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Category Archives: Sidewalk Dog

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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How to Build Your Dog’s Confidence in New Situations

This is a guest post from Danielle Lindblom of The Adventure Dog Blog and High Spirits Dog Training. Is your pup a little unsure in new situations? Want to remind your dog of his inner strength and super powers? Just looking for a way to connect more with your four-legged pal? Here are some tips to build your … Read More

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Shop Dog: Howie of Excelsior Bay Books

This installment of Shop Dog is scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. We recently dug up deets on all things dog-friendly in Excelsior, and couldn’t wait to learn more about shop dog Howie of Excelsior Bay Books. This cozy indie bookstore invites customers to enjoy volumes of treats for humans on its shelves, and literal … Read More

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Doggy Date: Wine and Woof

Spring is right around the corner, and we’re looking forward to the months of warm weather and wag-worthy outdoor events ahead. First up? Home for Life Animal Sanctuary‘s dog-friendly Wine and Woof! If you love sipping fine wine, overlooking gorgeous scenery with your pup by your side, and savoring the warm-fuzzy feelings of supporting a terrific nonprofit, this event … 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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Giveaway Alert: Brag About Your Dog-Friendly Digs

Dinner or drinks on us? You betcha! Sidewalk Dog is committed to being the #1 resource for all things dog-friendly. From Poodles to patios, we want to be the very best we can be. With that in mind, we’re asking for your help in exchange for a chance at a $25 Blue Plate gift card. So … Read More

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Become Your Dog’s Best Friend With These Unique Workshops

Choosing the right training facility for your pooch is one of the most important tasks you’ll face as a dog parent. One green flag: Trainers who focus on transforming not just particular behaviors, but the canine-human relationship itself. When trainer Max Bitterman founded Your Dog’s Best Friend in Minneapolis, he put this relationship at the center of every class. … 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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Gone to the Dogs: Doggie Depot Recap

Have you heard the woof on the streets? Union Depot totally went to the dogs this weekend. Many of you were there to witness it – along with a puptacular parade of pups of all shapes, sizes, and ages. That’s right, Doggie Depot returned to St. Paul on Sunday, and more than 50 vendors and rescues joined … Read More

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Calling All Bird-Dog Lovers: Pheasant Fest is Coming to Minneapolis!

Dogs in their natural element are a thing of beauty: Be it embracing a sunny spot on the couch, enthusiastically hitting the hunting trail with their human BFF, or any other activity that lets their innate talent shine. So when Pheasants Forever asked us to spread the woof about their upcoming Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic sports show — open to the … Read More

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