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Posted June 02, 2021in People & Pets

Puppy Patrol

Teri Nizzi Helt helps with mom-dog deliveries. For the past two years, more than 200 puppies have lived at Teri Nizzi Helt’s home. Not all at once, of course, but [...]

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Posted May 05, 2021in People & Pets

Culps, the dog lovers

Through the years, Eric and Lorrie Culp of Des Moines have cared for more than a dozen dogs, mostly rescue dogs. They love practically all dog breeds, and Eric even [...]

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Posted March 31, 2021in People & Pets

Mutt extraordinaire

Kristen and Cory Schattschneider attempted to be dogless after their first dog passed away from cancer. But before long, they both craved a canine companion. After searching through animal rescue [...]

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Posted March 03, 2021in People & Pets

Coffee cats

At coffee shops around Des Moines, meetings take place, deals are sealed with a handshake and friends meet for conversation. At Coffee Cats, things are purrfectly different. After ordering coffee, [...]

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Posted February 03, 2021in People & Pets

The Bedwells and their fainting goats

Pet owners enjoy a good laugh with their pets. Cats are notorious for arching their backs, turning sideways if their owner sneaks up on them. A dog’s eyebrows wiggle up [...]

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Posted November 04, 2020in People & Pets

Wonderful Wyatt

When Linda Brown’s boxer passed away suddenly two years ago, she was left without a furry companion. Her friend who worked at Animal Lifeline, a no-kill shelter, told her of [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in People & Pets

Blind and deaf dog

Ray is a playful and seemingly happy puppy with a tail that wags when he is pet. His cold, wet nose sniffs at your ankles. He’ll wrestle with chew toys [...]

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Posted September 02, 2020in People & Pets

Mother and daughter share feline affection

When Mary West’s kids exited the school bus, cats walked to greet them on the long lane. Mary West never considered herself a cat person. Yet, as the mother of [...]

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Posted August 05, 2020in People & Pets

Rescue dog blossoms

Former puppy mill mom just needs love. When Deb Davis was viewing the Iowa Golden Retriever Rescue (IGRR) site online, she noticed a new foster care dog that was looking [...]

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Posted July 01, 2020in People & Pets

299 cats… and counting

Two-hundred-ninety-nine. That’s the number of cats that have lived with Terry and Stephanie Kruse since 2004. Not all at once, thankfully, but most stay for a few weeks until forever [...]

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