Your #1 local resource for all things dog-friendly.
At Sidewalk Dog Media, our mission is simple: We promote thriving relationships between dogs, their people, and the community we share.
Looking for a restaurant patio or brewery where your dog will soon be greeted by name? Dive into our dog-friendly directory. Want to find a cool dog-friendly activity for next weekend? See our ever-changing events page. Dog parks? Yes please. Hoping to adopt a new four-legged pal? Check out our list of local rescues + shelters. And for homegrown content you won’t find anywhere else, head to our blog.
If there’s a tasty pup-centric morsel that Sidewalk Dog Media hasn’t sniffed out, we want to hear from you. (Don't forget to tell us about your dog!)
We’re also #1 at making wag-worthy connections between brands and dog lovers. Head to our Advertise page for a quick sniff.
Advocacy is central to our mission, too.
We advocate for pet-related nonprofits with content featuring adoptable pups; free and discounted advertising; fundraisers on- and offline; and more. Because dogs are family. ♥
Did we mention we've got the best Pack in the biz? (You're gonna ruv our team so much.)
Like a Border Terrier who’s never ready to end the game of fetch, Ali is a Pack Leader who tenaciously maximizes every opportunity life throws at her. Ali specializes in attracting good people, bringing hilarious and effective ideas to light, and relating anything and everything to dogs (just try her). Other than that, she loves spending quality time with her family, including Maggie Moo the Cavalier (aka World’s Snuggliest Blanket) and Molly Roo, whose DNA results claim is Boxer, Pit Bull, Malamute, and – wait for it – Pekingese. A regular on TV and radio, Ali’s numerous awards include Woman of Influence (Pet Age Magazine) and Business Owner of the Year (National Association of Women Business Owners – MN Chapter).
Chief Content Officer
Hard-working and low to the ground like a Corgi, Sara’s friendly bark can be heard ‘round Sidewalk Dog’s website, newsletter and social media posts. She’s always poised to explain what interesting factoids she’s recently learned on a podcast, or to suggest what snack everyone should eat next. No one’s quite sure how she’s always able to pull the perfect dog-related meme for any given situation out of thin air, but magic tricks are always best left unexplained.
Director of Client Relations
Independent and graceful as a Greyhound, Tizzie is a multi-tasking extraordinaire. She supports every member of the Sidewalk Dog pack with her out-of-this world coordination and strategy skills. When it comes to customers, she's as cool as a cucumber and always goes the extra mile to keep 'em wagging. Tizzie is passionate about rescue work, especially when it comes to giant/humongous/big ol’ dogs. She spends her free time taste testing new restaurants, traveling as often as possible, and hiking around the Great Outdoors with her Great Dane, Alexi.
Director of Brand Partnerships
As optimistic and energetic as an Australian Shepherd, Scott leads our partnerships at Sidewalk Dog. He’s passionate about connecting dog owners to products and services he knows they’ll love. When it’s playtime, Scott is very much an outside dog, spending time in the backyards of Minnesota or new patches of uncharted grass across the globe.
Digital Media Consultant
Abby is one (of many) of Sidewalk Dog’s dog pun experts—an underrated skill, if you ask her. She is currently pursuing a degree in Management Information Systems from the Carlson School of Management, and when she’s not at Sidewalk Dog you can find her probably by the food or buying too many things online. She's an aspiring adult, a strong supporter of the coffee industry, and has unparalleled napping skills.
Digital Media Consultant
Ryan, the scrappiest member of our Pack, is the sultan of SEO and dreamer-boy-in-chief of Sidewalk Dog's digital media operations. His marketing studies at the Carlson School of Management inform his content generation, while the passion in his heart adds fuel to the team's fire. Outside of work, he's an avid runner, dedicated podcast listener, and aspiring Dog Dad.
Like a wise and reliable Golden Retriever, Sidewalk Dog photographer Kirsten knows how to make everyone around her feel like Best In Show. Her sense of humor and flexible attitude totally shine through her work, which is featured throughout our website. When she’s not behind the camera, Kirsten loves being active, tending to her humble veggie garden, and spending time with her husband, kids, and sweet lil miniature Dachshund.
Pawesome members of our extended Pack
- Katherine Bloom, Events Manager and Instagram Maven
- Kassidy Tarala, Communications Intern
- Dani Bruflodt, Freelance Writer
- Megan Walendzinski, Freelance Writer
- Emily Clouse, Freelance Writer
- Emily Taplin, Freelance Writer
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