Social Media Done Right

It is no secret that we LOVE to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at the dog wash.  Seriously, we have so much fun putting pictures up and interacting with our customers on there.  I get really annoyed with businesses that don't understand how to use it correctly.  I think my biggest problem is when a company put up "Like this picture if ____" or when companies try to sell products. Social media should be fun and interactive!  Trycia and I were in Kauai for the past few days and we had a blast there and I was very impressed with how well our hotel responded to social media.  As some of you might know I love coffee and I found out that our hotel was importing Settle's Best coffee rather than using the amazing Kona coffee which is gown locally!  Why would they order coffee that is mass produced over 2000 miles away and then have to ship it for people to enjoy OK coffee.  I asked them this question on their facebook page, and within about 3 hours I had a response saying that they have a coffee cart that brews Kona coffee... But to make it even better, they delivered 2 bags of coffee and coffee mugs direct to our hotel room so we could brew it in our room.  I mean seriously, what company does that?  I was just so impressed by them.  The trip was great and it is always hard to go away when you have 2 small businesses that you worry about.  Thankfully we have Lill who is an amazing manager, Jess who is an amazing groomer and out wonderful staff of Cat, Ashley and Kalyn. If you want to read more about our trip, visit the Pampered Pooch Playground Blog. So if you run a small business, there is your social media lesson for the day... Go to Kauai, and learn how to facebook!

Have a great night!



Bacon goes to the dog park

Bacon at the Minnehaha dog park in Minneapolis, MNBacon  (the French Bulldog) is one of our regular dogs at the dog wash and he LOVES going to the dog park.  Bacon will often come in for a bath covered in mud and dirt from playing hard with all the dogs.  His parents just sent us some pictures taken by Go Dog Photos at the Minnehaha Dog Park.  They captured Bacon right before he stopped in for a bath!  This is exactly why we designed the dog wash.... For the dirty, messy and muddy dogs :)  We love getting these before pictures, so feel free to send or post them to our Facebook page at anytime!

Tazer and his bath

Tazer the bulldog at the self service dog wash in minneapolis,mnToday we received a call from Tazer's dad asking if Tazer his bulldog could come in for a bath at the dog wash.  I am a huge fan of bulldogs because I love how they snort!  Tazer came in and got spoiled with his bath!  He had a great time in the tub and had even more fun with the dryer!  Tazer went home all fresh and clean! Have a good night!



Breakin' in the Tubs

Happy dogs at the self service dog wash in Minneapolis Tonight was a big night at Bubbly Paws Dog Wash.  We had the outdoor sign installed and it looks great!  We also invited one of our Architects and her friend to come in and give their dogs a bath.  We wanted to make sure we have everything set and in place before we open this weekend.  I have to admit I was kinda nervous to have one of the designers of the dog wash use it for the first time.  I really wanted it to live up to her expectations and make sure it was everything she had in her mind!  Oscar got in the tub and really seemed to enjoy his bath!  Everything was a huge success!!  We will be open on Saturday from 10-3.. stop out and try it out!!

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