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Top Dog Foundation, Lake Minnetonka

While Top Dog Country Club has earned the unofficial title of the “un-kennel,” boasting Club Med-style digs for dogs when their owners are away, behind the hotel lies a cause that’s close to the owner’s heart

Lose the leash and let your dog run free at The Bark Park, Minnetonka’s newest indoor dog park. With more than 3,000 square feet of open play space, your furry friend will surely be fond of this escape from the blazing summer sun.

If you had asked her four years ago, Linda Pollock would have described her life as isolated. Her son, Nick, had recently been diagnosed with autism. At two-and-a-half, Nick was nonverbal and not potty-trained.

Between Anthony Bosca and Stephanie Haenes—owners of Wayzata’s InVision and Art of Optiks, respectively—they know a thing or two when it comes to style. So we asked these vision pros to give us their top picks for summer sunglasses.

Interested in bringing a pet into your life on a short-term basis? Then consider fostering a cat or kitten through the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley.

  1. For dogs that are scared of storms or overly excitable, the Thundershirt is the answer. This jacket applies a gentle pressure, which calms dogs dramatically. Available at LuLu & Luigi. $48.

Oakwood Elementary School’s annual Family Service Night brought together more than 300 community members to benefit people in need. Throughout the night, families participated in simple projects to teach children the value of serving others. In 2010:

Hope for the City, the Minnetonka-based nonprofit dedicated to distributing corporate surplus to people in need, recently celebrated its tenth anniversary by naming Patti Dalen its new executive director.

ADOGO Pet Hotel is not your average boarder. This brand-new facility offers five-star services and state-of-the-art facilities to keep you and your dog happy, whether you’re gone for the day or the week.

Be smart when it comes to protecting your skin this spring. Sun protection can be found as a cream or lotion that absorbs or reflects the sun’s rays by a chemical reaction or block.

Ensure that no senior goes hungry by volunteering your time—and your car or truck—as a driver for the Western Communities Action Network’s (WeCAN) Meals on Wheels program.

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