`

Yearly Archives: 2008

Denver's Hotel Teatro Offers Chilly Fun, Warm Reception

By Meredeth Barzen How unfair would it be to skip town for a snowy vacation and leave Snoopy behind? Denver’s Hotel Teatro has you and your pooch covered. As the city’s first dog-friendly boutique hotel, they offer total service: The entire staff is on hand to take your doggy out on potty breaks or on … Read More

Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gifts to Delight Dogs and Dog Lovers

By Meredeth Barzen This holiday season you don’t have to leave any dog or dog lover off the list because there’s no shortage of inspired gifts from local artists, manufacturers and shops. Here are a few of our favorites for you to check out as you check off your list. Clothing For doggie clothing that … Read More

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Holi-Dog Spirits: Five dog-friendly liquor stores help you toast the holidays with your best friend

By Meredeth Barzen Among the many obligatory holiday errands is that trip to the liquor store to pick up a little something to make the celebrations (or, rather, those doing the celebrating) a bit merrier. Not so merry is the idea of leaving the pooch behind as you prepare, but several Twin Cities liquor stores … Read More

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Not home for the holidays? Give Spot a fun, safe place to land

By Meredeth Barzen The holidays are inevitably crazy. Sometimes you just can’t devote as much time to your dog as you’d like to during this hectic time. Or perhaps you’re traveling and he needs a warm bed and a reliable ball-thrower while you’re gone. No worries: Everyone will be taken care of, thanks to a … Read More

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Go Fetch! Local Web site brings pet supplies to your door

By Meredeth Barzen Remember Pets.com, that short-lived online pet store that delivered to your door? The company went under in 2000, though not for lack of a great concept, as evidenced by FetchDelivers.com, a Twin Cities-based version that takes the grunt work out of keeping Spot stocked with food, treats and toys. As owner of … Read More

Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cold-Weather Wear for People and Pups

By Meredeth Barzen It’s that time of year, when we all wave farewell to one of the more pleasant autumns in memory and turn to confront another winter head-on. For some, this gradual movement toward the bottom of the thermometer is when Fido’s first and last walks of the day are no longer described as … Read More

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Porta-Pet: Bone Adventure Makes Pet Travel Effortless and Stylish

By Meredeth Barzen Ever stared at beautiful vacation vista and thought ‘I wish Sparky was here to see this?’ Fall is a perfect time for travel, and Bone Adventure, with three stores in the Twin Cities area, has a rainbow of gear to help you indulge your Weimaraner’s wanderlust or your Terrier’s travel bug Smaller … Read More

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Driving Miss Doggie: Ten Dog-Friendly Destinations for Fall

By Meredeth Barzen What better way to weather the beautiful (though lesser-known) Dog Days of Autumn than to pack up the car and take a road trip to one of Minnesota’s myriad dog-friendly vacation spots? In nearly every part of the state, you’ll find lodging that would love to accommodate you and your dog. Start … Read More

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Helping Dogs Go from Fat … to P.H.A.T.

By Meredeth Barzen Former graphic designer Lauren Witheridge started Edina-based Heel Dog Walking last December with one goal in mind: to turn her “passion for pets into a business that contributes to the community.” This fall, she’ll be expanding that goal with the new Heel P.H.A.T. Camp program, which targets overweight dogs with a 3-pronged … Read More

Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alfresco Fido: Nine Favorites for Dining with Our Dogs

By Meredeth Barzen As summer wanes, we here at Sidewalk Dog want to be sure you’ve made good use of the Twin Cities’ marvelous dog-friendly-dining culture. So, we’ve compiled an itinerary of our favorite spots for you and Spot to find refreshment. In Southwest Minneapolis—always a hotspot for dogs and the people who love them—we … Read More

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments