Friends + Colleagues

The pet community in Minneapolis is full of wonderful businesses and people! Here’s some of the best, who I highly recommend for anything from pet supplies and grooming to veterinarians and poop pickup! I’m proud to call these fabulous people my friends  :)


Resources and Events

Sidewalk Dog – Your go-to guide for everything pet related! (dog friendly restaurants, stores, parks and services)

K9  Connection – Bringing dogs and dog-lovers together at super fun events (like Beer With Your Buddy)


Local Artists

Lintu Art – Fabulous portraits in a variety of mediums (I love her “marquetry” work)

DC Ice – Whimsical, unique paintings and illustrations (She painted my crew!)

Pet Reliquaries – Bespoke pet memorial lockets made with ash, hair, metal and glass (they’re seriously gorgeous!)


Amazing Products

Stunt Puppy – Innovative, quality gear for your active dog (seriously good stuff)

Cosmo’s Collars – “Dogonomically Correct” collars – super awesome and handmade (Gracie’s wearing one right now)


Fantastic Services

Ollu Dog Wash – Self-service dog wash, or full service grooming (you’ll love the prints on the walls)

Scoopy Poo – Doggy Doo Pickup (they love taking crap from you!)

Ruff Love Dogs – Dog boarding in NE Minneapolis (really great guys and a cool facility!)

Lucky Dog Pet Lodge – Daycare and boarding facility in Bloomington (largest outdoor play area in the cities!)

Pampered Pooch Playground – Doggy Daycare, Hotel, Spa and Training (the most fun your dog will have without you)

Whiskers to Tails Pet Sitting – In-home pet sitting and dog walking (they send you videos of your pet!)

Bubbly Paws – Self-service dog wash, or full service grooming (another business from the Pampered Pooch crew!)

Lucky Dog Pet Care – Dog walking and pet sitting (quite possibly the friendliest in town!)

Hippie Dog – A holistic approach to animal training and behavior (they work with cats too!)


Top Quality Vets

Lake Harriet Vet – Holistic and Traditional Pet Care (some of my biggest fans… and biggest canvases!)

Pet Crossing – Full service vet care, specializing in pet dentistry (clean your dog’s teeth!)

St. Francis Animal and Bird Hospital – A great choice for us Saint Paul-ites (and my personal vet!)

University of MN VMC – Where you go when you need a specialist (one of the biggest and best veterinary medical centers in the world!)

Blue Pearl Vet – Two Minnesota locations: Blaine and Eden Prairie (your vet can refer you here!)

Rice Creek Animal Hospital – Great, family-owned clinic in Lino Lakes (they offer mobile vet services!)

Caravan Vet – The Twin Cities’ only full-service, veterinary house-call practice (I designed their vehicle wrap!)


End of Life Care

MNPETS – Gentle euthanasia at home (making a difficult day the best it can be)

Jen Gale, DVM – Gentle euthanasia at home (the most peaceful goodbye for your pet is at home)

Pets Remembered Cremation – Private, individual pet cremation (a personal touch, ensuring you get all of your pet’s ashes back)

Lisa Havelin – Counseling services for people with terminally ill pets, or pets that have passed (a wonderful, compassionate friend!)

Peaceful Passing for Pets – A comprehensive Home Hospice Care program for pets, in collaboration with veterinarians (they’re doing really great work!)