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Category Archives: Products & Services

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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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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Need to Get in the Howliday Spirit? Watch This.

Finding it a little ruff to get into the holiday spirit this year? We’ve got the cure: Step 1: Watch this video. Guaranteed grin. Step 2: Keep that festive momentum going by grabbing one of our MN Maker Howliday Boxes for a dog lover (or three) who could use a smile this Christmas! They’re only on … Read More

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Doggie Date: The HAMMS Market Event

Time to get your shop on, SWDers: The annual HAMMS (Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed) Event is back. This one-day “crowdfunding marketplace” has an OMD-worthy vendor lineup this year — and it’s dog-friendly! HAMMS co-founders Becky Sturm of StormSister Spatique and Sairey Gernes of Urban Undercover tell us, “Last year’s venue didn’t allow dogs, so we’re so excited to be able … 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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Poo Haiku Contest: Doo Share Yours!

It’s baaaack! By pup-ular demand, we’re launching another poo haiku contest (yes!) with our fastidious friends at ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. Need a poetry refresher? (We sure did.) A haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of three lines with the first and last lines having five syllables and the middle line having seven. Bonus: NO RHYMING … Read More

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The Fur-ce Awakens: 5 Star Wars Finds for Dog Lovers

The new Star Wars movie arrives this Friday and we.are.pumped. Just because you can’t take your dog to the theater with you (well, usually) doesn’t mean you have to celebrate Solo! Here are five Star Wars finds for dog lovers to help you and your four-legged Wookies and princesses get (even more) hyped. 1. This video of dogs performing … Read More

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Coming Clean: How a Shedding MN Dog Inspired a Slick New Tool

The plot: Boy loves dogs. Boy moves to college and misses dogs. Boy gets his own dog. Boy has newfound admiration and gratitude for mom’s cleaning skills. Boy gets down to business. Nate Conner grew up Eau Claire, WI, with Labrador Retrievers in the house, but his clean-up duty was limited to the yard. When … Read More

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Before and After: Peppy Paws Mobility Challenge Results

[ Editor’s Note: Confession time, you guys — challenges like this are some of the best parts of our job. Basically, we get to help local dogs live their best lives by putting high-quality products into their furry little paws. (Remember the Fat to Fit Challenge with Raw Bistro?) But we couldn’t do any of this … Read More

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Doggie Date: Retail Therapy with Shinola Pet

WHAT: A Sidewalk Dog-exclusive dog-friendly shopping event with Shinola to launch the gorgeous new Shinola Pet line WHEN: Saturday, October 18 from 10am – 1pm WHERE: Shinola Store in Minneapolis (map) It’s no secret that the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis is a mecca for dog-friendly shopping. But while there are oodles and oodles of … Read More

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