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White Bear Lake May Close its Dog Beach. Here’s What You Can Do.

No more doggy paddling at White Bear Lake’s beach? Say it ain’t so! The city of White Bear Lake has proposed removing the dog exercise area at Matoska Park, reports MPR News. This beloved spot for many local pups would get the ax in order to create more space for two-legged swimmers. (We’re all for human … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Kolo

(Editor’s note: Ali and the hosts accidentally referred to Kolo as a “she” during the segment — our apologies!) This week we cozied up on the couch of Twin Cities Live accompanied by handsome Kolo. This active, affectionate, seven-year-old Siberian Husky is looking for his forever home via Adopt A Husky, Inc. (You may recognize him from … Read More

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Doggy Date: Whisker Whirl

Bark your calendars for one glittery gala: Animal Humane Society’s 11th annual Whisker Whirl! You’ll enjoy tasty appetizers and desserts, wet your whiskers during the cocktail hour, feel your pup-lovin’ heart race during an exciting live auction, and much more. Most importantly, you’ll learn how your support has made a difference in the lives of animals — … Read More

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Guide to Socializing Your Pup in Dog-Friendly Stores

This is a guest post from Danielle Lindblom of The Adventure Dog Blog and The Adventure Puppy Club. Everyone tells you that your puppy needs to be socialized. It’s almost a buzzword. Socialize! Or else! Go everywhere, do everything. But what should you actually DO? Here’s a quick guide for fun activities you can do in … Read More

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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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