Walking a Dog When it's 20 Below--Visit Rosedale!

Real Estate Agent with Boardman Realty Minnesota License#90858

For the past few years or so, my household has been cat friendly and canine free. However, this winter we have a guest in our Ham Lake acreage home. Spencer is a St Paul resident who's normal life includes daily doggie daycare, keeping the bunnies out of his fenced backyard and sharing the sidewalks daily with his canine friends. Spending weeks in Anoka County without neighbor dogs to hang with has been boring. The squirrels and white-tailed deer that frequent our backyard are fun to watch from the window but when Spencer goes out, only the tracks in the snow remain.

This past week has been the worst. Brutally cold below zero wind chills have made tracking interesting scents a less enjoyable adventure. Spencer is not an winter dog. As a terrier mix, the cold makes him shiver. He has had to don not only a coat but four  little booties to keep his feet warm as well. Anything longer than a 5 minute walk can be rather painful.

So early this morning we packed up Spencer and drove south about 20 minutes to Rosedale for the weekly indoor dog walking event. As feline owners, we were not prepared for the hundreds of people and pets walking through the Roseville shopping center so early in the morning. The final lines from Dr Suess's Go Dog Go came to mind..."Big dogs, Little dogs, Red dogs, Blue dogs all at a dog party!"

Spencer was in heaven! Forty-five minutes later after taking three laps around the mall, we were all ready for heading back home.

While living on acreage is an adventure, visiting other areas in the Twin Cities has it's perks. And as a local real estate agent, I find many fun events in the areas I serve. Roseville, Minnesota and other north metro communities have much to offer and it is fun to explore whether it's warm and sunny or seasonably cold.

Thinking of buying a home in the Twin Cities? Call me and let me help you find the perfect home to meet your family's requirements (and your pet's requirements too!)

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Teri Eckholm. REALTOR with Boardman Realty, is a native Minnesotan who has lived and worked in the Minneapolis St Paul metro all of her life. She specializes in lakeshore homes, acreage properties and first time home buyers but assists anyone making a move in the north and east Twin Cities metro.

If you are buying, selling or relocating to Minnesota and need help from a professional REALTOR®, give Teri , a call or visit her website for a FREE Home Buyer Success Guide or FREE Home Value Report She specialize in acreage and lakeshore properties in the north and east Twin Cities metro area including Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and all communities in the Forest Lake School District! Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

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Comments (3)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

What a neat thing for the mall to do.  I hope others follow the example

Jan 27, 2019 07:00 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Wow Teri that's great that they open to mall for a dog walk!  Great to see you BTW - miss you around this group and AR. And that bitter cold is exactly why I moved out of MN :)  Just saying!!

Jan 28, 2019 03:02 PM
Teri Eckholm

It's open every Sunday morning for dog walking from Nov through March or April I think. This week it was a very popular place to be.

Jan 29, 2019 08:48 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Teri Eckholm - Dog walk at the mall designed for customers and their beloved dogs is just perfect! When I was in Switzerland, it was common practice and fun to see the dogs and their owners. It's about time dogs are treated like family in public places.

I hope you stay safe and warm. Your weather sounds brutal! I have family in WI and IL who will be going through this too. 

Jan 28, 2019 05:38 PM
Teri Eckholm

Thanks...the weather was above normal all January but now we are getting a blast of Siberian weather for a few days. It will be 40-50 degrees warmer this weekend...If we can survive the next 3 days.

Jan 29, 2019 08:49 AM