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Presents for Pooches

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We have teamed up with our sister business, Bubbly Paws and our friends at Westgate Pet Clinic to raise money, food and treats for Good Karma Animal Rescue.  All food and treats need to be un-opened. Starting Friday, November 24th until January 1st you can make donations in our lobby at Pampered Pooch Playground or online by clicking here.  If you donate $50 online, by clicking here you will receive a $5 gift card to Bubbly Paws

FURminator Treatments at Pampered Pooch Playground

We are excited to introduce the newest member of the Pampered Pooch Playground grooming team... Melissa!  She is one of the full-time groomers at Bubbly Paws (our sister business) and will be available at Pampered Pooch Playground to FURminate  (de-shedding treatment) or groom dogs a few days each month.  Dogs can be groomed or FURminated while at doggy daycare or spending the night in our hotel.  Melissa has a great grooming style with a laid back approach that helps to make sure all dogs go home looking their best.  You can learn more about Melissa by clicking here to go to her Bubbly Paws page. Melissa's October Schedule:

Friday, October 10th

Thursday, October 23rd

Monday, October 27th

To make a reservation for grooming, click here.

Beer With Your Buddy

beer with your buddy minneapolisI can't tell you how excited I am for the 2013 season of Beer With Your Buddy to kick off!  Join us this Saturday from 3-5:30 at the Nomad Pub in Minneapolis.  You can buy tickets online by clicking herePampered Pooch Playground and Bubbly Paws are a sponsor of this great Minneapolis dog event powered by the K9-Connection.

Extreme Cold Weather Warning

cold weather dogWe put together some tips to make sure your pet stays safe with this extreme cold • 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.

Staff Holiday Party

Last night we had the Pampered Pooch Playground and Bubbly Paws staff holiday party.  It is fun to get both businesses together, but it is always hard to find a time that works for almost everyone.  I am not a fan of boring parties, so we always try to do something fun and exciting.  This year we let the crew vote on what party they wanted, and the Skaties Eighties party won.  So we went down the street to the St Louis Park Roller Garden for some great 80's music and skating.  Many of our employees even got into the party by dressing up.  After an hour of skating and playing games we headed over to McCoy's Public House which is right across the street from Bubbly Paws at Excelsior and Grand.  We had the hole party room, complete with 80's pop music for dinner and drinks.  A big thanks to Brent and his staff at McCoy's for all their hard work last night because everyone had a great time! If you were wondering, yes I got dressed up!  I was sporting the Tiffany Amber Thiessen shirt... We looked and Saved By The Bell started in 1989, so I was safe with it! All of our staff always work so hard everyday and this is the least we can do to show them that we appreciate all of the love and care they put into the job everyday.  It really is hard to find great employees and we have a bunch of them!!  Awwwww... Group Hug!!  Before the night was over, the Bubbly Paws staff had to take a picture of the fun they had... Click Here to see it.

Have a great night!

Keith

Saturday, Novemebr 10th - Leaf's Book Signing

Leaf was one of our first doggy daycare dogs and now it is time to honor him! Bubbly Paws is hosting Diva Dog Leaf’s Book Signing Party to benefit Helping Paws of Minnesota, a charity that trains service dogs to assist individuals with physical disabilities. Allen and Linda Anderson, local best-selling animal book authors, will autograph Allen’s new memoir, A Dog Named Leaf: The Hero from Heaven Who Saved My Life at Bubbly Paws.

Bubbly Paws will donate $5.00 from the sale of each book to Helping Paws, offer half-price nail trims, and knock 10 percent off the sale of all retail items during the book signing. Fun events include a doggy bar with “doggy beer”, a Helping Paws booth with a demonstration dog and volunteer to share information about training service dogs, the opportunity to sign up for pet photo appointments, and paw-tographs from Diva Dog Leaf, the dog hero with his own book.

Woof 'n Treat: Lots of Work

Yesterday I was talking with one of our doggy daycare customers in the lobby and they asked me, if we were ready for our Woof 'n Treat party this Saturday.  Yes, we are! This year has been even harder than in other years because we invited all the stores at Excelsior and Grand (where our other business, Bubbly Paws is located), to be part of the fun.  The great thing about having all the stores be part of it means there is so much more for everyone to do, but planning the event means so much more to coordinate.  All the stores are very excited for this fun event!  100% of the money raised goes directly to Homeward Bound Rescue, which is why we we do this event!!  I love our Halloween party which is why we keep adding to it each year, and this year is no different.  Have a good day! Keith