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Doggie Date: Furry Photos

If you’ve been wanting to snag professional pics of (or with) your pup, here’s the perfect chance: Metro Dogs Daycare & Boarding‘s Furry Photos fundraiser is coming right up! WHAT: Furry Photos, a pet portrait event featuring the ever-so-talented Umbrella Studios photography. WHEN: Saturday, April 8 from 12-4pm WHERE: Metro Dogs in Minneapolis’ North Loop — 6 blocks north of Target … Read More

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How to Build Your Dog’s Confidence in New Situations

This is a guest post from Danielle Lindblom of The Adventure Dog Blog and High Spirits Dog Training. Is your pup a little unsure in new situations? Want to remind your dog of his inner strength and super powers? Just looking for a way to connect more with your four-legged pal? Here are some tips to build your … Read More

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Roseville Bans Sale of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores: A First in MN

It’s all coming up roses for animals in one Minnesota city: On Monday night, the Roseville city council voted unanimously to ban the commercial sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. Roseville is the first city in MN to enact this type of ban. “This is in fitting with Roseville’s values, and current conditions are … Read More

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Calling All Dirty Dogs: A Contest Just for You!

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Chopper

Sidewalk Dog’s pack leader Ali Jarvis braved the snow today (#wewillrebuild) to chat with our friends at Twin Cities Live. Keeping her company? The gorgeous 10-year-old Chopper, a Beagle mix adoptable from Rescued Pets Are Wonderful. While Chopper took in the exciting sights and sounds of live TV, Ali gave Steve and Elizabeth the 411 on this … Read More

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Shop Dog: Howie of Excelsior Bay Books

This installment of Shop Dog is scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. We recently dug up deets on all things dog-friendly in Excelsior, and couldn’t wait to learn more about shop dog Howie of Excelsior Bay Books. This cozy indie bookstore invites customers to enjoy volumes of treats for humans on its shelves, and literal … Read More

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Doggy Date: Wine and Woof

Spring is right around the corner, and we’re looking forward to the months of warm weather and wag-worthy outdoor events ahead. First up? Home for Life Animal Sanctuary‘s dog-friendly Wine and Woof! If you love sipping fine wine, overlooking gorgeous scenery with your pup by your side, and savoring the warm-fuzzy feelings of supporting a terrific nonprofit, this event … Read More

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19 Places You Can Bring Your Dog in Northeast Minneapolis

Minnesota is packed with dog-friendly spots, and we’ve been spreading the woof about one pup-loving area at a time. We started with the historic ‘burb of Excelsior and Saint Paul’s scenic Mac-Groveland neighborhood; now it’s time to hit up Minneapolis – specifically, its Northeast nabe. Here are 19 of our favorite pups-welcome spots in Northeast Minneapolis: ‘Tis our doo-ty to provide … Read More

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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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