Dogs are obviously angels, but even the brightest halos in the bunch wanna get a little rowdy with friends from time to time. But where can doggo go to get ruff ‘n tumbly when the weather’s frightful? Fur starters, check out these off-leash, indoor dog meetups in the Twin Cities.
For smol dogs
Pint Size Pooches hosts frequent meetups (usually $8) for woofers weighing 15 pounds or less. These playdates are hosted all over the Twin Cities, allowing for the pups to run and play while their pawrents socialize.
Or, wag on over to Dog Day Getaway on Sunday mornings for their Tiny Tots and Small Dogs playgroups ($10 at the door).
Dog Day Getaway‘s also the place for Sunday afternoon puppy playtime ($10). You’ll have the opportunity to meet other puppy parents and compare how many shoes have been chewed since you brought your lil floofer home.
Our pals at Animal Humane Society host puppy playgroups ($10 for members or $15 for non-members) separated by age and size on Saturday mornings in Maple Grove.
Got a perma-zoomer? Sounds like flyball at Twin Cities Obedience Training Club could be pawfect for your pup. Beginner Flyball is $140 for a 9-week course, and you can find more info about prerequisites and how to apply here!
Looking for a new joint hobby with Fido? Minnesota Skidogs are looking for experienced skijoring dogs and newbies alike to join their FREE cross-country skiing club.
For breed enthusiasts
For dogs who wanna party with their doppelgangers, there are off-leash meetup groups for a furiety of breeds, including Boxers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, and Pugs (plus an extra one for Cavaliers because *somepuppy* can’t get enough of ’em). Check each link for pricing!
For single pawrents
Twin Cities Pet-Loving Singles is looking for single dog moms and dog dads who want to connect virtually and find their better (hooman) halves, because they’ve obvi already found their slobbery soulmates.
Plus a few indoor dog parks
St. Cloud doggos go mutts for Grey Face Rescue’s indoor dog park, a 1,000-square-foot wonder that benefits the rescue’s pups. You can even rent the space out for a VIP (very important pups, duh), exclusive group play option ($15 for 55 minutes).
Between the tasty pints and pups galore, everyone’ll ruv Unleashed Hounds & Hops. They’ve got puppy playtime on Sundays, free treats for the first 75 doggos in the door on Tuesdays, breed nights on Wednesdays, and rescue fundraisers on Thursday’s. Like, come on. This place is a doggie haven! Grab a day pass online for $7.99.
Where’s your mutt mingling? Woof at us in the comments and tag us in all your pup-about-town adventures @sidewalkdog!
Featured photo: Laura Howard
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