I really like the holiday season. Not the cold or the snow or the icy chill but because it is a great time to reflect back on the year and spend time with the people (and dogs) that are most important. Franklin and I have so much to be thankful for this year. In addition to celebrating three years since I started being his caretaker we also had our two year anniversary of working at Bubbly Paws. It has been such a big year for Bubbly Paws! We were so happy to work in the opening of the new St Paul store and see it become a great success. We also started Give Back Week to take time every month to help local pet rescues. We have added two amazing groomers and many new staff to our team. We just found out we are again up for two awards in the Best of St Louis Park Magazine and we could not be more proud of the hard work that everyone put in to make it happen. Providing great service, gentle touch and low stress grooming to the twin cities makes us so happy!
Maybe you’ve noticed Frank hasn’t been around much over the last month. He had a health crisis when we discovered an aggressive tumor on his hip. With help from family and friends, many Bubbly Paws related, we raised funds for his surgery and he is now on the road to recovery and has a great prognosis. It means so much to be part of a community that loves dogs and is ready to step up and help when the need arises. I know Franklin has been really wanting to be back at work but right now he needs rest to recover from surgery but we are both very hopeful that Frank will be back in action towards the end of December.
Here’s hoping you and your pooch have a very happy holiday season! We have all sorts of goodies here to let you show your dog how much you love them and even photo sessions if you need a cute picture for a holiday card. We are also sponsors of the Great Minnesota Pet Food Drive if you have extra pet food or to help get into the giving spirit. We are so thankful for our awesome customers and clients!
Just because Give Back Week is over it doesn’t mean we are taking time off from helping our community. This low cost vaccine clinic helps people in Minneapolis get affordable vaccines and microchips for their pets. Bubbly Paws is giving volunteers $5 off coupons for self-service baths for their help. Spread the word to help dogs and cats get the preventative care they need and if you can, volunteer!
Don’t forget that Woof n’ Treat is a fundraiser for Homeward Bound Rescue, we hope to see you and your pooch out in your best costumes for lots of treats (and maybe you can show us some of your dog’s tricks)!
Last night I saw a familiar little dog, it was Minnie! I featured her in June and she has since gotten a new name and a great forever mom. Congratulations to both of them!
Today featured adoptable is dear old Knight. He reminds me of Franklin because he is an older guy who lived in a home and for whatever reason he ended up in a shelter. Knight is 12 years old and a lab springer spaniel mix and he is just looking for a nice quiet home to live out his golden years. Adopting an older dog is easy and hard: they don’t need a lot of attention or exercise, they are past the naughty stage and just need a little love and a nice bed but they can also break your heart. Even if it seems like you might not have a lot of time with them they will pay you back tenfold in love and sweet companionship. And just maybe (like Frank) they will surprise you with how long they stick around. To get more information about Knight contact Mutts & More Animal Rescue and check out his cute photos on Facebook.
If you are thinking of adopting but Knight’s not the dog for you or if you just want to enjoy the last dog days of summer stop by WoofStock where there are a ton of rescues and dog and family events. Don’t forget to stop by and say hi to Franklin and I at the Bubbly Paws booth!
We sent some of our doggy beer over to our friends at Twin Cities Live to promote Paws on Grand… You can see the segment below.
We are very excited to opening our 2nd Bubbly Paws location on Grand Ave. in Saint Paul on Saturday, August 17th. Stop out for lots of fun including our famous doggy bar! $5 from every self service bath completed on the 17th will be donated to The Pet Project! Our new Saint Paul location is located on historic Grand Ave. between Lexington and Dale (Right next to TruBerry Yogurt, which is amazing). The first 20 customers will receive a Super Buddies prize package which will be out on DVD soon from Disney! Click here for a map.
Bubbly Paws Dog wash is proud to present Paws On Grand on Sunday, August 4th from 11am-4pm. Grab your pooch and check out our brand new location at 949 Grand Ave (between Lexington and Dale). We will have our dog bar set up serving doggy beer samples, and we will have a misting station to make sure your pooch stays nice and cool. The Pet Project will also be at our location. We are so excited to show off our great new location on Grand Ave in Saint Paul. Click here for more information on Paws on Grand.
I hope you and your pooch have some fun and relaxing plans for the 4th of July! Just a reminder that we will be closed Thursday July 4th in observance of the holiday. We will reopen for normal hours on Friday the 5th.
While the 4th of July is a great time to celebrate and have fun outside in the beautiful summer weather it can be a stressful time for your pet. The noise and lights of fireworks can be especially scary. Take extra care to leash and secure your dog in case they get scared and try and run away. If your plans involve being outside all day use a pet safe insect repellent and sunscreen. Remember that alcohol and insect repellents for humans are unsafe for dogs. Here are more tips from the ASPCA.
Bubbly Paws carries both a pet safe bug repellent and sunscreen combination spray as well as Thundershirts which can help anxiety from fireworks. If you want a cute treat for your dog to have we have cookies, ice cream and doggie beer to treat your best buddy!
Have a fun and safe holiday!
One of our good friends, Amber Rhodes, just wrote her first children’s book “Hero Mutts with Wiggle Butts” which is about her rescue dogs Roxy and Rowdy. Come join Amber for a reading of her new book on Saturday, June 15th at 9:30am at Bubbly Paws Dog Wash. Breakfast snacks and juice will be provided. Dogs are welcome provided they are on leash and behaved. Anyone that attends the reading will receive a $5 off coupon for Bubbly Paws Dog Wash. Amber will be selling and signing books after the reading. Please RSVP for your space below.
“Hero” is more than just a children’s book and a pet product line, it’s a movement. It’s time to shine a positive spotlight on the amazing dogs that are adopted from shelters and rescues, instead of all the sad and negative press that is usually associated with them. It’s also time, to show the world that they are heroic for all that they may have been through, and we are doing that, with “Hero.”
Getting kids involved with helping animals is something that is very important to me, and even more important for the animals. This is why I wrote “The Hero Mutts with Wiggle Butts” I want to help inspire children to learn about animals with disabilities, and to also, to look at their own differences and to accept them. After reading this book, they too, will see how THEY can be a “Hero” for animals.
Wearing “Hero” products is a badge of honor, not only for the dogs, but also for their guardians. They too are “Heroes” for saving their lives, and they deserve to show it off in a positive way.
More information is available on Amber’s Website.
On Saturday, June 1st, Give Back Week for Border Collie Rescue of Minnesota (BCRMN) starts. Thunder is a dog in rescue looking for a very special home. He is a normal border collie in many ways, he likes exercise and time outside running with you or chasing a frisbee. He is house trained and crate trained and all around easy to be around. The reason he needs a special home is because is fearful of new people. Once he gets to know you, you are his best friend but he needs slow introductions to people. His ideal forever home understands fearful dogs and the needs of border collies so he can feel safe and loved. If you think you might be his forever home (or know someone who is) send them to BCRMN’s adoption page.Here is his profile if you would like to know more about him from his foster home. Remember from June 1st to June 6th mention BCRMN or Give Back Week when you come in for a self-service bath and we will donate $5 from your bath to this exceptional rescue!