Here doggy, doggy!

Grab your furry friend and join us for “Doggy’s Day Out,” a FREE pooch pampering event dedicated to your dog and your caring family that provides them a home. The event will benefit Great Tails Animal Rescue of Itasca County. 

Location:  Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty, 812 South Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, Minn. 55744

Date:  Saturday, September 28

Time:  12 – 3 p.m.

Cost:  FREE - open to all dogs and their families


  • For a $10 donation to Great Tails Animal Rescue, dogs can have a professional digital portrait taken in the “Doggie Photo Booth” by On River Time Photography. A photo backdrop and dress-up props will be provided. The photo will be available for download following the event. For a $20 donation (or more), dogs and fur families will receive an “Opt to Adopt” tote bag with food, toys, treats, and gift certificates from local merchants, while supplies last.
  • Ooh-La-La Mobile Pet Spa of Grand Rapids, Minn., will be offering complimentary nail trims from 12-1:30 p.m. Dogs who arrive between 12-1 p.m. can be entered to win a free bath on site!
  • All pooches are welcome to free doggie treats
  • Enter your pooch in the “cutest dog” contest for a chance to win a $100 cash prize
  • Lori Brama with the Paul Bunyan Dog Training Association will provide demonstrations and dog training tips
  • Minnesota Federated Humane Society will provide information about their services and how you can support their efforts
  • Local pet service and resource providers will be on hand 
  • Numerous pet-friendly prize giveaways throughout the event 
  • The first 100 furry families will be treated to a complimentary BBQ  lunch
  • Area radio station 99.9 Radio USA and host Scott Hanson will be broadcasting live on-site from 12 – 3 p.m.

All dogs must be on leashes at all times and vaccinations must be current. The public is welcome to attend. No dog required. 


In addition to the event, Northwoods Realty will host a pet food and monetary drive for the month of September to benefit Great Tails Animal Rescue. Pet food and cash donations can be dropped off Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Northwoods Realty offices at 812 S. Pokegama Ave. in Grand Rapids. Online donations can be made at

Great Tails Animal Rescue is a nonprofit dedicated to providing temporary shelter and veterinary care for stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals of Itasca County and surrounding areas, with the purpose of finding loving, permanent homes. They serve as an advocate for domestic animals in our community by promoting spay and neutering, providing education and resources, and encouraging essential veterinary care.

“Doggy’s Day Out” was inspired by the “Homes for Dogs Project,” a five-year campaign launched by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website. The nationwide adoption weekend will take place the same weekend. 

“We are lucky enough to help people throughout Itasca County find new homes every day,” said Mike Kellin, owner/broker of Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty in Grand Rapids, Minn. “Now, we get to extend that service to pets in need by supporting Great Tails Animal Rescue. It’s a win-win.”

Call us at 218-326-3455 with any questions!