Category Archives: Dog-Friendly Twin Cities

Rescue Mutts, Not Labs, Should Be Our State Dog. (There, We Said It.)

A group of Minnesota state legislators have pup-posed a bill that would make the Labrador Retriever Minnesota’s state dog. If passed, “Raven’s Bill” (named fur the pup star on outdoor writer Ron Schara’s TV show, “Minnesota Bound”) would make Minnesota the 13th U.S. state to declare a dog breed as an official state symbol. Many Sidewalk Doggers in […]

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Doggie Depot 2019 Photo Recap

Saturday marked one of the biggest doggo gatherings in Minnesota: Doggie Depot 2019! Thousands of dog lovers and their pups came to Union Depot in St. Paul for a day of shopping with local makers, entertainment, and sniffing butts — er, we mean, making new friends. Warm wags to the furbulous hosts at Union Depot; to […]

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Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Santana the Chihuahua

Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. This adoptable pooch is scooped up and brought to you by Dog Days in St. Paul and Metro Dogs in the North Loop. See why they’re so grrreat at the end of this story. Name: Santana Stats: 10-year-old, 8-pound Chihuahua Location: Twin Cities Rescue: Underdog Rescue Sidewalk […]

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Skijoring in Minnesota 101

Does your doggo have some pent-up energy this winter? Are you decent on skis (and willing to layer ruthlessly)? Skijoring might be the perfect sport for both of you. Check out this clip of two teams skijoring down Nicollet Mall during last year’s Super Bowl Live: What the heck is skijoring? Skijoring (pronounced “ski-joring” with the […]

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Good Dog’s Guide to Surviving Winter

Love it or loathe it, winter with dogs in Minnesota is a fact o’ life for us dog parents. We’re here to help make this season as Minnesota Nice as possible for pets and their peeps with a flurry of tips on cold-weather safety, entertainment, and more, so here is our guide to : Protect your pup […]

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Spread the Woof: Local Veterinary Clinic Offering Free Exams for Pets Whose Humans are Affected by Government Shutdown

This just in: The dog lovers at Mission Animal Hospital (MAH) announced that they’re serving up free physical exams for pets of humans affected by the current federal government shutdown. MAH declared the initiative on social media yesterday: “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: In response to the longest federal government shutdown in United States history, Mission is offering free […]

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Minnesota Sled Dog Team Breaks World Record

A picture-pawfect finish. In sleepy Ponsord, MN, retired sled dog racing legends Eddy and Amy Streeper recently got the itch to put their pack to the test again. Their mission: to break the world record for most dog sleds pulled by a single team of mush pups. The previous record was six sleds. The Streepers, […]

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