Small Business Saturday

OUR SALE IS NOW LIVE!!!

 

We LOVE being a small and locally owned business and we are ready for Small Business Saturday! We have 2 great specials for our customers:

- Purchase a $50 gift card, get $5 and we will donate $5 to the Pet Project Rescue.  CLICK HERE to purchase online.

- 25% off all retail items (grooming, baths and other services are not available for discount). Use discount code "SHOPSMALL" at checkout if you are shopping online.  Click Here to shop online.

 All of offers available online and in-store.

Winter 2016 Holiday Hours

Below are the Self-Service bath hours for the Winter 2016 Holiday season.  Thanks for observing these hours as we want to make sure our staff can spend time with their families.

Wednesday- December 23rd - 1 Last Bath starts at 7pm

Thanksgiving - CLOSED

Christmas Eve -  Last Bath starts at 3pm

Christmas Day - CLOSED

New Years Eve - Last Bath starts at 3pm

New Years Day - CLOSED

Please remember some grooming appointments are before the stores open.

Strut Your Mutt

Bubbly Paws and our sister business, Pampered Pooch Playground have created "Team Paws and Pooch" for the Strut Your Mutt 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 11th at Wolfe Park in St Louis Park.  We are currently working on putting together a great goodie bag including: 

- Custom Team Paws and Pooch T-shirt (must sign up by September 1st)

- $10 Bubbly Paws gift card

- Free 2 hour evaluation at Pampered Pooch Playground, or free nail trim for current customers.

- Fee pint of beer from sisyphus brewery.

- Snacks and goodies

- And more!

For the person that raises the most money on our team, they will score a $50 Bubbly Paws OR Pampered Pooch Playground gift card.

You can join our team and learn more by Clicking Here.  If you can't make it to the event, you can always donate to our team.  If you have questions, please email Ella, our team captain.

WCCO TV at Paws On Grand

A Big thanks to WCCO TV for stopping out to Paws on Grand at our St Paul store.  We love to sponsor such a great event!  You can watch the full video below.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Hundreds of dogs filled St. Paul’s Grand Avenue on Sunday for the annual Paws of Grand event.

Grand Avenue businesses partner with local animal rescue organizations. The event features lots of pet-friendly activities, like a pet photo booth and fashion show.

“Well it’s great, brings a lot of awareness to dog rescue groups and dog related non-profits. It also gets dogs adopted, but also provides a fun, free activity for families to do,” Lill Luce with Bubbly Paws said.

Bubbly Paws and several other businesses along Grand offered special deals and discounts on Sunday.

4th of July Safety Tips

 

Here is a copy of an article we wrote for the St Louis Park magazine on how to keep your pets safe for the 4th of July.

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Keep your furry friends healthy and happy on the Fourth of July.

The Fourth of July holiday is a lot of fun for humans, but dogs don’t always feel the same way. My dog Roxy is terrified of fireworks, and often won’t leave the house for several hours after she hears one. In addition to fireworks, other Independence Day activities can be scary—or even dangerous—for dogs. Here are a few tips for keeping your pooch healthy and happy this Fourth.

Keep dogs inside. You never know when a firework might go off nearby. When dogs are scared, they need to be in a safe, familiar place. When they do go outside, keep them on a leash and keep the outing brief. Aim for longer walks in the morning, when things are quiet. If you go out to parties or fireworks, leave your pooch at home with the air conditioning running and some calm music on.

No table scraps. It’s tempting for dogs to hang out near the barbecue grill, but many common picnic foods are dangerous to dogs—including grapes, avocado, onions and chocolate. To make sure Rover is included in the fun, try some made-for-dogs Bowser Beer or Yoghund ice cream, both available at local pet stores.

Try a calming tablet. During fireworks and thunderstorms, try a natural calming aid like NaturVet’s Quiet Moments tablets, which can help reduce mild and moderate anxiety in dogs. Of course, chat with your vet about any supplements or medications.

Keep collar and tags on. Make sure your pooch wears her collar at all times with your contact information attached. If she does get lost, check the Lost Dogs Minnesota Facebook page, a great resource with over 55,000 followers. —Keith Miller, co-owner of Bubbly Paws Dog Wash and Pampered Pooch Playground.

-- Keith Miller, co-owner of Bubbly Paws Dog Wash and Pampered Pooch Playground.

 

Full service Dog Wash Opens Third Location in Twin Cities

Maple Grove Magazine - December 2015

Just in time for the holidays, treat your pup to a full or self-service wash or professional grooming at the newest Bubbly Paws location at The Shops at Arbor Lake in Maple Grove. Allow your furry friend to have a grooming experience in a bright, upscale setting. If you are looking for a deep-clean bath, consider the full-service dog wash, where staff members bathe and dry your dog, as well as perform complete ear cleaning, nail trimming and a light brushing.

If you prefer independent bonding time, consider using the fully stocked self-service dog wash. You will find waist high professional tubs as well as necessary materials to allow for a complete cleaning treatment. “Our self-service baths are very family-friendly, and it is not uncommon for kids to stand in the tubs and scrub down their dogs,” says co-owner Keith Miller.

What I hope will be true in 2025… “I would love to see the Twin Cities become even more dog-friendly than we are today! There are a good handful of restaurants and stores that are dog-friendly, but I would love to see even more.” —Keith Miller, co-owner, Bubbly Paws

Pricing varies by breed and other factors.

Maple Grove Magazine - December 2015

Jingle Dogs / St Louis Park Magazine

Jingle Dogs: Holiday Tips for Your Pooch

Bright lights, shiny decorations and lots of company can be stressful for your dog. Here are some tips to help make the holidays more joyful for both of you.

+If you’re leaving your dog behind, make boarding or doggy hotel reservations well in advance. If your facility offers doggy daycare, bring your pet a few times before your trip so he can get accustomed, and leave a few items that will remind him of home.

+Plan ahead for grooming; most shops fill up quickly before the holidays.

+Place candles out of tail’s reach!

+Make sure Fido has his own retreat if he’s easily overwhelmed by company.

+Place tinsel out of the reach of your dog and tape wires and cords down so she doesn’t get tangled in them.

+Keep your pooch away from wrapping paper and string, which can create blockages if swallowed.

+Avoid holly and poinsettia plants, which can be toxic to dogs if eaten.

—Keith Miller is the co-owner of Bubbly Paws Dog Wash and Pampered Pooch Playground in St. Louis Park.

Hero Week 2015

Hero week at Bubbly Paws is back! As a small business, we want to salute all of our nations hero's by offering them 1/2 price self-service baths between September 6-13!!  In addition, Bubbly Paws will donate $5 from every Self-service bath and Grooming appointment to one of the following service groups that helps our nations hero's in the Twin Cities. Police K9 INvest Project - Provides bullet proof vets for police dogs in the Twin Cities area.

Helping Paws - Trains service dogs for those vets that have PTSD.

Customers will be able to pick where the $5 donation goes!

Hero Week at Bubbly Paws Dog Wash
Hero Week at Bubbly Paws Dog Wash

Paws on Grand - 2015

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Bubbly Paws is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Paws on Grand which is a huge dog event along Grand Ave in St Paul on Sunday, August 2nd from 11am-3pm. Grab your pooch and make sure to stop over and see us for walk in nail trims and nail grinds from one of our dog groomers with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Pet Project.  While you are at Bubbly Paws, check out our doggie selfie station and our friends from Hero Dog will be there showing off their awesome collars and leashes!  For more information on Paws on Grand, click here!

Thanks Lill

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I was  just asked to write a paragraph about one of our employees that has made Bubbly Paws dog wash and grooming the success that it is (this will be featured on something cool in the next few months, but I can't talk about that yet).  It was so hard to narrow it down to just 1 while keeping it under 400 characters!  After about 20 minutes of hard thinking, I decided it was Lill, our General Manager! I copied and pasted the paragraph below! “Our General Manager, Lill has been a huge part of the success of Bubbly Paws!  I remember her first day almost 3 years ago, the day before Thanksgiving and it seemed like the whole city came to bathe their dogs; it was the busiest day we had ever had. It was Lill's first day of training and she killed it with customers even though we had not trained her.  Ever since that day, I knew she would be a huge part of Bubbly Paws. Now she runs the stores! I often find myself saying "how would Lill handle this".  She is more than a General Manager... She is our CBO...  Chief Bubbly Officer! Thanks Lill”

Best Pet Groomer... But We Don't Pay For It!

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I can honestly say, I love winning awards, especially ones that our customers vote on.  Winning these awards really means so much to our staff that work so hard each and every day to earn your business..  We have won numerous "best pet groomer" or "best dog spa" awards from local media, but that is not what this post is about.  We received an email last week asking if we wanted to "buy our best of award" for the grooming category from the "Saint Paul Award Program".. Really, who the heck is the Saint Paul Award Program?  They basically have award programs for each city, so businesses can buy awards to show that they won an award!  Basically it cheapens the real "best of" awards that are given out.  The most interesting part of this "award program" is that they don't have a real website where they list all of the Saint Paul winners.  The winners they list are just big national companies like Best Buy and The American Red Corss.  Basically, they contact all the dog grooming stores to see who wants to buy the award and show it off.  If you want to see the nifty award, just click here!  So thanks for the award, but we love the real awards where our customers vote :)

Have a great day!

Keith

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