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Kramer Does Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room

I thought I had experienced all there was in the world of restaurant patios; after all, in my official capacity as canine reporter, I’ve visited more than my fair share of doggie-delighting places. Recently, however, I came upon something magical. In fact, never in my wildest, car-chasing dreams had I imagined such wonders as this … Read More

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MN Dogs Woofed it Up at National Dog Day Parties

Last Wednesday marked annual National Dog Day, and the Sidewalk Dog pack celebrated by hosting not one but TWO patio parties. If you missed the fun, you can still celebrate now — vicariously, anyway, through the magic of pho-dography. Both our shindigs benefitted local animal non-profits and came with its own professional pho-dog-grapher: At The … Read More

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Woof It Up at Linden Hills Woofstock

It’s that magical time of year again, when thousands of humans and their canines descend upon the charming Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis for the annual Woofstock celebration — a homegrown festival to celebrate all things dog. When: Saturday, September 12 from 10:00am – 3:00pm Where: The Linden Hills neighborhood (43rd St. between Vincent Ave. S. and Upton … Read More

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Strut Your Mutt 5K and Festival Returns to Minnesota

Put a little wag in your weekend with the upcoming Strut Your Mutt 5K Run/Walk to support rescue! This one-day doggie festival kicks off with a 5K run or a leisurely 5K walk and is followed up with fun for the whole family (including your canine!): music, pet contests, raffle drawings, refreshments, food trucks, treat … Read More

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Cover Dog Cuties: September Runners-Up

Another Cover Dog Contest has come and gone! Lucky for you, there are adorable runners-up to ogle before the next contest starts. The September contest started out as a close battle between Lexi the pug and Shelby the mastiff, but by the contest’s end, a tiny nugget named Elwin had swooped in to claim the … Read More

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Doggie Date: Can Do Woofaroo

You and your well-behaved pooch are welcome at this year’s Can Do Woofaroo, a one-mile walk and furbulous festival that benefits local non-profit (and Minnesota institution) Can Do Canines. As of August 24, this year’s Woofaroo has already raised more than $22,000 for the assistance dog organization. WHO: You, your dog, and the whole family! All are welcome! … Read More

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6 Things to Do With Your Dog Before Summer Ends

As little as we want to admit it, summer is starting to wind down, and our perfect sunny days are numbered. So before summer is out, there are a few things we think you ought to take advantage of — and believe us, your dogs will thank you for it. 1. Visit a Dog-Friendly Winery … Read More

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Donate Old Shoes, Raise Money for MN Rescue

As you’ve probably heard by now, Wooftrax is rescue’s best friend. In the last year alone, the mobile app helped raise more than $120,000 for rescues in the United States, including many in Minnesota, just by tracking how much people are walking their dogs. But they’ve recently launched a new fundraising initiative: Shoes for Shelters.  [Related: Raise … Read More

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Photo Feature: Edina Apartment Went to the Dogs

This past weekend, the Durham Apartments in Edina hosted an all-out dog party for its residents to encourage adoption and dog ownership in the building — they’re even waiving pet fees for new furry residents! [Related: Dog Days of Durham Event] We were on site, of course, with our pals from Chuck & Don’s, VetPartners, and WoofCentral … Read More

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Kramer Does Vali-Hi Drive-In Theater

Why is it we always hear about human date nights? How about “woof nights” with dogs, huh? I could bark incessantly on the reasons to make time for these doggie date nights, but I’d rather point(er) you to my new favorite dog-friendly night on the town: dinner and a movie at Lake Elmo’s Vali-Hi Drive-In, … Read More

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