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Doggie Date: Paws on Grand

This Sunday, August 2, is the 10th annual Paws on Grand, a pup-ular festival hosted by Grand Avenue businesses and local rescue groups to celebrate all things dog — while raising money for our pals at The Pet Project. Attendees will be able to get their paws on giveaways, relax on dog-friendly patios, visit with … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: St. Anthony Parkway

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which Sidewalk Dog sniffs out the best parks in the Twin Cities metro. Check out the other parks we’ve investigated, and stay tuned for opportunities for your dog to be one of our Dog Park Detectives! The Dog: Mari Itsu, the Shiba Inu The Day: Thursday, July 23 … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: 4 Adoptable Canines!

While our fearless leader Ali Jarvis usually visits Twin Cities Live once per month to showcase an adoptable dog in local rescue, this month’s visit was a super special one. Why? Because Ali brought on not one, not two, but FOUR adoptable dogs from four different Minnesota rescues! Get in touch with the rescues below, … Read More

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Vikings Puppies Reunite for Most Adorable Birthday Party Ever

In August of 2014, local animal rescue Pet Haven was contacted with a desperate plea: find a foster family for six malnourished, three-week-old puppies. And while finding a foster was relatively simple, keeping all six puppies alive was not: the job required round-the-clock care and bottle feedings every four hours. Pet Haven named all the … Read More

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Pardon My Photographic Frenchie: Bastille Day Pics Are Here

If you attended last week’s “Pardon My Frenchie” Dog-Friendly Bastille Day party at 3 Squares Restaurant, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for: PICTURES ARE HERE! Not only do we have a ton of great candids from the event below, but our friends at TwinFish Photography has also prepared a gallery for you — … Read More

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How to Bring Your Dog to the Aquatennial Torchlight Parade

Minnesotans love a parade. Correction: Minnesotans love a GOOD parade — which makes it unsurprising that thousands will be attending the Aquatennial’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade this Wednesday, July 22. [Parade takes place on Hennepin Avenue between Basilica of St. Mary and 5th Street, beginning at 8:30pm] This parade, which kicks off the Aquatennial celebration, … Read More

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Today Is “No Pet Store Puppies” Day

Here at Sidewalk Dog, we care deeply about animal welfare, and the puppy mill problem is particularly close to our hearts. Our very first Sidewalk Dog pack dog, Luc, came from a puppy mill posing as a reputable breeder, and he lived just five short years due to the health issues resulting from that “breeder’s” … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Cari the Beagle

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 Cari from Good Karma Animal Rescue find her forever family!   Breed: Beagle Age: 1 year old Gender: Female, spayed Size/Weight: 18 lbs Time in … Read More

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New Dog Run Opened at Minneapolis Animal Care & Control

It’s been a project three years in the making, but last Saturday, June 11, Minneapolis Animal Care & Control finally unveiled their new dog run: three gorgeous grassy areas where the dogs in their care can stretch their legs. The new space was built using only money provided by private donors — not a single … Read More

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In the Spotlight: Dog-Friendly Living at Flux Apartments

Last week, Sidewalk Dog’s resident pack dog Ellie Mae visited her friends and fans at Flux Apartments to have a little happy hour fun. The intimate little party for Flux’s canine residents (and their humans) was held at the private on-site dog park, and Ellie made a pawful of new furry friends. But while curiosity … Read More

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