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KARE 11 - Cabin Tips For Your Pooch

We recently stopped into KARE 11 to share some great cabin tips for your pooch, and we brought an awesome dog up for adoption from SecondHand Hounds.




Summer is cabin time for many Minnesotans, and if you’re taking your dog to the family retreat, safety is important.

Bubbly Paws co-owner Keith Miller shares five great tips to help keep your best friend healthy and happy:

1. Protect dog from bugs with
2. Bring life jacket for your dog
3. Provide water and shade
4. Make sure your pet has an ID tag
5. Bring first aid kit

Bubbly Paws is a self-service dog wash and growing salon with three locations in the Twin Cities.

Friday’s segment featured an American pit bull terrier named Mercedes. He needs a loving forever home.
Mercedes is available for adoption now through Secondhand Hounds.

Meet Lill!

minneapolis dog wash managerHi, my name is Lill and if you’ve been to Bubbly Paws recently you have probably seen me. I will be writing our blog posts for a while so I thought I would take a minute to introduce myself and tell you about why I love Bubbly Paws. I grew up in south Minneapolis and have always loved animals. My passion for dogs started in high school when I began volunteering for the Golden Valley Humane Society. Since graduating from college and retuning to Minneapolis I have been fostering and volunteering with Secondhand Hounds. In that time I adopted Franklin. I really love being able to bring Frank to work with me, he is a special dog and enjoys being the shop greeter. It means a lot to me that I can support rescues while at work. Bubbly Paws regularly hosts fundraisers for local rescues and sponsors events like Beer with your Buddy and encourages employees to do the Walk for the Animals and other dog-centric events. I also love that Bubbly Paws tries to be as green as possible from the big things like using natural laundry detergent, high-efficiency washers and driers, and locally made Topline shampoo and conditioner that we buy in bulk and dilute in-house to the little things like recycling receipts, reusing gift cards and not using bottled water. We are always looking for ways to be greener and support our local dog rescues, if you have an idea feel free to email me!

Flippin' Cups For The Pups - Recap

A good part of our business model is to give back to the dog community where we are located.  This past summer, I was talking with Rachel who runs Secondhand Hounds, and she was tossing around the idea of a flip cup tournament.  I instantly said that we wanted to sponsor it!  The ball was rolling.... THen Trycia (my wife and co-owner of Bubbly Paws Dog Wash), decided she wanted to go to Italy for our 5 year wedding anniversary, so we booked the trip.  Who would have thought that the flip cup tournament would be the day we got back?  So unfortunately we were so jet-lagged that we did not make it out to this great game!  I know they will be doing it again, and we will for sure be part of it.  Everyone that was there said it was a great time!  We love being part of these events and giving back! Keith

Bubble Bath Party

dog wash in st louis park,mnA big thanks to everyone that came out to our first Bubbly Paws - Bubble Bath Party which was a fundraiser for Secondhand Hounds.  Amber from Modern Life Photo was there snapping pictures of all the fun (view the pictures and read her blog post).  Jenna from the Rovernight Network provided lots of yummy treats and lots of doggy fun!  What a great time, we know we will be doing this again soon!  $10 from each of the baths was donated to Secondhand Hounds!! Below is a list of the Raffle Prize Winners (all the winners have been called):

Bubbly Paws Gift Basket - Justin

Rovernight Network dog bowl package - Mary

Modern Life Photo gift card - Gearhart

Pink dog outfit - Michelle

Red dog jacket - Kasia

White/Pink dog dress - Gearhart

Doggy Froyo - Justin

Doggy Froyo - Lisa


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