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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Ozzie the Bichon 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 Ozzie from No Dog Left Behind find his forever family!       Breed: Bichon mix Age: 8 years old Gender: Male, neutered Size/Weight: 25 … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Yoshi the Yorkshire Terrier

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 Yoshi from Secondhand Hounds find his forever family!         Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Age: 8-10 years old Gender: Male, neutered Size/Weight: 11 lbs … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Bonnie the Dachshund / Chihuahua 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 Bonnie from Pet Haven Inc. of Minnesota find her forever family!       Breed: ”Chi-Weenie” (Dachshund / Chihuahua) Age: 3 years old … Read More

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Minnesota: Land of at Least 24 Lake Dogs

Okay, obviously there are more than 24 dogs in our fair state who love living the lake life, but this pupulation sample is pretty darn cute. And from dock jumping to boat sitting, these Minnesotan canine cuties clearly have lake living down to an art. Lake living breeds deep, adorable thoughts. Girl, please. I don’t … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Paige the Shih Tzu

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 Paige from Shih Tzu Rescue of MN find her forever family!       Breed: Shih Tzu Age: 2 years old Gender: Female, spayed … Read More

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Minnesota is First to Free the Beagles: A Second Chance at Life

Back on May 20 of this year, Governor Mark Dayton signed the Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill into law, which included the Beagle Freedom Law (and the MN Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation Law) — thus making Minnesota the very first state to pass the Beagle Freedom Law. Yip yip hurray! What does the Beagle Freedom … 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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Your Dog, Our Blog: Pup at the Cabin

We don’t want this beautiful, three-day weekend to end! So in support of our dreams of endless summer, we’ve compiled a photo gallery of some Twin Cities pups living the good life up at the cabin. If we look at enough pictures, we can pretend we’re still on vacation, right?           … Read More

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Spotted: Josh Duhamel in Golden Valley. But Why?!

We Minnesotans have our share of homegrown celebrities: Prince, Josh Hartnett, Bob Dylan, Snoopy, etc. But did you know we’re now a do-gooder destination for dog-lovin’ celebs? Enter Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel. Josh has been a friend of Sidewalk Dog since last October when he messaged Ali on Twitter to tell her about his upcoming project: … Read More

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The United Pets of America

There’s groundbreaking new stats emerging you simply must know about: whether we’re a cat or dog state. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation pulled together a ton of data for its 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook. Some of the interesting deets: Six out of 10 pet owners consider their pets family members. (Obviously!) Plus there are approximately 70 million … Read More

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