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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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High Paw-raise: Your Fave MN Dog Parks

Although we dig dog parks year-round, this furbulous fall has us squeezing in as much outside playtime as paw-sible. On the tail of our recent post about your dog park pet peeves, we give you a compilation of your fave off-leash romping grounds: East Side Linda B.’s pooch ruvs the Rice Creek North Trail Corridor Off-Leash Area … Read More

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Not Cool: Dog Park Pet Peeves

The Dog Park: a magical place for many pups and their people. A place to let dogs be dogs. To sniff ‘n stroll, romp ‘n roll, or stretch their legs and open up like the place is a canine Autobahn. To socialize, work on manners, and test obedience. And to lose the doggone leash already! We … Read More

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Good Dog’s Guide to Dog Parks (2.0)

[Editor’s note: Whether your dog considers them paradise or purgatory, dog parks are growing in both popularity and number. The best way to know which one is — or isn’t — for you? Woof of mouth! Our Dog Park Detective series digs deep to report on the good and the meh, including the grounds and overall … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Southbridge Dog Park

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which we sniff out the best dog parks in the Twin Cities metro. This month’s park is brought to you by NutriSource Super Premium Pet Foods, makers of trusted and tasty food for your furry family members. The Dog: Hippo The Day: Wednesday, September 2 The Park: Southbridge Community Park in Shakopee Southbridge Community Park may … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Instagram Celebridogs at Cleary Lake Park

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which we sniff out the best dog parks in the Twin Cities metro. This month’s park is brought to you by NutriSource Super Premium Pet Foods, makers of trusted and tasty food for your furry family members. THE DETECTIVES: Some of Minnesota’s most famous (and attractive!) Instagram dog accounts THE DAY: Saturday, June 20 … Read More

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Minnesota Dog Park Named Among Top 10 in Nation

Last week, USA Today published a list of the top 10 dog parks in the USA — and Maple Grove’s very own Elm Creek Reserve Dog Park made the list! Not that this is surprising, to those of us in the know: Elm Creek has a sterling five-paw review score in the SidewalkDog.com dog park … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Airport Dog Park

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which we sniff out the best dog parks in the Twin Cities metro. This month’s park is brought to you by NutriSource Super Premium Pet Foods, makers of trusted and tasty food for your furry family members. THE DAY: Sunday, March 22 THE DOG: Brynner THE PARK: Airport Dog Park (map) Affectionately called the … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Bryant Lake Park

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which we sniff out the best dog parks in the Twin Cities metro. This month’s park is brought to you by NutriSource Super Premium Pet Foods, makers of trusted and tasty food for your furry family members. THE DAYS: November 23, 2014 & January 4, 2015 THE DETECTIVES: Lucia the Alaskan Malamute (visited in November) and … Read More

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