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Minneapolis to Consider Allowing Dogs Inside Breweries, Coffee Shops

Pupdate: We chatted about this issue on WCCO [scroll down to watch] and in the Star Tribune. Twin Cities dog lovers are fortunate to enjoy tons o’ dog-friendly businesses, including a huge number of restaurant, brewery, and coffee shop patios. The key word here is ‘patios’ — technically, it’s not legal for Minneapolis breweries and … Read More

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How to Make Moving Easier for Your Dog

You searched for weeks — or months — for your new home, sniffing out amenities that will be perfect for you and your pups (mud room! fenced yard! big windows for squirrel watching!). As moving day approached you carefully packed up their toys, bones, and dog bed, imagining your pals wagging with glee when they … Read More

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This Daycare is Perfect for People Who Love their Dogs — and Love Convenience

Picking a daycare and boarding facility can be stressful: Will your dog be safe? Loved? And have fun, too? We’re here to help with a series highlighting the pup-lovingest daycares and boarding facilities in the Twin Cities and beyond. Downtown Dogs Busy pet parents, rejoice: Downtown Dogs is a convenience-lover’s dream. It’s easily accessible to and from downtown Minneapolis, and they … Read More

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10 Hilarious Lost-Dog Signs

If you’ve ever had a pet go missing, you know it’s no laughing matter. Nevertheless, we couldn’t help but get a good old-fashioned LOL from these 10 lost (and found) dog signs. (Editor’s note: In Minnesota we’re fortunate to have terrific resources for dog owners whose pets have run off. Check out our stories on Lost … Read More

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Good Dog’s Guide to Surviving Winter

Love it or loathe it, winter in MN is a fact o’ life. We’re here to help make this season as Minnesota Nice as possible for pets and their peeps with a flurry of tips on cold-weather safety, entertainment, and more: Protect your pup with our five tips for winter safety, a vet Q&A about doggy winterization, and two … Read More

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Why Mobile Grooming Can Be A Great Option for Dogs

We ruv bringing you the scoop on the Minnesota’s most furbulous pet businesses, so we were thrilled when Roni’s Mobile Grooming asked us to spread the woof about theirs. Mobile grooming can be a nice alternative for pups whose health issues or personalities mean traditional grooming provides too much commotion, and it’s an ultra convenient choice for busy … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Winnie

Our pack leader Ali stopped by Twin Cities Live today to introduce Winnie, a charm-your-socks-off Cattle Dog mix from Secondhand Hounds. This sweet lil’ thing wasted zero time loving up on Steve and Elizabeth, who learned about Winnie’s past (found as a stray in Missouri) and her hopes for the future — namely, a forever home with … Read More

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Shop Dog: Tobias of South Lyndale Liquors

This installment of Shop Dog is scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. With a stellar selection of world-class wines, fine spirits, and specialty beers, South Lyndale Liquors easily ticks all the boxes for most holiday (and any-day) imbibers. And when we discovered a shop dog named Tobias wagged over the premises? ‘Twas high time to chat with … Read More

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The Daycare You Choose if Your Dog Loves Fun (And You Love Convenience)

Picking a daycare and boarding facility can be stressful: Will your dog be safe? Loved? And have fun, too? We’re here to help with a series highlighting the pup-lovingest daycares and boarding facilities in the Twin Cities and beyond. Fun City Dogs Fun City Dogs is where it’s at for busy pet parents: Cage-free boarding, drop-in daycare, and … Read More

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When Finding a Dog-Friendly Apartment is the Pits

It can be tough out there for a renting pet owner: While dog-friendly apartments are relatively common, size and breed restrictions limit options for four-legged family members who are on the bigger side or on the list of commonly discriminated-against breeds. Lack of inclusive pet-friendly housing is also a major cause of shelter overpopulation. So we’re thrilled to spread … Read More

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