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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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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Jilly the Spaniel 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 Jilly from Safe Hands Animal Rescue find her family!   Breed: Spaniel mix Age: 6 months Gender: Female, spayed Size/Weight: 22 pounds Foster: Kelly, Eagan … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Alpine Off-Leash Dog Park

The Day: Sunday, July 13th, a cool and breezy 66 degrees The Dog: Snuggly Buggly, a Border Collie mix The Park: Alpine Off-leash Dog Park (off of Sunfish Lake Boulevard and Alpine Drive in Ramsey) The Amenities: Large fenced-in park with a doggie drinking fountain, dog duty pick-up bags, and picnic benches   In the … Read More

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Good Dog’s Guide to Running (Save on Upcoming 5K!)

Minnesotans know better than anyone how important is to take advantage of good weather, and your dog wants in on the action too. There’s no better way to maximize your outdoor time together than by taking your dog with you when you walk — or when you run. But before you sign Fido up for … Read More

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Special Dogs Found Special Homes: Update #1

Over the past four months, Sidewalk Dog has considered ourselves privileged to feature adoptable dogs in our Special Dogs Seek Special Home series in an effort to find them their forever homes. It’s been an honor and a joy getting to know so many wonderful dogs, and we’re even more pleased to be able to … Read More

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Separation Anxiety: Debarking the Myths

I, Kramer, Sidewalk Dog’s intrepid canine reporter, have a confession: I have separation anxiety. I’ve had it for as long as my parents have known me, but I’ve since learned that I’m not alone: many other dogs have separation anxiety too. So in an effort to debark the myths, I talked to my very own … Read More

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One Night Only: Pro-Rottie Film Coming to Minneapolis

On Thursday, July 17, the Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis will screen the pro-Rottie documentary Black Beauty Breed — and it’s hosted by Sidewalk Dog! (Enough said? Buy tix here.) This feel-good, heartwarming movie is focused on the deep connection between humans and their dogs. It explores the history, positive characteristics, and incredible working abilities of the … Read More

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