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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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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Tot the American Staffordshire Terrier

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 Tot from A Rotta Love Plus find his forever family!   Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Age:  1.5 years old Gender: Male, neutered Size/Weight: 41 … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Yuma the American Pit Bull Terrier

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 forever family!       Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Age: 7 years old Gender: Male, … Read More

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MN Sergeant Named one of America’s Top 10 Animal Defenders

If you don’t know the name “Lindsay Herron” yet, it’s definitely time to get educated: Sergeant Herron of the Minneapolis Police Department is our city’s animal crimes investigator, a volunteer with local rescue A Rotta Love Plus, and the brains behind the Dog Safety Education Program, which teaches Minneapolis youth how to interact with dogs … Read More

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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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