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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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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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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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Just the Facts, Please: Minnesota's Puppy and Kitten Mill Bill

A bill to regulate Minnesota’s commercial dog and cat breeders has been getting a lot of attention lately—though the bill was just defeated in the Senate Agriculture Committee. Sidewalk Dog asked Animal Humane Society (AHS), which was closely involved with the effort, to educate our readers on this issue. Here’s what AHS’s Tracie Jacobson had to … Read More

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