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Five Last-Minute DIY Howl-oween Costumes

Halloween is right around the dark, scary corner. (Seriously, it’s two days away.) If you planned on dressing your adorable pooch up this year, but haven’t gotten around to tracking down a costume yet, have no fear: SWD is here! We assembled a list of five DIY costumes that you can pull together in mere … Read More

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5 Ways Your Dog Will Save You in the Zombie Apocalypse

It’s Halloween week, so if you’re smart, you’re worried about one thing and one thing only: the zombie apocalypse. Sure, it might seem a little convenient for the zombie outbreak to begin on All Hallow’s Eve, but that’s just what the zombies want you to think. So make the smart choice, and be prepared. Lucky … Read More

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Your Dog, Our Blog: Best Fall Ever

This fall is going to go down as one of the most perfect in Minnesota history. To commemorate Mother Nature’s best mood in years, we got you a present: 12 local dogs woofing it up in this fine weather. 1. I SMELL FALL. MUST CHASE FALL. 2. Celebrate the fall with wind sprints! 3. Why, hello … Read More

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Spread the Woof: Free Knuckle Bones for Rescues

Christmas is coming early for rescues this year! Not only were they able to get their paws on 80,000 pounds of free food earlier this summer, but now Raw Bistro is offering them a chance at free knuckle bones! Yip yip hurray! Raw Bistro has roughly 110 boxes of knuckle bones at their disposal, and … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Shala the Bulldog/Amstaff 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 Shala from Pet Project Rescue find her forever family!   Breed: Bulldog/Amstaff mix Age: 3 years old Gender: Female, spayed Size/Weight: 45 lbs Time in … Read More

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How You Can Protect MN Dogs from Traps this Hunting Season

Hunting season is upon us, which means Minnesotan hunters everywhere are donning their traditional fall colors: blaze orange and camo. Part of what people love about hunting is the chance to watch their dogs at work doing what they love most, and although pups can be handy friends when hunting, the sad truth is that … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: Jamie Yuccas’ Dottie and Murphy

You know her as your favorite TV morning person, but did you know that Jamie Yuccas is as experienced at lovin’ dogs as she is at getting up early (which is to say: VERY)? This Minnesota native and U of MN alum (go Gophers!) co-anchors WCCO This Morning alongside Jason DeRusha. She also happens to be … Read More

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Your Dog, Our Blog: Pints for Paws at 3 Squares

On Wednesday, October 8th, Sidewalk Dog teamed up with 3 Squares Restaurant to throw a happy hour to raise money to fund a therapy dog for a local special needs classroom. We raised nearly $800 buckaroos, had pro photos taken by Emily Isakson Photography (check out her work below–and then come see her again tomorrow at the Shinola event, where she’ll … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Coco the Shih Tzu

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 Coco from Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota find his forever family!     Breed: Shih Tzu Age: 4 years old Gender: Male, neutered Size/Weight: 17 … Read More

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Minnesota is First to Free the Beagles: A Second Chance at Life

Back on May 20 of this year, Governor Mark Dayton signed the Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill into law, which included the Beagle Freedom Law (and the MN Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation Law) — thus making Minnesota the very first state to pass the Beagle Freedom Law. Yip yip hurray! What does the Beagle Freedom … Read More

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