ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — There were lots of dogs walking up and down a popular St. Paul street today. The video above is a look into “Paws on Grand.”

Businesses along Grand Avenue catered to dogs and their owners. Several Restaurant patios were dog friendly so people could grab a bite to eat with their dogs in tow. Rescue shelters were also set up along the street.

A local author was also there. Blake Hoena was signing copies of his book “Stubby the Dog Soldier World War 1 Hero.”

The story of resilience reflects Hoena’s life. He is a cancer survivor who is raising money for research by running the New York Marathon with his training buddy, Jack: