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Fundraising Race Now Accepting 2015 Beneficiary Applications

Each year in Minnesota, a dog-friendly race called Fast and the Furry is held in the Twin Cities. And while there are plenty of doggie 5Ks and other fundraising races out there, Fast and the Furry is different: over the past three years, they’ve raised $46,000 for seven different charities. But how, you ask, have … Read More

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Doggie Date: Pet/Owner Look-Alike Contest

WHAT: A pet/owner lookalike contest judged by Minnesota Twin Kent Hrbek (yeah, you read that right. And yeah, we’re still wrapping our heads around it too) WHEN: Saturday, August 23 at 11:00am (registration at 10:30am) WHERE: Banfield Pet Hospital in Bloomington (map)     It’s often said that, after a certain amount of time, we start to … Read More

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Your Dog, Our Blog: Pints for Paws

On Tuesday, August 12, Sidewalk Dog joined forces with The Freehouse to throw a happy hour benefit for local rescue Top Dog Foundation, a fab non-profit focused on finding homes for senior dogs in need. Not only did we raise oodles of cash (an exact number is on its way), but we got to meet … Read More

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Fat to Fit: The Second Weigh-In

[Did you miss the first weigh-in? Get yourself caught up here!] Last week, chubsters Gus and Ellie Mae dutifully reported to Lake Harriet Veterinary for their second Fat to Fit weigh-in. Over the past five weeks, they’ve made the transition from their regular kibble to Raw Bistro food in an effort to become their healthiest … Read More

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Food Truck Goes to the Dogs (Literally)

There’s a lot to love about Minnesota food truck culture: one of our fave things is that a lot of trucks have become brick-and-mortar establishments with dog-friendly patios (we’re looking at you, Smack Shack and Rusty Taco). So while combining dogs and food trucks is a local tradition, the dog-loving people of Milo’s Kitchen are … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Colton the Husky/Shepherd 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 Colton from Homeward Bound Rescue find his forever family!   Breed: Siberian Husky/Australian Shepherd mix Age: 2.5 years Gender: Male, neutered Size/Weight: 65 pounds Time in … Read More

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Doggie Date Night #1: Lake Nokomis

By this time of the summer, the “ohmydog, the weather isn’t trying to kill me anymore!” novelty of being outside can wear off, and it gets easy to fall into a rut: you and your partner take your pooch to the dog park and then to your favorite dog-friendly patio, night after night, all summer … Read More

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Kramer Does PetBox: #3

Now that the dog days of summer are finally here, I’ve had some lazy days to stretch and reflect on all kinds of things: my recent visit to Canada, beloved walks around my neighborhood, and the contents of my newly arrived PETBOX! I gotta admit: seeing the blue and white box arrive on my dogstep … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Owen the Jack Russell Mix!

Because it’s Senior Month here at Sidewalk Dog, we wanted to bring a dog from Top Dog Foundation, a local organization that focuses on finding homes for senior pooches, on Twin Cities Live — and Owen was even more perfect than we dreamed. In fact, this 10-year-old Jack Russell mix was a total TV natural. … Read More

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Doggie Date: Game Fair

Get a jump on the fall hunting season by attending the 33rd annual Game Fair, a dog- and family-friendly six-day, two-weekend event geared toward outdoor enthusiasts. With the grounds reconfigured to make room for more exhibitors and events than ever before, Minnesota’s Game Fair is paws-down the place to get ready for this fall’s season. … Read More

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