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'Bully Breeds' Now Available for Adoption in Minneapolis

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"Bully breeds" are now going up for adoption in Minneapolis.

Pit Bull Receives 'Good Canine Award' for Saving Brooklyn Park Boy

Tatortot the pit bull - Photo: City of Brooklyn Park

A Brooklyn Park dog received the mayor’s Good Canine Award for saving the life of a young boy.

Last October, Tatortot the pit bull got help for 4-year-old Peyton Anderson when he was able to smell that the boy’s glucose levels had dropped dangerously low and that he was nearly unconscious.

Edina Dog Park Off the Leash

Edina Dog Park Off the Leash

Tails are wagging because dogs can now roam free in another “dog park” in Edina. The Parks & Recreation Department recently opened a second off-leash area (OLA) at Strachauer Park.

NE Minneapolis Dog Parade

Dog lovers will want to be in Northeast Minneapolis on July 26th.  That is the day the neighborhood hosts the Northeast Dog Parade.  It begins at 6:15pm at Chute Park in Minneapolis. 

The parade goes along Hennepin Avenue and winds its way to the riverfront.  The event includes prizes for dogs, refreshments and giveaways. 

Dog Grounds Fundraiser in Minneapolis

The organization that runs three dog parks in Downtown Minneapolis is holding a fundraiser through art.  Dog Grounds is selling steel dog silhouettes for $500 each to raise money for their non-profit.

The pieces of steel are put up at one of the dog parks along with a small plaque.  There are more than 300 silhouettes that people can choose.

 

Holiday Pet Safety

Minnesota vets want to make sure pet owners remember to keep their Thanksgiving feast away from their animals.

Blessing of the Animals in Minneapolis

The Basilica of Saint Mary is holding its annual blessing of the the animals this Sunday, September 30th.  Owners can bring their pets to the front lawn starting at 1pm with the service starting at 1:30pm. 

There will also be a processional at the end of the service.  T-shirts and bandanas to mark the event will also be for sale.

The celebration is tied to Saint F