Woof 'n Treat: Lots of Work

Yesterday I was talking with one of our doggy daycare customers in the lobby and they asked me, if we were ready for our Woof 'n Treat party this Saturday.  Yes, we are! This year has been even harder than in other years because we invited all the stores at Excelsior and Grand (where our other business, Bubbly Paws is located), to be part of the fun.  The great thing about having all the stores be part of it means there is so much more for everyone to do, but planning the event means so much more to coordinate.  All the stores are very excited for this fun event!  100% of the money raised goes directly to Homeward Bound Rescue, which is why we we do this event!!  I love our Halloween party which is why we keep adding to it each year, and this year is no different.  Have a good day! Keith


Halloween Costume Shopping

Dog halloween costumes in mInneapolis, mnIt's so hard to believe that our 5th annual Woof 'n Treat Dog Halloween Party and costume contest will be here in less than a month.  Crazy!!  Each year it keeps getting bigger and better! Some of you may or many not know that for the past 3 years Target has been coming to Pampered Pooch Playground in the late winter to try on dog Halloween costumes to make sure they fit on a variety of sizes and styles of dogs.  Each year when they do this, we have to sign an agreement stating that we can't disclose the costumes they have tried on the dogs until they are released for sale!  I was at Target the other day and guess what.... Many of the costumes that they brought to the PPP to try on were on the shelves!  They have so many great costumes!  Now, I don't want this blog post to turn into a commerical for Target, but it is always fun when you see some of the advice you have given, actually taken seriously and designed into a product. As a small business owner, I love having such a great relationship with such a great retailer!! My personal favorite dog costume that they sell is the Batman one!

Have a great night!



Did someone say Doggy Halloween Party?

Below is a copy of a blog post that I just put on the Bubbly Paws page, but I wanted to share it with all of our doggy daycare customers as well! --

dog halloween party, minneapolis, mn

The past 2 weeks, I have been working hard to get everything lined up for our 5th annual Woof 'n Treat dog Halloween party which will be outside Bubbly Paws Dog Wash! Each year it keeps getting bigger and better and this year will be no different. I think back to the first year that we had the party at Pampered Pooch Playground, our doggy daycare because it was the first real event that we had! We learned a few things and then made it even better and more fun for customers and dogs each year. Last year was the first time we had the doggy party at Excelsior and Grand and it was a huge hit!!. All of the businesses in the area were so impressed with how well it ran, that everyone wanted to be part of it this year! Earlier this week, I had a great meeting with all the business owners and managers from the area and everyone is VERY excited for the event. This year the event benefits Homeward Bound Rescue. You can see all the details on the Woof 'n Treat website and facebook page.

Below are just a few things that will happen this year.

- Local Beer tasting

- Hay rides (for dogs and people)

- DJ

- Amy James from K102 hosting the costume contest

- And so much more!!

If you have any ideas or suggestions, just let us know!



The Apprentice at a Doggy Daycare

Mitzi the yorkie I don't normally watch this show, but the one this week had the contestants on the show working at a doggie daycare in NYC.  It is always funny to me when you see "business men" trying to run a service business and what they think sells and people want.  The guys were so "business like" that I just had to laugh the entire show.  I think it really helps when a doggy daycare is run by dog people, not business people. ;)

We had a meeting on Thursday to discuss our 3rd annual Woof-n-Treat doggy halloween party and it will be the best yet!  I can't wait to see all the cool costumes!

Have a great weekend, make sure to check out some of the local apple orchards, many are dog friendly!  I know that Minnetonka Orchards loves dogs!