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Get a Beagle, they Said. It’ll Be Fun, they Said. (It TOTALLY was.)

We recently shared this meme in hopes of getting a few of your Beagle stories in return: Thousands of comments later, things were clearly a little out of hand — in the cutest way possible. Read on for an introduction to your new favorite breed: 1. Many Beagles, like Jake Waffles here, name tiny humans among their BFFs. 2. Some have the coolest.names.ever. … Read More

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9 Deliciously-Named MN Dogs

We recently asked SWDers to share their pups’ most unique names, and some of your responses were pawsitively palatable. Here are 9 local dogs whose names make us happy — and hungry! 1. Jelly! “At the time I adopted her, I had Petey and Belle — with Jelly, they became PB&J.” 2. Lemon (and lil’ buddy, Lydia). 3. V.A.Nilla … Read More

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Dog Owners are More Attractive. Because Science.

Some swoon-worthy science has just shown what SWDers already knew: ladies dig a dude with a dog. “The [women in the study] were more than twice as likely as the gents to say that they were attracted to someone because he had a pet, and also about twice as likely to judge their date based on how they … Read More

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THE SWD GIFT GUIDE: Yappy Howlidays, Yowl!

During the most wonderful time of the year, picking out gifts for our furry pals has to be one of the most wonderful things to do. Really, what’s more fun than buying fun stuff for your dog? NOTHING! Because 1) Everything. is. so. cute! 2) You’re excited? They’re excited. 3) They will love. No matter … Read More

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Geno the Bichon

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 Geno from No Place Like Home find his! ______________ Name: Geno Breed: Bichon Age: 6 years old Gender: Male, neutered Size/Weight: 10 lbs Time in Foster: 8 months Foster’s Name: … Read More

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town… to Take Photos with Your Pup!

Due to pup-ular demand, our annual list of pet-photos-with-Santa ops is back and better than ever! As always, most are at malls and some benefit local rescues — pick one, doll up your pup (or not), and be of good cheer (here’s lookin’ at you, mall-haters), ’cause WE WANNA SEE PICS! RESCUE RUV Santa Paws at Ark Pet Hospital (map), … Read More

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Yappin’ About Cool Kids: What a MN Boy Does for Rescue Dogs

Yes, we’ve got a thing for dogs, but the Sidewalk Dog pack also digs meeting the humans that make up our dog-lovin’ community. Learning about how you paired up with your better (canine) half, discovering what you love to do with and for your dogs, and hearing tales of how you help out four-legged friends in need — … Read More

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From Tummies to Tails: 12 MN Dog Owners Share their Favorite Features

Ask any dog owner to name her pup’s favorite feature and you’ll get an instant answer (or six). We recently put out the call for yours, and the SWD crowd delivered some doozies. From paw-sitively perfect feet to fabulously floppy ears, these pooch parts were crowd faves:   1. This nose! (The better to prod you with when it’s time … Read More

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Sidewalk Dog on Twin Cities Live: Adopt Frida

Our pack leader Ali Jarvis headed to Twin Cities Live for her usual first-Monday-of-the-month visit, and as always, she brought along a dog needing a home. But this time, Ali introduced Minnesota to one of the sweetest, most adorable pups ever to grace the TCL stage. Little Frida charmed Elizabeth, Steve, the entire crew, and … 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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