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Take your Pick: MN’s Dog-Friendly Apple Orchards

Our autumn. An all-too-fleeting beauty with a bit of a bite, and a fave season for many. Naturally, we Minnesotans make a point of packing in as many outdoor activities as pawsible before the cold and snow dictate our choices. There’s no shortage of things to doo, and a few that are practically required, like … Read More

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The Doggie Daycare You Choose When You Want a Happy Dog in a Low-Stress Environment

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 this brand-new series, which highlights the pup-lovingest daycares and boarding facilities in the Twin Cities and beyond. Metro Dogs Daycare & Boarding Location, location, location — Metro Dogs is situated in downtown … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Mickey the Chi-Papillon Mix

Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. This week’s adoptable pooch is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the dog-lovingest vodka in the world. Name: Mickey Breed: Chihuahua/Papillon Age: 9 years Sex: Male, neutered Weight: 13 lbs. Rescue name: Happy Hound Rescue Time in foster: 6 months Location: Twin Cities _____________ SWD: Tell us about this handsome … Read More

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It’s Okay to Get a Puppy. (There. We Said It.)

(Editor’s note: You guys know we’re ALL about adoption, and encourage y’all to scoop up adult and senior doggies since them puppies go quickly and easily. That said, we don’t judge, and today we’re celebrating the heck outta PUPPY BREATH! While the pups in this paw-ticular post are already members of loving homes, you’ll find plenty of … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Betty

This afternoon our pack leader Ali Jarvis swung by Twin Cities Live with Betty, a peach of a pit bull adoptable from Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN. Betty wasted zero time cuddling up on the couch with Ali, who introduced her to Steve and his special co-host, the delightful Marjorie Johnson of Blue Ribbon Baking. The TCL audience witnessed some of … Read More

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Home Safe: What The Retrievers is Doing to Help MN’s Lost Dogs

Nothing quite compares to the gut-dropping sensation you feel upon realizing your dog has made a run for it and the uncertainty about whether he’ll make it back. Fortunately, a Minnesota nonprofit known as The Retrievers is dedicated to bringing missing dogs home. We caught up with Operations Director Natalie Wicker to learn more. SWD: How is The Retrievers different from Lost Dogs MN? … Read More

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Doggie Date: Yappy Hour at The Freehouse

We’re ready to rock the transition from summer to fall with yet another yappy hour at one of our fave North Loop spots. Join us, SWDers! WHAT: Yappy Hour at The Freehouse WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 5-9 pm WHERE: The Freehouse, Minneapolis (map) BENEFICIARY: Carver-Scott Humane Society, an outstanding foster-based pet rescue COST: Zip, zero, zilch! But please RSVP here to help us … Read More

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Pawesome on the Patio: Recap of our Longfellow Grill Yappy Hour

This week we waved goodbye to summer with a fun and festive yappy hour at Longfellow Grill. You pup-ulated their patio and courtyard in support of MN Paws, who had this to say: “Wow! What a wonderful turnout! It was so much fun to hang out with other dog-friendly peeps, and we even got to see a couple of pups … Read More

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Doggie Date: Linden Hills Woofstock

The temps may be about to dip, but our spirits are as high as ever: it’s almost time for one of our very favorite events of the year. Linden Hills Woofstock is back for its twelfth (!) year and you can bet your Basset this one’s gonna be the best yet. “Woofstock came about because the … Read More

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Fab, Thanks to Fido: How Dogs can Make Us Happier & Healthier

You’ve probably always known that your dog can make you happy, but did you know that an increasing body of research shows that your furry BFF can also make you healthy? We’re spillin’ the kibble on some of the many ways that pet ownership can bring wag-worthy wellness into your life: Walk the walk. You may … Read More

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