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Finley’s Barkery: The Warmest Kitchen Around

At Sidewalk Dog, we not only wag for the companies that welcome pooches on the premises, we also have special ruv for orgs with doggy in their DNA. And we found one with a tail-thumper of an employment model, too: Finley’s Barkery. Creators and owners Angie Gamades and Kyle Gallus filled us in on their furbulous company in which tasty all-natural … Read More

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When Finding a Dog-Friendly Apartment is the Pits

It can be tough out there for a renting pet owner: While dog-friendly apartments are relatively common, size and breed restrictions limit options for four-legged family members who are on the bigger side or on the list of commonly discriminated-against breeds. Lack of inclusive pet-friendly housing is also a major cause of shelter overpopulation. So we’re thrilled to spread … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Diamond

This afternoon our pack leader Ali Jarvis popped into Twin Cities Live with Diamond, a well-mannered Lab/Border Collie mix adoptable from Second Chance Animal Rescue. Steve and Elizabeth took a shine to Diamond right away, and she charmed viewers with her wag and wiggle. Diamond’s a Yes Dog: As in yes, she’s house-trained; yes, she’s crate-trained; yes, she’s great … Read More

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2016 Guide to Dog-Friendly Christmas Tree Farms

Pining for winter fun outside with your dog? How ’bout a romp through a dog-friendly Christmas tree farm! We rounded up eight heavenly-scented and ever-fresh picks for you and your pup to explore to your hearts’ — and paws’ — content. And as every good dog knows, always obey the rules of the rows: Use a standard, non-retractable … Read More

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Where to Go for a Pup Pic with St. Nick

Got an itch that only a pic of your pup on Santa’s lap can scratch? ‘Tis the season, and here’s our merry list of options. Bonus points for howliday attire: ugly sweaters, cute hats, over-pruned antlers, makes no diff to us. We ruv ‘em all. And as always, we’ll wag ‘n wiggle over your adorable … Read More

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High Paw-raise: Your Fave MN Dog Parks

Although we dig dog parks year-round, this furbulous fall has us squeezing in as much outside playtime as paw-sible. On the tail of our recent post about your dog park pet peeves, we give you a compilation of your fave off-leash romping grounds: East Side Linda B.’s pooch ruvs the Rice Creek North Trail Corridor Off-Leash Area … Read More

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Fur Keeps: New MN Program Prevents Pet Surrender

It’s an all-too-common scenario in the rescue world: animals surrendered because owners can no longer afford to care for their pets. When chocolate-lab Cash broke his back leg, his family — unable to afford Cash’s surgery or rehabilitation — was faced with the heartbreaking decision to surrender their pet to Carver-Scott Humane Society (CSHS), a foster-based nonprofit … Read More

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Bone Up on Thanksgiving Safety for Your Dog

[Editor’s note: While we’re yappin’ holidays, check out our MN Maker Howliday Boxes! Fab, funny, and ONLY available through Sunday 11/20.] Our all-American holiday is just around the corner, and ‘tis a time for family and friends, food and fellowship, and gratitude for our blessings. Atop that list? Our furry four-legged pals. As we celebrate … Read More

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Not Cool: Dog Park Pet Peeves

The Dog Park: a magical place for many pups and their people. A place to let dogs be dogs. To sniff ‘n stroll, romp ‘n roll, or stretch their legs and open up like the place is a canine Autobahn. To socialize, work on manners, and test obedience. And to lose the doggone leash already! We … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Jasmine and Howliday Boxes

Our ever-festive pack leader Ali Jarvis popped into Twin Cities Live today to spread some pre-holiday cheer: First by bringing the world’s sweetest Chihuahua as her guest, then by debuting our brand-new MN Maker Howliday Boxes. Ali introduced Jasmine, a sweet, happy one-year-old pup adoptable from Forever Loved Animal Rescue. This peanut hails from Puerto Rico, … Read More

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