We Attended MN’s Humane Lobby Day. Here’s What We Learned.

Earlier this month, Sidewalk Dog headed to the Minnesota State Capitol for Humane Lobby Day, an opportunity to learn about the work of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) — and to help put compassion into action in our home state. Christine Coughlin, MN State Director of HSUS, began by briefing the citizen audience … Read More

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The Adventure Dogs Visit Lebanon Hills Regional Park

This is a guest post from Danielle Lindblom of The Adventure Dog Blog and The Adventure Puppy Club. If you’re looking for a great dog-friendly hiking trail in the South Metro, check out Jensen Lake Trail in Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Located in Eagan, this is a 2.6 mile loop around the beautiful Jensen Lake. Easy … Read More

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Giveaway Alert: Brag About Your Dog-Friendly Digs

Dinner or drinks on us? You betcha! Sidewalk Dog is committed to being the #1 resource for all things dog-friendly. From Poodles to patios, we want to be the very best we can be. With that in mind, we’re asking for your help in exchange for a chance at a $25 Blue Plate gift card. So … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Peaches the Lab Mix

Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. This week’s adoptable pooch is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the dog-lovingest vodka in the world. Name: Peaches Stats: 1 year old, 30-lb, female Lab mix Rescue: Pet Haven (our upcoming Canine Comedy Show partner!) Time in foster: 2 months Location: Twin Cities _____________ SWD: Ooh, shiny! … Read More

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Become Your Dog’s Best Friend With These Unique Workshops

Choosing the right training facility for your pooch is one of the most important tasks you’ll face as a dog parent. One green flag: Trainers who focus on transforming not just particular behaviors, but the canine-human relationship itself. When trainer Max Bitterman founded Your Dog’s Best Friend in Minneapolis, he put this relationship at the center of every class. … Read More

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White Bear Lake May Close its Dog Beach. Here’s What You Can Do.

No more doggy paddling at White Bear Lake’s beach? Say it ain’t so! The city of White Bear Lake has proposed removing the dog exercise area at Matoska Park, reports MPR News. This beloved spot for many local pups would get the ax in order to create more space for two-legged swimmers. (We’re all for human … Read More

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A Comedy Show for Dog Lovers? You Betcha

If you have plans Tuesday, March 14, we urge you to fake a sudden (but minor) case of kennel cough and cancel them. Better yet, invite your friends and join us at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul for the Canine Comedy Show. Performers include Kevin Kling of NPR’s All Things Considered; Mary Jo Pehl, best known for … Read More

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Gone to the Dogs: Doggie Depot Recap

Have you heard the woof on the streets? Union Depot totally went to the dogs this weekend. Many of you were there to witness it – along with a puptacular parade of pups of all shapes, sizes, and ages. That’s right, Doggie Depot returned to St. Paul on Sunday, and more than 50 vendors and rescues joined … Read More

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Calling All Bird-Dog Lovers: Pheasant Fest is Coming to Minneapolis!

Dogs in their natural element are a thing of beauty: Be it embracing a sunny spot on the couch, enthusiastically hitting the hunting trail with their human BFF, or any other activity that lets their innate talent shine. So when Pheasants Forever asked us to spread the woof about their upcoming Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic sports show — open to the … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Kolo

(Editor’s note: Ali and the hosts accidentally referred to Kolo as a “she” during the segment — our apologies!) This week we cozied up on the couch of Twin Cities Live accompanied by handsome Kolo. This active, affectionate, seven-year-old Siberian Husky is looking for his forever home via Adopt A Husky, Inc. (You may recognize him from … Read More

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