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#BlackDogFriday Recap: 13 Black Dogs Who Need Homes for the Holidays

It’s a well documented fact that black dogs get adopted at a far lower rate than other dogs, which is why Sidewalk Dog teamed up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to host a showcase of adoptable black dogs on our Facebook page yesterday, in our first-ever Black Dog Friday event. Did you miss out? Well, fret … Read More

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Doggie Dates: Mpls Farmers Market, Brooklyn Park Bark Park Expo, Goldzilla

This weekend is chock-full of outdoor fun for you and your pooch! With events going on all weekend long, there’s something for everyone — heck, you could even make it out to all three. After all, that’s what the Sidewalk Dog pack is doing! (Plus, we’ll be handing out sweet swag from our partners and … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Shiloh the Golden!

Today was a wonderful day on Twin Cities Live, as we got to introduce the audience to the marvelous Shiloh from Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM). She’s a darling little girl (little being the operative word: this little goose just might have a dwarf gene) who has been in rescue for more than a … 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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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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Workin’ Together: Doggie daycare and boarding facilities partner with nonprofits

When you can’t take your precious pooch with you to the office or the Bahamas, it’s nice to know that you have your pick of the litter when it comes to doggie daycares and boarding facilities. We love our doggie caretakers in the Twin Cities—but what we really love is a trend we’ve been seeing lately: … Read More

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Good as Gold: Meet Faith at Goldzilla this Saturday!

It’s time again for Goldzilla, the annual fundraising walk in support of Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM), and this year’s event features a very special guest: a two-legged golden girl named Faith. On Saturday, September 17th (that’s this weekend!), Faith will join her fellow goldies at Shoreview’s Island Lake Park for a scenic 5K … Read More

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This Saturday: The mother of all dog days

OK, people: Are you ready for one of the busiest dog-related days yet? This Saturday, September 18th, strap on your comfy shoes, eat your Wheaties, and get your game faces on, because there are so many events going on in the local dog community that your date books (do people still use date books?) are … Read More

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Bark 'n' Ride: Walser Subaru welcomes dogs

By Meredeth Barzen Folks, we here at Sidewalk Dog don’t like to say “We told you so,” but when we founded this company based on the fact that our nation’s dogs are becoming a bigger and bigger part of our lives, from eating to playing to shopping, well … We told you so. Case in … Read More

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Strength in Numbers: Pet Sitters Band Together

By Meredeth Barzen Back in the early aughts, a loosely knit group of Twin Cities pet sitters decided they needed a way to represent themselves. “We wanted to legitimize our group and have some professional standards so that there was some assurance to customers that the member businesses were legitimate and professional,” says Jennifer Grossman, … Read More

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