Signaling the end of Minnesota’s dog days of summer, City Pages Minneapolis is hosting their second annual dog-friendly event, Hounds and Hops, on Saturday, September 22 in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood. We love that a portion of the proceeds will benefit Secondhand Hounds.

We had such a blast hosting and emceeing the DLR dog and human fashion show last year, we’re doing it again.  We are recruiting some of our friends to walk the runway and rock our dog and human apparel, including Murrow the Frenchie, Leo the Lionpup, Gus Gus In The City, Waffles Vonfurryface, 3 of a Kind Plus 1, Dood Named Nelson and more!  Just a peek at what the runway looked like last year…


To pay proper homage to human’s best friend, bring your (well behaved, leashed) pup and grab a local brew from 612BREW to enjoy an afternoon full of tail wags and wet kisses.  Experience treats from dog friendly vendors, mouth-watering food trucks (for two-and four-legged friends alike!) and a chance to meet local Instagram famous dogs including PointerProblems, Endeavors of Ego, Christopher Cline, Gus Gus In The City, Holly and Juneau & more!

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (fashion show 1-1:30)

901 N. 2nd St.

This event is for humans and rovers of all ages.
Ages 5 and under: FREE
Ages 6-12: $5
Ages 13+: $10

Other vendors and sponsors:
Duluth Coffee Company
Minnesota Lottery
American Rug Laundry
NutriSource Pet Foods
Edina Realty
Metro Dogs Daycare & Boarding
Dog Days St. Paul
Hewing Hotel
Psychic Cynthia
Darby’s Pub and Grill
HH Chrome for a Cause; Honeys Hats, LLC.
Envy Skin Clinic
Farrell’s North Loop
Smart Cookie MN
Loop Dental
Martin’s Clothing Boutique / North Shore Apparel
Raw Bistro Pet Fare
Lucy & Co.
Clear Health Chiropractic
1010 Washington Wine & Spirits
Brandi Warmbier- State Farm Agent
Twin Cities Obedience Training Club (TCOTC)
Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive
Lifted Optics
Vals Brew Treats
9 Yum Yum Ice Cream
The Fabled Rooster
Thai Thai Street Food

We hope to see our local friends there!

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Kristin + Trixie

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