Walk for the Animals


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!

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!

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.

Daylight Savings and the Joys of Fall

I took Nova on a walk to enjoy a lovely day on Lake Nokomis.
I took Nova on a walk to enjoy a lovely day on Lake Nokomis.

This fall has been one of the most enjoyable I can remember. The mild temperatures and stunning fall colors have made the Twin Cities a wonderful playground for pups and their people! We had an amazing turn out for Woof N Treat and raised so much money for Pet Project Rescue! The busy fall season is winding down but not before our Daylight Savings Spectacular and now is the perfect time to get ready for the inevitable arrival of winter.


I hope you will join us Sunday November 2nd for our Trim-a-Palooza. Every year on the days after daylight savings begins and ends we do a walk-in trim event. We offer half-price nail treatments and $5 face, sani or foot trims. If your pup need a few areas trimmed or just a good nail grind it is the perfect time to get that taken care of. We have a ton of fun and stay very busy so there may be a short wait but we always are able to accommodate everyone who shows up. Stop in between 10am and 4pm at either Bubbly Paws location to take advantage of this awesome deal!

While we might like getting an extra hour of daylight in the morning next week it is important to remember to be safe for evening walks with your dog. It becomes increasingly difficult for drivers to see pedestrians during the dark after work and evening hours. Please be safe by wearing reflective gear or lights while you walk your dog and avoid using your phone so you can keep eyes out for drivers. If you need reflective gear for your dog ask a staff member at Bubbly Paws: we have a wide variety of reflective collars and leads to help keep you and your buddy safe and visible.

Here is a tick found just this week by one of our groomers.
Here is a tick found just this week by one of our groomers.

I have loved this mild weather but there is one concern I need to share: pests! Because of the warmer temperatures ticks and fleas are still active. Please use flea and tick preventative for the months of October and November, some vets recommend using it year round. Our groomers have found a few ticks in the last two weeks so protect yourself and your dog!

I hope to see a ton of my bubbly friends Sunday for our special! Get prepared for winter with a nice trim and new reflective gear to keep comfortable and safe. All our best from our pups to you and yours!



Help celebrate the time change this Sunday at both Bubbly Paws locations from 10am-4pm with 1/2 price savings on the following services: $5 Nail Trims $5 Face Trims $5 Foot Trims $5 Sani Trims $7.50 Nail Grinds

Appointments are first come, first served. We get pretty busy, please plan to wait a few minutes. Paw points are NOT given out for discounted services.

Paws on Grand - 2014

Paws on Grand - Saint Paul,mn
Paws on Grand - Saint Paul,mn

Bubbly Paws Dog Wash and Spa is excited to present Paws on Grand on Sunday, August 3rd from 11am-4pm on Grand Ave in Saint Paul.  Walk down historic Grand Ave with your pooch for lots of fun activities to benefit The Pet Project.  While you are at this awesome event, make sure to stop out at Bubbly Paws, we have teamed up with Hero Mutts and Modern Life Photo for a dogtastic photo booth and so much more.  $5 from every self-service bath during Paws on Grand will be donated to The Pet Project.  For more information on Paws on Grand, click here.

Twin Cities Pride 2014


Pampered Pooch Playground and Bubbly Paws Dog Wash are excited to take part in the 2014 Twin Cities Pride Festival. Make sure to stop over to our booth for lots of pride related fun including some cool decorating of your pooch (details very soon)!

Pampered Pooch Playground is one of the founding members of the Twin Cities Dog Daycare Association who will be sponsoring the Doggy Drag Show which is hosted by Falen from the Dave Ryan Morning Show on 101.3 KDWB.

The entire Twin Cities Dog Daycare Association (Downtown Dogs, Dog Days, Dog Day Getaway, Camp Bow Wow - Burnsville and Pampered Pooch Playground) will be collaborating with Twin Cities Pride for this outrageously fun event!

The Doggy Drag Show takes place in the Pet Central Section, conveniently located across from the Beer Garden. Come join the fun at 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 29th. Registration is day of and will open at 10:00 AM. Entries limited to first 20 registrants.

All participants get a ribbon. For Best in Show, Best Male Cross Dresser, Best Female Cross Dresser there will be amazing prize baskets for the winners!

Just go to a thrift store and let your fun and creativity flow! Thrift stores have wigs, neck ties, nighties and more.

The show is in the Pet Central Green Space. Look for the table and the sign.

dog drag show at minneapolis pride

We're Turning 3!

Minneapolis Dog Wash
Minneapolis Dog Wash

We want to thank all of our wonderful customers for 3 years of business and voting us "Best Groomer" and "Best Customer Service" at our Excelsior and Grand location in St Louis Park.  Join us this Saturday from 10-6 for a special celebration! We will have refreshments, custom cupcakes from Sweet Retreat (while they last), and treats for our 4 legged friends!  Anyone that stops in will be entered to win a $50 gift card to Bubbly Paws (if you can't make it in, make sure to visit our Facebook Page on Saturday for another chance to win).

All our retail items will be 15% off this Saturday!

Thanks for helping us to become the premier dog spa in the Twin Cities, we could never have achieved this without our great customers!!

(This event is only taking place at our St Louis Park location!  We will do something special for our 1 year anniversary for our St Paul store in August).

Spring Forward Special


Every year when daylight savings ends we have a fun day of walk-in trims and savings on nail treatments. I am especially excited to have our St Paul store get in on the action this year! It's always a blast and we get to see so many of our friends get tidied up just in time for the weather to warm up. It's really nice to have your dog's feet in particular cleaned up this time of year; whether it's just a nail grind or your pup needs a paw trim and winter paw treatment, these little things go a long way to help your dog's feet stay clean and comfortable.

Stop in to either store Sunday March 9th between 10am and 4pm and get sanitary, foot and face trims for $5 each. Nail trims and nail grinds are 50% off ($5 nail trims and $7.50 nail grinds). Winter paw treatment is still available too! No appointments needed but give yourself a little time as there can be a wait. Self-service baths are available as usual until 5pm. We hope to see you and your best buddy there!

Feeling Thankful this Holiday Season

Franklin and I at the Pride festival representing Bubbly Paws.
Franklin and I at the Pride festival representing Bubbly Paws.

I really like the holiday season. Not the cold or the snow or the icy chill but because it is a great time to reflect back on the year and spend time with the people (and dogs) that are most important. Franklin and I have so much to be thankful for this year. In addition to celebrating three years since I started being his caretaker we also had our two year anniversary of working at Bubbly Paws. It has been such a big year for Bubbly Paws! We were so happy to work in the opening of the new St Paul store and see it become a great success. We also started Give Back Week to take time every month to help local pet rescues. We have added two amazing groomers and many new staff to our team. We just found out we are again up for two awards in the Best of St Louis Park Magazine and we could not be more proud of the hard work that everyone put in to make it happen. Providing great service, gentle touch and low stress grooming to the twin cities makes us so happy!

Maybe you've noticed Frank hasn't been around much over the last month. He had a health crisis when we discovered an aggressive tumor on his hip. With help from family and friends, many Bubbly Paws related, we raised funds for his surgery and he is now on the road to recovery and has a great prognosis. It means so much to be part of a community that loves dogs and is ready to step up and help when the need arises. I know Franklin has been really wanting to be back at work but right now he needs rest to recover from surgery but we are both very hopeful that Frank will be back in action towards the end of December.

Here’s hoping you and your pooch have a very happy holiday season! We have all sorts of goodies here to let you show your dog how much you love them and even photo sessions if you need a cute picture for a holiday card. We are also sponsors of the Great Minnesota Pet Food Drive if you have extra pet food or to help get into the giving spirit. We are so thankful for our awesome customers and clients!

Low Cost Vaccine Clinic

spay neuter
spay neuter

Just because Give Back Week is over it doesn't mean we are taking time off from helping our community. This low cost vaccine clinic helps people in Minneapolis get affordable vaccines and microchips for their pets. Bubbly Paws is giving volunteers $5 off coupons for self-service baths for their help. Spread the word to help dogs and cats get the preventative care they need and if you can, volunteer! Don't forget that Woof n' Treat  is a fundraiser for Homeward Bound Rescue, we hope to see you and your pooch out in your best costumes for lots of treats (and maybe you can show us some of your dog's tricks)! 

Featured Adoptable Knight

Last night I saw a familiar little dog, it was Minnie! I featured her in June and she has since gotten a new name and a great forever mom. Congratulations to both of them!

Today featured adoptable is dear old Knight. He reminds me of Franklin because he is an older guy who lived in a home and for whatever reason he ended up in a shelter. Knight is 12 years old and a lab springer spaniel mix and he is just looking for a nice quiet home to live out his golden years. Adopting an older dog is easy and hard: they don't need a lot of attention or exercise, they are past the naughty stage and just need a little love and a nice bed but they can also break your heart. Even if it seems like you might not have a lot of time with them they will pay you back tenfold in love and sweet companionship. And just maybe (like Frank) they will surprise you with how long they stick around. To get more information about Knight contact Mutts & More Animal Rescue and check out his cute photos on Facebook.

If you are thinking of adopting but Knight's not the dog for you or if you just want to enjoy the last dog days of summer stop by WoofStock where there are a ton of rescues and dog and family events. Don't forget to stop by and say hi to Franklin and I at the Bubbly Paws booth!

Saint Paul Dog Wash - Grand Opening Event

We are very excited to opening our 2nd Bubbly Paws location on Grand Ave. in Saint Paul on Saturday, August 17th.  Stop out for lots of fun including our famous doggy bar!  $5 from every self service bath completed on the 17th will be donated to The Pet Project!  Our new Saint Paul location is located on historic Grand Ave. between Lexington and Dale (Right next to TruBerry Yogurt, which is amazing). The first 20 customers will receive a Super Buddies prize package which will be out on DVD soon from Disney!  Click here for a map. Bubbly Paws Dog Wash and Spa in Saint Paul, MInnesota grand opening

Paws On Grand

Paws On Grand - Saint Paul,mn Bubbly Paws Dog wash is proud to present  Paws On Grand on Sunday, August 4th from 11am-4pm.  Grab your pooch and check out our brand new location at 949 Grand Ave (between Lexington and Dale).  We will have our dog bar set up serving doggy beer samples, and we will have a misting station to make sure your pooch stays nice and cool.  The Pet Project will also be at our location.  We are so excited to show off our great new location on Grand Ave in Saint Paul.  Click here for more information on Paws on Grand.

Happy Independence Day!

photo I hope you and your pooch have some fun and relaxing plans for the 4th of July! Just a reminder that we will be closed Thursday July 4th in observance of the holiday. We will reopen for normal hours on Friday the 5th.

While the 4th of July is a great time to celebrate and have fun outside in the beautiful summer weather it can be a stressful time for your pet. The noise and lights of fireworks can be especially scary. Take extra care to leash and secure your dog in case they get scared and try and run away. If your plans involve being outside all day use a pet safe insect repellent and sunscreen. Remember that alcohol and insect repellents for humans are unsafe for dogs. Here are more tips from the ASPCA.

Bubbly Paws carries both a pet safe bug repellent and sunscreen combination spray as well as Thundershirts which can help anxiety from fireworks. If you want a cute treat for your dog to have we have cookies, ice cream and doggie beer to treat your best buddy!

Have a fun and safe holiday!

Wiggle Butt Story Time

Hero Mutts with Wiggle Butts at Bubbly Paws One of our good friends, Amber Rhodes, just wrote her first children's book "Hero Mutts with Wiggle Butts" which is about her rescue dogs Roxy and Rowdy.  Come join Amber for a reading of her new book on Saturday, June 15th at 9:30am at Bubbly Paws Dog Wash.  Breakfast snacks and juice will be provided.  Dogs are welcome provided they are on leash and behaved.  Anyone that attends the reading will receive a $5 off coupon for Bubbly Paws Dog Wash.  Amber will be selling and signing books after the reading.  Please RSVP for your space below.

About Amber:

“Hero” is more than just a children’s book and a pet product line, it’s a movement. It’s time to shine a positive spotlight on the amazing dogs that are adopted from shelters and rescues, instead of all the sad and negative press that is usually associated with them. It’s also time, to show the world that they are heroic for all that they may have been through, and we are doing that, with “Hero.”

Getting kids involved with helping animals is something that is very important to me, and even more important for the animals. This is why I wrote “The Hero Mutts with Wiggle Butts” I want to help inspire children to learn about animals with disabilities, and to also, to look at their own differences and to accept them. After reading this book, they too, will see how THEY can be a “Hero” for animals.

Wearing “Hero” products is a badge of honor, not only for the dogs, but also for their guardians. They too are “Heroes” for saving their lives, and they deserve to show it off in a positive way.

More information is available on Amber's Website.


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Meet Thunder, our Featured Adoptable

thunder1 On Saturday, June 1st, Give Back Week for Border Collie Rescue of Minnesota (BCRMN) starts. Thunder is a dog in rescue looking for a very special home. He is a normal border collie in many ways, he likes exercise and time outside running with you or chasing a frisbee. He is house trained and crate trained and all around easy to be around.  The reason he needs a special home is because is fearful of new people. Once he gets to know you, you are his best friend but he needs slow introductions to people. His ideal forever home understands fearful dogs and the needs of border collies so he can feel safe and loved. If you think you might be his forever home (or know someone who is) send them to BCRMN's adoption page.

Here is his profile if you would like to know more about him from his foster home. Remember from June 1st to June 6th mention BCRMN or Give Back Week when you come in for a self-service bath and we will donate $5 from your bath to this exceptional rescue!

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