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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Dessa the Pitbull

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 Dessa from Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN find her forever family!       Breed: Pitbull Age: 1.5 years old Gender: Female, … Read More

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Local Non-Profit Trains PTSD Therapy Puppies

It’s a good day when you find a program that’s equal parts adorable and philanthropic. So today is definitely a good day. Possibly a great one. Meet Courage Service Dogs, a young non-profit organization right here in Minnesota, dedicated to training and providing service dogs to people suffering from PTSD — and they just got in … Read More

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Freezing My Paws Off: A First-Timer’s Dog Sled Experience

While I had been warned about the noise level of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, nothing could prepare me for the clamor I was met with at the starting line. The yipping, yelping, and yowling of excited pups was enough to make even the most hardened rock star cover her ears. Yet after a … Read More

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MN Shelter Adds Pet Care for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Anna Marie’s Alliance in St. Cloud has been providing safe haven and a fresh start for victims of domestic violence since 1979. Thirty-five years later, in December of 2014, they opened an on-site shelter to care for the pets of those families as well. Up to 48 percent of woman in abusive situations either delay … Read More

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13 Minnesota Dogs Celebrating #TongueOutTuesday

In the weird and wonderful world that is the Internet, every Tuesday is #TongueOutTuesday. So we’ve collected some of the best TOT photos from right here in Minnesota to help you celebrate: 13 dogs, and one sassy cat.

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Save the Date: City of Lakes Loppet Weekend

[Editor's Note: With the lack of snow this year, many changes have been made to the event locations and schedules. Find out what's different and what isn't with this handy-dandy Changes Guide.] Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, there’s no wrong way to enjoy Minneapolis’s annual Loppet celebration. From fireworks to skijoring, skiing by … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Bellatrix the Beagle Mix

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 Bellatrix from Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN find her forever family!           Breed: Beagle Mix Age: 10 years … Read More

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Should You Wake Your Pup From Doggie Dreams?

As I write, my senior doberman/lab mix, Tula, sleeps peacefully on the couch, her head on the arm rest. Although I’ve never heard Tulaboops snore, her paws start to quiver and twitch, like she’s running. Sometimes, if my heart is lucky, she’ll softly bark. And I wonder, is she chasing a squirrel around the backyard … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Bryant Lake Park

[ Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which Sidewalk Dog sniffs out the best parks in the Twin Cities metro. Check out the other parks we've investigated, and stay tuned for opportunities for your dog to be one of our Dog Park Detectives! ] THE DAYS: November 23, 2014 & January 4, 2015 THE DETECTIVES: Lucia … Read More

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Indoor Doggie Date: Literary Fun at Red Balloon Bookshop

Sure, the weather is no longer below zero, but who knows how long that’ll last? So if you’re looking to do a little indoor socializing this weekend (and you weren’t lucky enough to win tickets to our Indoor Dog Romp at Dog Day Getaway), we’ve got the perfect thing: a dog-friendly event at the Red … Read More

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