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A Comedy Show for Dog Lovers? You Betcha

If you have plans Tuesday, March 14, we urge you to fake a sudden (but minor) case of kennel cough and cancel them. Better yet, invite your friends and join us at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul for the Canine Comedy Show. Performers include Kevin Kling of NPR’s All Things Considered; Mary Jo Pehl, best known for … Read More

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Doggie Date: Pet Haven’s Doggy Dash

Animal lovers, pet parents (plus kiddos), furry friends: Whether you’ve got two legs or four, you can celebrate summer and support local animals in need of homes at a fun run/walk and furbulous fundraiser for people and pooches alike. On your mark, get set, go dogs go! What: Pet Haven’s 4th Annual Doggy Dash When: Saturday, August 13, … Read More

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Doggie Date Night: Dog Day at the Saints Baseball Stadium

Get ready to woof, woof, woof for the home team: a dog-friendly night of baseball with the St. Paul Saints is right around the corner! The event will benefit Pet Haven, Minnesota’s oldest foster-based animal rescue, which re-homes cats and dogs, spays and neuters to reduce overpopulation, and promotes companion animal welfare. Leash up your pup … Read More

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This American Woof: Comedic Tails About Canine Companions

Sit! Stay! Stand(up) for a night of comedy and storytelling for dog lovers. Join Sidewalk Dog, Pet Haven, and stellar local performers who will take the stage to share heartwarming and humorous accounts of life with their devoted dogs. If you’re a fan of The Moth and stand-up comedy, you will not want to miss this. Proceeds will benefit Pet Haven, Minnesota’s oldest foster-based animal rescue, which re-homes … Read More

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10 Minnesota Dogs Who Napped So Hard

Fall temps finally arrived in Minnesota this week, and your dogs didn’t waste any time getting cozy. Here are 10 local pups — and one cat — who are napping like it’s their job (come to think of it, it pretty much is). 1. “I can never keep daylight saving time straight. Is it ‘fall back,’ or … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Bonnie the Dachshund / Chihuahua mix

Editor’s Note: Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ love for her “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups who are looking for loving “furever” homes. Please consider sharing this post — you might help Bonnie from Pet Haven Inc. of Minnesota find her forever family!       Breed: “Chi-Weenie” (Dachshund / Chihuahua) Age: 3 years old … Read More

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Bye Bye, Puppy Mills!

Time to celebrate, SWDers! It’s been a long road to get here (one with its share of disappointments), but yesterday, May 20, Governor Mark Dayton signed the Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill (H.F. 3172) into law, which included the MN Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation Bill. The new law protects dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in commercial breeding facilities … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Duchess the Ridgeback/Shepherd

Editor’s Note: Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ love for her “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups who are looking for loving “furever” homes. Please consider sharing this post — you might help Duchess from Pet Haven find her human!   Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback / German shepherd mix Age: 2 years  … Read More

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State of Purpose: A Puppy Mill Bill Update

In March of 2010, Animal Humane Society’s Tracie Popma wrote a guest post for our blog detailing the state’s puppy mill problem and a bill designed to license, inspect and regulate animal breeding facilities. At the time, the bill was struggling to make it through the Minnesota legislature, and unfortunately, it still hasn’t passed. It … Read More

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