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Welcome Back Drake

Drake came to visit dog daycareDrake, one of our old Pet Haven foster dogs stopped in to say hi to everyone today!  He has 3 legs but that does not stop him!  It has been about 5 months since I last saw him, and his tail started wagging the minute I walked in!  We love when Drake comes to visit, he gets LOTS of love and attention from the PPP staff (and even more from some of our older employees that were around when we fostered him).  I tried to take him on a walk with Roxy this morning, and all he wanted to do was lay in the grass and get his belly rubbed!  It was so great to see him today!

Why people need doggy daycare

Roxy and Zoe tired after doggy daycare Our dog Roxy is 5 and people always wonder why she is so mellow.  It is because she is out of the crazy puppy stage, but she can have her moments when she is wild and crazy!  She gets really tired by just hanging out in the lobby at the doggy daycare!  This week we are dog sitting Roxy's niece, who is 8 months old.  Zoe has so much energy and she is always trying to play with Roxy.  Monday, we took her to doggy daycare and it was so nice to have a super tired puppy at night!  I think Roxy really LOVED having a quiet puppy because that meant she got all of the attention.  Wow!  Sometimes I forget how important doggy daycare is for puppies :)

Have a great day!



A Bitter Sweet Day

Izzy's birthday at doggy daycare Today was a very exciting day, and sad day for the PPP crew!  One of our first daycare dogs, Moby the french bulldog, had his last day with us!  He will be moving to Sweeden with his parents!  Moby's mom is the person who suggested that we get beds for the playrooms.. Now we have over 20 beds :)  We are really doing to miss Moby, everyone was giving him lots of hugs today!!  Moby even brought the staff a bunch of Sweedish food, and it was YUMMY!!!  Thanks!

We also had 2 birthdays to celebrate today.  Izzie (the terrier) and Jack (the boston) both brought treats for everyone!

Finally, we got the good news that Guy passed his service dog test and has been placed in a home so he can work!  Guy was being fostered by one of our customers and it was the first time they tried doggy daycare with a service dog in training!  We are so glad that Guy found his forever home!!  Now Guy's parents are fostering another service dog in training, Phoebe!  I hope she follows in Guy's footsteps!

Oh, one more thing.. We had 5 Bernese dogs in our building today, with the youngest being 14 weeks old and the oldest was 6 years!

Have a good day!



Roxy goes to the Vet

Roxy goes to the vetAs strange as it might sound, Roxy really likes to go to the vet and staff at Lake Harriet Vet really love her!  While we were sitting in the lobby, there was a painting behind the desk that caught our attention and then we quickly put it all together.  It was a painting of Ella who comes to doggy daycare and it was painted by her mom, Jessie,  who owns Stray Dog Arts!   Jessie also painted the picture of Roxy in our lobby!  Jessie was one of our first customers and does amazing work!  It is such a small world :) Hope everyone has a good night!



PPP 4th Anniversary Week!

Bindi and her "friends". This is a big week for Pampered Pooch Playground.... Because it is our 4th anniversary!  It is so hard to believe that we have been open 4 years and we look back to how everything has changed and we have grown.  I still remember the first day that we were open and we were not sure if anyone would come.  I came into the building at 6:15 (because I was so excited), and kept waiting and waiting.... Finally at 6:45 in walks our first dog, Bindi.  Bindi was so excited to come in and meet everyone.   At that time we only had myself and one employee working. Then 2 more dogs came in... 3 dogs on the first day!  I was so pumped and I knew that PPP would be a huge success!  Bindi still comes to doggy daycare, and is one of Roxy's best friends.  I was going through our customer list and many of our first dogs still continue to come on a regular basis (and I can remember many of the dog's first days).  Now, almost 4 years later, Pampered Pooch Playground is often looked to as an example of how a doggy daycare should be run and lots of daycares have even tried to copy our style and feel (but you can't).

We want to thank everyone for being such a loyal and valued customer.  We really do love all of the dogs that come and are proud to have them as part of our extended family.

Out technical anniversary is on April 20th, but we will be celebrating all week on our Facebook page.  Make sure you check every day to see what you can win!

Again.. Thanks to all of our great customers and employees as we could never have made it 4 years without you!

Keith and Trycia