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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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Chicks & Dogs: The Strong Ones

Chicks & Dogs is a guest blog series featuring tales about, you guessed it, ladies and the dogs in their lives. The voices in this series are as varied as the pooches we all adore. Got a story to share? E-mail beth@sidewalkdog.com and please input “Chicks & Dogs” in the subject line. And now meet … Read More

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Plein Air Pups: Dogs Around the Lakes returns this summer

By Meredeth Barzen ‘Tis the season for swimming, walking and general frolicking in and around our state’s festive lakes, and to celebrate, Lintu Art’s popular Dogs Around the Lakes series is back for the third year in a row. Artist Sarah Thornton gave Sidewalk Dog the inside scoop on this fun, whimsical project: What is … Read More

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MN SNAP: 'Fixing' the overpopulation problem one pet at a time

By Meredeth Barzen These days, with the economy in the doggy potty, many pet owners are conflicted because they want to provide good care for their dogs, but can’t afford basic vet services like spaying and neutering. That’s where MN SNAP comes in. The Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MN SNAP) provides low-cost spaying and … Read More

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