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#BlackDogFriday Recap: 13 Black Dogs Who Need Homes for the Holidays

It’s a well documented fact that black dogs get adopted at a far lower rate than other dogs, which is why Sidewalk Dog teamed up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to host a showcase of adoptable black dogs on our Facebook page yesterday, in our first-ever Black Dog Friday event. Did you miss out? Well, fret … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Dumpling the Bulldog/Pit Mix

Editor’s Note: Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ love for her “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups who are looking for loving “furever” homes. Please consider sharing this post — you might help Dumpling from A Rotta Love Plus find her forever family!       Breed: Bulldog / American Pit Bull Terrier Age: 3 years … Read More

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Bye Bye, Puppy Mills!

Time to celebrate, SWDers! It’s been a long road to get here (one with its share of disappointments), but yesterday, May 20, Governor Mark Dayton signed the Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill (H.F. 3172) into law, which included the MN Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation Bill. The new law protects dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in commercial breeding facilities … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Yuma the Pit Bull

Editor’s Note: Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ love for her “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups who are looking for loving “furever” homes. Please consider sharing this post — you might help Yuma from A Rotta Love Plus find his human!       Breed: Pit bull Age: 5 … Read More

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Tails on the Telly: Twin Cities Live adoption segment turns two

If you’re a fan of Twin Cities Live (and who isn’t?), you may have noticed the slew of cuties who’ve appeared alongside our founder Ali Jarvis on the first Monday of the month for the past two years. To date, Ali’s had the privilege of showing off 24 different pups from 24 different rescues and … Read More

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SPEAK UP for Minnesota Dogs & Cats on February 19

Fact: There is no State law to license, inspect or regulate commercial dog and cat breeders in Minnesota, and as a result, Minnesota is home to some of the largest puppy mills in the nation. Fact: While many breeders in Minnesota act responsibly, there are those who keep dogs and cats in deplorable conditions and profit at … Read More

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Introducing Our December Cover Dog

Meet Penelope, the two-year-old pit bull who won our December Facebook Cover Dog Contest. To learn more about this courageous girl and the special bond she shares with her dad Nick Anderson, check out Man’s Best Friend: Twin Cities Pups and Their Pops.

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Man’s Best Friend: Twin Cities Pups and Their Pops

You’ve seen him at the park, proudly watching his puppy play nice with others. He’s at the toy store, carefully selecting the best chew toy for his little man. You may have even spied him taking his dog on a date at one of our dog-friendly businesses. True love. At Sidewalk Dog, we think there’s … Read More

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Twin Cities’ group walks welcome you & your dogs

It is a truth universally acknowledged that walking, like gum and locally brewed craft beer, is best when it comes in packs. And even though the weather’s still far from tropical (or temperate, for that matter), two diverse groups of Twin Cities dog parents are taking that axiom to heart and pounding the pavement in … Read More

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State of Purpose: A Puppy Mill Bill Update

In March of 2010, Animal Humane Society’s Tracie Popma wrote a guest post for our blog detailing the state’s puppy mill problem and a bill designed to license, inspect and regulate animal breeding facilities. At the time, the bill was struggling to make it through the Minnesota legislature, and unfortunately, it still hasn’t passed. It … Read More

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