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How to Make Moving Easier for Your Dog

You searched for weeks — or months — for your new home, sniffing out amenities that will be perfect for you and your pups (mud room! fenced yard! big windows for squirrel watching!). As moving day approached you carefully packed up their toys, bones, and dog bed, imagining your pals wagging with glee when they … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Monte the German Shorthair Pointer

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: Monte Breed: German Shorthair Pointer Age: 8 years Sex: Male, neutered Weight: 60 lbs. Rescue name: Great Plains Pointer Rescue Time in foster: 2 months Location: Hutchinson _____________ SWD: Oh for Pete’s sake, … Read More

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This Daycare is Perfect for People Who Love their Dogs — and Love Convenience

Picking a daycare and boarding facility can be stressful: Will your dog be safe? Loved? And have fun, too? We’re here to help with a series highlighting the pup-lovingest daycares and boarding facilities in the Twin Cities and beyond. Downtown Dogs Busy pet parents, rejoice: Downtown Dogs is a convenience-lover’s dream. It’s easily accessible to and from downtown Minneapolis, and they … Read More

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10 Hilarious Lost-Dog Signs

If you’ve ever had a pet go missing, you know it’s no laughing matter. Nevertheless, we couldn’t help but get a good old-fashioned LOL from these 10 lost (and found) dog signs. (Editor’s note: In Minnesota we’re fortunate to have terrific resources for dog owners whose pets have run off. Check out our stories on Lost … Read More

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When Should You Adopt Another Dog after a Loss?

Losing a dog is heartbreaking. Sometimes we can’t bear to be without one; sometimes we can’t imagine ever having another. But in the end, dog lovers need dogs around. So how long should you wait to get another one after saying goodbye to a beloved pup? Our readers weighed in: No time to lose. Kathy A. started looking … Read More

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The Daycare You Choose When You Want Your Dog to Feel Right at Home

Picking a daycare and boarding facility can be stressful: Will your dog be safe? Loved? And have fun, too? We’re here to help with a series highlighting the pup-lovingest daycares and boarding facilities in the Twin Cities and beyond. Bed & Bone Too Strike the word “kennel” from your vocab: Bed & Bone Too is warm, inviting, and chock … Read More

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Good Dog’s Guide to Surviving Winter

Love it or loathe it, winter in MN is a fact o’ life. We’re here to help make this season as Minnesota Nice as possible for pets and their peeps with a flurry of tips on cold-weather safety, entertainment, and more: Protect your pup with our five tips for winter safety, a vet Q&A about doggy winterization, and two … Read More

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Why Mobile Grooming Can Be A Great Option for Dogs

We ruv bringing you the scoop on the Minnesota’s most furbulous pet businesses, so we were thrilled when Roni’s Mobile Grooming asked us to spread the woof about theirs. Mobile grooming can be a nice alternative for pups whose health issues or personalities mean traditional grooming provides too much commotion, and it’s an ultra convenient choice for busy … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Winnie

Our pack leader Ali stopped by Twin Cities Live today to introduce Winnie, a charm-your-socks-off Cattle Dog mix from Secondhand Hounds. This sweet lil’ thing wasted zero time loving up on Steve and Elizabeth, who learned about Winnie’s past (found as a stray in Missouri) and her hopes for the future — namely, a forever home with … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Jackie the Cattle Dog Mix

Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. Name: Jackie Breed: Cattle Dog mix Age: 4 years Sex: Female, spayed Weight: 40 lbs. Rescue name: Southwest Metro Animal Rescue Time in foster: 9 months Location: Eden Prairie _____________ SWD: What a gorgeous grin! Tell us about Jackie. SWMAR: Isn’t she a beaut? Jackie likes to play … Read More

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