Pets

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Pets

Anyone who owns a pet knows that they are just as much a part of the family as any human; which means they get pampered and probably have one or two gifts under the tree […]

Downtown Dogs: A Pup’s Home Away From Home

Ralph Bernstein was a banker. He came to Minnesota in 1996 to work for a big company and, by the time he left, he was running a multimillion dollar business for them. “I had a pretty […]

Pets with Pride

We asked our Facebook followers to send in photos of their pets showing Pride. Keep a lookout for these Pride-ful pets this season! Penelope Starr sent in by Molly Gosh. Armani Vuitton Lueck sent in by […]

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Nell Gelhaus

I am the worst gift-receiver. I hate being the center of attention, even for those few seconds of gift unwrapping. All eyes staring at me, anticipation building, expectant smiles as I squirm, sweat, blush… agh… […]

Posh Puppy: New Pet-Friendly Hotel Stay

Travel: we all do it at one point or another. How much do you pay for a dog-sitter? What about pet boarding? And after you pay those fees, how much time of your vacation is […]

“Ruff” Days Be Gone: Adopting Senior Dogs

Let’s face it: as a community, we love our dogs. But the harsh reality is that senior dogs get a bad rap. Which canines are the first to get adopted? Puppies: the younger pooches with […]

Armani Chose Me: A Rescue Story

Three months ago a rescue dog adopted me. Armani (as he came to be called within minutes of meeting him) is a quiet and cuddly shih tzu and poodle mix who was rescued from a […]

Why Wayzata?

What do you picture when you hear the name “Wayzata”? The jewel of Lake Minnetonka. Lakeside village. City with a small-town feel. The city fosters different images for different people. According to the city’s chamber […]

Feline Rescue: Where Cats LIVE

By Margaret Owen Thorpe Cats believe they are superior beings. How sure are we that they’re not? Cats need people because they have no cash, no credit cards, no smart phones, and no can openers. […]

Vet Q&A With Dan Anderson

As an ongoing part of Lavender’s Pet Issue, Lavender partners with a veterinarian for a Q&A. If you have a question you’d like answered by a veterinarian, email it [email protected] Q.  What are the signs […]

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