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Meet the Crew - Brittany

Name: Brittany Length of time working here: Since July 2013

Do you have any pets?

I recently adopted a Spaniel mix named Bowie! He loves to play with the other dogs here and is everyone's best friend :) I also have a Yorkie named Ozzy :)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to go to the dog park and go on hikes with Bowie, read and binge on Netflix marathons ;p

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Getting to bring my best friend to work with me :)

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

I love singing and dancing with the dogs and watching their "don't quit your day job " expressions :p

Meet the Crew - Lia

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Name: Lia

Length of time working here: April 2013

Do you have any pets?

I have a yellow lab/malamute mix named Paige!  She's a very sweet, old lady :)

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like being outdoors!  Camping, fishing, snowboarding and spending time at the dog park :)

What is your favorite part about working at PPP?

Playing with dogs all day - what could be better?!

Funniest/Favorite PPP moment:

I love when the dogs are just as excited to see you as you are to see them!

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.

Dog Park Warning

I was watching the Channel 5 News last night and wanted to share this important dog park safety warning for anyone that goes to the Crow-Hassan Off Leash Dog Park which is part of the 3 Rivers Park District.  Someone has been putting dog food and treats out with glass in them.   This is also an important warning for any dog park, to make sure you watch and pay attention to what they are getting into.  We have been to dog parks where owners pay no attention to the dogs. As always we want to make sure your pooch is always as safe as possible and provide you with the latest dog news.  The news story is below, or click here to read more..  

Dog Park Mess!

Linus fresh from the Minneapolis dog park!Most of my mornings are spent at the Dog Daycare and afternoons are normally spent at Bubbly Paws Dog Wash.  So today I stopped out to the Dog Wash this afternoon to drop off some new sweaters and doggy holiday gifts... This big dog walks in and looks like a dalmation mix, I kept looking at the dog and thought he looked like a dog i knew.  ... Then I really started to look at the dog and realized it was Linus who comes to the PPP and he was all muddy from the dog park!  HA!  Seriously, he must have had a good time because he looked like he got into a fight with a mud puddle!  Linus will be at doggy daycare tomorrow and will be looking all fresh and clean! Today at the PPP we added a bunch of new collars, and did some organizational work in our prep area.

Have a great night!

Keith

 

Dog Park Fun

Matilda the Vizsla at doggy daycare in minneapolis, mn This past weekend Trycia and I were at Roxy's favorite dog park in Minneapolis.  Well, it is not an official dog park, but it has turned into one.  I don't want to tip the whole world off to where it is, but feel free to contact me and I will let you know.  Anyway, we were walking through the park and we saw Matilda the vizsla, who is one of our daycare dogs running and hopping through the snow!  She played with Roxy for about a minute and then Roxy laid down!  I really enjoy seeing all of our dogs and customers outside doggy daycare.

Have a good day!

Keith

Pumpkin Shopping with Roxy

Roxy at Sunnyside Gardens in Minneapolis,mn I love the weekends in the Fall!  Today we took Roxy to the Lake of the Isles dog park, and decided we should stop and get a pumpkin on the way home!  We stopped at Sunnyside Gardens in the Linden Hills neighborhood in Minneapolis.  After walking the long rows of pumpkins, we decided Roxy needed to have her picture taken!  I love talking about all the dog friendly businesses in the area!!

Hope everyone had a good weekend with their dogs!

Keith