Summer

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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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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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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This Pup-ular Twin Cities Dog Beach Will Stay Open in 2018

Yip, yip, hooray: following its trial period last year, the White Bear Lake Dog Beach (Matoska Park) is officially here to stay! Wags to local dog lover Maren Holzinger for filling us in on the recent victory at the White Bear Lake city council meeting: “The ‘temporary’ resolution status on the Matoska Dog Beach was removed; therefore the Dog…

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Dog-Friendly Guide to MN’s North Shore

Itchin’ to get away but can’t afford an all-inclusive trip to the Bahamas? Us either. Luckily, Minnesotans have a world-class vacation destination right in our back yard: the North Shore! We sent our intern Amber and her pitty Blue to discover its dog-friendly magic. The North Shore offers some of the prettiest views in Minnesota;…

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Stranger Things: 5 Weird MN Adventures for You and Your Dog

Photo: North Shore SUP. This article originally appeared on Explore Minnesota. We love the classic pup-friendly activities like hikes and patios as much as the next human, but Minnesota offers a surprising number of less traditional adventures for dog lovers, too. To keep you and Fido on your toes, we sniffed out five activities that go beyond the typical fare. As…

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Six Essential Rules for Visiting Dog-Friendly Patios

Photo: KME Photography This is a guest post from Danielle Lindblom of The Adventure Dog Blog and High Spirits Dog Training. (Editor’s note: Our Wine Pass, which scores ya FREE wine at 25 dog-friendly patios, is on sale for just $25 right here. Patio Leashes, which make visiting patios with your pooch a snap, are also a summer must!) Summer — that elusive Minnesota…

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Good Dog’s Guide to Fourth of July Safety

This post is a litter mate with our article about dog-friendly Fourth of July activities. Ah, Independence Day. The Fourth of July is no doubt one of the best days in our country’s history, but it probably isn’t your fur baby’s favorite day — for good reason. Lucky for you and your patriotic pup, we’ve…

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Good Dog’s Guide to Running

Minnesotans know better than anyone how important it is to take advantage of good weather, and your dog wants in on the action too. There’s no better way to maximize your outdoor time together than by taking your dog with you when you walk — or when you run. But before you sign Fido up…

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