Known as the Saintly City, Saint Paul is full of fun things for dog lovers to see, do, and explore. It’s also home to a number of saintly animal rescue and welfare organizations that save the lives of abused, neglected, and unwanted animals.
Animal Humane Society has been helping all creatures great and small in Minnesota since 1878. With locations in Saint Paul, Buffalo, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, and Woodbury, it cares for more than 23,000 animals in need. With a vision to create a more humane world for animals, Animal Humane Society is a non-profit that doesn’t receive any government funding.
Twin Cities Pet Rescue is another rescue group that works tirelessly to improve the lives of homeless pets in Saint Paul and neighbouring Minneapolis. Founded in 2009, this non-profit is committed to rescuing animals with special needs and those at critical risk of being euthanized. Rescued animals receive high-quality veterinary care and nutrition, basic training, and shelter in a loving foster home until they can be matched with a loving owner. This comprehensive approach has helped more than 2,000 pets find forever homes.
If you’re looking for a new furry friend, Animal Humane Society and Twin Cities Pet Rescue always have a number of paw-some pets up for adoption. Volunteers and financial support are always more than welcome, too, ensuring that these wonderful organizations can continue helping pets in need.
Listen to some great live music and help save the lives of animals in need — that’s the basic premise of Rock4Rescues, a pet-acular annual benefit concert held at Sociable Cider Works in Minneapolis. As well as seven hours of rockin’ music from great local artists, this pet-friendly event also includes a Photo pack walk, adoption event, arts and crafts, vendors, food trucks, a beer garden and so much more! Best of all, proceeds from Rock4Rescues benefit a host of local non-profit animal rescue and welfare organizations.
Join thousands of other people and their pets to support a great cause at Animal Humane Society’s Walk for Animals. Held in Golden Valley, this paw-some social event lets you and your dog take a relaxing stroll, meet heaps of other dog lovers, and show your support for animals in need in the Twin Cities. There’s a stack of other dog-friendly games and activities to be enjoyed on the day, and you’ll be filled with those warm, fuzzy feelings that come from doing something worthwhile for weeks afterwards.
Wonderful wines, wagging tails, and woofs combine at this pup-tacular annual fundraiser. Held to support Second Chance Animal Rescue in White Bear Lake, Wine & Woof takes place at Stillwater’s Northern Vineyards Winery. Apart from sampling the delicious wines, this “bring your dog to the winery day” also gives you the paw-fect chance to meet new people and treat your dog to a free canine massage. The first 150 pooches also get a doggy bag at the event, so make sure you and your pet get in early.
Ready for some fast and furr-ious fun? Register now for the annual Fast and the Furry, a 5K run/walk and 8K run to benefit People and Pets Together. Held at Harriet Island each May, this dog-friendly event welcomes runners, walkers, and their furry friends to tackle the course of their choosing. More than just an athletic event, race day also features a free pet expo that’s open to the general public. There you can browse an exciting range of pet products and services, and maybe even stock up on a few treats for your canine companion. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or more of a lazy Labrador, head along and check out all the fun.
Ever wanted to take your dog to a baseball game? Now you can, thanks to the annual dog day at the Saint Paul Saints Stadium! Not only do you get to enjoy some high-quality baseball with your furry friend by your side, but you get to do it all with a huge crowd of fellow animal lovers. Your dog will love the ballpark atmosphere as well as the chance to enjoy free giveaways, product samples and vendors, along with heaps of other doggy activities. There are great freebies for the first 1,000 dogs through the gates, and your pooch will no doubt love the opportunity to sniff, frolic, and play with heaps of new doggy friends.