2018 Give to the Max with Ruff Start Rescue | Stanley’s, Minneapolis

November 15th, 2018 the state of MN assembled for a huge giving effort for nonprofits called Give to the Max. Ruff Start Rescue had touched base with me earlier in the year at Athletes for Animals about being part of their event in the fall. Whoosh went the time and we were situated in Stanley’s in Minneapolis with a table full of silent auction swag, a dog friendly patio with smooches for pooches, tasty brews and food and some intense trivia as well as awesome DJ skills of DJ Kirkabee (she’s pretty awesome, I mean she had me at Safety Dance).

Plus there was a whole slew of pups who stopped out for scratches and tasty dog items from the menu. And of course treats from me! Plus got to meet an adorable shortstack named Konig (and check out those little teef!)

Thank you everyone who was part of Give to the Max this year! (And Lexi for the faces haha!)

Sidewalk Dog Brewery PassEvent | Inbound BrewCo | Minneapolis

It was a brisk day for Sidewalk Dog’s Brewery Pass Event but luckily it was warm and toasty inside Inbound BrewCo in Minneapolis. Pups and their people flocked out for their chance to snag the brewery pass that grants free beer at 17 dog friendly breweries! A portion of the proceeds went to Pinky Swear Foundation which helps kids with cancer and their families. Rolling Rover Bistro, Squirrel and Kovered Up Boutique had quaint tables of pet friendly wares (perfect for the pre holiday shoppers!).

There were some familiar faces – Gordon  (rubyandgordon) who had grown into his ears since I saw him at Lakes & Legends, Luna & her new sister Zoey (luny2oons) – yes Luna barked at me when I photographed her, its her thing with me haha! Lucy (lucyloutherescuedog), Cooper (coop.and.chlo) and Leo (leo_the_lionpup) all arrived in style. It was my first time meeting Leo and he gave me a GINORMOUS 5 min hug!

There were tons of new friends and I had a blast! Thank you everyone who came out to Sidewalk Dog’s Brewery Pass Event!