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 […]
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Finding a good home for an animal in a shelter can be tough. Harder still can be getting that animal ready 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.
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!
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.
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.
Help your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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.
We like to end each week by featuring a local pet in need of a good home. Brenda Zelinka from the Northwoods Humane Society stopped by our studio with this week’s guest: a 1-and-a-half-year-old kitty named June!
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.
Pet owners know that traveling can be stressful. You either have to find someone to take care of your furry family member, or take them with you. And if you’re flying, that’s a whole other level of stress. If your dog or cat is too big to fit under the seat in front of you, they have to go into the cargo space of a plane.