Bark Your Calendars for Doggie Depot 2022

All aboard! Doggie Depot is back in person (with safety measures included, pup course)!

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! And safe–we see you Omicron (scroll to end fur more COVID safety deets).

Doggie Depot Deets

When + Where: Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the gorgeous Waiting Room at Union Depot in St. Paul (map).

The Sponsor: Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota

The Photographer: Kendell Victoria Photography

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 Dog-Friendly Restaurant Pass (just $10 for 20+ FREE drinks) and Patio Leashes (can’t wait to show you our NEW patterns). The lineup also includes Long Dog Apparel, Fido Fizzies, Stashios, and loads more, so get ready to treat your pooches, people!

The Entertainment:

  • Attendees will witness the crowning of the furbulous Saint Paul Winter Carnival Canine-King Boreas and Canine-Queen of Snows. Enter your pup to be crowned royalty by Jan. 17. Submissions will be narrowed down to 15 queen finalists and 15 king finalists selected at random. Voting for the 30 finalists will be open from Jan. 21-30, and winners will be announced on social media on Jan. 31.
Fit fur a crown. | KME Photography
  • Doga! Studio 9-5 will lead you and your dog in practicing yoga postures and massage techniques, resulting in a happy, chill pack. The doga class begins at 9 a.m., prior to the event beginning. Please bring your yoga mat and an open mind.
  • A number of local rescues, such as Grey Face Rescue & Retirement and A Rotta Love Plus, will bring adoptable dogs for you to swoon over.

COVID Considerations

Face masks are required. If pup forgets to pack yours, there will be free masks at the informational booth. There will be sanitizing station posted throughout the space and constant wiping down of shared surfaces. A new and improved layout will promote one-way traffic. Union Depot and Sidewalk Dog are closely monitoring ongoing news, and will share updates if/when needed.

Bark your calendars and be sure to get your caboose to Union Depot that day!

Featured photo: KME Photography

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5 thoughts on “Bark Your Calendars for Doggie Depot 2022

    1. Andrea Lahouze

      Hi, John! They are accepting submissions until January 15, and then the voting round is January 18-27. Good luck!!

  1. Denise

    This hit my inbox 2/21. While getting excited to go ( We missed the last one).I noticed the date of the doggie-depo was 2/2. Typo? Please say it is.


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