SAINT PAUL, Minn. (December 19, 2017) – Doggie Depot, the popular celebration of all things canine, will return to Union Depot in downtown St. Paul on Saturday, January 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include rescue dog adoptions, a pet products vendor marketplace, Q & A with Katie K9 from MyTalk 107.1, and the crowning of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival doggie royal court – Canine-King Boreas and Canine-Queen of Snows. Submissions for the canine royalty competition are being accepted now through January 3 at www.facebook.com/uniondepot.
Sixteen Queen and 16 King canine finalists will be chosen to go tail-to-tail in the online Doggie Depot Bracket Contest in which the public can cast their vote from January 9 to 23 by visiting http://www.mytalk1071.com/doggie-depot. Representatives from Sidewalk Dog Media will be on hand to share tips about the Twin Cities’ most pet-friendly restaurants, retailers and more. Twenty area rescue organizations will have dogs available for adoption and 30 pet product vendors will sell wares in the marketplace. The annual Doggie Depot event at Union Depot offers families and rescue dogs the chance to meet in a safe, informative setting and results in many dogs finding their “forever home” and many families experiencing the joy of welcoming a four-legged lovable pet into their family. “We went to Doggie Depot last year planning to just familiarize ourselves with local rescues before adopting later in the year,” said Asa Posner who adopted pooch Royce Biden at the 2017 event. “We should have known better. Once we met Royce’s litter, it was clear that we were going to end up welcoming a dog to our home sooner than expected.” Doggie Depot is free and open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring their dogs to Union Depot for this special event, which is the only time dogs are allowed inside the venue. There will be fun activities for guests and their dogs, and a pet photographer will be on hand to capture photos. There are several parking options near Union Depot and the venue’s Lots B and C will be only $4 during the event. The Securian Winter Run will take place in downtown St. Paul on the morning of Doggie Depot and there will be some road closures near Union Depot so visitors are encouraged to arrive early for the event. To view a map showing road closures, and for more information and a list of participating vendors and rescue organizations, visit www.uniondepot.org/doggiedepot.
Getting to Union Depot
Bicycle parking is located at the East Plaza/bus platform, North Plaza/4th Street, Kellogg entrances, Rail View Picnic Area and throughout the parking facilities
Daily service to bus platform on Metro Transit buses 3, 16, 21 and 54, Metro Transit buses 63, 70, 350, 351, 361 and 364 stop at the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street
Weekday-only service on Metro Transit buses 94, 262, 417 | MVTA buses 480, 484, 489
Daily service on Metro Transit's Green Line
Park: Union Depot parking facilities and electric vehicle charging stations
Car Share: Zipcar
Car Rental: Hertz
About UNION DEPOT...The beautifully renovated Union Depot is one of American’s great rail stations from the early 20th century. Union Depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and certified LEED® Gold in 2014. Today, it is a welcoming destination for all and serves as a major transportation center and dynamic event venue in the heart of the Twin Cities. Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority owns Union Depot which offers a full complement of transportation services including Amtrak®, Jefferson Lines, Greyhound and megabus.com. The Regional Railroad Authority is dedicated to a long-range vision that addresses changing transportation needs by preserving rail corridors for future transit use, studying transit options and providing transit services. JLL, under contract with the Regional Railroad Authority, is responsible for management of Union Depot and working collaboratively to establish a welcoming community gathering place at the historic landmark. For more information, go to uniondepot.org.
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