4 Your Pets: 'Bow Wow Film Fest' Comes To MinneapolisWhen 10,000 people turned up to witness the first Internet Cat Video Festival in 2012, the Minneapolis event became international news. And St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said the fourth-annual cat-astrophe, held last August, brought about 13,000 people to CHS Field.
4 Your Pets: Fall Into Fun This WeekendThere are several great pet-related events this weekend in the Twin Cities, kicking off with one dedicated to an often overlooked pet. Urban Tails Pet Supply in south Minneapolis is hosting two notable events this weekend, beginning Friday evening with Hoppy Hour!
4 Your Pets: Finding A Pet-Friendly Dwelling + Feline Fun FestRenters with pets know how challenging it can be to find an awesome apartment that also accepts fur-babies. And once you've found a possible pad, you hope the landlord isn't preparing to gouge you with fees.
4 Your Pets: National Dog Day Events In MinnesotaEven 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.
4 Your Pets: 'Pints For Pups' At Stanley’s NE Bar RoomWCCO'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.
Paws On Grand Opens Bidding On Celebrity Dog HousesBidding is now underway for Paws on Grand's Celebrity Dog House auction. WCCO's Ali Lucia created the Downward Doggie Doghouse for the auction last week.
4 Your Pets: Protecting Pets From Summer's Dog Days
4 Your Pets: Princeton Rescue Organization Wins Huge GrantPrinceton'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.
4 Your Pets: Pet-A-Palooza To Rock The FairgroundsThere 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!
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!
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.
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.
4 Your Pets: Ruff Start Rescue's Prison ProgramLate 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.
4 Your Pets: Meet Ruff Start Rescue's Azure DavisIt'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.