Paws on Grand is a community event produced annually by the Grand Avenue
Business Association. All proceeds go to support People & Pets Together.
ACTIVITIES ALONG THE AVENUE
With a donation to People & Pets Together, receive a free artist rendered pet portrait – first come, first served from noon to 3pm. Special animal themed in-store sale from 12-5pm.
1684 Grand Ave
Best Pet with Flowers Photo Contest
All animals will receive a flower to wear and model for this picture on our pet photo stage. All pet owners will receive a $5 gift card. The top five photos will receive gift cards ranging from $20 to $50.
1738 Grand Ave
Blessing of the
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is setting up blessing stations on the west lawn. Two or three people will offer blessings, so hop in line with your pets and take part in this gentle activity.
900 Summit Ave
Dogs of Literature Costume Contest
Dress your dog like any character from a book (canine, human, or other). Post a photo of your costumed dog character to Twitter or Instagram, tag Red Balloon Bookshop, and use #dogsoflit
891 Grand Ave
Author, Advocate, TedX Speaker
What is my dog thinking? What is my dog feeling? Why did my dog do that? Dogs don’t speak human language and pet parents don’t speak dog. Don’t miss this special presentation!
Coulee Bank, 742 Grand Ave
The Workin’ Dogs Band
Swing by Grand Groomers and enjoy the howling tunes of the Workin’ Dogs Band. Walk-in nail trimming for $10 and a free grooming for the winner of the photo contest.
956 Grand Ave
Cool Off In a Doggie Pool
With so much fun to have, we’re sure your pooch is going to get warm. Bring them by for a dip in our doggie pool. Take a nice break, cool off and grab a free treat bag.
1140 Grand Ave
The Native Dogs of Ireland
Have you ever seen a dog so big that it’s basically a small horse? The Native Dogs of Ireland are enormous and sweet as can be. Come hangout with them in the garden at Irish on Grand.
1124 Grand Ave
Pawdicures & Puppcicles
We will be offering Puppcicles, pawdicures, and bows for collars/leashes. All services are free, but a donation is appreciated. All donations will go directly to Safe Hand Hounds.
937 Grand Ave
Furry Friend Photography
Save $15 if you buy your session during Paws on Grand. Then bring your pet into my studio and we’ll have a ball. It doesn’t matter if your dog is nuts and never listens – I can still get those great shots to show off your fur baby.
St. Paul’s Police Therapy Dog
Rescued from a farm in the winter alongside his mother and siblings, Sergeant Fuzz is now an acting therapy dog for the St. Paul PD. This summer he’ll assume additional duties for the department, appearing as an ambassador at select events.
Fresh Nutrition You Can Trust
Dry dog and cat food samples, homemade treats, peanut butter sweet pawtato
chips, turkey treats, dog spa paw wax, mosquito spray, skin spray, calm balm, healing balm.
Coulee Bank, 742 Grand Ave
Handcrafted Pet Bowties
Every pup deserves to feel dapper. Gift yours with one (or two) of these fantastic bowties, handcrafted with love. Canine Circus donates 20% of all proceeds to local rescue groups.
Dixie’s, 695 Grand Ave
Decorate a Dog Biscuit
Swing by Dog Days to decorate a dog biscuit with
dog-friendly toppings and learn about our dog daycare, boarding & grooming services.
1752 Grand Ave
PUP-FRIENDLY PATIOS ALONG THE AVENUE
GRAND AVENUE MEMBER TREAT STOPS
$5 DOGGIE TREAT BAGS
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO PEOPLE & PETS TOGETHER.
- Bags & Frisbees from Keller Williams- The Odd Couple Team
- Bookmarks from Donna Chicone – Author
- Coupons from Chuck and Don’s
- Coupon from Hush Therapeutic
- Tokens- $5 off a $20 order from Grand Ole Creamery
- $5 coupon from Subway
- 20% off and Accessory & $25 credit from Sprint Wireless Express
- Frisbees from Wiessner Insurance Agency
- Dog Treats from Brian Wagner
- Coupon from Treadle Yard Goods
- Stickers & Key Chains from Northern Brewer
- Advance Screening Movie Passes from Allied Integrated Marketing
- Dog toys & Dog bags Pets & People Together
LOCAL RESCUE GROUPS
People & Pets Together was started in 2009 and was originally known as The Pet Project. Inspired by the economic recession and the love we feel for our own pets, we felt that something should be done to help people keep their pets when crisis strikes.. Learn more
Sponsored by Phresh Spa Salon
Our work focuses on rescuing and rehoming dogs from overcrowded, high intake, low adoption shelters where there is otherwise little hope. We also work to solve the homeless pet population problem where it starts. We partner with the shelters.. Learn more
Sponsored by Golden Fig
Boxers in shelters. Boxers on CraigsList. Boxers being sold by puppy mills and out of the back seats of cars. Seniors, babies, deaf, heartworm positive. Healthy or not, enter Across America Boxer Rescue. Volunteer-driven, this non-profit, foster home based rescue.. Learn more
Sponsored by Red Balloon
Your New Best Friend is Ready to Go Home. At Animal Ark we embrace and follow a no kill philosophy in our work to Rescue, Rehabilitate, & Re-home Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals every year. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve.. Learn more
Sponsored by Toppers Pizza
Our mission is to keep families and their canine companions together through ending housing and insurance discrimination. We do this work through having conversations with property management companies, conducting pet policy research studies, providing.. Learn more
Sponsored by Brasa
We believe that saving one life at a time makes a difference. We improve the quality of life for the rescued dogs by providing safe, loving, and knowledgeable foster homes. We believe that supportive and proactive relationships with shelters, rescue groups, veterinarians, and adoptive families are a priority for all dogs.. Learn more
Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue
Sponsored by Dixie’s on Grand
Our mission is to reduce the overpopulation, homelessness, disease, and malnutrition of companion animals on the Red Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota. There is a RLRR Twin Cities support group. The volunteers help with animal transport to the Cities.. Learn more
Sponsored by Dog Days
Our organization provides safe shelter, proper veterinary care and daily necessities for animals at risk, while working hard to find each a permanent, loving home! Please explore our website or contact us to learn more information about Secondhand Hounds.. Learn more
Sponsored by Mama’s Happy
dedicated to the rehoming of border collies and border collie crosses in need in Minnesota, the Dakotas and neighboring states, providing temporary housing in approved foster homes, proper medical care, training, rehabilitation and education of prospective homes... Learn more
Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Burnet
We are dedicated to Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu blend dogs and the people within our community we operate as a no-kill rescue that provides rescue and adoption services, and meaningful outreach programs in order to advance the welfare of these companion animals, to serve and.. Learn more
THIS YEAR PAWS IS SUPPORTING A CAUSE
While you and your pooch are enjoying Paws on Grand, swing by Dixie’s for music, food and drinks. Proceeds will be used to support Jackie’s Fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Jackie Le Vvintre was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Level 2B on June 6, 2018 after several months of doctors appointments and tests. Jackie is 21 years old and was supposed to begin OTS (Officer Training School) for the Marines. Having been in ROTC for several years, her military career has now been put on hold.
We ask for donations to help with lost wages, medical expenses, as well as peace of mind for the family who will be supporting her through this time in her life. Your generous donation will also be of value for the future this beautiful girl has ahead of her.