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Good Owner’s Guide to Greeting Your Dog

When coming home from a long day at work, do you ignore your pup until he has settled down or do you squeal and jump around the mudroom with him? Perhaps there’s a happy medium. Whether you’ve been gone for a short or long period of time, the way you greet your dog matters. A recently … Read More

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Doggie Date: Dog Day MIA

What: An FREE outdoor afternoon of dogs, art, and fun, hosted by the MIA and Sidewalk Dog When: Sunday, September 7 from 1:00 – 4:00pm Where: Target Park at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (map) This annual, dog-friendly event is one of the best in the cities, combining two of the world’s most beautiful and … Read More

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Enter Your Pooch in the Peppy Paws Challenge!

As you know, August has been Senior Month here at Sidewalk Dog — and it’s been a fabulous time! Between our Cover Dog Contest for senior pups, our fundraising event for the senior dogs of Top Dog Foundation, and all the Facebook love for your “experienced” pooches, you’d think we’d be content to pat ourselves on the back and call … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Nala the Boxer

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 Nala from MN Boxer Rescue find her forever family!   Breed: Boxer Age: 6 years Gender: Female, spayed Size/Weight: 75 pounds Time in Foster: 3 months Foster: … Read More

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Local Teacher Fundraises for Classroom Therapy Dog

Mary Ostmoe, a Salk Middle School teacher with 21 students on the autism spectrum, has recently made a request for her classroom: another set of hands — or rather, paws. Enter Olaf, a golden retriever currently being trained as an autism therapy dog and the one Ostmoe has chosen for her classroom. “I’m just grateful … Read More

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Oscar Nominee Donates Pet Food to MN Rescue

Local animal rescue Midwest Animal Rescue Services (MARS) had more than one reason to celebrate National Dog Day yesterday: a delivery of 2,000 pounds of food arrived on their doorstep, courtesy of Captain Phillips actor and Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi. The donation was facilitated by Ellen DeGeneres’ pet food company, Halo, Purely … Read More

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Doggie Fun at the State Fair

We know, we know: it’s a total bummer that you can’t bring your dog to the State Fair — but with all those people, she’d be lucky to get out uncrushed! But there are still plenty of ways to get a furry fix at the fair. Here are our top pics for dog-centric fun this … Read More

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Kramer Does Alexis Bailly Vineyard

Vino. Vin. Wein. No matter how your humans woof it, or how dry or sweet they like it, wine is a beautiful and delicious part of life for many of them – mine included. But let’s take it up a paw-tch: why should they settle on simply buying wine when they can experience it first-hand … Read More

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Doggie Date: Wiener Dog Race at Sandcastle

WHAT: Sandcastle’s 2nd Annual Wiener Dog Race, in which daschunds race against each other and a man in a hot dog suit WHEN: Labor Day Monday, September 1st at 1:00 PM (registration ends at noon) WHERE: Sandcastle on Lake Nokomis, one of our fave dog-friendly eateries (map) Bark your calendars, SWDers: Sandcastle’s 2nd annual Wiener Dog Race is … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Ruby the Chug

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 Ruby from Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue find her forever family! Breed: Chug (Chihuahua/Pug mix) Age: 3 years Gender: Female, spayed Size/Weight: 12 pounds Time in Foster: 3 … Read More

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