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Linden Hills Woofstock 2013

2013WoofstockPoster Bubbly Paws Dog Wash and Pampered Pooch Playground are proud to be the PRESENTING sponsors of the Linden Hills Woofstock.  We have sponsored this great dog event for the past 5 years and this year will be even better!  Stop back soon to see what great events we have planned at our booths this year!  For more information on Woofstock, click here.

Wine and Wag - 2013

wineandwagPampered Pooch Playground and Bubbly Paws Dog Wash are proud to sponsor Wine and Wag presented by the K9 Connection on Wednesday, June 26th!

"Wine & Wag" The annual benefit for Homeward Bound Rescue

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

Price: $33 Buy your tickets now!

*This is a leashed event, one dog person please

Fun Outside at Doggy Daycare

outside doggy daycare in minneapolisOne 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! Have a great day!



Fun @ Woofstock!

This past Saturday was one of my favorite dog events of the year... Linden Hills Woofstock!  Everyone always asks why it is my favorite event, and it is because we live in the Linden Hills area and it is our way of giving back to the community in which we live!  Both our businesses have so much in common with those of Linden Hills Businesses (we are small, local, community minded and try hard to be as green as possible).  For the past 4 years Pampered Pooch Playground has been a presenting sponsor, and Bubbly Paws has been a sponsor for the past 2 years.  The highlight of my day was being one of the judges for the dog trick contest! There were so many great participants!  All the products that we had for sale were either made by a local company or a green product! People that stopped out got to have fun in the Photo Booth and sample the doggy beer.

While we were at Woofstock, Trycia and I were walking around with Roxy and were talking to one of the doggy daycare's that is part of the Twin Cities Dog Daycare Association, and we came up with a great idea for the holidays.  We will be meeting about it in the next few weeks to get the ball rolling!

Have a great weekend!


Cheerio - More Fun at Doggy Daycare

From time to time, we enjoy making videos of the Doggy Daycare dogs playing and having a great time while they are at our building.  The past few weeks we have been making short video clips, and we just edited them to music.  Enjoy!  


Cheerio at Pampered Pooch Playground from keithppp on Vimeo.

Flea and Tick season is here!

We have been warning all of our customers that that the Flea and Tick season is going to be a big one this year.  We require all of our doggy daycare and hotel dogs to be on prevention from April-October, but this spring, it might not be a bad idea to start early.  FOX 9 did a great story on how to protect your pooch!  


Warm Weather Brings Fleas, Ticks Out Early:


bean the dog n minneapolis,mnBean is an ex-puppy mill breeding dog and is sometimes shy around our doggy daycare staff.  Bean is really comfortable in the play rooms and enjoys the company of the other dogs!  This past week, Bean spent a few nights boarding in our dog hotel and did great with it!  I am always excited when we see dogs that have been rescued from such poor conditions like a puppy mill, and then the succeed in doggy daycare!  It really is a cinderella story! Have a great afternoon!



Grooming area update

Lola the yellow lab boarding at doggy daycareIt has been 5 days since the remodeling started on our grooming and food prep area and things are going great! All of the framing of the new walls are up, the electrical is done, and some of the new floor has been installed. With any construction there is always some inconvience, but it is pretty minor.  Today I stopped in and put a bunch of the new cabinets together and Lola the yellow lab was my helper!  Lola is a regular face at doggy daycare, and she has been spending the weekend with us!  She is a great helper! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

What a great weekend at the Dog Hotel!!

Elsie at doggy daycare in minneapolis, mn This past weekend was a packed weekend at the Pampered Pooch Playground - Dog Hotel!  All of our overnight guests had so much fun staying over and enjoying our large outside area, and then running back in to the great air conditioning.  All the dogs were so behaved and it was kinda sad to see so many of them go home today!  This morning I was helping to do baths, which is my new favorite past-time.  I really enjoy doing baths!  We do a free bath after 5 nights in our dog hotel, but you can request a bath anytime your pooch is at daycare or spending the night.

I hope everyone had a great 4th of july weekend!


The Newest PPP Family Member

Jamie, one of our staff members (of over 2 years) just adopted a new puppy from Metropolitan Mutts!  Today was her first day at doggy daycare and she had so much fun!  She is such a sweet girl that loves attention.  Jamie is still thinking of names, once she comes up with one, we will let you know what it is! This past weekend our dog hotel was packed with dogs boarding for the holiday weekend!  Everyone had such a great time playing outside (and inside when the weather was bad).

Have a great night!