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Inner Bulldog: Local artist creates breed-focused show

There’s something about a bulldog. Whether it’s the wrinkles or the face or the snorting, bulldogs have that je ne sais quoi that’s easy to love. And no one knows that better than local pet paintress Jessie Marianiello of Stray Dog Arts, who created a collection of bulldog portraits that will be displayed—where else?—at the … Read More

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Drinking Buddy: 'Dog park with a bar' starts new season

By Meredeth Barzen Summer is a great time to grab a drink, meet people, network and enjoy our cities’ awesome restaurant patios. But if you have to leave your dog behind, it can mean a heavy bummer hangs over your afternoons out. Luckily, Angie Gwiazdon has been hosting Beer With Your Buddy events for the … Read More

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Party Time! Mon Ami: Celebrating Our Community of Dog Lovers

By Meredeth Barzen When we heard our good friend and pet paintress Jessie Marianiello of Stray Dog Arts was holding her very own exhibition in The Galleria, Edina’s ritziest shopping mall, we were thrilled. And we were even more thrilled when she invited us, along with six other local pet luminaries (Pampered Pooch Playground, Sarah … Read More

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Dogs on the Brain: Local artist WACSO indulges in a canine fixation

By Meredeth Barzen While the Twin Cities certainly isn’t lacking in talented pet artists (see: pooch painters Stray Dog Arts and Lintu Art)—or talented artists in general, for that matter—one has emerged who stands out from the crowd for his stylized, hyper-local treatment of the people, places and pups that populate our fair cities. WACSO … Read More

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The Art of the Dog Holiday Display at Mall of America

Late last month, the Mall of America was taken over by pooches and their people at the first annual Doggone Early Dog Walk, benefiting Home for Life Animal Sanctuary. The walk kicked off The Art of the Dog, Home for Life’s annual holiday display of dog statues and doghouses designed and adorned by local artists. Jessie Marianiello … Read More

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Better Than Bacon and Made in Minnesota: What to get the dog lover who has everything

By Meredeth Barzen If you asked a dog what its ultimate gift idea was, it would probably say “bacon.” But when it comes to dog owners, those flummoxed by the idea of picking the perfect present for the dog lover in their life need look no further than home. Minnesota is a breeding ground for … Read More

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Walk Around the Clock: Home for Life's Doggone Early Dog Walk at the Mall of America

By Meredeth Barzen At 7 a.m. on Sunday, November 22, before shopping hours commence, the Mall of America will be taken over by hounds and their humans at the first annual Doggone Early Dog Walk, benefiting Home for Life Animal Sanctuary. Dog owners will be able to walk ’til they drop (or at least until … Read More

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"The Affair" Begins in Two Days

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s an idea: Sample, shop and explore everything about home entertaining at “The Affair.” You’ll find multiple stages, luxury food, wine, chocolate, fashions for home and host, plus—and here’s where we fit in—fabulous ideas for holiday gift giving. Sidewalk Dog is sharing booth 547 with a few especially … Read More

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Parade of Pitties: Breeds of the world converge for All-American Dog Fest

By Meredeth Barzen It was the dog version of the United Nations at the West St. Paul Armory last Sunday, as representatives of breeds both big and bitsy communed for the first-ever All-American Dog Fest, organized by MN Bully Lovers. “Equal representation of all breeds is the goal for this event,” said Jen Jamar of … Read More

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s the SidewalkDog.com Blimp Webcam!

We’ve always known the folks at Pampered Pooch Playground (PPP) are webcam-happy. After all, they’ve got eleven webcams working overtime to document all the crazy fun happening in their three play areas (two inside, one outside). Until recently, we at Sidewalk Dog had no reason to pick a favorite PPP webcam and loved them all … Read More

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