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Category Archives: Shop Dogs

Shop Dog: Scout of Big Frog Tees in Plymouth

This installment of Shop Dog is scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. We’re big-time fans of Big Frog, whose apparel experts have been taking care of Sidewalk Dog’s custom tee, hoodie, and doggy bandana needs in recent years. During our frequent stops to their Plymouth location, we make sure to dole out a treat and … 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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Shop Dog: Barley of Hagen and Oats

This installment of Shop Dog is scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. Sisters Anna Hagen and Nikki Hollerich are Minnesota natives, dog lovers, and owners of Hagen and Oats, a handcrafted custom wood decor biz in Newport, MN. When we heard they had the world’s cutest shop dog supervising their workshop, we needed deets ASAP. … Read More

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Shop Dogs: Max and Rocket of Norseman Distillery

This installment of Shop Dog scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. You may have seen or tasted their fine spirits in local liquor stores around town, and now Norseman Distillery, the first craft micro-distillery in Minnesota, has opened a cocktail room at their spacious Northeast Minneapolis location (map) where aficiondos (and the merely thirsty) can … Read More

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Kramer Does Excelsior

I’ve only lived here for a couple’a years, and I’m told this is one of the ruffest winters we Minnesota dogs’ve had in a very long time. Now, I love playing in the snow, but the wind chills and constant paw freezes have kept me cooped up for far too long. The perf woof-prieve? A … Read More

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Shop Dog: Dewey and Yowza of Grand Performance Bicycle Shop

Hear that? It’s the sound of many wheels turning and gears clicking as bicycle season officially rides into town. And if you need a tune-up or a complete overhaul, there’s a shop in St. Paul where up until recently (due to age-related health issues), two greyhounds named Dewey and Yowza would keep you company while … Read More

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Shop Dog: Zorro of Heartfelt

One might say that Heartfelt in Linden Hills was running at max cuteness already, what with the hand-carved toys, whimsical craft supplies and imaginative seasonal window displays. So when owner Lisa Macmartin got a new pup named Zorro and started bringing him into the store, the cuteness level veered dangerously close to a Code Red, … Read More

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Shop Dog: Daphne and Lila of Laurel Street Flowers

Just because the Sidewalk Dog staff consists mainly of Minneapolitans doesn’t mean we’re blind to the enviable charms on the other side of the river. With this in mind, we couldn’t wait to ask Paula Flom, the owner of St. Paul’s lovely and lauded Laurel Street Flowers, about her adorable shop dogs: a Corgi named … Read More

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Shop Dog: Tuula and Emma at Magers & Quinn Booksellers

If there’s a formula for warm fuzzies, it indubitably goes something like this: Books + doggies = happiness². It’s a formula perfected at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Uptown, where two little balls of joy named Tuula and Emma roam the stacks. We talked to Mary Magers (Tuula’s owner) and Gary Mazzone (Emma’s owner) about … Read More

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Shop Dog: Franklin at The Movement Minneapolis

Yesterday, Americans all across the country took part in a time-honored tradition of gorging oneself on various delectable delights and enjoying the company of their friends, furballs and families. Starting today, they will engage in another time-honored tradition: Waking up slightly more sluggish than usual and slogging to the nearest gym to work it off, … Read More

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