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The Daycare You Choose if Your Dog Loves Fun (And You 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. Fun City Dogs Fun City Dogs is where it’s at for busy pet parents: Cage-free boarding, drop-in daycare, and … Read More

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Finley’s Barkery: The Warmest Kitchen Around

At Sidewalk Dog, we not only wag for the companies that welcome pooches on the premises, we also have special ruv for orgs with doggy in their DNA. And we found one with a tail-thumper of an employment model, too: Finley’s Barkery. Creators and owners Angie Gamades and Kyle Gallus filled us in on their furbulous company in which tasty all-natural … Read More

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When Finding a Dog-Friendly Apartment is the Pits

It can be tough out there for a renting pet owner: While dog-friendly apartments are relatively common, size and breed restrictions limit options for four-legged family members who are on the bigger side or on the list of commonly discriminated-against breeds. Lack of inclusive pet-friendly housing is also a major cause of shelter overpopulation. So we’re thrilled to spread … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Diamond

This afternoon our pack leader Ali Jarvis popped into Twin Cities Live with Diamond, a well-mannered Lab/Border Collie mix adoptable from Second Chance Animal Rescue. Steve and Elizabeth took a shine to Diamond right away, and she charmed viewers with her wag and wiggle. Diamond’s a Yes Dog: As in yes, she’s house-trained; yes, she’s crate-trained; yes, she’s great … Read More

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2016 Guide to Dog-Friendly Christmas Tree Farms

Pining for winter fun outside with your dog? How ’bout a romp through a dog-friendly Christmas tree farm! We rounded up eight heavenly-scented and ever-fresh picks for you and your pup to explore to your hearts’ — and paws’ — content. And as every good dog knows, always obey the rules of the rows: Use a standard, non-retractable … Read More

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Your Dogs Will Adore This Innovative Daycare And Lodging Spot

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. Stone Mountain Pet Lodge When it comes to boarding and doggy daycare for your pup, nothing beats expertise, comfort, and … Read More

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Shop Dog: Barley of Hagen and Oats

This installment of Shop Dog is scooped and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp. Sisters Anna Hagen and Nikki Hollerich are Minnesota natives, dog lovers, and owners of Hagen and Oats, a handcrafted custom wood decor biz in Newport, MN. When we heard they had the world’s cutest shop dog supervising their workshop, we needed deets ASAP. … Read More

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Where to Go for a Pup Pic with St. Nick

Got an itch that only a pic of your pup on Santa’s lap can scratch? ‘Tis the season, and here’s our merry list of options. Bonus points for howliday attire: ugly sweaters, cute hats, over-pruned antlers, makes no diff to us. We ruv ‘em all. And as always, we’ll wag ‘n wiggle over your adorable … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Dolly the Pointer Mix

Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. Name: Dolly Breed: Pointer mix Age: 3.5 years Sex: Female, spayed Weight: 60 lbs. Rescue name: Carver-Scott Humane Society (We ruv their new Fur Keeps program!) Time in foster: 8 months Location: North Minneapolis _____________ SWD: Well hello, Dolly! Tell us about this lovely lady. CSHS: Dolly is … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Audrey 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. This week’s adoptable pooch is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the dog-lovingest vodka in the world. Name: Audrey Breed: Australian Cattle Dog mix Age: 3 years Sex: Female, spayed Weight: 40 lbs. Rescue name: Australian Cattle Dog Rescue MN Time in foster: 5 months Location: Delano _____________ … Read More

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