Twin Cities Agenda: Twin Cities events for the dog lovers - And yes, you'll get to pet puppies

By  Lauren Beaubaire

You know what will help you get through the long, bitter cold winter? Puppies.

Honestly, I’d say any time of the year is definitely the proper time for a fluffy, squishable puppy. But if you’re ready for a little extra warm cuddle and jolt of pure happiness to melt your heart, there are a few events you will not want to miss. Especially if, like me, your home is woefully lacking in puppies.

Valentines Day Puppy Cuddle

No matter what the status of your love life is, this event will guarantee that this Valentine’s Day will not be completely terrible. On February 14 head over to the Minneapolis Visitor Center on Nicollet Mall for a much-needed and well-deserved puppy cuddle. Midwest Animal Rescue & Services and Meet Minneapolis host this event and will fill a room with a litter of puppies ready to give you some unconditional puppy love.

You’ll get to hold and pet and smoosh the puppies to your heart’s desire. It’s only $5 and there’s no sign up — simply show up ready for some puppy kisses. So instead of the standard flowers and chocolate, give the gift of puppy cuddles. It’s so much better.