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Home for Life Fundraising Brunch with 9/11 Survivor and Service Dog

WHAT: A fundraiser brunch for Home for Life featuring special guest Michael Hingson, 9/11 survivor and author, and his current service dog WHEN: Sunday, October 5th from 10:00am -1:00pm WHERE: The Calhoun Beach Club (map) On Sunday, October 5th, the Calhoun Beach Club hosts Home for Life’s Fall Fancy Feast, a fundraiser brunch with special guests Michael … Read More

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Savor the Harvest: Apple-Picking with Fido

Today, dear friends, is the first day of fall, so break out the boots, the scarves, the cableknit sweaters. This is that glorious time of year where hot toddies, mulled wine, and pumpkin spiced lattes get to become dietary staples. Tights under skirts and knee-high wool socks mean women get to stop shaving their legs, … Read More

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Doggie Date: Strut Your Mutt

What: A fundraising dog walk and fun run, followed by a festival chockfull of contests, photos, doggie goodies, food, and more! Where: Rosland Park in Edina (map) When: Saturday, September 27 from 8:00am – 1:00pm   With Minneapolis just crowned the most dog-friendly city in the Midwest, it’s no wonder that the Best Friends Animal … Read More

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Doggie Date: Downtown Hounds at Mason’s Restaurant | Barre

A riddle, dear SWDers: What’s cuter than a puppy, more fun than grabbing drinks with friends, and more feel-good than helping a local non-profit? Answer: Nothing. Which is why we’ve teamed up with Mason’s Restaurant | Barre* to hold a super-cute, feel-good, dog-friendly happy hour to benefit The Pet Project! So mark your calendars (and … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Tuffy the Maltese/Poodle 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 Tuffy from Second Chance Animal Rescue find his forever family!     Breed: Maltese/Poodle mix Age: 10 years Gender: Male, neutered Size/Weight: 6 pounds Time … Read More

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Vintage Dog Day: Previously Owned & Currently Adorable

The Minnehaha Avenue stretch of Minneapolis’s Longfellow neighborhood is home to no fewer than eight vintage stores between 32nd and 41st Streets. Specializing in all things repurposed and/or secondhand, these shops are as full of character and charm as they are vintage goods. After a summer of poking around these shops and getting to know … Read More

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Is Your Pet Ready for an Emergency?

No one expects disaster to strike, but when it does, having a disaster plan in place can make all the difference for your family’s safety. Having an emergency plan before you need one means that, should a crisis arise (think tornados, fires, or flooding), you won’t have to think about what to do or how … Read More

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Doggie Date: Bark and Rec on Harriet Island

What: A 5k Run/Walk to benefit dogs in rescue, plus a free day of dog-friendly fun and activities When: Sunday, September 21 from 8:00am – 2:00pm Where: Harriet Island in St. Paul (map) The State Fair may be over, but lucky for you, that’s not the only fun in town this September! This Sunday, September … Read More

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Fat to Fit: The Final Weigh-In

[Just getting caught up on Ellie and Gus’s weight loss journey? Check out their first and second weigh-ins.] “I feel ribs! I feel ribs!” cried Wendy Resch Novak, Practice Manager at Lake Harriet Veterinary during Gus and Ellie’s final weigh-in last week. She had her fingers around Weimaraner Gus’s midsection, and her discovery was a … Read More

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Behind the Scenes with Lost Dogs MN

Back in August, Sidewalk Dog’s Bri Sharkey-Smith spent a morning with Bobbi Woelpern, Vice President of Lost Dogs MN, during one of her volunteer shifts. The idea? To see how that worthy organization works. Here’s that morning’s play-by-play. [8:00] I, Bri, arrive at some tiny café in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. This is the halfway point between … Read More

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