I found the amazing site for things to do with your dog and I am not exaggerating when I say it got me (and my dog and hubby) through the Polar Vortex!
The site is called Sidewalk Dog. The opening sentence on their site is: "Sidewalk Dog Media is a cause-based company with a simple mission: To promote thriving relationships between dogs, their people, and the community we share."
You will find so many things to do with your dog that you didn't know existed. Plus dog friendly malls, hotels, shops and restaurants.
Sidewalk Dog has expanded to Chicago, Denver and Seattle as well.
When you sign up for their newsletter you will get updates on all the dog friendly happenings in town, most of which you won't want to miss. I mean who doesn't want to go to Yappy Hour!! A great place for pups to meet for K-9 company and the 'hoomans' can get a bite as well.
The site points you to dog friendly events, restaurants, brew pubs, stores and more. Lots of info on Dog Parks as well. But now here is my favorite part. Their Dog Friendly Brewery Pass and Dog Friendly Treat Pass!!
The indoor brewery pass was the life saving part of the most horrible winter ever for us! For $20 you could buy a pass to 17 of some of the best Brew Pubs in Minneapolis and you get a free hand crafted beer at each of them! Pups are allowed inside so on those blustery cold days your pooch can socialize with other pups, get lots of pats from other dog crazy people, and Mom and Dad get a free beer while playing a board game or cards. What's not to love!
Most of the brew pubs have food trucks and many even have special events for the pups.
The new Summer Brewery Pass is out and it includes 24 brew pubs, some of which dogs are not allowed inside but they have dog friendly patios.
A super cool new pass is the Dog-Friendly Treat Pass. There are 20 restaurants and stores to visit that offer a free treat for your dog, you or both! Turkey Muttloaf (that is for your dog not you), ice cream treats, coffee (that's for you not your dog) and more!
I just got my 'Treat Pass" and Hazel (my St Bernard) can't wait to get out to meet more new friends and start enjoying the free treats!