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Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 12:12 AM ( 59 views )  - Posted by Administrator

A spay / neuter fundraiser that helps black dogs? Absolutely! Affordable spay / neuter programs have been shown to be a key element in reducing pet overpopulation. I don't think its a stretch to suggest that reducing pet overpopulation may also result in fewer black dogs ending up in shelters each year. Spay / neuter programs are part of the solution - and the "Pins for Pets" fundraiser is our chance to step up and help.

The Homes for All Pets Coalition's “Pins for Pets” event raises money for their Pet Fix spay and neuter programs and is one event that no one concerned with shelter animal welfare should miss. If you are looking for a way to make a difference, here is your chance. We know these programs work, so lace up your bowling shoes for an afternoon and get out the checkbook. Let’s help The Homes for All Pets Coalition do this important work.

To learn more go to the Pins for Pets website at . The Pins for Pets event is on Sunday, August 3rd at Flaherty’s Arden Bowl in Arden Hills. The festivities start with a 2:30 pm check-in and bowling from 4 to 6pm. The event includes give-aways, fun door prizes and a live radio broadcast of the Katie K9 show.

IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN FORMING A BLACK DOG BOWLING TEAM, CONTACT ME: No bowling skill necessary ( my game is case in point) - a love of dogs will suffice.


Monday, July 21, 2008, 11:59 PM ( 113 views )  - Posted by Administrator

Join us at The Nomad Bar for the "Beer with Your Buddy Event" organized through Angie at K9 Connections. All event proceeds go to a different animal rescue group each month. Bring your dog an enjoy a cold one for a worthy cause with dozens of other dog owners. We'll be there with members of our weekly Black Dog Walking Group. Come say hi - you can't miss us. We'll be the ones covered in black dog hair.

For more information or to buy youor ticket in advance of the event, go to:

See you there-


Monday, July 21, 2008, 11:31 PM ( 108 views )  - Posted by Administrator
We had a great time at Lake Harriet on Sunday, and found that it doesn't take a lot to coax the dogs into the water. Bear and Kaiser simply laid down. We'll be walking again this Sunday, 7/27 at 10:30. For more detials, sign up on our mailing list or e-mail us at


Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 08:35 AM ( 53 views )  - Posted by Administrator

The July issue of Sidewalk Dog featured our Black Dog Walking Group, Dunn Brothers Linden Hills where our group meets and a terrific artist Jessie Marianiello. If you don't receive Sidewalk Dog, you’re missing out. This is the go-to site for area dog lovers. It’s full of news about dog friendly events and businesses written in an entertaining way. To subscribe this free e-newsletter, go to to subscribe. Did I mention that it's free? :)

Sidewalk Dog, July 2008 Issue

We at Sidewalk Dog are born connectors, so we love nothing more than to hook you up with the dog-friendly businesses, non-profits, and events who love you. Why? Because when dog lovers come together, good things happen!

This month our featured pet business, Stray Dog Arts, has its works featured in the Linden Hills Dunn Bros. Starting in July, advocates will meet up every Sunday at the Linden Hills Dunn Bros and then walk around Lake Harriet to raise awareness of Black Dog Syndrome -- the true phenomenon that black dogs are the least adopted dogs from shelters and rescues because of their color.

Together, these three organizations will support each other's missions and create a win-win-win by working together. Bravo!

Are you seeing these kinds of connections happening in your community? Tell us about them so we can celebrate them in our newsletter!

Peace and Belly Rubs,

Alice Barry and Ali Jarvis
Co-Editors, The Dog eDish Newsletter
Reporting on the Dog-Friendly Twin Cities Since 2005

Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 08:40 PM ( 59 views )  - Posted by Administrator

The Black Dog walking group is on the move - to Lake Harriet. Thank you to Linden Hills Dunn Brothers owners Carrie and Brian Ehlers for welcoming our group to the Dunn Brothers patio where we can have a few beverages and chill with the doggies after the walk. Detials are below - SEE YOU SUNDAY!

Black Dog Walking Group - Lake Harriet. Help us raise awareness about Black Dog Syndrome

Do you have a black dog? Are you ready to get out and walk now that it's finally summer? We meet at Lake Harriet to walk once a week for fun, exercise and to raise awareness about Black Dog Syndrome. For more information about why we're focusing on black dogs in particular go to our website,

WHO: Anyone with one or more black dogs. Foster dogs are encouraged to join us. This is great exposure for dogs awaiting adoption.

WHAT: A casual walk with our black dogs around Lake Harriet, or as far as you want to go. Those who want can return to the Linden Hills Dunn Brothers patio for social time after the walk. Owners Carrie and Brian Ehlers are dog lovers and welcome our group.

WHERE: Meet in front of the Linden Hills Dunn Brothers Coffee, and we’ll walk to the lake from there. 2814 West 43rd Street, Linden Hills, 55410, (612) 925-5669. PLEASE PARK AROUND THE CORNER FROM DUNN BROTHERS SO WE DON'T MONOPOLIZE THE PARKING WHILE WE GO ON OUR WALK. THEIR PARKING LOT IS NOT LARGE :) For a map and directions go to: ... tion_id=8#

WHEN: This Sunday July 13th, 10:30 a.m.

WHY: Black dogs are often the last to be adopted and are euthanised in much larger numbers than other dogs. They are frequently overlooked because potential adopters may consider them too "plain," think that they appear more menacing, or they simply may not see them because their darker color makes them disappear in their kennels. Those involved in animal rescue refer to this as “Black Dog Syndrome.” We want black dogs to become more visible and a little black dog herd marching around the lake is a step in the right direction.

Our new website provides free marketing and PR resources to help rescue groups and animal shelters increase the number of black dog adoptions.

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