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Maggie Moo: Our fearless leader (at least in her mind).

Your #1 local resource for all things dog-friendly.

Sidewalk Dog Media is a cause-based company with a simple mission: To 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.

Advocating for homeless pups — and the rescues and nonprofits that support them — is central to our purpose-driven work.

We support 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.)

Ali Jarvis sidewalk dog

Ali Jarvis

Founder/CEO

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).

Sara Nick

Sara Nick

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.

Tizzie Allen

Tizzie Allen

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.

Cassie Gerber

Cassie Gerber

Events Manager

As reliable, friendly, and focused as a trusty hound, Cassie likes to sniff out adventures for the Sidewalk Dog community. She helps coordinate, promote and host events alongside our fantastic partners. In her free time, Cassie bakes drool-worthy dog and people treats and enjoys the great outdoors with her two canine sidekicks, Monte and Shelby.

Katie Ostendorf

Katie Ostendorf

Events Ambassador

Like a Labradoodle with a therapy dog certificate, Events Ambassador Katie seems to make everyone happy just by entering a room. Her million-watt smile and can-do attitude await you at Sidewalk Dog shindigs, and the belly rubs she offers to canine guests are outta this world. When she’s not making event attendees feel oh-so-glad they came, Katie can be found on her hobby farm with her four pups, horse, and sheep. She also relishes camping trips and other outdoor adventures.

Abby Gebhard

Abby Gebhard

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.

Ryan Kriva

Ryan Kriva

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.

 

Pawesome members of our extended Pack

  • Katherine Bloom, Events Manager and Instagram Maven
  • Kelly Lessard and Kramer, Freelance Writer and Intrepid Canine Reporter, respectively
  • Megan WalendzinskiFreelance Writer
  • Emily Clouse, Freelance Writer
  • Emily Taplin, Freelance Writer
  • Kirsten Eitreim, Photographer
  • Kendell Lindsay, Photographer
  • Michael Lake, Photographer

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