Proceeds from carnival games and raffle benefit The Pet Project!
First-come first-serve dog-friendly patio seating
Fun carnival atmosphere – Carnival barker & Tarot card reader
Carnival games & prizes
Special adult Carnival Cocktail
Doggie Beer Bar
Free samples from Barkley’s Bistro (fresh and local – 98% locally sourced products)!
Free samples from Nutri-Source (high-quality pet foods that you can trust)
Raffle and Carnival Game proceeds benefit The Pet Project.
Saturday 18 May 2013
10 am – 1 pm
Location: Urban Eatery’s dog-friendly patio
On-leash dogs only please
This is a free event – suggested donations for raffle and carnival games benefit The Pet Project
No reservations required, seating is first come, first served. please watch the Pampered Pooch Playground Facebook page if weather looks like it will be an issue.
Length of time working here: Since October of 2011
Do you have any pets?
I have three American Quarter Horses that I ride and show in the summers- Fransis, Zeke and Randy. I also just got a new Welsh Corgi puppy named Z! (or Topaz, or Turbo, or whatever nickname he gets next!)
What do you do in your spare time?
I’m currently finishing my masters degree in flute performance at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I graduate on April 26th and I couldn’t be more excited! I hope to eventually get my doctorate and have a flute studio at a college somewhere. When I’m not practicing or playing with the pups at PPP I spend most of my time having fun with friends or my horses. I also love spending time and working on my family’s 300 cow dairy farm in northern Wisconsin!
What is your favorite part about working at PPP?
Growing up on a dairy farm turned me into a real animal person! A few weeks off the farm and not around animals is like the dementor to my Harry Potter. Working at PPP helped me out a lot in this aspect. No matter how crazy the dogs get, it’s so nice to get away from school and hang out with some sweet pups for a while.
I’ve also found some really great friends in some of my coworkers at the Pooch! We have a lot of fun working together and when it’s been a rough day, I’m always there crackin’ a joke or ten to get everybody laughing again.
Funniest PPP moment:
I’d have to say the funniest PPP moment for me took place just a couple months ago when I was in Waggers on a Monday morning. There weren’t very many dogs there yet, but there were three Frenchies- Benson, Frankie and STEVE. I LOVE making crazy voices and doing silly things to get the Frenchies riled up because they have the most hilarious snorting noises and they get SO CRAZY. So Im standing there trying to get these three as snorty as three frenchies can get and I start saying “Steve” over and over, kind of like this…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFhNJ8ozDBk
And these dogs are just going nuts. All of the sudden, in the midst of all of our carrying on, Keith walks in and is just staring at me with the most terror stricken look on his face. (there also may have been some crazy dance move involved too… I’m not sure)
I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard in my life!
Thanks again for being part of the Pampered Pooch Playground family!
Have a good night!
Meet Gustav, one of the regular dogs that loves to hang out in the Canine Cove at doggy daycare! Last week Gustav’s dad signed him up for Poochie Pix, which is a new service we just started. Trycia will have a mini photo session with your pooch while they are at doggy daycare! Gustav was our first client and he did awesome!
On a side note, Gustav’s dad showed up to one of our kickball games last summer with some of his homemade beer! Wow!! It was amazing!
Have a good night!
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:
This might be one of the most common questions we receive from customers, “What is the FURminator?”. We decided to invite Elliot the Pomeranian to come in for a treatment with Ellen to see what it is all about…. And look at all the hair we saved from getting all over their house!!
The treatment includes a bath, nail trim and brush out with special FURminator deShedding tool. The Ultra Premium Shampoo and Conditioner formulas have been specially formulated to help eliminate odors, provide relief for pet’s with itchy skin, bring out the natural shine in light and dull color coats, release tangles in long coats or moisturize the skin and coat with frequent bathing. The FURminator deShedding Tool removes the undercoat and loose hair.
The FURminator is perfect for any size dog with any length of hair. You can make a reservation for the FURminator treatment by clicking here.
• Keep your pet inside
• Be sure your pet has enough clean, cool water.
• When walking your pets, make sure to protect their feet with booties. If the paws are cracked Mushers Secret is a good healing cream (booties and cream are both available at Bubbly Paws). My personal favorite are the Ruff wear booties.
• Make sure the short haired dogs wear jackets and sweaters to stay warm. ( Jackets and Sweaters are available at Bubbly Paws)
• Limit your walks to 5 minutes or less. Dogs paws and noses can get frostbite, just like humans.
• Never leave your pet unattended in a parked car for any period of time.
• Be careful at local dog parks, many have turned into solid ice.
• Make sure your pooch has a warm place to sleep away from drafts from windows and doors. Be careful around open flames and electric heaters.
If you see an animal outside without shelter or in an unattended car, call Minneapolis Animal Care & Control immediately — in Minneapolis, dial 311 (612-673-3000). If you believe the situation to be life-threatening and the animal is non-responsive, please call 911.