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Category Archives: Almost Famous Dogs

Speak! 14 MN Dogs Whose Looks Say it All

Our fur-kids can’t talk but that doesn’t stop them from saying plenty. From derp to straight side-eye, these 14 Minnesota pups “speak” with just one look: 1. Nahhh, I have no idea who drank the rest of your wine, but hey girl — you look good tonight. New sweat pants? Does Taco Bell deliver? 2. Oh hey, mom — … Read More

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How to Know When it’s Time to Adopt A Second Dog

Many questions cross the mind of dog parents each day: “Did I leave the butter dish too close to the edge of the counter?” “Does my dog follow me to the bathroom because I follow her?” Then there’s a bigger question that eventually presents itself once you’ve settled into doggy bliss: “Should I get another dog?” If … Read More

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Local Dogs, Global Legacy: Remembering Pit Bulls Hector and Wallace

A decade ago, Roo and Clara Yori adopted a pit bull from a shelter in Rochester, MN. Like most adopters they knew the new addition would change their family. What they didn’t know was that this dog, Wallace, would set them on a path to international renown, including national disc-dog titles, a bestselling book, the adoption of a second famous pup, and … Read More

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Canine Caucus: The Scoop on 2016’s Presidential Pups

As this year’s election drama heats up, Sidewalk Dog has remained steadfastly focused on THE key issue on the minds of Americans: which of the candidate’s pups will be making the White House their dog house next year? Meet a few of the doggie delegates: Hillary Clinton has a Toy Poodle, Tally (pictured). The Clintons are keepers to two other pups … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: M.A. Rosko’s Pack of Creatures

It’s no secret that we at Sidewalk Dog have a deep and abiding love for local news gal M.A. Rosko. We’ve profiled her dogs Red and Munter in the past, but her pack has changed since we last caught up — so we thought it was high time to meet the new dogs in her … Read More

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Almost Famous: Dogs of The Brave New Workshop

The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theater has been a cornerstone of the Minneapolis comedy scene for 55 years, so if you aren’t familiar with it yet, this is definitely your moment. Between the laugh-til-you-pee-a-little shows and their gorgeous theater space downtown (with multiple bars and plenty of bathrooms — folks who visited their old space in … Read More

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12 Presidential Pups Who Called the White House their Dog House

The list of animals who have lived in the White House is long and illustrious. It includes two bear cubs (Jefferson), an alligator (Quincy Adams — the gator lived in a bathtub and terrified guests), tiger cubs (Congress made Martin Van Buren turn them over to a zoo), bald eagles (Buchanan), a snake (Teddy Roosevelt), lots … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: Jamie Yuccas’ Dottie and Murphy

You know her as your favorite TV morning person, but did you know that Jamie Yuccas is as experienced at lovin’ dogs as she is at getting up early (which is to say: VERY)? This Minnesota native and U of MN alum (go Gophers!) co-anchors WCCO This Morning alongside Jason DeRusha. She also happens to be … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: Ernie Hudson’s Winston

Probably best known for his roles as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters series and Warden Leo Glynn in HBO’s Oz, Ernie Hudson is perhaps less well known as an honorary Minnesotan — but we’re doggone proud to have him! Many moons ago, he fell in love with a Minneapolitan gal and has been zipping back and forth between their … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: Rena Sarigianopoulous’ Baxter

Newshounds everywhere know Rena Sarigianopoulous best as Kare 11‘s savvy, smart, difficult-to-spell, Greek-goddessy news anchor and reporter. While she may not be a Minnesota native, she’s embracing local causes with with a flair and panache that makes us proud to call her one of our own. (On April 24, she’ll be visiting local restaurants as part … Read More

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