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Patio Pleaser: Pitties on the Parkway Recap

Our recent yappy hour, Pitties on the Parkway, was the embodiment of Minnesota summer: sunshine, friendly faces (hooman and pup alike), delicious eats and drinks, mood-setting tunes, and — of course — a gorgeous patio and courtyard thanks to the dog lovers at Longfellow Grill. The 200 patrons and their 80 pups did us proud with their support of the event’s rescue … Read More

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Doggie Date: The HAMMS Market Event

Time to get your shop on, SWDers: The annual HAMMS (Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed) Event is back. This one-day “crowdfunding marketplace” has an OMD-worthy vendor lineup this year — and it’s dog-friendly! HAMMS co-founders Becky Sturm of StormSister Spatique and Sairey Gernes of Urban Undercover tell us, “Last year’s venue didn’t allow dogs, so we’re so excited to be able … Read More

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Doggie Date: Small Dog Takeover at Edina Grill

Bark your calendars for an eve of giant-sized fun with pint-sized partygoers: a weeknight yappy hour at the NEWLY dog-friendly Edina Grill! WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm WHERE: Edina Grill (map) WHO: So that guests can be comfy on EG’s cozy patio, this event is limited to dogs under 30 pounds. (Don’t fret, big dogs! We’ve got at least eight more opportunities for you to … Read More

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Literary Canine Costume Contest and Parade at Little Free Library Festival

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx On Saturday, May 21, we are thrilled to be a part of the Little Free Library Festival, which will celebrate (wo)man’s two best friends — books and dogs — at one of the most … Read More

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Doggie Date: Pitties on the Parkway at Longfellow Grill

Our first patio party of the season was a huge success — and just the beginning! Next up: a weeknight happy hour along the gorgeous Mississippi River Parkway to benefit an outstanding pit bull and Rottweiler rescue. WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm WHERE: Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis (map). Partygoers will have access to their patio and their HUGE courtyard. … Read More

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May Day YAY! SWDers Kicked Off Patio Season in Style at The Freehouse

Last weekend saw the kickoff of what is sure to be the dog-friendliest summer ever, with 100+ dogs and 200+ of their hooman friends attending our May Day party at The Freehouse. Bevs were downed, fun was had, funds were raised for Mission Animal Hospital (you can still donate to this furbulous cause right here). And, thanks to the mad … Read More

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We Went Incognito at a Local Rescue. Here’s What We Saw.

Editor’s note: We’re thrilled to be highlighting the people, pups, and programs of Good Karma, an award-winning foster-based rescue known for its top-notch commitment to dogs and five-star volunteer experience. When we began a partnership with Good Karma (GK) earlier this year, we were granted an all-access pass to a behind the scenes feature: their … Read More

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Six Dog-Friendly Breweries to Tap this Summer

Of all the delights that summer in Minnesota has to offer, grabbing a cool craft beer with friends by your side and a pup at your feet has gotta be one of our faves. Here are five trendy patios — and one tap room — that are guaranteed to bring hop-timal enjoyment to you and your boozehound in the sunny months to … Read More

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Doggie Date: May Day Party at The Freehouse

Did you and your four-legged bestie spend all winter waiting for patio season to begin? Wait no longer: Sidewalk Dog’s May Day heyday is almost upon us. Pup yeah! WHAT: A dog-friendly patio party and mingler to celebrate May Day WHEN: Sunday, May 1 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm WHERE: The Freehouse in Minneapolis WHY: Because we love spending time … Read More

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Dog-Friendly Digs: 71 France

Our Dog-Friendly Digs series shines a spotlight on the best dog-friendly apartment living around the Twin Cities. Inspired by pup-ular demand, we dig deep into the details and amenities dog lovers care about so you’ll be better informed when picking a place for you and your pooch. Almost Lakeside, Almost Citified, Totally Dog-Friendly  Ultra-convenient and urban-ish Edina … Read More

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