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Tag Archives: Minneapolis

Dog Park Detective: Battle Creek

[Editor’s Note: This six-part series celebrates some of the Twin Cities finest dog parks just in time for summer. If your favorite park didn’t make it this year, review your top spot in our directory so we can feature it in 2015.]     The Day: April 4, a sunny 50 degrees The Dog: PJ, … Read More

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Good Dog’s Guide to Doggie Daycare

Whether you’re a new puppy parent looking to tucker out your terrier or a long-time owner needing a break from your hyper hound, doggie daycare could be just the ticket. In this edition of our Good Dog’s Guide series, we’ll teach you how to choose a doggie daycare facility and make sure your pup is ready … Read More

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An Open Letter to the Easter Bunny from Maggie Moo

Dear Mister E. Bunny, First and foremost, you should know I’m a big supporter of your work. I’m particularly impressed by your moxie: sure, hiding eggs in the yard might be easy work in California, but here in Minnesota you contend with April snow drifts and bitter winds. So, you know, color me impressed. That … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Turbo the Pug

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 Turbo from Midwest Pug Rescue find her human!    Breed: Pug Age: 11 years young Gender: Female … Read More

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Almost Famous Dogs: Rena Sarigianopoulous’ Baxter

Newshounds everywhere know Rena Sarigianopoulous best as Kare 11‘s savvy, smart, difficult-to-spell, Greek-goddessy news anchor and reporter. While she may not be a Minnesota native, she’s embracing local causes with with a flair and panache that makes us proud to call her one of our own. (On April 24, she’ll be visiting local restaurants as part … Read More

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On the Hunt for Dog-Friendly Patios

It’s finally springtime in Minnesota, and you know what that means, friends: patio-sittin’ in the sunshine! We already have a stellar directory of dog-friendly restaurant and coffee shop patios (and we’re adding breweries as we speak), but we’re smart enough to know we’re missing some great spots. But lucky for us, we have you. Yes, … Read More

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Rescue in Crisis: Help a Great (Dane) Rescue

A local rescue’s in trouble, SWDers, and we’re flying the bat(dog) signal: Great Dane Rescue of MN and WI (GDROMN) needs volunteers, and they need ‘em fast! Over the past few months, GDROMN has undergone some management changes — leaving their board of directors two people short and their doors firmly closed. “What’s hard about our … Read More

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Doggie Date: Shop Local at HAMMS One-Day Market

THE DEETS What: HAMMS one-day market When: Saturday, May 3 from 10:00 – 4:00 Where: Former Hamm’s Brewery Shipping Docks at 713 East Minnehaha Avenue in St. Paul Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door     Mark your calendars, lads and Lassies: the 2nd annual Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed (HAMMS) Event is back and … Read More

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Spring Clean Your Pooch

No bones about it: this winter was rough on all of us, including Fido. His skin is dry, his paws are chapped, and to top it all off, now he’s shedding for spring. To help our furry friends recover and prepare for better weather, we stopped by our partner Ollu Dog Wash and Grooming Salon … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Duchess the Ridgeback/Shepherd

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 Duchess from Pet Haven find her human!   Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback / German shepherd mix Age: 2 years  … Read More

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