Eat. Drink. Save Dogs. The proceeds from ticket sales help provide much-needed medical attention to the dogs of Homeward Bound Rescue (a no-kill shelter).
This tail wagging event will include:
5 courses of gourmet appetizers paired with wine
Live music (TBA)
Raffle (one entry with ticket purchase, additional tickets available for $5)
Gourmet treats for your dog
Favor bags with goodies & special offers for you and your pooch
When:Wednesday, June 26th, 6-9:00 pm
Where: Darby’s, 401 North 3rd St., Minneapolis
Parking is free in the ramp right next to the Designer Guild Building
Posted on May 13, 2013 by Keith in News with No Comments
One thing I have noticed when talking with new customers about our doggy daycare is their surprise when we talk about how nice out outside area is. Outside we have about 3000 SQFT of space for dogs to run and play, all made up of recycled sports turf. The turf we used is from an old sports stadium in Arizona! We love the turf and we are able to keep it much cleaner than traditional grass (which gets muddy), woodchips (that always smell) and gravel (that flies everywhere when dogs run). We really did put much thought into what makes an AMAZING outside play area that can hold up to a Minneapolis winter. Now that the weather is warmer we have also turned out the outside webcam so you can check out all the fun. We take the dogs outside about every hour and they all love getting the fresh air! When we were looking for buildings, finding one that could handle a large outside play area was very important to us. I am so glad that we were able to create such an amazing space!
I have a Mini Aussie named Duchess and a Boxer named Thor. They love to come and play each week!
What do you do in your spare time?
I am a full-time stylist at JB Cavour Salon + Spa. Doing hair is my passion; I love making people smile by the work I do. I also love being outside, going to dog parks, cooking for my husband and am addicted to many TV shows
What is your favorite part about working at PPP?
The dogs, of course! They all have such unique personalities and it’s fun to get to know them all! It’s a nice break from my full-time gig as a stylist. Also, my co-workers are awesome!
Funniest PPP moment:
I have an intense fear of spiders. One day, Sarah and I were in waggers and a spider continued to lower itself from the ceiling to taunt me. We moved the couch to the middle of the room and I held Sarah as she stood on the couch to grab the spider. She knocked it down and we both screamed. We turned around and Keith was video taping it on his phone. Whoever was watching the webcams that day, got some entertainment!
Posted on March 25, 2013 by Keith in News with No Comments
Pampered Pooch Playground will be turning 5 this April and we want to thank all of our loyal customers for making this possible. Join us from April 22-28th for a week long of Special events and goodies at Pampered Pooch Playground. Our dog wash, Bubbly Paws will be turning 2 years old at the same time and they will also be offering specials.
Click Here to purchase the nail grind special (only available for current customers)
Thanks again for being part of the Pampered Pooch Playground family!
Posted on March 17, 2013 by Keith in News with 1 Comment
About 6 months ago we asked one of of our good friends, Jessie Marianello from Stray Dog Arts to paint another picture of Roxy. I guess a proud doggy poppa can never have too many paintings of Roxy! Jessie was one of our first doggy daycare customers and she also painted the large picture of Roxy that is hanging in the lobby. Just a few days ago, Jessie dropped off the new painting of Roxy, and it is so AMAZING! Jessie does such a great job of capturing Roxy’s personality and putting into her paintings. I don’t know what else to say, but we are so happy for our amazing new piece of art that is now hanging in our house!
Jessie puts this same about of love and energy into all of her paintings. WE also had Jessie paint a picture of Trycia’s sisters dog, Roman, for Christmas 2 years ago! About 2 years ago I remember when she came running into our lobby to tell us that her work was featured in Bark and Modern Dog Magazine. I am so proud of all of her success and proud to call her a good friend of ours!
Posted on February 18, 2013 by Keith in News with No Comments
You’ve probably seen all the viral Harlem Shake videos that have been going around youtube. Our personal favorites are the one at Sea World and the Puppy Edition, but we decided to attempt to make our own version of the Harlem Shake video with our doggy daycare dogs! Check out the Pampered Pooch Playground version below!
Here are the rules to make your own Harlem Shake:
Find the song “Harlem Shake” by Baauer
The number of people don’t matter, but the more the merrier
The video starts with one person and they must be wearing a helmet or mask
Only the person wearing the mask dances for the first 15 seconds, everyone else goes about their business like nothing is happening.
Everyone goes completely nuts-o after the lyric, “…and do the Harlem Shake” and the beat drops. This goes on for another 15 seconds.
Props. Props. Props. Whatever you can grab for the final 15 seconds to make it as ridiculous as possible.
No fancy video editing. The abrupt jump-cut between the two videos is what makes it work.
Posted on February 11, 2013 by Keith in News with No Comments
Last weekend Trycia and I went to LA to visit some of our friends that just moved out there, but we also wanted to check out one of the doggy daycares that we have become friends with. The owner was nice enough to take us around and show us the building, and I even got to meet Lil’ Jon’s dog.. (come on, you know who he is.. the rapper who sang Snap Yo Fingers Feat. Snoop Dogg). The owner of that daycare and I have been working on designing something pretty cool for the past 3 months and I finally got to see a demo of it. Hopefully if all goes well in the next 3 months you can see it also
Other than that, we had lots of fun and even went on the TMZ Tour.. Don’t believe me? Click here for a picture! Ha!
Posted on February 1, 2013 by Keith in News with No Comments
Chena is showing off the new floor in the Canine Cove at doggy daycare.
Over the past few weeks you might have noticed some construction going on at the doggy daycare… Well we are happy to announce that the Canine Cove, Luxury Suites and Training Room have a fresh new look. All these rooms got a brand new floor installed. We are also updating a few of the luxury suites (details on this very soon). Keeping Pampered Pooch Playground looking fresh, clean and up to our high standards is a tough process and we work very hard to make this happen everyday. The small dogs LOVE the brand new rubber floor that has been installed in the Canine Cove.
Look for the details of the luxury suites very soon when they are completed later this week.