study: Dogs Can Sense When Their Owner Is Mistreated

Apparently, we call dogs man’s best friend for a reason. A new study shows dogs can tell when people are not being kind to their owners.

06/15/2015

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NE Minneapolis Restaurant Creates ‘Canine Cuisine’ Menu

A Twin Cities restaurant is catering to a new kind of clientele. Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room in Minneapolis is debuting its canine cuisine. Now, both dog and owner can sit down to a meal together on the patio.

06/13/2015

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Dog Dies Of Apparent Blue-Green Algae Poisoning In Douglas Co.

One dog is ill and another has died after swimming in a Douglas County lake. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, DCSO Water Patrol received a report of one dog becoming ill and another dog becoming ill, and ultimately dying, after swimming in Red Rock Lake.

06/05/2015

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Dog Who Lost Leg In Shooting Now Up For Adoption

A local rescue dog is now walking on three legs after a rescue organization says he spent years with a painful injury from a shooting.

05/28/2015

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H3N2 Dog Influenza Confirmed In Minnesota

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.

05/27/2015

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State Patrol K-9 With Impressive Drug-Seizing Career Retires

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.

05/27/2015

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Inver Grove Heights Veteran Presented With Service Dog

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.

05/23/2015

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It’s ‘Wag Walk & Run’ Time!

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.

05/16/2015

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