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Patio Pleaser: Pitties on the Parkway Recap

Our recent yappy hour, Pitties on the Parkway, was the embodiment of Minnesota summer: sunshine, friendly faces (hooman and pup alike), delicious eats and drinks, mood-setting tunes, and — of course — a gorgeous patio and courtyard thanks to the dog lovers at Longfellow Grill. The 200 patrons and their 80 pups did us proud with their support of the event’s rescue … Read More

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Doggie Date: The HAMMS Market Event

Time to get your shop on, SWDers: The annual HAMMS (Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed) Event is back. This one-day “crowdfunding marketplace” has an OMD-worthy vendor lineup this year — and it’s dog-friendly! HAMMS co-founders Becky Sturm of StormSister Spatique and Sairey Gernes of Urban Undercover tell us, “Last year’s venue didn’t allow dogs, so we’re so excited to be able … Read More

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Doggie Date: Small Dog Takeover at Edina Grill

Bark your calendars for an eve of giant-sized fun with pint-sized partygoers: a weeknight yappy hour at the NEWLY dog-friendly Edina Grill! WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm WHERE: Edina Grill (map) WHO: So that guests can be comfy on EG’s cozy patio, this event is limited to dogs under 30 pounds. (Don’t fret, big dogs! We’ve got at least eight more opportunities for you to … Read More

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Doggie Date Night: Dog Day at the Saints Baseball Stadium

Get ready to woof, woof, woof for the home team: a dog-friendly night of baseball with the St. Paul Saints is right around the corner! The event will benefit Pet Haven, Minnesota’s oldest foster-based animal rescue, which re-homes cats and dogs, spays and neuters to reduce overpopulation, and promotes companion animal welfare. Leash up your pup … Read More

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Step by Step: Dog Training Means Positive Reinforcement

Sit. Stay. Learn from our dog training series, in which we bring in a professional trainer to work on a pup’s issues, whatever they may be. Brought to you by Wag ‘n Woofs, a doggie daycare and training facility in Eden Prairie. In the first post of this training series, we shared the challenges of dealing with … Read More

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Literary Canine Costume Contest and Parade at Little Free Library Festival

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx On Saturday, May 21, we are thrilled to be a part of the Little Free Library Festival, which will celebrate (wo)man’s two best friends — books and dogs — at one of the most … Read More

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Doggie Date: Pitties on the Parkway at Longfellow Grill

Our first patio party of the season was a huge success — and just the beginning! Next up: a weeknight happy hour along the gorgeous Mississippi River Parkway to benefit an outstanding pit bull and Rottweiler rescue. WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm WHERE: Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis (map). Partygoers will have access to their patio and their HUGE courtyard. … Read More

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Universal Truth: Your Dog Could Save Another Dog’s Life

Most days dogs roll through life tongues out and tails waggin’. But sometimes things go wrong, and accidents and illnesses can require quick intervention in the form of a blood transfusion. Blood banking for dogs is something most of us don’t think about, but this life-saving practice not only exists, it’s happening right in our backyard. … Read More

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Doggie Date, Derby-Style: K9 Connection’s Season Opener

Welcome to patio season in Minnesota, when the question “wanna go outside?” becomes purely rhetorical. And with warmer weather (YAY!) comes more fun things to do with the doggies, so our tails started thumpin’ when our pals at K9 Connection, a local dog-friendly events company, asked us to spread the woof about their upcoming season opener. K9 Connection … Read More

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May Day YAY! SWDers Kicked Off Patio Season in Style at The Freehouse

Last weekend saw the kickoff of what is sure to be the dog-friendliest summer ever, with 100+ dogs and 200+ of their hooman friends attending our May Day party at The Freehouse. Bevs were downed, fun was had, funds were raised for Mission Animal Hospital (you can still donate to this furbulous cause right here). And, thanks to the mad … Read More

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