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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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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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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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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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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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4 Your Pets: Princeton Rescue Organization Wins Huge Grant

Princeton’s Ruff Start Rescue just got a much-deserved financial boost! The animal rescue organization received a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist following a Facebook contest.

06/27/2015

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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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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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4 Your Pets: Bring The Kids & Fido To The Pet Expo!

The Minneapolis Convention Center will be overflowing with four-legged fun this Saturday. The 2015 Minnesota Pet Expo is an opportunity for pet lovers and their loved ones (human and non-human) to enjoy events including agility competitions, pet talent and costume contests, wiener and wiener-wannabe races and even musical chairs!

06/11/2015

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Royal Canin Helps Pets Get Adoption Ready With Pet Makeovers

Finding a good home for an animal in a shelter can be tough. Harder still can be getting that animal ready for adoption.

06/11/2015

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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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Meet Our Pet Guest Of The Week: Duke

Cathy Johnson from the Northwoods Humane Society brought Duke, a lovable, laid-back Lab/Shepherd mix who likes to cuddle and is a great listner. Cathy says he doesn’t bark a lot and is very friendly around people!

05/22/2015

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Teen Flees Pet Store With Expensive Puppy, Chase Ensues

A St Paul teenager is under arrest, accused of stealing an expensive puppy from a pet store. The store’s owner says 18-year-old Isis Gladney shoved a Yorkie-Poo, priced at $2,000, in her purse and left.

05/16/2015

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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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4 Your Pets: An Update On Jayla, & Pet Pulltabs?

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.

05/15/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Della

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.

05/15/2015

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5 Tips To Get Your Pet Ready For Summer

Help your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.

05/12/2015

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America’s Top 5 Must-Visit Aquariums

Want to explore the ocean’s depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, “The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness.”

05/12/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Jesse

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!

05/08/2015

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Leech Lake Stray Pets Taken To Humane Society By The Dozen

It’s hard to imagine anyone abandoning a litter of puppies, but that is the reality for many dogs and cats on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.

05/01/2015

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4 Your Pets: Rocky & Waffles – Where Are They Now?

For the next few weeks, 4 Your Pets will be highlighting Ruff Start Rescue, a unique, non-profit animal rescue in central Minnesota.

05/01/2015

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What The Label ‘Dangerous’ Means For Owners And Dogs In Mpls.

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.

04/28/2015

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Vets Investigated After Dogs Burned By Heating Pads

A Minnesota couple blames their veterinarian for burning their dogs so badly it killed one of them. But what happened after, they consider even worse.

04/27/2015

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