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Don’t Shoot the Dog: How You Can Take a Bullet for a Minnesota Pup

File this one under “things we wish didn’t have to be A Thing”: The Wadena County Humane Society (WCHS) just launched a new program in which donors can sponsor the surrender fee of a dog at risk of being shot and killed by an owner who no longer wishes to keep their pet. Wadena is located … Read More

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The Doggie Daycare You Choose When You Want a Happy Dog in a Low-Stress Environment

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 this brand-new series, which highlights the pup-lovingest daycares and boarding facilities in the Twin Cities and beyond. Metro Dogs Daycare & Boarding Location, location, location — Metro Dogs is situated in downtown … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Mickey the Chi-Papillon 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: Mickey Breed: Chihuahua/Papillon Age: 9 years Sex: Male, neutered Weight: 13 lbs. Rescue name: Happy Hound Rescue Time in foster: 6 months Location: Twin Cities _____________ SWD: Tell us about this handsome … Read More

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Lake-Lovin’ Dogs Beware: New Algae Warnings in Two MN Cities

Know a dog who ruvs a good swim this time of year? So do we — lots of ’em — which is why we’ve been bummed to see increasing reports of dangerous algae levels in local lakes. The problem centers around microcystin: a toxin produced by blue-green algae, that spilled-paint-like substance you sometimes see on the surface of lakes in … Read More

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It’s Okay to Get a Puppy. (There. We Said It.)

(Editor’s note: You guys know we’re ALL about adoption, and encourage y’all to scoop up adult and senior doggies since them puppies go quickly and easily. That said, we don’t judge, and today we’re celebrating the heck outta PUPPY BREATH! While the pups in this paw-ticular post are already members of loving homes, you’ll find plenty of … Read More

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New Dog Park to Open in Southwest Metro

Get ready to woof it up, Southwest Metro dog lovers: The city of Orono just approved a new, 39-acre dog park. The park features trails throughout its woods and prairie and will include walking paths and picnic tables. It’s located near Wayzata Blvd. in Orono, just west of Lake Classen. The Susan E. Lurton off-leash park will join … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Betty

This afternoon our pack leader Ali Jarvis swung by Twin Cities Live with Betty, a peach of a pit bull adoptable from Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN. Betty wasted zero time cuddling up on the couch with Ali, who introduced her to Steve and his special co-host, the delightful Marjorie Johnson of Blue Ribbon Baking. The TCL audience witnessed some of … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Blueberry 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 Blueberry find a forever family. Name: Blueberry Breed: Pit bull Age: 3 years Sex: Female, spayed Weight: 60 lbs. Rescue name: A Rotta Love Plus Time in foster: 3 months Location: Minneapolis _____________ SWD: Tell us what you love about Blueberry. (Aside from those stunning peepers. … Read More

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Home Safe: What The Retrievers is Doing to Help MN’s Lost Dogs

Nothing quite compares to the gut-dropping sensation you feel upon realizing your dog has made a run for it and the uncertainty about whether he’ll make it back. Fortunately, a Minnesota nonprofit known as The Retrievers is dedicated to bringing missing dogs home. We caught up with Operations Director Natalie Wicker to learn more. SWD: How is The Retrievers different from Lost Dogs MN? … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Tucker 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 Tucker find a forever family. Name: Tucker Breed: Pit bull Age: 3 years Sex: Male, neutered Weight: 65 lbs. Rescue name: Twin Cities Pet Rescue Time in foster: 8 months Location: Twin Cities _____________ SWD: It must be said: This photo delights us in every … Read More

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