Meet The Crew: Julie

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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 The Crew: Sydney

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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! 
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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! 
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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.

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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.

Small Business Saturday 2018

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.

Introducing the Doodle Puppy Package

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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.

Doodle Grooming Tips

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.

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Walk for the Animals

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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!

Minneapolis Grand Opening Celebration

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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!

 

Presents for Pooches

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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

Small Business Saturday 2017

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Small Business Saturday

As a small, locally owned business, we are excited to take part in Small Business Saturday on November 25th.  We want to do more than just show off that we are a Small Business, we also want to give back to the community (which is something we do all the time).  

Stop into any of our locations for the offers.

- Buy a $50 Bubbly Paws Gift Card, Receive a free $5 gift card and we will donate $5 to Good Karma Animal RescueClick Here to purchase online.

- All retail items will be 15% off in store.

Why did Bone Adventure Close?

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!  

Thanks Lill

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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!!

KARE 11 - Hurricane Harvey Efforts

Keith Miller (co-owner) from Bubbly Paws and Pampered Pooch Playground was on KARE 11 News talking about the dogs that Good karma Animal Rescue brought back from Texas after Hurricane Harvey.  Click here to see the available dogs.

Dog WOD

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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.  

Hurricane Harvey Relief

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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.

Strut Your Mutt - September 10th, 2017

At Bubbly Paws, we love to give back to the pet community, which is why we have created our own team for the Twin Cities Strut Your Mutt.  Each member of our team will receive a $10 Bubbly Paws gift card for joining and the top fundraiser will win a gift basket worth over $100.  Thanks for supporting us in our mission of giving back.  Click Here to join our team!

America's Coolest Pet Business!

Bubbly Paws is honored to be selected as one of America's Coolest Pet Businesses!  Click Here to read the whole article!

Three pet stores and eight honorable mentions have been chosen “America’s Coolest” by Pets+, “The Magazine for the America’s Pet Pros,” in its inaugural contest.

The America’s Coolest Stores Contest highlights the best examples of independent pet businesses throughout the United States. They are judged by a panel of retail experts on the basis of busi- ness practices, history, online presence, traditional advertising, interior decor and curb appeal.

Co-Owner of Bubbly Paws, Keith Miller commented “We have worked so hard with our 3 (soon to be 4) stores to create a unique look and feel that has never been done before. We did not come in 1st place, we are honored to be on a list with so many other great businesses, and I consider that a huge win!”

Bubbly Paws opened their first store in St Louis Park, MN in 2011 and has 2 more locations in St. Paul and Maple Grove. The 4th store in Minneapolis is slated to open in October. Bubbly Paws offers the popular self-service dog wash, but also has full time groomers on hand to make your pooch look and feel their best.

Co-Owner of Bubbly Paws, Patrycia Miller commented “One thing that makes us unique is the bright and clean setting where customers are excited to bathe their dog. Our groomers go the extra mile of offer a low stress setting while pampering each pooch.”

Without further ado, here is a list of winning stores:

1. Jungle Bob’s Reptile World, Selden, NY

2. The Animal Connection, Charlottesville, VA

3. The Hungry Puppy, Farmingdale, NJ

2015 Honorable Mentions

Bubbly Paws, St. Louis Park, MN

Camp Canine NY, New York, NY

Dee-O-Gee, Bozeman, MT

Maxwell and Molly’s Closet, Newton, NJ

Odyssey Pets, Dallas TX

Shop Dog Boutique, Sioux Falls, SD

The Feed Bag Pet Supply, Mequon, WI

WOOF WOOF Pet Boutique & Biscuit Bar, Bristol, RI

“We feel privileged to bring our readers the best of the best in our industry,” said Ralf Kircher, Pets+ editor-in-chief. “Winning stores often have amazing product lineups and are impressive to look at. But a store wouldn’t really fit our ‘cool’ criteria if it weren’t for such aspects as innova- tive marketing, creative retail environment and a unique work culture.”

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