Our good friends Brad and Heather Fox have a new reality TV show on HGTV called Stay or Sell . This past spring they reached out to us and asked if they could bring an HGTV camera crew to one of our dog washes and bathe a dog for research on a house that they were remodeling. We obviously said yes and set them up with Coco and Josie (the pugs) to bathe.
Winter is here for a little while longer, so why not keep your pup protected with these great services! Did you know that you can upgrade from our house shampoo and conditioner to other specialty options for an additional charge? One of the best options during the winter months is Oatmeal shampoo and conditioner. Oatmeal has many benefits from being especially moisturizing and helping with dandruff and flaking. It can also help relieve and skin irritation or itchiness your dog may have.
Another service you can add on when visiting us is a Winter Paw Treatment! A Winter Paw Treatment includes shaving the fur from the bottom of the paw and applying musher’s secret. Shaving the paw hair on the bottom prevents any salt or debris from irritating the paws, helps prevent slipping on slippery surfaces, and stops snow clumps from forming on the paws. Musher’s Secret is an easy-to-apply all-natural wax-based cream that protects paws from harsh surfaces, ice and salt with all natural 100 percent wax-based cream. When applied to pads and between toes, it dries in seconds to form a semi-permeable shield. It also acts as an invisible boot to prevent potential paw problems. It is available at all the stores for purchase! We do require appointments for all Winter Paw Treatments.
Did you know that you can also request a nail grind instead of a nail trimming at all of our stores? Nail grinds are great for many reasons. One of the biggest advantages of grinders is that you can smooth your dog’s nails and round them. This is much preferred over the sharp edges left by nail clippers. Rounded nails ensure your dog doesn’t get snagged on carpets and is especially handy for dogs that have a tendency to scratch or jump up on owners (smooth nails don’t do nearly as much damage to furniture or to your skin).
Meet Julie! She is the General Manager at Bubbly Paws. You maybe have seen her hanging out at all the locations. We thought it would fun for everyone to get to know her a little better!
What is your favorite thing about working at Bubbly Paws? The obvious answer is seeing the dogs on a daily basis, how can you not smile when you are around dogs! But I also have the opportunity to work at every store and manage an amazing staff, we truly have an amazing team.
What is your favorite thing about living in Minnesota? I have lived in Minnesota all my life and one my favorite things is watching the seasons change. We definitely have brutal winters but we have so much to do here no matter what time of year!
What do you like to do outside of work? Outside of work I love spending time with my husband and two dogs, Duchess and Thor. We love craft beer and often explore new breweries on the weekend! I also love to cook and try new recipes out!
Meet Sydney, our Assistant General Manager of all the stores. She keeps an eye on all things Bubbly Paws. Get to know her a little better!
What is your favorite thing about working at Bubbly Paws? It is of course wonderful to be surrounded by dogs all day, but I love being able to talk to other dog owners about their dog and help get their dogs all clean!
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work? Outside of work, I enjoy spoiling my dog, Sirius, and spending time with him and my boyfriend. We love adventuring together, visiting dog friendly businesses, and having Harry Potter marathons.
What is your favorite thing about living in MN? I absolutely love Minnesota Winters! I love the snow and enjoy snowboarding. The few fresh powder days we get in Minnesota are the best.
We're proud to be a Small Business, and are excited to announce our Small Business Saturday savings. Purchase a $50 gift card and receive a FREE $5 gift card (available online in in store) and 15% off all retail items! And as an extra bonus, all these offers will be available on Black Friday as well.
It’s no secret that we LOVE doodles, but they also have some of the hardest coats to try to maintain. At Bubbly Paws, our goal is not just to groom dogs, but also help educate owners on how to care for them outside the store. We have put together our Doodle Puppy Package for $36 and includes all the tools you need at home to maintain your dogs coat. Also included in the package is a 5 minute consultation with one of our expert groomers to get custom advice for your pup!
You can schedule this consultation online by clicking here, or call/text our stores. This package can be added to any full service grooming, or as a separate walk in service.
We have put together some great at home care tips to keep your Doodle's coat looking great between grooming appointments. AS most doodle breeders will tell customers, there is much at home care that needs to take place to keep the coat looking good and not matting up. As always, feel free to reach out if you have questions, and any of our great groomers can show you how to care for your doodle.
We are very excited to show off the new Bubbly Paws TV spot that will air for the first time on Saturday, March 31 at 9:15pm on KARE 11. Happy watching and thanks for supporting our small, locally owned dog wash and grooming salon! You can also preview it below, just click the play button!
Bubbly Paws is proud to sponsor the Dave Ryan in the Morning Show's team for the 2018 Animal Humane Society's Walk for the Animals. Come join the kickoff party on Saturday March 10th, 1pm at Summit Brewing in Saint Paul. Anyone that joins the team will receive a Bubbly Paws gift card and some other amazing goodies. PLUS, we are providing 250 Summit/Bubbly Paws beer glasses, does it get any cooler? Our good friends at Bentley's Pet Stuff will also be there. Click Here for more details and to join the team!
Join us on Saturday, January 6th from 11-3 at our new Minneapolis dog wash (48th and Chicago in South Minneapolis) for our grand opening celebration.
$5 off all self-service baths
20% off all retail items
Free treats for humans and dogs including doggy beer and wine.
Photo station to take a picture with your pooch
(THIS SPECIAL IS ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE NEW MINNEAPOLIS STORE!
We have teamed up with our sister business, Pampered Pooch Playground and our friends at Westgate Pet Clinic to raise money, food and treats for Good Karma Animal Rescue. All food and treats need to be un-opened. Starting Friday, November 24th until January 1st you can make donations at any of our locations or online by clicking here. If you donate $50 online, by clicking here you will receive a $5 gift card to Bubbly Paws.
As many of you know, Bubbly Paws is a locally owned small and we are also very supportive of other Minnesota small businesses. Recently we have received many calls from customers asking:
"What happened to Bone Adventure"
"Did Bone Adventure go out of business?"
We always hate to see any small business close, much less one that we personally liked and felt like it was a great part of the community. We would often run into the owner of Bone Adventure at events and fundraisers and had a great business relationship with them. We have heard some rumors of why they closed all 3 locations (Edina, North Loop and 48th and Chicago in Minneapolis), but without anything that is verified, we don't want to spread rumors and that is not our style to gossip. There are very few small, locally owned pet stores and it saddens us when we see one go out of business or get taken over by one of the large companies.
We often sent our own customers to the 50th and France Bone Adventure when we did not have a leash, collar, sweater or something that they were looking for. We also sent our grooming customers there if we were booked out too far.
Just know that we personally miss them as much as you do!
It seems like just yesterday that Lill, our General Manager just started working at our Saint Louis Park store. I remember her first day very clearly, it was almost 6 years ago, the day before Thanksgiving. I remember it so well because she fit right in, and immediately understood how to interact with customers, and really loved the job. Lill has been with us since the beginning and was a huge reason that we were able to expand and she worked her way up to our General Manager position. She was there for each store that we opened, but more importantly, she LOVES Bubbly Paws and coming to work. In a nut shell, Lill is a small business owners dream team member as her passion, and love of the company came through in everything she did! After 6 years, Lill has decided to move on, and we are very excited for her and sad at the same time! She has been such a HUGE part of our work and personal family and know she will go on to great things! Thanks Lill, for an AMAZING 6 years!!
Love to workout? How about working out with your pooch? We have teamed up with TangleTown CrossFit for a "Hero Dog WOD". This is the perfect workout whatever your skill set, for people that have never tried CrossFit to those that have competed. There is a $20 donation that goes to Pets Loyal to Vets, which a a local non-profit that trains service and therapy dogs for vets that have PTSD. Click here for more details and to sign up on the TangleTown CrossFit website.
Bubbly Paws and Pampered Pooch Playground have teamed up with Good Karma Animal Rescue to raise funds and supplies to help the relief effort at animal shelters in Texas. Good Karma Animal Rescue will be heading to Texas to bring some of the shelter dogs back to Minnesota to find a forever home (these are dogs that were in the shelter/rescue system before the hurricane hit). When they make their way back to Minnesota, Bubbly Paws will be hosting a night with a local vet to check over the dogs and our staff will be bathing them (all free of charge).
You can make a donation directly to Good Karma online by clicking here or at any of the Bubbly Paws stores or at Pampered Pooch Playground.
Good Karma was recently on FOX 9 talking about their efforts.