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A while back we featured the winner of Rochester's Pup Cup, a fun, playful, and beautiful Great Dane named Moose. Seen here looking awesome.

Aaron Galloway
Aaron Galloway

I shared that story in the Spotted In Rochester community and asked for their awesome pups. So, I proudly present to you the collection (some didn't make it because they looked super professional or had watermarks).

The Puppies of Spotted In Rochester Minnesota

Spotted In Rochester is sometimes filled with negative people knocking everything just to be a troll. Other times, it is filled with awesomeness, like the day I asked for pictures of member pups.

If you shared a picture, but don't see it here (and have the rights to share it), email it to me at james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com. I'll add it to the collection (there's always more room for dogs).

What Do You Know About Rochester's Animal Regulations?

There are many regulations for owning cats, dogs, and ferrets in Rochester, Minnesota. No one thinks about the rules for cats and ferrets, I'll bet. It's dogs that really need the rules. But, they have 'em for cats and ferrets anyway.  Care, quantity, and waste. Sadly, no regulations about behavior. For instance, forget calling the police when your cat sprays everything. Apparently, that's a YOU issue.

A cat is happy about its food. A cat licks her mouth with her tongue
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Most of the space is about dogs, though. For instance, if you have a problem with a barking dog, rule. Dog waste on your lawn? Rule. You haven't provided a shelter for your outdoor pets? Rule.

Sadly, there's also a section on abuse.

Rochester Minnesota's Rules and Regs for Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets

Do you own a dog, cat, or ferret in the Rochester City Limits? Then this is for you.

Some of the regulations may surprise, you, like how long you have to pick up an animal from the shelter before it's either adopted or put down. Or what constitutes a 'barking" dog. It's not just barking.

Share the info with your pet-owning friends.

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Rochester On Tap, Townsquare Media Event

Share these with kids you know...or dad joke tellers (if you dare!).

LAUGH - Ten of the Best Dog Jokes You'll Ever Read!

Why dog jokes? Perhaps the better question is why NOT dog jokes?

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

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