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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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Come to Sushi with Your Poochie at Tiger Sushi 2!

When Sidewalk Dog recently discovered the fabulously dog-friendly patio at Tiger Sushi 2, it was love at first sight. And so we’re throwing a fabulously dog-friendly party… together! The nitty-gritty What: “Sushi with Your Poochie,” an on-leash event presented by Sidewalk Dog and Tiger Sushi 2 When: Thursday, July 16th from 6:00PM to 8:30PM (Rain … Read More

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