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We Went Incognito at a Local Rescue. Here’s What We Saw.

Editor’s note: We’re thrilled to be highlighting the people, pups, and programs of Good Karma, an award-winning foster-based rescue known for its top-notch commitment to dogs and five-star volunteer experience. When we began a partnership with Good Karma (GK) earlier this year, we were granted an all-access pass to a behind the scenes feature: their … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Gaia the German Shorthair Pointer

Editor’s Note: Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. Please share this post to help Gaia find a forever family!  Name: Gaia Breed: German Shorthair Pointer Age: 4 years Gender: Female, spayed Weight: 45 lbs Rescue: Great Plains Pointer Rescue Time in foster: 3 months Foster’s name: Pat Location: Madelia _____________ SWD: Oh, those puppy-dog eyes. Who can … Read More

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Doggie Date: 15th Annual Husky Hike

This gorgeous spring has us seeking out every possible opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with our dogs, so when we heard about the upcoming Husky Hike on May 14, we practically howled with excitement. WHAT: A hike — and then some! — to benefit Adopt-A-Husky rescue WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm, with the hike starting at 10:30 … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Teddy Bear the Border Collie

Editor’s Note: Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. Please share this post to help Bear find a forever family!  Name: Teddy Bear Breed: Border Collie Age: 2 years Gender: Male, neutered Weight: 38 lbs Rescue: Border Collie Rescue of MN Time in foster: 1 year Foster’s name: Karen Location: Mound _____________ SWD: Would ya look at this cutie? Bright-eyed and … Read More

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Pin-Up Pets: This One’s for the Pitties

A warm round of applause goes to Lisa Asp, local photog whose recent pet sessions have gone to the dogs. The first phase of Tangerine House of Design‘s Pin-Up Pets fundraiser was pawsitively prolific: 89 pets photographed in 56 sessions, and $4,330 raised for Homeward Bound, Twin Cities Pet Rescue, Greyhound Pets of America – MN, Minnesota Greyhound Rescue, … Read More

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Beauty is Ruff: 10 Minnesota Dogs’ Grooming Struggles

You think your beauty routine is strenuous? Whether it’s getting the dreaded “B-word” or a doggie Brazilian at the groomers, these 10 Minnesota pups show that the struggle is extremely real with their beauty routine. A forced routine. Very, very forced.  1. I will have my revenge, human. You might find a stinky present on your pillow. … Read More

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Local Dogs, Global Legacy: Remembering Pit Bulls Hector and Wallace

A decade ago, Roo and Clara Yori adopted a pit bull from a shelter in Rochester, MN. Like most adopters they knew the new addition would change their family. What they didn’t know was that this dog, Wallace, would set them on a path to international renown, including national disc-dog titles, a bestselling book, the adoption of a second famous pup, and … Read More

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Attention Please: Dog Training Starts With Y-O-U

Sit. Stay. Learn. Presenting our dog training series, in which we pair up a pup with a professional trainer to work on their issues, whatever they may be. This installment brought to you by Wag ‘n Woofs, a doggie daycare and training facility in Eden Prairie. [Ed. Note: They recommend working with a reputable trainer when you first … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Chase the Foxhound Mix

Editor’s Note: Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. Please share this post to help Chase find a forever family!  Name: Chase Breed: Foxhound mix Age: 7 months Gender: Male, neutered Weight: 23 lbs Rescue: Protecting Paws Animal Rescue Time in foster: 1 month Foster’s name: Mallori Location: Shakopee _____________ SWD: First things first: those oversized, velvety ears nearly killed us … Read More

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Dog-Friendly Digs: 71 France

Our Dog-Friendly Digs series shines a spotlight on the best dog-friendly apartment living around the Twin Cities. Inspired by pup-ular demand, we dig deep into the details and amenities dog lovers care about so you’ll be better informed when picking a place for you and your pooch. Almost Lakeside, Almost Citified, Totally Dog-Friendly  Ultra-convenient and urban-ish Edina … Read More

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