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Posted January 06, 2021in People & Pets

Hairless, quirky cat

Sai doesn’t look like a typical cat. There is no tiger stripe, tuxedo or calico cat look, nor does he have soft fur. Instead, his huge triangle-shaped ears sit atop [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in People & Pets

Derecho adoption

When Jamie Angove lost her dog, Punkers, to bladder cancer in May, she’d been searching for another furry friend. A rescue dog was her only option, so when one appeared [...]

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Posted June 05, 2019in People & Pets

Forming a bond

Sydney Moore’s love of fostering animals leads to a trio of adopted dogs. When Sydney Moore’s coworker suggested she foster dogs, her top priority wasn’t to just provide a temporary [...]

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Posted September 06, 2017in People & Pets

One-eyed wonder

A one-eyed dog named Howie “He owned it,” says Brooke Wagner of her one-eyed dog. “It didn’t seem to affect him much.” Howie, an 11-year-old shih tzu, lost its left [...]

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Posted August 02, 2017in People & Pets

The bee’s knees

Backyard bee breeding Jason Foley’s Des Moines home and the 1.72-acre property it sits on is entirely devoted to his bee breeding business, Foley’s Russian Bees. Foley has been breeding [...]

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Posted June 01, 2017in People & Pets

The call of the wild

In-home wildlife rehabilitation Once in a while, one comes across a wild animal and has the urge to take it home. It could simply be because it’s cute, or maybe [...]

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Posted May 03, 2017in People & Pets

Love at first squawk

Michelle Conkling’s Des Moines home contains many animals, but perhaps the most exotic of them all is a 10-year-old Congo African grey parrot named Kanoni. Conkling and her husband purchased [...]

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Posted April 05, 2017in People & Pets

More than a beautiful bulldog

A Drake alum and director of Drake’s annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest, Niki Smith already had a deep-seeded love for the breed. But in September of 2016, she finally became a [...]

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Posted March 01, 2017in People & Pets

Rag Doll… Living in the city

Four cats and Ashley Sholes When Ashley Sholes gets home, she has four furry friends acting as a welcoming committee. “They greet me at the door,” she says. “They follow [...]

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Posted February 01, 2017in People & Pets

Go fish

“She’s more of a fish girl, and I’m more of a coral guy,” says Dave Roth about the passion that he and his wife Deanna share for fish aquariums. Roth [...]

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