Support the businesses that support Black Dogs!
Pampered Pooch Playground
Is your pooch ready to be pampered? Located just minutes from Downtown Minneapolis in St Louis Park, P.P.P. offers doggy daycare, hotel, training and spa services - and they LOVE black dogs! There is a limit to the number of dogs in the building each day, so be sure to call Keith, Trisha and the team to make a reservation! While your pooch is playing watch the fun on their webcams, or download thier free iphone application!

Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar
If we had a coffee and wine bar, chances are pretty good that this is what we’d name it. Their great food, funky art and classy old brick and beam space are not a rumor – thankfully they are a reality. Check out their Tango Nights, Annual Block Party and other events to spice up your St. Paul nights.

Downtown Dogs
Give Anne and the crew a call for your doggie daycare and boarding needs. What black dog (or dog of any hue) wouldn’t love their 15,000 square feet of playtime doggie heaven? We love the Live Web Cam where you can watch your dogs at play. I dare you to get any work done! Owner Anne Hendrickson is also the proud mom of three black dogs – like we needed more reasons to love them! is an online resource for pet-related & dog-friendly businesses, destinations & events in the Twin Cities & beyond. Check out their interactive map of dog parks & dog-friendly dining.

Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge
One look at Psycho Suzi’s web page and you realize you’ve stumbled into a separate universe that is part tiki island paradise, part motorcycle hangout and 100% Nordeast’ Minneapolis.

Depot Coffee
Could a coffee shop planned and opened by area students to create a chemically-free environment for teens located in a refurbished brick train depot building get any cooler? It can, and does, when that building is just a few yards away from one of the best city bike trails in Minneapolis. I heard a rumor that they'd like to welcome more trail riders and their dogs, so get out the bike and the leash and head down to the Depot. 

Stray Dog Arts – Jessie Marianiello
 Offering commissioned portraits in a unique and contemporary style, Marianiello’s paintings are a heartfelt gesture celebrating the unconditional love and infinite happiness that our four-legged friends have brought to us. Her paintings tell a story – the story of your one-of-a-kind dog. While the darker color of black dogs makes them harder to photograph, this doesn’t present a problem for Marianiello. Skilled at painting darker colored dogs, her pictures depict nuances that photographs often can’t hope to capture. 

 Fast and Furless
Vegan or not, the beautiful shoes and bags at Fast and Furless should woo you. This gorgeous, simple, sweet boutique on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis is the only one of it’s kind in the Twin Cities. Filled with unique, fun items Fast and Furless is a vegan dream come true.