All aboard! Doggie Depot is back.
Cold enough fur ya? Yep, we’re back to the ruff stuff outside, but never fear! We’re lining up a whole lotta indoor fun for you and your pups this winter.
A major highlight: the return of Doggie Depot, a pup-tastic INDOOR event at Union Depot in St. Paul with shopping, entertainment, refreshments, and more. Wagging tails warmly welcomed. And it’s FREE!
When + Where: Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (we added an extra hour this year!) in the gorgeous Waiting Room at Union Depot in St. Paul (map)
The Sponsor: Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota
The Shopping: We ruv our collaborations with Minnesota pet product makers, so expect a whole bunch of them to be reppin’. We’ll be there with our MN Dog Lover line of hoodies and tees, plus our Dog-Friendly Indoor Brewery Pass. The lineup also includes Bela & Blue, Hagen & Oats, Dog Love Repeat, and loads more, so get ready to treat your pooches, people! A pup-to-date list of vendors can be found here.
- Attendees will witness the crowning of the furbulous Saint Paul Winter Carnival Canine-King Boreas and Canine-Queen of Snows. Vote now to help choose which dog will be crowned
- Enjoy a doggo trick show MC’d by our pack leader, Ali, with top canine talent showing off their skills. Enter your talented pooch here.
- And MUCH more. The full entertainment schedule’s comin’ soon!
- Doga! Kristin Trudeau, founder of Dog Love Repeat and certified yoga instructor, will lead you and your dog in practicing yoga postures and massage techniques, resulting in a happy, chill pack. The doga class begins 9 am. Please bring your yoga mat and an open mind. One dog per person, please. Stay tuned for a link to register!
- Ultra-talented KME Photography will be on paw to capture the fun day and your furry four-leggeds.
- Small dogs will have access to an off-leash play area with a trainer from Fresh Air Training.
- A number of local rescues, such as Pet Haven and A Rotta Love Plus, will bring adoptable dogs for you to swoon over.
Plus, enjoy swag bags filled with pawesome stuff for the first 200 attendees, belly rubs for all (pups), and an atrium filled with dog-lovin’ fun.
Bark your calendars and be sure to get your caboose to Union Depot that day!
(Photo by KME Photography)
Editor’s Note: To reserve a booth at the event for your business or rescue, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Next up: Share all of your pup’s adventures with #SidewalkDog for the chance to be featured. Then head to our NEW online community for pooch-centric chat with the some of the best people we know – dog people. (Prefer Facebook groups? We’ve gotcha covered there, too!)
And since you clearly love being out and about with your doggo, you NEED our Dog-Friendly Passes! These puppies score ya FREE beer or wine on local patios and inside taprooms. Get your paws on ‘em today. (They make grrr-eat gifts, too!)