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How to Build Your Dog’s Confidence in New Situations

This is a guest post from Danielle Lindblom of The Adventure Dog Blog and High Spirits Dog Training. Is your pup a little unsure in new situations? Want to remind your dog of his inner strength and super powers? Just looking for a way to connect more with your four-legged pal? Here are some tips to build your … Read More

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Roseville Bans Sale of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores: A First in MN

It’s all coming up roses for animals in one Minnesota city: On Monday night, the Roseville city council voted unanimously to ban the commercial sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. Roseville is the first city in MN to enact this type of ban. “This is in fitting with Roseville’s values, and current conditions are … Read More

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Calling All Dirty Dogs: A Contest Just for You!

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Chopper

Sidewalk Dog’s pack leader Ali Jarvis braved the snow today (#wewillrebuild) to chat with our friends at Twin Cities Live. Keeping her company? The gorgeous 10-year-old Chopper, a Beagle mix adoptable from Rescued Pets Are Wonderful. While Chopper took in the exciting sights and sounds of live TV, Ali gave Steve and Elizabeth the 411 on this … Read More

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Shop Dog: Howie of Excelsior Bay Books

This installment of Shop Dog is scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. We recently dug up deets on all things dog-friendly in Excelsior, and couldn’t wait to learn more about shop dog Howie of Excelsior Bay Books. This cozy indie bookstore invites customers to enjoy volumes of treats for humans on its shelves, and literal … Read More

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We Attended MN’s Humane Lobby Day. Here’s What We Learned.

Earlier this month, Sidewalk Dog headed to the Minnesota State Capitol for Humane Lobby Day, an opportunity to learn about the work of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) — and to help put compassion into action in our home state. Christine Coughlin, MN State Director of HSUS, began by briefing the citizen audience … Read More

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The Adventure Dogs Visit Lebanon Hills Regional Park

This is a guest post from Danielle Lindblom of The Adventure Dog Blog and The Adventure Puppy Club. If you’re looking for a great dog-friendly hiking trail in the South Metro, check out Jensen Lake Trail in Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Located in Eagan, this is a 2.6 mile loop around the beautiful Jensen Lake. Easy … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Peaches the Lab Mix

Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. This week’s adoptable pooch is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the dog-lovingest vodka in the world. Name: Peaches Stats: 1 year old, 30-lb, female Lab mix Rescue: Pet Haven (our upcoming Canine Comedy Show partner!) Time in foster: 2 months Location: Twin Cities _____________ SWD: Ooh, shiny! … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Kolo

(Editor’s note: Ali and the hosts accidentally referred to Kolo as a “she” during the segment — our apologies!) This week we cozied up on the couch of Twin Cities Live accompanied by handsome Kolo. This active, affectionate, seven-year-old Siberian Husky is looking for his forever home via Adopt A Husky, Inc. (You may recognize him from … Read More

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Shop Dog: Scout of Big Frog Tees in Plymouth

This installment of Shop Dog is scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. We’re big-time fans of Big Frog, whose apparel experts have been taking care of Sidewalk Dog’s custom tee, hoodie, and doggy bandana needs in recent years. During our frequent stops to their Plymouth location, we make sure to dole out a treat and … Read More

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