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Dog Park Detective: Battle Creek

[Editor’s Note: This six-part series celebrates some of the Twin Cities finest dog parks just in time for summer. If your favorite park didn’t make it this year, review your top spot in our directory so we can feature it in 2015.]     The Day: April 4, a sunny 50 degrees The Dog: PJ, … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Bruiser the Chihuahua!

As she does on the first Monday of each month, our pack leader Ali Jarvis visited Twin Cities Live and brought another adoptable rescue dog along with her. This month, her furry companion was Bruiser the Chihuahua from Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota.  In an adorable twist, Bruiser whined the whole time he was on camera (and stopped … Read More

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The Good Dog’s Guide to Dog Parks

Dog-park season is in full swing, and (lucky you!) the Twin Cities has plenty of places for Milo to mingle with other be-pawed pals, including the newest dog rec spot on the block, opening today: Minneapolis’s Lyndale Farmstead Off-Leash Recreation Area. A trip to the dog park is a great way for you and your … Read More

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Fun with Feedback: We really want to know, fur reals!

Ed. note: We first posted this on September 16th, but the response was more like a few quiet whimpers rather than a series of loud barks. We’re reposting in hopes that you’ll respond with your thoughts and feedback. Tell us whatcha think of SidewalkDog.com   Well, three months into our relaunch, we at Sidewalk Dog are still … Read More

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For the love of dog, it’s finally here.

Once upon a time there was a feisty little business with a dream. The business? SidewalkDog.com, of course. The dream? To revamp and relaunch our website to make it even better for the dog-lovin’ public that relies on it. This is exactly what happened when we did a soft launch of SidewalkDog.com on June 7. … Read More

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Highlights from Twin Cities Live, 3.7.11!

If you saw Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live today, thank you so much for tuning in! It was a blast! How could it not be? Elizabeth Ries and John Hanson were gracious, fun hosts and made sure Dempsey (the adoptable sweetheart from Safe Hands Rescue) and I were completely welcome and at ease. Speaking of … Read More

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Park It: Many new off-leash areas proposed or completed

By Meredeth Barzen It’s a good time to be a dog in the Twin Cities. With more and more dog-friendly restaurant patios, dog-friendly stores and lovely pet boutiques popping up every day, that much is obvious. But what you might not realize is that our area is on the verge of a dog park explosion, … Read More

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A Look Back at the 2009 Twin Cities Dog Scene

We decided to take a moment to reflect on some of the best dog-related things that happened here locally last year. Check this out: Some very cool nonprofits were born, including: The Pet Project, keeping people and their pets together in hard times; MN SNAP, providing low-cost spaying and neutering; MnPAW, working to reduce euthanasia of adoptable animals; Start Seeing Black Dogs, shedding light … Read More

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Our New Interactive Map: Worthy of Shiny New Postcards!

What makes the new Sidewalk Dog postcard extra special? It features our new interactive map of dog parks and dog-friendly patios, courtesy of our good friends at Stunt Puppy. Check it out and add (and review!) your own faves here. It was designed by the enormously talented Sarah of Sarah Beth Photography. It stars darling … Read More

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Romp 'n' Roll: It's always play time at Twin Cities dog parks!

By Meredeth Barzen Note: Be sure to let your fellow readers in on your favorite area dog parks in the comments section below. Better yet, go one further: We’ve teamed up with our friends at Stunt Puppy to create this super-snazzy interactive map of our choice dog spots in the area. Check it out and … Read More

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