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Your Dog, Our Blog: Fostering Community

Last month, we paid tribute to rescue dogs by asking our Facebook fans to show us pictures of their fosters and/or foster failures — and to tell us why they do the (sometimes rough!) work of fostering. The response was totally pawesome and totally humbling. In fact, we had so many folks write in about … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Rain the Greyhound 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 Rain from Minnesota Greyhound Rescue find his forever family!   Breed: Greyhound mix Age: 5 years Gender: Male, neutered Size/Weight: 80 pounds Time in Shelter: 7 months … Read More

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30 Dogs in 30 Days: Artist on a Mission

For the past five years, local artist Kat Corrigan has spent the month of July painting portraits of dogs: a dog a day, every day, all month long, in a project she calls 30 Dogs in 30 Days. This past Tuesday, July 29, the portrait subject was Tater, a neighborhood Pomeranian named for the shape … Read More

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Puppies De-Stressing Minneapolis, One Lick at a Time

Last Thursday, July 24, Minneapolis training company Dog Sense Unleashed and Safe Hands Rescue joined paws to bring furry joy to the stressed-out workers of downtown Minneapolis. The two groups brought in a crew of rescue puppies to be petted and loved up by corporate employees and passers-by, much to everyone’s delight. “We knew this … Read More

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Good Dog’s Guide to Apartment Living

Just because you don’t have a backyard or even a second story doesn’t mean you and your pup can’t be perfectly happy in your home. “Many [rental] properties are close in proximity to dog parks, and many offer dog runs,” says Chrissy Sykora, marketing coordinator for Steven Scott Management, Inc. “Pet washes, grooming stations, treats … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Lucy the Lab

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 Lucy from Northwoods Humane Society find her family!       Breed: Labrador retreiver Age: 7 years Gender: Female, spayed Size/Weight: 80 pounds Time in … Read More

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For the Love of Pets: Care Seminars

No matter how how many years of doggie ownership we have under our belts or how well we know our furry buddies, sometimes we need help learning how best to care for them. Lucky for us, our partners at The Urban Dog have launched a series of seminars designed to help you SWDers out, whether … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Water Safety Tips

This Monday, Sidewalk Dog leader Ali Jarvis visited our friends at Twin Cities Live to talk water safety. Whether you’re heading to the beach or getting ready for a day at the lake, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your pup stays happy and healthy and a few products … Read More

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Doggie Date: Pints for Paws at The Freehouse

Fun fact: The good folks at The Freehouse love pups just as much as they love pints, which is why we’re teaming up with them to host a no-holds-barred, dog-friendly happy hour to benefit local favorite, Top Dog Foundation. (Not familiar with Top Dog? They’re a MN rescue that focuses all their energies around finding … Read More

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Calling All Rescues: FREE PET FOOD

Remember back in June when 80,000 pounds of pet food was up for grabs through the Chaska Shed Project? Well, in a classic case of “when it rains it pours,” another massive donation will be coming through their doors in the coming weeks. In an average month, the Chaska Shed Project puts roughly 8,000 pounds … Read More

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