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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

Dog of the Month - November

Every month we have a different theme for our "Dog Of The Month".  In November the theme was "Best Table Manners", in honor of Thanksgiving!!  All of our staff members nominate dogs that we thought fit the theme, and we narrow it down to 5 dogs and we vote on the winner! It is always hard for us to pick a winner, but we are excited to announce that "Cider" was the winner! He is a regular face in our doggy daycare, and a member of our "lunch crew".  He is always super polite when eating, and is a member of the "clean bowl club".  Cider won a free photo session with Eva Noth Photography and the honor of being the November winner!

The Great Minnesota Pet Food Drive

Pampered Pooch Playground is a founding member of the Twin Cities Dog Daycare Assoication, which helps to set standards of care in the pet care industry.  We have teamed up for a friendly competition with the other members (Downtown Dogs, Dog Day Getaway, Dog Days, and Camp Bow Wow - Burnsville) to see which doggy daycare can raise the most food for local pet rescues between November 1st - December 15th! (last year we came in 2nd place)!

You can drop off food (opened bags must be taped closed), toys, bedding or treats at Pampered Pooch Playground.  You can also donate money in our lobby!

For every $5 or 5 Pounds of food you donate, you will receive 1 entry into our weekly drawing for prizes!

This week's prize is: The chance to be the dog of the month for January.  Prize package includes a photo session with Eva Noth photography and a free print.

Thanks for helping out the dogs in need this holiday season!

Max

Little Max at Doggy Daycare Max is a Shihtzupoo, who has been coming to doggy daycare since he was a puppy.  We still remember the first day he came, Max's owner was sick and needed to take him somewhere to get some energy out.  The owner was adamant that it was a one time thing, and Max probably wouldn't be returning once she felt better.  However, the very next week Max came back! Max's owner realized how much he loved playing with other dogs, and she also loved that he came home tired!  He can now be found hanging out in the Canine Cove three days a week.  He has made many friends at PPP, but some of his "besties" include Fritz and Stella.  Max is also referred to as "little Max" to distinguish him from the other Max's that frequent the daycare.