One of the most popular groups in Minneapolis is the Ruff Start Rescue. This group is run by dedicated and passionate volunteers who work tirelessly to rescue abandoned, stray, and homeless pets. What's unique about this group is that they choose not to have a physical shelter, instead only promoting foster-based care for pups on the belief that it's a more desirable environment for pooches. Though the number of pets they're able to take in is limited, they've been able to help hundreds of pets in the area since their inception in 2010.
There are dozens of other groups as well that help pups find homes, foster families, and receive medical treatment. Midwest Animal Rescue, Secondhand Hounds, and Pet Project Rescue are all organizations that put pups first, running off volunteer staff and donations to help house doggos in the area.
One of the best parks for your pup is Lake of the Isles. It's completely fenced, so your pooch can prance around off-leash, and it offers separate sections for big and small dogs.
Another park, the Franklin Terrace off-leash dog park, is perfect for the pooch who wants to zoom around for hours. With plenty of space, secure fences, and lots of other pups, this popular spot is perfect for your pooch.
Other parks like Minnehaha, St. Anthony Parkway, and Victory Prairie are also good options. Remember, before you take your pup to off-leash parks, you must obtain a permit!
Other spots, like Riverview Wine Bar, Nomad World Pub, and Colossal Cafe are also lauded for their extra-dog-friendly-vibes.