In 2021, sister businesses Downtown Dogs and Dog’s Day Out launched “Change Unleashed!” as an ongoing commitment to raise awareness and funds for local pet welfare organizations in our community.

In June 2023, we opened Change Unleashed! Barktique in our lobbies. These retail spaces feature only goods that give back to people, pets or the planet. Plus we donate 3% of all merchandise sales to local pet nonprofits.

Meet our current, fourth quarter Change Unleashed! partner:

Their mission:

  • To provide free veterinary care and related services to pets of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
  • Through pop-up street clinics, The Street Dog Coalition volunteers “care for lives on both ends of the leash.”
  • Everything The Street Dog Coalition does is “done with love and kindness, without judgment or conditions… protecting the human-animal bond by caring for the pet and their person.”
  • Since beginning its Minneapolis clinics in 2020, The Street Dog Coalition has treated approximately 1000 pets in need!

From October 1 to December 31, 2023, we’re inviting our customers to join us in supporting The Street Dog Coalition.

Here are three ways you can help:

  1. Round up or donate an extra $2, $5, $10 or more to The Street Dog Coalition when you checkout at Downtown Dogs or Dog’s Day Out.
  2. Make a purchase at Change Unleashed! Barktique and we’ll donate 3% of sales to The Street Dog Coalition.
  3. Place an order through Twin Cities Caricatures and they will donate 25% of the proceeds to The Street Dog Coalition.

To learn more about Street Dog Coalition visit As a completely volunteer-run non-profit, they are always looking for new people to help!

Together we CHANGE the lives of families with pets in need!

Beyond Our Walls 

Did you know that in choosing our expert, dog-loving team for your fur baby’s bathing and grooming, you are also helping homeless dogs, the environment, and your local economy? At Dog’s Day Out (and Downtown Dogs, our sister business and next door neighbor) we are committed to reaching beyond our own walls to make the world a better place for pets and people. For more information on this and a list of rescue partners and resources visit