Posts by Sidewalk Dog (Ryan)

Epic News: Calhoun Square Will Soon Be Dog-Friendly Indoors!

Holy moly: We just got word that Calhoun Square, THE destination for shopping, dining, and entertaining in Uptown, is soon becoming (mostly) dog-friendly indoors! In addition to daily dog-walking hours, they’ll also allow pooches inside during normal business hours in many areas. Pup yeah! Before you hop in the C-A-R and cruise over there, check…

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Why Isn’t Every Shelter a No-Kill Shelter?

Photo: Joey Banks via Unsplash Editor’s note: We’re beyond paw-roud to offer this post as part of our partnership with Animal Humane Society (AHS). You may know ’em for their outstanding adoption offerings, but we’ve been blown away as we’ve learned about the additional services they offer to our community. “I’d only adopt from a no-kill rescue or shelter.” This…

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2018 Guide to Dog-Friendly Farmers Markets in MN

Today we’re yappin’ about the seasonal shopping experience known as the farmers market, and the only thing that makes this harvest hunt better is having a furry pal by your side while you sniff out the scene, paw-ruse produce at its peak, and pick up other tempting edibles and handmade goods. Woof to the wise: non-retractable…

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These Twin Cities Garden Stores Welcome Plant-Loving Pups

Photo: our wonderful cover dog, Teebs, courtesy of the lovely KME Photography. Garden stores are a gift to both dogs and humankind. There are the earthy, floral aromas, the tasteful outdoor decor, and all of the supplies a gardener could possibly need. And now there will be the pitter-patter of canine paws, too, because you get…

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Dog-Friendly North Loop: Darby’s Pub & Grill

Photo: Darby’s Pub & Grill via Facebook This series is brought to you in partnership with Metro Dogs Daycare & Boarding, which strives to make life easier for busy urban dog owners. Voted Best Doggy Daycare in City Pages (2015 + 2017), Metro Dogs’ safe, loving environment is their top priority. Current and former customers…

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5 Paw-Dropping Ways to Bike with Your Dog

Photo: @porter_the_pupper Most dogs and their humans enjoy a long W-A-L-K, but there’s another four-letter word sure to get your pup’s tail wagging: bike! A range of setups are available for every type of dog: from high-energy, athletic pooches to those with physical limitations due to age or injury. (Best biking destination? A dog-friendly brewery…

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: George the Labrador Retriever Mix

Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. Name: George Stats: 10-year-old, 65-lb Labrador Retriever mix Location: Twin Cities Rescue: Heart of a Border Collie _____________ SWD: Just look at that sweet pup! Tell us about George. HBC: George is a handsome, sweet, shy, senior boy. He looks forward to every…

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Buying a New Home? Things to Look for as a Dog Owner

This guide is brought to you by one of the dog-lovingest realtors ever, Susan Bonne of Keller Williams (email or call 612.202.9133). Whether you’re a first-time buyer or simply looking for a change, Susan will work with Terrier-like focus to find the home that you and your four-legged BFF have been dreaming of.  Winter is slowly fading away and…

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