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Category Archives: Your Dog, Our Blog

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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When Should You Adopt Another Dog after a Loss?

Losing a dog is heartbreaking. Sometimes we can’t bear to be without one; sometimes we can’t imagine ever having another. But in the end, dog lovers need dogs around. So how long should you wait to get another one after saying goodbye to a beloved pup? Our readers weighed in: No time to lose. Kathy A. started looking … Read More

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MN Dogs Had a Howling Good Halloween at The Freehouse

This past weekend we celebrated Howloween at The Freehouse, marking the end of our 2016 event season. And holy Schnauzer — you guys showed up like crazy to soak up the last of this year’s patio-party scene in support of Pet Haven. What a crowd! Wags of gratitude go out to our event sponsors, Metro Dogs Daycare … Read More

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We Double-Dog Dare You Not to Laugh at These Pups

Step inside our post, dear SWDers. We know there’s a lot going on in the outside world. For the next three minutes, just enjoy these pups. If you need a reason to turn that frown upside down, you’ve found it! (And if you’re already having a terrific day, woo hoo! Share it with a friend … Read More

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Meet the Local Dog Who Was Key to One Couple’s Engagement

When Minneapolis resident Jason Kopp was planning to propose to his girlfriend, one thing was clear — their dog, Emmett, would be a key part of his strategy. “I knew if I planned a weekend event without him, Brennan [Jason’s girlfriend of four years] would know something was up,” he tells us. First thing’s first: Jason needed to train Emmett … Read More

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Dogtoberfest Delight: Recap of our 3 Squares Yappy Hour

This week you braved a bit of cool weather to chill on the 3 Squares Restaurant patio with your pups, who were generous enough to keep your laps warm while you sipped and savored. Your fall revelry benefited Save-a-Bull Rescue (thank you!). The furbulously talented KME Photography captured the fun. Paw-ruse some of our faves below, then take a romp through the full gallery … Read More

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What Happened When These MN Apple Orchards Went Dog-Friendly

This fall we published our annual guide to dog-friendly apple orchards and your dogs went bananas for it (so to speak). We so love seeing pics of your happy pooches strolling through rows of apples and pumpkins, and — perhaps most of all — stopping for a pic behind those cheesy face-cutout thingies. Without further adoo, … Read More

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These 10 MN Dogs Will Remind You Just How Much You Love Fall

Dear Summer, The time we shared was magical. But we’ve found someone new, and its name is Fall. As we shed our fur (all over the house…and car…and hoomans…ok, and our hoomans’ clothes…) and prepare our winter coats, it’s clear we’re ready to move on. Here’s why: 1. It’s definitely ok to not walk and 100% … Read More

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It’s Okay to Get a Puppy. (There. We Said It.)

(Editor’s note: You guys know we’re ALL about adoption, and encourage y’all to scoop up adult and senior doggies since them puppies go quickly and easily. That said, we don’t judge, and today we’re celebrating the heck outta PUPPY BREATH! While the pups in this paw-ticular post are already members of loving homes, you’ll find plenty of … Read More

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14 MN Dogs Who Are Ready For Some Football

In celebration of the start of football season in Minnesota (including a brand new stadium that’s, um, certain to lead our Vikes to victory), we found 14 local dogs who are just as stoked for the start of the season as we are: 1. As far as Gus can tell, “football” just means lounging around with … Read More

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