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Patio Pleaser: Pitties on the Parkway Recap

Our recent yappy hour, Pitties on the Parkway, was the embodiment of Minnesota summer: sunshine, friendly faces (hooman and pup alike), delicious eats and drinks, mood-setting tunes, and — of course — a gorgeous patio and courtyard thanks to the dog lovers at Longfellow Grill. The 200 patrons and their 80 pups did us proud with their support of the event’s rescue … Read More

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Yes, Your Insurance Company CAN Discriminate Against Your Dog. Here’s What You Can Do.

A Long Island woman made headlines last year when her homeowner’s insurance company denied her fire claim because they found out she owned a pit bull. Her pit bull didn’t start the fire. So what’s the deal? The woman’s insurance company is one of many that prohibit certain breeds, such as pit bulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Huskies, Akitas, and more. If you own a pup that your … Read More

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Literary Canine Costume Contest and Parade at Little Free Library Festival

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx On Saturday, May 21, we are thrilled to be a part of the Little Free Library Festival, which will celebrate (wo)man’s two best friends — books and dogs — at one of the most … Read More

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Doggie Date: Pitties on the Parkway at Longfellow Grill

Our first patio party of the season was a huge success — and just the beginning! Next up: a weeknight happy hour along the gorgeous Mississippi River Parkway to benefit an outstanding pit bull and Rottweiler rescue. WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm WHERE: Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis (map). Partygoers will have access to their patio and their HUGE courtyard. … Read More

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(Dogless) Doggie Date: Two Wag-Worthy Movie Nights

Grab your fave (human) buddy and some pup-corn and head to one of these two upcoming dog-loving movie nights. Feel-good bonus: ticket sales for both shows benefit local rescues. Rescue Dogs the movie Friday, April 1 — Thursday, April 7 (various times) Andover Cinema, Andover Proceeds benefit Secondhand Hounds Tickets: $5-8.50 (purchase at the door) “This film stars real … Read More

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March Cover Dog Cuties

This month’s Cover Dog Contest was open to one of our very favorite breeds: adoptable. Many deserving foster pups entered, but only one could be top dog. Congrats, Beaujolais! This gorgeous little guy (just 40 lbs) is as sweet as they come. In addition to winning a KME Photography photo shoot, dog food from NutriSource, and sassy Sidewalk Dog swag, Beau’s rescue picks up … Read More

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11 Reasons This Summer Will be the Dog-Friendliest Ever

When the cold weather comes — and stays (for-ev-er) — Minnesota dog owners do our darndest to keep cooped-up pups socialized, stimulated, and safe. But let’s face it: we’re all dreaming of warmer, sunnier times with a bev in our hand and a pooch by our side. The thermometer may as well read ‘negative eleventeen’ today, but summer IS coming — we’ve got the dog-friendly patio … Read More

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Yappin’ About Cool Kids: How One MN Family Fosters Responsibility

When it comes to raising kids, most of us parents are on the lookout for opportunities to teach responsibility. We at Sidewalk Dog love yappin’ about when this involves dogs, and in one local household, fostering homeless dogs is central to their family mission. Andria Bertucci and Donna Hellman of Chaska, along with their three children, … Read More

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town… to Take Photos with Your Pup!

Due to pup-ular demand, our annual list of pet-photos-with-Santa ops is back and better than ever! As always, most are at malls and some benefit local rescues — pick one, doll up your pup (or not), and be of good cheer (here’s lookin’ at you, mall-haters), ’cause WE WANNA SEE PICS! RESCUE RUV Santa Paws at Ark Pet Hospital (map), … Read More

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Six in the Mix: The Return of #BlackDogFriday

Filled with deals, Black Friday has become a “love it or leave it” phenomenon, but almost everyone takes some kind of action. So we came up with a special of our own. Since we’re all about the dogs, we decided to focus on black dog syndrome (the unfortunate trend of overlooking adoptable black dogs in favor of other-colored dogs), and hosted an online adopt-a-thon … Read More

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