Finally! A Mall That Allows Indoor Dog Walking

dog walking at rosedale center

Doggone Minnesota winter. Photo: Gary Sandoz

We don’t know about you, but the longer winter drags on, the crazier our dogs seem to get. Lucky for all of us, cabin fever has plenty of cures around the Twin Cities — like indoor shops, breweries, and more, plus off-leash fun as well.

And we’re excited to announce one more indoor winter activity to add to the list — indoor dog-walking hours at Rosedale Center!

Well-behaved puppers can walk on leash there every Sunday morning from 9-11 am through May 2018. (You’ll have to skedaddle when the mall’s stores open at 11am on Sundays.)

Woof to the wise: Be respectful of others’ space by using a standard, non-retractable leash. And if your dog happens to have an accident, doo clean it up right away!

The Quick Sniff

What: Indoor dog walking
Where: Rosedale Center, Roseville MN (map)
When: Sundays from January through May from 9-11am

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Enjoy the great indoors this winter, cuties!

[Related: Indoor, Off-Leash Fun for Dogs; Dog-Friendly Super Bowl Parties; These Twin Cities Hotspots Welcome Dogs Indoors]

dog walking rosedale This event was brought to you by the dog lovers at Rosedale Center. In addition to hosting furbulous dog walking events, Rosedale Center is packed with paw-fect fashion, entertainment, and dining — all in one place. 


  1. Lisa Putnam on January 26, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I attended last Sunday for the first time from 10-11. I tenderly spoke with 5 people on retractable leads and asked them next time to bring a leash. Thanks for reporting the rules as I’d hate for there to be an incident and spoil this wonderful opportunity. Many thanks, Later, love, Lisa

  2. Leslie on February 16, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Question – do we have to use a certain entrance to do this?

    • Mandy on February 17, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      My understanding is any mall entrance. No entrance through stores like Macy’s.

  3. Carol Ackermann on February 19, 2018 at 9:56 am

    We were so impressed. There were so many dogs! Our pooch is working on being leash aggressive so we truly appreciated the people who just kept walkkng. There were hundreds of dogs this past Sunday. The Mall had security people there, Some shops handed out doggie treats and water. We will go back. I would really like to know how to thank the mall management. Do any of you know?

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