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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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Winona Dog Breeders’ Permits Approved in Controversial Vote

Editor’s Note: In 2014, Governor Mark Dayton signed the Omnibus Supplemental Budget Bill into law, which included the MN Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation Bill. This law protects dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in commercial breeding facilities better than ever before. Last Tuesday, January 5, 2016, the Winona County Board approved permits for six dog … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Isabelle the Schnoodle

Editor’s Note: Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “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 Isabelle from Second Chance Animal Rescue find hers! ______________ Name: Isabelle Breed: Schnauzer/Poodle mix Age: 12 years Gender: Female, spayed Size/Weight: 16 lbs Time in Foster: 2 months Foster’s Name: … Read More

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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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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Bryce the Lab

Yesterday was the first Monday of the month, which means you now have the opportunity to adopt a famous dog! Sidewalk Dog’s pack leader Ali Jarvis took Bryce the adoptable black lab on Twin Cities Live yesterday in an effort to find him a forever home, which means that if you adopt him, you get … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Tuffy the Maltese/Poodle 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 Tuffy from Second Chance Animal Rescue find his forever family!     Breed: Maltese/Poodle mix Age: 10 years Gender: Male, neutered Size/Weight: 6 pounds Time … 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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SPEAK UP for Minnesota Dogs & Cats on February 19

Fact: There is no State law to license, inspect or regulate commercial dog and cat breeders in Minnesota, and as a result, Minnesota is home to some of the largest puppy mills in the nation. Fact: While many breeders in Minnesota act responsibly, there are those who keep dogs and cats in deplorable conditions and profit at … 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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Twin Cities Live Highlights: 12/5/11

All righty, here’s the skinny: if you did not see Twin Cities Live today you truly must read this recap! (And if you DID see it, by all means indulge in a second helping.) Ali’s visit to the show was even more festive than usual, and the dollop of whipped cream on a sweet-as-pie segment was … Read More

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