Black-Owned Businesses in Minneapolis Your Pup’ll Love

A closeup of a French bulldog on a red leash standing on cobblestone street

Everypuppy who’s anypuppy is doin’ the work and learning antiracism. Well, doggos, here’s your chance to put your money where your snoot is and support these amazing dog-friendly Black-owned businesses in Minneapolis.

The Good Pet Groomer

It’s easy to see why Donita (aka The Good Pet Groomer) has so many repeat customers! This talented and inclusive groomer is described as having infectious positive energy—and dang does she know how to give a good dog a glow up!

Du Nord Craft Spirits

Longfellow’s Du Nord Craft Spirits is a highly-regarded small-batch craft distillery that produces artisan gin, vodka, rye, and bourbon. And even better than their grain-to-glass approach and dog-friendly patio is their commitment to diversifying the craft alcohol community by actively recruiting staff from underrepresented communities.

Sammy’s Avenue Eatery

Delicious Sammy’s Avenue Eatery offers drool-worthy eats in a great atmosphere. This tasty sandwich and coffee cafe has a walk-up window its Central location, so it’s perfect for grabbing noms with your pal in tow. And did we mention Sammy’s is featured on Small Business Revolution?


Dog-friendly women’s clothing and home decor retailer D.NOLO in North Loop showcases luxury basics and specialty pieces from several retailers in a stunning industrial backdrop with gorgeous natural light and brick. And listen up, fancy pups: fur those days when walkies are most certainly not it, there’s even free valet.

Crazy Puppy Gourmet Workshop Food Truck

Wanna sniff out some delightful fair food? Look no further than Crazy Puppy Gourmet Workshop Food Truck. The truck offers gluten-free (and some dairy-free!) meals and treats you’ll both go mutts for. Follow Crazy Puppy on socials to see where they’ll be poppin’ up! (Woof to the wise: you can often catch ’em at dog-friendly Burning Brothers Brewing.)

Black Business is Beautiful Pop-Up Market

Get to know awesome local BIPOC-owned businesses at Black Business is Beautiful, a monthly pop-up where all visitors can feel welcome, safe, and loved. It features a variety of vendors and takes place every second Saturday at The Lab (the patio is dog-friendly, so pups can shop in the outdoor market space, too!).

Does your pupper have other fave dog-friendly Black-owned businesses in Minneapolis we missed? Woof at us in the comments and be sure to tag us #SidewalkDog to let us know when you support these businesses!

Featured photo: Black Business is Beautiful

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