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Minneapolis, MN, 55403

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Minneapolis, MN, 55401

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Minneapolis, MN, 55415

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Minneapolis, MN, 55407

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Minneapolis, MN, 55401

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Minneapolis, MN, 55401

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Minneapolis, MN, 55414

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Minneapolis, MN, 55406

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Minneapolis, MN, 55414

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Minneapolis, MN, 55416

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Minneapolis, MN, 55406

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Why book a dog walker in Minneapolis?

Browse Minneapolis, MN dog walkers to find a Caregiver that can provide the best pet care for your dog 鈥 whether your pup is a major sniffing machine and needs a patient walker, or loves to pull full force and needs someone strong to hold the leash. Dog walkers on the Wag! platform are waiting to take your furry friend on a walk around Minneapolis, MN so you don't have to stress about pet care. The app even notifies you when your dog poops or pees along the way!

The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Minneapolis

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Linden Hills

The Linden Hills area of Minneapolis, MN is an up and coming mix of residential and small businesses that epitomizes the Midwest charm the city is known for.聽

Tucked off of the sleepy streets, the Bass Lake Belt Line is a popular restored trail that features miles of poochtastic activities for both you and Fido. Leashed dogs are welcome to partake in trail running or more leisurely activities in one of the park鈥檚 scenic pasture areas. If you time your visit right, you just might catch the annual Linden Hills Woofstock where owners and their well-dressed four-legged companions can strut their stuff while raising money for doggie charities.

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Downtown West

Downtown West Minneapolis is a thriving urban neighborhood located near the heart of the best the area has to offer in dining and retail shopping. A wide variety of restaurants cater to Fido鈥檚 preference to people watch while you dine.聽

To help work off those dog cookies after dinner, the Loring Off-Leash Dog Park will let pets and owners stretch their legs. The park also features a host of interactive features such as grass, gravel, and boulders sure to stimulate your pooch鈥檚 senses and see them having a howling good time with fellow friendly canines and their human companions.

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University District

The University District neighborhood of Minneapolis is home to the University of Minnesota鈥檚 sprawling campus. This popular and scenic green space is the perfect area for a barktastic walk in between classes or a quick game of fetch to brighten your mood while studying.聽

Nearby TCF stadium is also dog friendly and offers a host of canine-themed events throughout the sports seasons. If you鈥檝e worked up an appetite after all that doggie action, the northern tip of the campus area is home to a variety of pet-friendly restaurants where you and Fido can dine in style during Minneapolis鈥 cool summer evenings.

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Columbia Park

Columbia Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota is a desirable neighborhood for residents looking to live near all the action. Best of all, canine owners will appreciate the wide variety of dog-friendly amenities in this trendy residential area located just north of the University of Minnesota campus.聽

The St. Anthony Parkway Off-Leash Recreation Area is one of the area鈥檚 most desirable dog parks. Mulch and grass surfaces will allow Fido the freedom to romp, roam and explore while getting in some quality socialization with other like-minded and friendly pooches. No need to worry about shade, as the park鈥檚 fully mature native trees provide plenty of respite on warm weather days.

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Victory

The Victory Neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota is a highly sought after residential district, well-known for showing both two and four-legged family members a good time.聽

One of the area鈥檚 numerous dog parks, the Bassett Creek Dog Park is open year round for Fido to come sniff, explore, and socialize to his or her heart鈥檚 content. This off-leash park is fully fenced and provides a wide open space for plenty of room to run.聽

Conveniently located near the on-leash friendly Cedar Knoll Park, the Carlson Dog Park was designed to allow your pet to have a barking good time while ensuring their safety and security behind the area鈥檚 full fencing.

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Minneapolis is teeming with聽parks, restaurants, hotels, and businesses that welcome four-legged pals. Here are some of the things that you can do with your furbaby in the City of Lakes!聽


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Dog-friendly eateries in Minneapolis

If you鈥檙e feeling hungry, you can grab a bite to eat with your best friend at these places!

The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar

This restaurant in the Howe neighborhood of South Minneapolis is a favorite among many pet parents and pups thanks to its year-round dog-friendly 鈥減awtio鈥 and three-course dog menu. Canine patrons are also provided with complimentary water and yoga mats to sit on. For humans, there鈥檚 an extensive food menu with gluten-free and vegan options and 40 beers on tap.聽

Unleashed Hounds and Hops

This casual spot in Downtown Minneapolis is Minnesota鈥檚 first combination dog park, bar, and restaurant. Let your pooch run and play to their heart鈥檚 content while you sip on a cold beer; this indoor dog park is a 鈥済rrreat鈥 place for dogs and humans to socialize any time of the year. Be sure to register your dog on the Unleashed website before you visit!

MN Nice Cream

This ice cream shop in Northeast Minneapolis is known for its fun concoctions. Take your pick from the specials menu or build your own cone with your choice of regular or vegan soft serve and a variety of toppings including edible glitter. Don鈥檛 forget to order a pup cup for your canine companion too, then head out to the patio to enjoy your sweet treats.聽聽




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Dog-friendly activities in Minneapolis聽

There鈥檚 no need to leave your furry pal at home. Let them tag along to these activities around Mill City!

Linden Hills Farmers Market

Looking for something to do on a Sunday morning? Shop local produce, food, crafts, and more with your pooch in tow at this dog-friendly farmers market. Located in the parking lot of Settergrens of Linden Hills, the Linden Hills Farmers Market features a lineup of farmers, food entrepreneurs, and artisans that changes every week.聽

Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, MN

Stone Arch Bridge聽

This former railroad bridge, recognized as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, is an excellent spot for a relaxing stroll with your pup. Stretch your legs while enjoying views of the Mississippi River,聽St. Anthony Falls, and Downtown Minneapolis. It also connects to parks on either bank, so you have the option to extend your walk.

Wheel Fun Rentals

Hop on a聽stand up paddleboard聽or聽kayak聽with your pup and explore the water together. Wheel Fun Rentals offers dog-friendly rentals at four locations across Minneapolis, including Bde Maka Ska, Lake Harriet, Lake Nokomis, and Minnehaha Falls. Remember to check your location鈥檚 hours and bring a聽dog life jacket!



Where to take pics of your dog in Minneapolis

Does your pup love to pose for the camera? Take them to these Instagrammable spots around the City of Lakes!

Spoonbridge and Cherry in Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Located in the heart of the city, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the largest urban sculpture garden in the country. It spans 11 acres and features more than 60 works of art, including the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. With so many sculptures on site, there鈥檚 definitely no shortage of photo opportunities here!

Lyndale Park Rose Garden

The Lyndale Park Rose Garden on the northeast shore of Lake Harriet is the second oldest public rose garden in the country, showcasing 3,000 plants on 1.5 acres. You鈥檒l want to visit between mid-June and early October for the best photos. Other themed gardens in the park are the Annual-Perennial Garden, the Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden, and the Peace Garden, all of which provide picturesque backdrops as well.


Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis, MN

Minnehaha Falls聽

Just a few miles south of Downtown Minneapolis, Minnehaha Falls in Minnehaha Regional Park is said to be the most photographed site in聽Minnesota. To get your pup鈥檚 picture with the famed 53-foot waterfall, you can head to the upper viewing area for a panoramic shot or down the stone stairs which will take you to the base of the falls.聽

First Avenue & 7th St Entry

Make your way to these historic music venues with your pup鈥攏ot to see a show, but to take photos. The exterior of the building is painted black and two sides are covered with white stars bearing the names of the artists who have played here; it鈥檚 impossible to leave without cool photos!聽

Prince Mural

Just a bone鈥檚 throw from First Avenue & 7th St Entry is an impressive mural of legendary musician and Minneapolis native Prince. You鈥檒l find the purple-hued artwork on the side of a parking garage. Shoot from across the street to capture the 100-foot mural in its entirety, or pose your pooch next to it to capture the details.


Lake of the Isles Lagoon, Minneapolis, MN

Dog-friendly event in Minneapolis

Uptown Dog Fair

Mark your calendars for the third annual Uptown Dog Fair! Both two- and four-legged attendees can expect to have a barking good time at this free event. Browse the vendor booths and pick up some adorable handmade accessories and delicious homemade treats for your furbaby. Have your pup鈥檚 caricature drawn on the spot, and take advantage of the many opportunities for cute family photos. There鈥檚 also going to be giveaways and rescue organizations, so don't miss out!聽

The Uptown Dog Fair is happening on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Lake of the Isles Lagoon near the聽Midtown Greenway聽and East Bde Maka Ska Parkway. Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome. For more information, check out the official Uptown Dog Fair聽website!


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Animal rescue spotlight in Minneapolis

Pet Haven

The first foster-based animal rescue in Minnesota, Pet Haven has been rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming dogs and cats since 1952. All of its animals stay in foster homes where they can fully express their personalities, work on overcoming fears, and recover from trauma in a loving environment, giving them a better chance of getting adopted. Every Pet Haven pet also receives medical treatment, training, and behavioral support.

In addition to helping animals find their forever families, Pet Haven is committed to reducing the number of homeless pets in Minnesota. It was the first organization in the state to require spay/neuter prior to adoption and offers an annual grant to support the spay/neuter efforts of animal welfare groups.

Pet Haven has helped over 20,000 dogs and cats to date. To see its adoptable animals, visit the Pet Haven website, Facebook, or Instagram!


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