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Meet the Adoptable Chihuahuas of Chi-co De Mayo

There’s no better way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo than with adorable, adoptable Chihuahuas! Yesterday, we showcased five local dogs up for adoption through Minnesota rescues — and they’re all perfect little cuties. We teamed up with our friends at Salsa Lisa and Calavo avocados — because what’s Cinco De Mayo (or, in our case, … Read More

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5 Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Garden

The robins are chirping, it’s warm enough to walk Spot again, and I’m sneezing a lot. Yes, that’s right, SWDers: gardening season is here — cue the fireworks and trombones! Let’s keep this year’s garden alive and thriving by dog-proofing your little garden. Check out our tips below to keep your plants and pooch happy. … Read More

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Dog-Friendly Yappy Hour and Mixer at The Freehouse

If you live in Downtown Minneapolis with a dog or are curious about what it’s like to live Downtown with a dog, then have we got a paw-ty for you! WHAT: A dog-friendly happy hour and mingler for dog-owning city slickers and people intrigued by the idea of becoming dog-owning city slickers WHEN: Wednesday, May … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Ranger the AmStaff/Boxer 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 Ranger from Animal Ark find his forever family!         Breed: AmStaff/Boxer mix? Age: 6 years old Gender: Male, neutered Size/Weight: 75 lbs … Read More

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Bikini Ready: Meet the Dogs of Minnesota’s Weight Loss Challenge

Spring has sprung, and that means dogs who might have been cooped up all winter are finally getting a chance to spend some solid time outdoors — which is great news for the four chubby dogs selected for this spring’s Weight Loss Challenge, hosted by Sojos and Grand Avenue Veterinary Center. We’re also getting some … Read More

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MN Rescue Van Carrying 5 Pitbull Puppies Has Been Stolen

A van with five rescued pitbull puppies in it was stolen early this morning, during the brief window between when the volunteer from local animal rescue Rescued Pets are Wonderful (RPAW) put the puppies in the van and went back indoors to gather their belongings to transport them to their new foster home. The puppies … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Libby the Cocker Spaniel Puppy

Our founder and CEO Ali Jarvis visited Twin Cities Live with another adoptable dog yesterday afternoon, and no surprises here: she was completely adorable. Libby from Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc. is a six-month-old cocker spaniel puppy — all puppy all the time, who loves playing fetch and romping with other dogs. Ideally, her forever home … Read More

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Meet the New Dog of Minneapolis’s Ronald McDonald House

According to her Facebook page, Eddie is the heart of the Oak Street Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis — and it’s easy to see why. The Ronald McDonald House aims to “provide a comfortable and caring home-away-from-home that supports keeping families together and reduces stress during a child’s serious illness,” and Eddie is a big … Read More

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Dog Park Detective: Alimagnet Park in Burnsville

Dog Park Detective is an ongoing series in which Sidewalk Dog sniffs out the best parks in the Twin Cities metro. Check out the other parks we’ve investigated, and stay tuned for opportunities for your dog to be one of our Dog Park Detectives! THE DOG: Riley (and her dog park posse: Captain, Thor, and Woody) … Read More

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Pet Photo Sessions Waived to Raise Thousands for Local Rescues

If you’ve ever wanted to get professional photographs taken of your pet, this is your moment. Local photographer Lisa Asp, the talented woman behind Minnesota’s Tangerine House of Design, is waiving all session fees from now until May 15 in lieu of a monetary donation to one of two local rescues: Homeward Bound and/or Greyhound … Read More

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