Cuteness Media Advisory: Cuddle a puppy for Valentine’s Day at Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center

Proceeds benefit Midwest Animal Rescue & Services

Minneapolis (Feb. 11, 2019) – Give and get some puppy love this Valentine’s Day at the Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center. Guests are welcome to spend a few minutes with an adorable pup for a donation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All proceeds benefit Midwest Animal Rescue & Services™ (MARS), a group dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats that are at risk and homeless. Once in their care, these companion animals are vaccinated, microchipped and spayed or neutered. For more information, visit

· Donate $5 for three minutes of puppy cuddle time
· Cash, check and credit cards accepted
· 100 percent of donations will go to Midwest Animal Rescue

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: 505 Nicollet Mall, Suite 100, directly across from the METRO Nicollet station 

VISUALS: Lots of adorable, cuddly puppies (more photos on Facebook link!) Happy people cuddling puppies for a good cause
Media and cameras welcome and encouraged


As part of Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitor Association, the Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center is the official visitor center for Minneapolis, located in the CenterPoint Energy building on Nicollet and 5th Street. Staff is available to answer questions, share visitor maps and resources about things to do in Minneapolis and the surrounding area. The Visitor Information Center in the Minneapolis Convention Center also is available to provide similar information to visitors and convention attendees.

Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based association. It actively promotes and sells the Minneapolis area as a destination for conventions and meetings, works to maximize the visitor experience and markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to maximize the economic benefit to the greater Minneapolis area. Meet Minneapolis is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of Destinations International.

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Kristen Montag, Meet Minneapolis Senior PR and Communications Manager, 612-767-8038,, @Minneapolis_PR on Twitter

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