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We Love Being Small!

I can honestly say that I love being a co-owner of Pampered Pooch Playground.  One of the highlights of going to work is getting to know all of our wonderful customers that trust us with their dogs each day!  Recently one of our first customers, Mojo,  moved to another state. Their dog was one of the first that came to our daycare almost 7 years ago when we opened.  I could honestly remember who their dog played with, and which days of the week they would come (Tuesday and Thursday). Every morning when Mojo walked in, he would always try to play with Roxy... Sometimes it worked :)  We are really going to miss Mojo!  To show the love we have with our staff and customers, Mojo's picture was on our facebook page.. About 80% of the people that liked the picture were past or present Pampered Pooch Playground employees!  That's pretty cool!!

I honestly love being this involved int he day-to-day operations of Pampered Pooch Playground.  One of the most common questions we receive is "when are you going to open another location"... I always respond the same way... "Never, there is no way we could be this involved with more dog daycare locations".  I honestly feel that as a doggy daycare grows and opens more locations, the quality of service and care goes down. Doggy Daycare is much like a school, you want to know the principal, teachers and staff that will be taking care of your child; the same goes for doggy daycare! There is no way I could be at 2 locations every morning!!  We love the size that we are, and think it works perfect!  And honestly, I never want to sit at a desk :)

Have a great day and thanks so much for supporting our small business!

Keith

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.

All the way from St Paul

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When dogs check in I really enjoy talking to the owners and getting to know everyone that comes to Pampered Pooch Playground. I really do believe that our customers are an extended part of our family. The other day I was talking with Murray, the mini doodle's parents and they said they drove all the way from St Paul because we had webcams and an iPhone app. I honestly don't understand why every doggy daycare does not have webcams. I know people that log on at 3am to the luxury suites because they want to check in on their pooch! Anyway, look for some cool new changes to our mobile apps in the next few months. Have a good weekend!

Keith

What is Skijoring?

This winter Trycia and myself took up cross country skiing, and our next step is to start skijoring with Roxy.  This is basically cross country skiing with 1-3 dogs tied to your waist and pulling you.  Yesterday we took Roxy to the the City Of Lake Loppet in Uptown in Minneapolis to check out the skijoring, and it's not just for big dogs.  We saw plenty of little guys doing it as well.  We saw yorkies and cavaliers working hard!  It was a great time.  Below is a video from yesterday!

Indy and new pictures

Indy Indy is one little energetic Yorkie mix  that loves to play in the Canine Cove.  She runs in the front door and we can't take her back to play with the rest of her friends fast enough. Yesterday Trycia was snapping some new pictures.  You can click here to see them.  So many people thing we hire a professional photographer to take the pictures in the photo gallery, but Trycia is just very talented!

Just a quick reminder, we only have about 5 spaces left in our hotel for New Years Eve.  If you need that space, please let us know so your pooch can ring in the new year with us!

Have a good day!

Keith