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VIPs: Veggies Ideal (for) Pups

Halfway through August and we’re realizing just how many chips, ice cream treats, and the like we’ve packed away this summer. That goes for pups, too — whether snacks were sneaked under the table or stolen outright, they tend to get a few more than usual thanks to backyard BBQs and cabin weekends. Fortunately, summer’s … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Tina the Min Pin

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: Tina Breed: Min Pin Age: 10 years Sex: Female, spayed Weight: 15 lbs. Rescue name: Grey Face Rescue & Retirement Time in foster: 7 months Location: Sartell, MN _____________ SWD: It’s my secret … Read More

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Fab, Thanks to Fido: How Dogs can Make Us Happier & Healthier

You’ve probably always known that your dog can make you happy, but did you know that an increasing body of research shows that your furry BFF can also make you healthy? We’re spillin’ the kibble on some of the many ways that pet ownership can bring wag-worthy wellness into your life: Walk the walk. You may … Read More

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MN Pups Who Are Going for Gold (Kind Of)

We know, we know. Our dogs are the best and they’d take home the gold medal in everything because they’re wonderful in every way. (Did we mention they’re the best?) Like all great athletes, pups specialize in their events. Inspired by Rio, these top dogs are making their way to the pawdium: 1. This champion doggie-paddle team … Read More

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Gettin’ Groovy in the Grove: Woofstock 2016 Recap

We paw-roudly served as media partner for Woofstock Maple Grove, where we soaked up the summer sun last Saturday alongside old and new friends. The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN were furbulous hosts, and we dug hanging out with you and your dogs. Thanks to About a Dog Photography, we’re … Read More

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MN Group Rescues 10 Puppies from South Korean Dog-Meat Farm

“Dogs are family” is a concept we strive for — and at times, take for granted. Such was our reaction when we learned that each year over two million dogs are slaughtered for human food in 17,000 South Korean dog-meat farms. A recent international rescue effort was successful in saving several hundred of these pups; on August 3, ten of them … Read More

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Sa-weet! Fruit you can Feed your Furry Friend

In honor of National Watermelon Day, we’ll be sharing slices with our dogs. Yup, watermelon is one fruit that is not only safe to feed Fido, its high water content and hefty helpings of nutrients like potassium and vitamins A and C make it a wag-alicious choice for hot summer days like today. A couple caveats: … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Mags the Pit Bull

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 Magsy Wagsy find a forever family. Name: Mags Breed: Pit bull Age: 3 years Sex: Female Weight: 46 lbs. Rescue name: Animal Ark Time in shelter: 10 months Location: Hastings _____________ SWD: Those eyes are almost too cool to be real! We’re already mesmerized. … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Guzzey

Today our pack leader Ali Jarvis stopped by Twin Cities Live to introduce Guzzey, a fluffy friend adoptable from Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue. This lil’ ladies man didn’t shy away from a snuggle sesh with Steve’s special co-host, Julia Cobbs of myTalk 107.1, who couldn’t resist his canine charms. Part Pekingese, part Pug, and — okay — maybe a … Read More

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Smart Tips for Safe Pups: The Skin-ny on Sun Safety

Your four-legged friend basks belly up in the sunshine, gently snoring in utter contentment, the warmth having lulled him or her into la-la land. And you wish you could shape-shift into a dog ’cause it looks far more relaxing than when two-legged types try to soak up some vitamin D. But before you let your pal … Read More

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