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Posted December 01, 2021in People & Pets

Finally — a dog!

Cayla Nord  says adopting pets is the right thing to do. As a child, Cayla Nord dreamed of owning a puppy. She asked Santa Claus and wrote a persuasive letter [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in People & Pets

Preemie kitten caregiver

Tiny kittens survive under Elizabeth Lyons’ care. Raising a newborn baby consists of late-night feedings with little sleep. What about newborn animals? Sure, their mother takes care of them, but [...]

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Posted August 04, 2021in People & Pets

Frisbee fun

Shelby and Colton Cowgill and their four dogs compete in K9 Frisbee Toss & Fetch. As Shelby Cowgill and her dog, Abbie, stand out in the dew-filled practice field, Abbie [...]

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Posted June 30, 2021in People & Pets

Binky bunnies

Foster rabbits are happy in new home. When Claire Olsem’s 14-year-old son wanted a rabbit, he outlined a responsibility chart as to how he would take care of the bunny. [...]

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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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