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Category Archives: Contests

Win a FREE Room of New Pet-Friendly Carpet

Admit it, dog lovers: there’s at least one room in your home that could use a little freshening up thanks to wear-and-tear from you-know-who. Maybe your pooch uses your floors as a racetrack, or perhaps she has a not-so-secret potty spot (“ma, you know I don’t do rain”). Or maybe there’s just a paw-ticularly high-traffic area you’d like to improve. … Read More

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Back-to-School is Ruff for Pups (AKA Everyone Left Me So I Will Howl and then Eat the Couch)

One of the best parts about having a dog is the unconditional love they give, for better or worse. Better, as in they absolutely adore you, showing it with wagging tails and full-body wiggles when you come home, even if you were only gone for two minutes. Kisses! Sloppy, dainty, nonstop — we’ll take ‘em all. … Read More

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VIPs: Veggies Ideal (for) Pups

Halfway through August and we’re realizing just how many chips, ice cream treats, and the like we’ve packed away this summer. That goes for pups, too — whether snacks were sneaked under the table or stolen outright, they tend to get a few more than usual thanks to backyard BBQs and cabin weekends. Fortunately, summer’s … Read More

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Sa-weet! Fruit you can Feed your Furry Friend

In honor of National Watermelon Day, we’ll be sharing slices with our dogs. Yup, watermelon is one fruit that is not only safe to feed Fido, its high water content and hefty helpings of nutrients like potassium and vitamins A and C make it a wag-alicious choice for hot summer days like today. A couple caveats: … Read More

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Nosey Friends: What Dogs Detect in Diabetics

Dogs are the undisputed best friends to pup lovers everywhere. Some go beyond simply enhancing overall quality of life by helping people with certain health conditions handle daily activities that they couldn’t otherwise. And incredibly, some dogs are literal lifesavers, and have been trained to detect the onset of potentially fatal reactions and alert their humans so … Read More

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The Return of the Guilty Dog Contest

UPDATE 6/16/16: The finalists have been chosen! Vote for your fave guilty dog here, and don’t forget: All day on Saturday, June 18 (they’re open til 5pm!), bring your pups to American Rug Laundry in Minneapolis for treats and freebies, and toss your rolled-up rugs in the car, too, for a one-day-only sale (30% OFF!) on rug cleaning services. (The SWD pack will be on site from … Read More

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Literary Canine Costume Contest and Parade at Little Free Library Festival

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx On Saturday, May 21, we are thrilled to be a part of the Little Free Library Festival, which will celebrate (wo)man’s two best friends — books and dogs — at one of the most … Read More

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Universal Truth: Your Dog Could Save Another Dog’s Life

Most days dogs roll through life tongues out and tails waggin’. But sometimes things go wrong, and accidents and illnesses can require quick intervention in the form of a blood transfusion. Blood banking for dogs is something most of us don’t think about, but this life-saving practice not only exists, it’s happening right in our backyard. … Read More

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Top o’ the Pile: The Winning Poo Haiku

Together with the crew at ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp, we put a call out for some pup-inspired poo-etry, and you sure delivered the goods! ‘Twas a treat to sift through the entries, and hard to choose the winning ode. Our congrats go to the talented Kerry Oliver, whose winning poo haiku scores her a sweet ScoopyPoo goodie … Read More

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Join our Insta-Party and Your Next Happy Hour Could Be on Us

Our tails are thumping: Sidewalk Dog is a finalist in the Instagram category of the Best of the Twin Cities awards! Now we need your help to come out as top dog. To celebrate our nomination and the voters (you!) who could help us win, we’re giving away a Sidewalk Dog t-shirt with a $25 gift card to Blue Plate … Read More

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