Hendrix Catches The Wrong Flight

We all know that traveling can be a stressful time, but it had to have been really hard on Hendrix the dog that was placed on the wrong United Airlines flight.  He flew all the way to Ireland!!  You can watch the story below or read more here!  My personal favorite part of the story is when the mom said "not even frickin' Florida.. Ireland".  I think i might have said something like that, but i would have used more words that needed to be beeped out. Have a good night.



Dog Friendly Patio's

Patio season is here and there is nothing more fun that taking you pooch to dinner and drinks. We often take Roxy out to dinner with us and people always ask where some of the best places to go are....  We have started to compile a list of dog friendly patios around the Twin Cities, please feel free to comment with anything we have missed as this is a work in progress. --- ROXY APPROVED PATIO'S ---

These are patios that and establishments that we have visited with Roxy and know the staff go the extra mile to cater to the dogs.

Pizzeria Lola - SouthWest Minneapolis

Chang Mai Thai - Uptown Minneapolis

McCoys - St Louis Park (Excelsior and Grand)

Yum Kitchen and Bakery - St Louis Park

Cafe Maude - SouthWest Minneapolis

Sebastian Joe's - Linden Hills Minneapolis

Bar Abeline - Uptown Minneapolis

Tiger Sushi - Uptown Minneapolis



These are suggestions customers have given us on our Facebook page.

Psycho Suzi's - Northeast Minneapolis

Happy Gnome - St Paul

The Loop - Downtown Minneapolis

Park Tavern - St Louis Park

Wilde Roast - Northeast Minneapolis

Barbette - Uptown Minneapolis

Burger Jones - Lake Calhoun

Herkimer - Uptown Minneapolis

Lyndale Tap House - Uptown Minneapolis

Tryg's - Lake Calhoun

Vic's Bar and Grill - Victoria

Loring Kitchen and Bar - Dinkytown Minneapolis

Tin Fish - Lake Calhoun

Toast Wine Bar - North Loop Minneapolis

Urban Eatery - Lake Calhoun

Mill Valley Kitchen - St Louis Park

Birchwood Cafe - Seward Neighborhood

Town Hall Brewery - West Bank Minneapolis

Lucia's - Uptown Minneapolis

Joe's Garage - Loring Park Minneapolis

Tosca Trattoria - Linden Hills Minneapolis

Bob's Java Hut - Uptown Minneapolis

New Years

Roxy and Max at Bubbly Paws Dog Wash in Minneapolis What a year!  It has been so much fun for Trycia and myself to watch Bubbly Paws Dog Wash take off and become what it is today!  Over the last 8 months since we opened, we have met some really great customers!

Today, the dog wash was closed, but that does not mean that we were not there.  Sometimes it is easier to do projects when we are closed... So Trycia and I spent a few hours there today cleaning and updating a few things.  We want to keep this place looking like it is brand new, and do everything we can to make it happen.  This weekend we were also dog-sitting Max, who is the Bubbly Paws poster dog.  We brought him and Roxy to help with some projects (the mostly ate bones).

Hope everyone had a great new years and we look forward to serving you in 2012.  We can't thank everyone enough!!


Winter Workouts

Winter is officially here, and although there isn’t the usual snow on the ground, it’s cold outside. Last week, the Climate Prediction Center released an updated winter outlook for December, January, and February, predicting below average temperatures and a good chance of a wetter than average snow season for Minnesota. So, that means the days are short, the cold is here for a while, and the snow is coming—-perhaps with a vengeance. The hibernation that comes with winter can make us feel cooped up with cabin fever. For our canine friends, we must make the extra effort to help them expend their energy so they can be well-behaved. Below are a few ideas that may help.

  • Make the most out of each walk.In order to help Leo burn more energy while

    on our shorter winter walks, he wears a vest with two side pockets—a weight vest of sorts. In each pocket, I add bean-bag weights in half-pound increments, up to ten percent of his body weight. For Leo, that’s a total of three pounds. This helps him burn extra energy, even though our walks are shorter. (Leo’s vet confirmed that this was safe. The key is to make sure the vest fits properly so there is no rubbing or slipping.)

  • Let ’em play! A day of play each week at doggy day care, like Pampered Pooch Playground, can leave your dog tired and well-behaved for an extra day. This also helps take some of the pressure off of you to be the only source of physical and mental exercise.
  • Mental workouts are just as important as physical workouts. Training classes, such as agility training at The Canine Coach, are a great way to socialize, exercise, and challenge your dog.
  • Socialize with your dog at Dog Days at the Dome. The Metrodome is open for doggy fun and socializing from 5 p.m.–9 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, Tuesday, January 31, Thursday, February 9, and Tuesday, February 28. It’s just $5 per dog (with up to two people), and free parking is available.
  • Go to a dog park—indoors! Have you heard about Ruff House, the Canine Social Club in Edina? There are five membership options to fit your schedule. The most flexible options include access 24/7.

What do you do to help manage your dog’s energy during winter? We’d love to hear from you.

*** Blog post by Birgitta who is a Pampered Pooch Playground customer.  Read more about her by clicking here. ***

Roxy's July 4th Weekend

roxy at bubbly paws dog wash in minneapolisThis past weekend we took Roxy with us while we visited Trycia's family in Wisconsin for the 4th of July!  The first stop was at a cabin, where we tried and tried to get Roxy to swim.  She has never been much of a swimmer, but she loves to wade in the water and lay down.  So we put her doggie lifejacket on her (thanks to the wonderful selection at Bone Adventure), and kept taking her out a little bit farther.  After many tries, we decided she is a land loving pooch! Then later, we stopped at Trycia's sisters house, and one of the first things she asked us was.... Can you get me another Stunt Puppy collar and some more of that awesome Topline Shampoo!  Today, I packed up a nice care package of shampoo and a new collar for Roman their black lab and shipped it to them!

After a few more days, we came back, and Roxy was pretty stinky!  So she got a bath today at the dog wash!  Now she is smelling great!

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!



Coyotes in the Twin Cities

We were watching the FOX 9 news tonight and saw this story about a coyote in Edina.  I just thought we should pass it along so you can make sure to keep your dog safe and sound.  

Edina to Confront Coyotes after Dog Attacked:


From FOX 9 - EDINA, Minn. - Coyote sightings have been reported across the metro, but now an Edina dog is recovering after being attacked in broad daylight on a resident’s patio and the city is talking about cracking down.

On both sides of her body, Becky Bennett’s dog, Smokey, bears the marks of being in the jaws of a coyote.

“They x-rayed her. She didn’t have any broken bones, which is fortunate,” said Bennett.

Bennett’s house backs up to a part of the city that attracts a lot of wildlife, but that’s not where the attack happened. In fact, she said if Smokey had been bitten closer to the pond, it would be a different story.

Instead, her dog was attacked in broad daylight on her patio by a coyote she has seen frequently lately and taken pictures of.

The last time Bennett saw the coyote was on Easter Sunday.

“It was laying out in that marshy area. We were all up on the deck watching it, and itstead of running away, he came up to the house,” she recalled.

The DNR says that coyotes are in every suburb and often go unseen; although, some will grow more bold.

Yet, residents of Edina said they are concerned that the population is growing and Bennett said she hopes the city will thin the pack. If not, she hopes they will at least work to kill the coyote that no longer seems to be intimidated by humans.


Ahnung goes to the dog spa

One of our favorite rescue dogs came in to visit the Bubbly Paws Dog Spa.  Cyndi our groomer did a great job making Ahnung look her best!  Ahnung is going to be be featured on KARE 11 today talking about our fundraising that Bubbly Paws Dog Wash will be doing starting April 1st.  We will let everyone know all the details very soon!  Ahnung and her mom were really happy with how her Spa and Grooming day went and she mentioned Bubbly Paws Dog Wash on her blog. Have a great day!


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