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Meet our new groomer, Jess!

Welcome to Dog’s Day Out’s newest groomer, Jess! Growing up in a family of show dog enthusiasts, Jess has been a member of the pet care industry her entire life. She is a graduate of Rio Grooming School, and a former professional show dog handler. She’s proficient in breed standard trims, and hand stripping wire […]

Written by on October 29, 2022

An “I Just Knew It” Story

Join Downtown Dogs and Dog’s Day Out in Supporting Spot’s Last Stop this Holiday Season “I just knew it”, says Lindsey Heiserman. “That face staring back at me from the computer screen was my next dog. She had deep, inquisitive eyes and ears that stood straight up like antennas. Her name was Toula and she […]

Written by on October 10, 2022

Groomer Andy’s Rescue Pup: Far From A “Flash” In the Pan

This is the story of Flash, a scrappy, little (10 lb.) dog who was boarding at Downtown Dogs for about six months because his owner’s living situation didn’t allow for dogs. The owner tried and tried but finally told us that he couldn’t make things work and that he needed to surrender Flash. That’s when […]

Written by on August 17, 2022

Frannie Says “Time for Tick Talk”

Ticks are not just a nuisance. They can transmit dangerous diseases to dogs and their humans. Even when there’s medication on board to help control these pests, you should inspect your dog regularly for ticks. Early detection and removal decreases risk of disease. Minnesota is home to over twelve species of ticks, including three that […]

Written by on July 25, 2022

Meet The Dog That Talks

Many who have succumbed to participating in Gen Z dominated media throughout the pandemic have come across the  TikTok videos from Bunny the Sheepadoodle and her human Alexis (@whataboutbunny on TikTok and Instagram). What’s so special about Bunny is that she speaks English. By using a series of circular buttons that produce different words, Bunny […]

Written by on February 3, 2022

Fall Tips to Keep Pups Safe

Our dogs’ needs change with each season. Fall has arrived and our pup experts are here with a few tips and tools to ease the transition into the pending colder months. If your dog is like a lot of Minnesotans, she loves fall. A perfect break from the heat without having to go out quite […]

Written by on October 5, 2021

Helen Says, “It’s National Pet Hydration Awareness Month!”

Minnesota pups drink, swim, and play around water all summer long. As July comes to an end, these friendly safety tips can help keep hydration and water-related issues at the forefront of our minds for the rest of the sunny season. Keeping pups hydrated is hugely important during summertime, as dogs can develop heatstroke, kidney […]

Written by on July 30, 2021

Frannie Says: Spring is here!

Lots of dogs will celebrate the season by shedding their thick, soft winter undercoat for a breezier summer fur. And many dog-loving humans will start noticing extra piles of fluff getting in the way of their spring cleaning. Shedding is part of a dog’s natural rhythm, allowing them to adjust to changing seasons and temperatures. […]

Written by on May 7, 2021

Lyle Says: February is National Pet Dental Health Month

How Toothbrushing can put a Smile on Their Face (and Yours) Just like with people, your dog’s dental health is an important part of their overall health. Your pup’s bad breath can be more than a stinky annoyance. It can be a sign of gingivitis, gum infection, tooth decay or other more serious internal health […]

Written by on February 24, 2021