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13 Places You Can Bring Your Dog Near Saint Paul’s Mac-Groveland Neighborhood

Minnesota has loads of dog-friendly spots, and we’ve been shining a spotlight on one pup-loving area at a time. We started with the historic ‘burb of Excelsior but our next spot is a little closer to home: the vibrant, scenic Mac-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul (or thereabouts). Without further a-doo, here are 13 wag-worthy hangouts: Thirsty? … Read More

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12 Dog-Friendly Spots to Visit in Excelsior

All you have to doo is check out our directory to see that Minnesota is full of dog-friendly spots — and we’re adding more all the time. (Got one for us? Speak!) We’ll be breaking it down into bite-sized pieces so you can better plan your outings with your furry friend. First up, the historic town … Read More

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Good Dog’s Guide to Surviving Winter

Love it or loathe it, winter in MN is a fact o’ life. We’re here to help make this season as Minnesota Nice as possible for pets and their peeps with a flurry of tips on cold-weather safety, entertainment, and more: Protect your pup with our five tips for winter safety, a vet Q&A about doggy winterization, and two … Read More

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Why Mobile Grooming Can Be A Great Option for Dogs

We ruv bringing you the scoop on the Minnesota’s most furbulous pet businesses, so we were thrilled when Roni’s Mobile Grooming asked us to spread the woof about theirs. Mobile grooming can be a nice alternative for pups whose health issues or personalities mean traditional grooming provides too much commotion, and it’s an ultra convenient choice for busy … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Winnie

Our pack leader Ali stopped by Twin Cities Live today to introduce Winnie, a charm-your-socks-off Cattle Dog mix from Secondhand Hounds. This sweet lil’ thing wasted zero time loving up on Steve and Elizabeth, who learned about Winnie’s past (found as a stray in Missouri) and her hopes for the future — namely, a forever home with … Read More

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Shop Dog: Tobias of South Lyndale Liquors

This installment of Shop Dog is scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. With a stellar selection of world-class wines, fine spirits, and specialty beers, South Lyndale Liquors easily ticks all the boxes for most holiday (and any-day) imbibers. And when we discovered a shop dog named Tobias wagged over the premises? ‘Twas high time to chat with … Read More

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Indoor, Off-Leash Fun for Minnesota Dogs Who Hate Winter

With our four furbulous seasons, Minnesota breeds a whole lotta outdoor enthusiasts — and their canine companions. From hiking tons of trails to visiting dog parks to skijoring and dogsledding, we can dig up plenty of pup-lovin’ activities on milder winter days (or for the uber-hardy). But sometimes we can’t — or won’t — brave the elements. When tossing a ball down the … Read More

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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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