Category Archives: Dog-Friendly Biz

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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Doggy Date: Whisker Whirl

Bark your calendars for one glittery gala: Animal Humane Society’s 11th annual Whisker Whirl! You’ll enjoy tasty appetizers and desserts, wet your whiskers during the cocktail hour, feel your pup-lovin’ heart race during an exciting live auction, and much more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how your support has made a difference in the lives of animals — … Read More

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13 Places You Can Bring Your Dog Near Saint Paul’s Mac-Groveland Neighborhood

Minnesota has loads of dog-friendly spots, and we’ve been shining a spotlight on one pup-loving area at a time. We started with the historic ‘burb of Excelsior but our next spot is a little closer to home: the vibrant, scenic Mac-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul (or thereabouts). Without further a-doo, here are 13 wag-worthy hangouts: Thirsty? … Read More

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Minneapolis to Consider Allowing Dogs Inside Breweries, Coffee Shops

Pupdate: We chatted about this issue on WCCO [scroll down to watch] and in the Star Tribune. Twin Cities dog lovers are fortunate to enjoy tons o’ dog-friendly businesses, including a huge number of restaurant, brewery, and coffee shop patios. The key word here is ‘patios’ — technically, it’s not legal for Minneapolis breweries and … Read More

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12 Dog-Friendly Spots to Visit in Excelsior

All you have to doo is check out our directory to see that Minnesota is full of dog-friendly spots — and we’re adding more all the time. (Got one for us? Speak!) We’ll be breaking it down into bite-sized pieces so you can better plan your outings with your furry friend. First up, the historic town … Read More

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Why Mobile Grooming Can Be A Great Option for Dogs

We ruv bringing you the scoop on the Minnesota’s most furbulous pet businesses, so we were thrilled when Roni’s Mobile Grooming asked us to spread the woof about theirs. Mobile grooming can be a nice alternative for pups whose health issues or personalities mean traditional grooming provides too much commotion, and it’s an ultra convenient choice for busy … Read More

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Shop Dog: Tobias of South Lyndale Liquors

This installment of Shop Dog is scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. With a stellar selection of world-class wines, fine spirits, and specialty beers, South Lyndale Liquors easily ticks all the boxes for most holiday (and any-day) imbibers. And when we discovered a shop dog named Tobias wagged over the premises? ‘Twas high time to chat with … Read More

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10 Pup-tastic Howliday Traditions

Christmas trees! Sniff but don’t prune. Ornaments! Sniff but don’t taste. Presents! Sniff but don’t shred. Cookies! Sniff but don’t scarf. Tempting new scents and fun festivities are everywhere this month but none seem to be intended for poor Fido. With so much of the holiday season focused on hooman activities, we thought it’d be fun … Read More

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Finley’s Barkery: The Warmest Kitchen Around

[Update: Finley’s is on Indiegogo! Show ’em some ruv.] At Sidewalk Dog, we not only wag for the companies that welcome pooches on the premises, we also have special ruv for orgs with doggy in their DNA. And we found one with a tail-thumper of an employment model, too: Finley’s Barkery. Creators and owners Angie Gamades and Kyle Gallus filled … Read More

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When Finding a Dog-Friendly Apartment is the Pits

It can be tough out there for a renting pet owner: While dog-friendly apartments are relatively common, size and breed restrictions limit options for four-legged family members who are on the bigger side or on the list of commonly discriminated-against breeds. Lack of inclusive pet-friendly housing is also a major cause of shelter overpopulation. So we’re thrilled to spread … Read More

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