For my job, I spend too much time sitting at my computer cranking out social media content for local businesses or columns. Like a lot of desk-sitters, I know I need to take more breaks to stand and walk. I tried using an app that reminded me to walk around every hour. After a few days I muted and ignored it.
Then, I had an idea: to get a small dog, one that would force me to get up and go for a walk. Our current dog—Odin the giant schnauzer—isn’t much of a snuggler. I wanted a dog who could sit on my lap while I worked or watched movies. Read more about Need to Walk More? Get a Dog
While Top Dog Country Club has earned the unofficial title of the “un-kennel,” boasting Club Med-style digs for dogs when their owners are away, behind the hotel lies a cause that’s close to the owner’s heart Read more about 'Un-kennel' Starts Foundation to Find Forever Homes for Elder Dogs
This purrfect black-and-white smile belongs to Moana of Motunui, a foster kitten from the Carver Scott Humane Society. Moana was found when she was 10 months old in an overcrowded barn and rescued along with her four babies, Hei Hei, Pua, Tomatoa and Meow-ie, all names inspired by characters from the 2016 Disney film Moana.
Read more about Lens on Lake Minnetonka: Moana of Motunui
As the holiday season approaches, don’t forget to include the four-legged members of your family on your shopping list. Dogs like presents just as much as the rest of us, and given how much joy they provide all year, isn’t it right to show our love and appreciation? Whether it’s some extra TLC at home, a trip to the doggy salon or a fun new toy, we’ve got you covered: Everything your canine companion could want or need this winter is right here around Lake Minnetonka. Read more about Festive Fido
Gina and Scott Davis launched their family business, Dog Threads, in late 2014, and had their first retailer, Lucy & Co., even before their line had officially been released. Based in Long Lake, Dog Threads offers cute and fun clothing for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Read more about Dog Threads Makes Fun Clothing for Your Furry Friends
If you’re a pet owner, you know how tough it is to leave your furry family member at home when you go out to grab dinner or run errands. You’re in luck! Turns out there’s a plethora of pet-friendly establishments in the lake area, so you don’t have to spend one more second apart. We talked with some of the pet-friendly businesses in town so you can grab a leash and make a list of places to visit this spring. Read more about These Lake Minnetonka Businesses Welcome—and Even Cater to—the Neighborhood Pets