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Category Archives: Rescues & Non-Profits

Doggie Date: Furry Photos

If you’ve been wanting to snag professional pics of (or with) your pup, here’s the perfect chance: Metro Dogs Daycare & Boarding‘s Furry Photos fundraiser is coming right up! WHAT: Furry Photos, a pet portrait event featuring the ever-so-talented Umbrella Studios photography. WHEN: Saturday, April 8 from 12-4pm WHERE: Metro Dogs in Minneapolis’ North Loop — 6 blocks north of Target … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Chopper

Sidewalk Dog’s pack leader Ali Jarvis braved the snow today (#wewillrebuild) to chat with our friends at Twin Cities Live. Keeping her company? The gorgeous 10-year-old Chopper, a Beagle mix adoptable from Rescued Pets Are Wonderful. While Chopper took in the exciting sights and sounds of live TV, Ali gave Steve and Elizabeth the 411 on this … Read More

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We Attended MN’s Humane Lobby Day. Here’s What We Learned.

Earlier this month, Sidewalk Dog headed to the Minnesota State Capitol for Humane Lobby Day, an opportunity to learn about the work of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) — and to help put compassion into action in our home state. Christine Coughlin, MN State Director of HSUS, began by briefing the citizen audience … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Peaches the Lab Mix

Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. This week’s adoptable pooch is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the dog-lovingest vodka in the world. Name: Peaches Stats: 1 year old, 30-lb, female Lab mix Rescue: Pet Haven (our upcoming Canine Comedy Show partner!) Time in foster: 2 months Location: Twin Cities _____________ SWD: Ooh, shiny! … Read More

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A Comedy Show for Dog Lovers? You Betcha

UPDATE 3/9/17: Seating is sold out, but we have a pawful of standing-room only tix available for just $12 a pop. (Sorry folks, tickets won’t be available at the door this time.)  If you have plans Tuesday, March 14, we urge you to fake a sudden (but minor) case of kennel cough and cancel them. Better … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Kolo

(Editor’s note: Ali and the hosts accidentally referred to Kolo as a “she” during the segment — our apologies!) This week we cozied up on the couch of Twin Cities Live accompanied by handsome Kolo. This active, affectionate, seven-year-old Siberian Husky is looking for his forever home via Adopt A Husky, Inc. (You may recognize him from … 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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Counting on Minnesota Nice: Help Us Get Mama Home!

PUPDATE: Mama made it home! Reunion deets here. This week we received word that a precious pup, Mama, was stolen from her doting owner in Oakland, California. After going through a heckuva lot in the months since, she wound up right here in Minneapolis — as a stray in animal control. The good news: Thanks to … Read More

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Speak! Complete a Dog-Training Survey for Chance to Win $100

Our pals at Animal Humane Society have a pretty sweet dog-training program in place (we’re talkin’ 70 different classes all over the metro), but they’re on a mission to make it even better. Because they ruv you. In this brief survey, they’re calling for you to woof about your dog-training experiences: The good, the bad, and the ugly (“I skipped class … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Monte the German Shorthair Pointer

Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. This week’s adoptable pooch is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the dog-lovingest vodka in the world. Name: Monte Breed: German Shorthair Pointer Age: 8 years Sex: Male, neutered Weight: 60 lbs. Rescue name: Great Plains Pointer Rescue Time in foster: 2 months Location: Hutchinson _____________ SWD: Oh for Pete’s sake, … Read More

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