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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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The Wabi Way: in Pursuit of an Unfazed Spirit

In this series, Minneapolis-based writer and actor Mo Perry chronicles her adventures with three-legged Wabi, a local pup who embraces the beauty of imperfection. Despite our early and persistent attempts at training Wabi, he never mastered the elusive loose-leash walk. He comes when called like a champ, sits and lies down on command, and at least grasps the … Read More

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Minneapolis Named Among Top 10 Dog-Friendliest US Cities

Today Sidewalk Doggers have another reason to be paw-roud of their city: financial consulting company SmartAsset just named Minneapolis the 8th dog-friendliest city in America. Aw shucks, we’re blushing! But with more dog parks and dog-friendly shopping areas and restaurants than you can shake a stick at, we’re not exactly surprised. Other cities in their Top 10 included San … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Mursey

Today Mursey made her TV debut on Twin Cities Live, and she sure took a shine to fame. This sleek n’ sturdy young pittie is perhaps part piggy, as evidenced by the gentle snorting she exuded as she snuggled up to her chaperons in the green room. She’s got the most lovable giant noggin, and is available for adoption … Read More

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Dog-Friendly Digs: Third North Apartments

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. Hot Urban ‘Hood, Patio Central, All Sizes Welcome!  A … Read More

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