September sure flew by and now it’s time for give back week again! When we asked for suggestions of rescues to sponsor we got many people asking for Minnesota Boxer Rescue. We love these intelligent and gregarious dogs and the people dedicated to getting needy dogs proper vet care and loving foster homes until they find their forever homes. MNBR is excellent at finding the right homes for each dog based on their disposition and needs. MNBR takes many unwanted or abandoned dogs and is sworn to their rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing. Stop in through October 7th, do a self-service bath and say you want to give back at the register and we will donate $5 from your bath to MNBR. It’s easy and free to you, we hope to see you!
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!
Daylight savings can be confusing. To avoid people missing their appointments we like to do specials for spring forward or fall back days and this fall it was a massive success. We would like to offer it again!
Come in this Sunday March 10th from 11am to 4pm (after you set your clocks an hour forward) and get $5 nail trims, face trims, foot trims and sanitary trims. All these services will be first come, first served so expect a few minute wait.
March 1st through March 7th when you come in to do a self-service bath mention Secondhand Hounds or Give Back Week and we will donate $5 from your bath to them. We are also giving away five self-service baths to adoptable dogs to get them clean before adoption events or meeting prospective adopters. Get the word out so we can support this awesome organization and if you are looking for a new family member consider a Secondhand Hound!
I first saw a photo of Jacques when he was in rough shape and in need of a foster home after being rescued by Secondhand Hounds. It was amazing to see him in person a few months later when I was first starting at Bubbly Paws while his mom gave him a bath, he was a whole new dog! He is always wonderful when he is here, whether for grooming or self-service baths. He was given a second chance and with the love of his adoptive parents he blossomed! Secondhand Hounds saves lots of amazing dogs and takes care to place them in homes as wonderful as Jacques’!
This time of year is so special because we can all stop rushing around for a bit and think about what we are thankful for. My dog’s quiet and loving presence gives me so much; when we take a walk and stop to smell the flowers (or leaves or trees) it is a nice reminder to be thankful for little moments of peace. We had a crazy busy event season and raised a ton of money for a few local rescues. When the tally came in for how much we raised for Homeward Bound Dog Rescue at Woof N Treat it almost brought me to tears. I am so thankful to be part a community that gives back so much.
I love working with rescues and they always need more help and more foster homes. If you ever need to feel loved and give back I would encourage you to foster a dog. Fostering is one of the most rewarding things a dog lover can do. When you care for a dog in your home until they are adopted you literally save their life in many instances. Watching a dog recover from the stress of shelter or homeless life and blossom into a real house dog is so incredible. I am so lucky to watch dogs who have been fostered or who have been recently adopted learn how to live the good life, bit by bit. Fostering a dog can be demanding but if you find a rescue that will work with you to find a dog that fits your lifestyle it can be simple and free way to give back to your community and save a life.Bubbly Paws and The Pampered Pooch Playground are participating in the The Great Minnesota Pet Food Drive. We are collecting donations and unopened food and dog supplies for local rescues like The Pet Project. When you make a donation you receive $5 off a self-service bath and you can be entered to win a free day of dog daycare at the Pampered Pooch. It’s easy to make a small donation when checking out at Bubbly Paws, just ask! Drop off food and supplies at either the Pampered Pooch or Bubbly Paws and help dogs in an easy way.
I am so thankful for all the love my dog gives me, in so many ways he is my best buddy. Take a minute to remember all the love your dog gives you and pay a little forward in whatever way you can. Thanks to all of you!
Jessica is our groomer and she is excellent. She has a natural understanding of dogs and has been grooming for five years. I get to watch her work all day and see her interact with all her client dogs as well as her own dogs so I always feel confident recommending her. All of us at Bubbly Paws ask her for help and advice with difficult grooming questions because of her talent and experience.
We normally book up about two weeks in advance for grooming appointments. Around the holiday season we are even more busy than normal. We still have openings before Thanksgiving so call or email now to ensure your dog is clean and looking good before company comes to visit. We are also happy to book appointments in December so you can avoid the rush and get your dog groomed for the holidays at a time that is convenient to you. If you mention my blog post when making an advance holiday appointment you can get $5 off the cost of your groom or free nail grinding
We will be offering more full-service baths before the holidays as well so if your dog does not need any hair trimming we are happy to do the work of getting your dog fresh and clean! Call us at 952-657-5300 or make reservations online here.
Summer is my favorite time of year; it’s when the Twin Cites come alive with events and outdoor fun. We had a great time watching the Parktacular parade go by Bubbly Paws last Saturday including the Pawtacular section that we sponsored and raised money for the Golden Valley Humane Society. This weekend we will be at the Pride festival and our booth will feature a doggie lounge with Bowser Beer!
June marks the beginning of our summer of Self-Service Baths for a Cause events. On the last Wednesday night of every month from June to September we will be having bubble bath parties to raise money for local pet rescues. Next Wednesday June 27th we will be having our first to raise money for The Pet Project. The Pet Project works with people who may not have the resources to care for the pets they love and want to keep. The Pet Project connects these people with supplies, low-cost veterinary care and other aid that keeps pets in their home where they belong. Join us for $15 self-service baths, $5 nail trims and 15% off retail items at 5:30pm. We recommend reservations that can be made here.
I love to support local events and good causes so I hope to see you at this event or another in the future!
Dog’s don’t care to watch football on TV, so why should the owners? Stop in to Bubbly Paws Dog Wash anytime the Minnesota Vikings are playing and save $5 on any Self Service Dog Wash… Remember, once the game is over, the special is over. This can not be combined with any other offers or promotions.
To get the special offer, mention the “I don’t care about football” special when you are checking out.
To help you out, we have posted the Minnesota Vikings Schedule Below:
Sun, Oct 2nd, 2011 – Kansas_City – noon
Sun, Oct 9th, 2011 – Arizona – noon
Sun, Oct 16th, 2011 – Chicago – 7:20 PM **
Sun, Oct 23rd, 2011 – Green Bay – 3:15 PM
Sun, Oct 30th, 2011 – Carolina – noon
Mon, Nov 14th, 2011 – Green_Bay – 7:30 PM **
Sun, Nov 20th, 2011 – Oakland – noon
Sun, Nov 27th, 2011 – Atlanta – noon
Sun, Dec 4th, 2011 – Denver – 3:05 PM
Sun, Dec 11th, 2011 – Detroit – noon
Sun, Dec 18th, 2011 – New_Orleans – noon
Sat, Dec 24th, 2011 – Washington – noon
Sun, Jan 1st, 2012 – Chicago – noon (CLOSED)
** THIS IS A LATE GAME, AND PAST OUR REGULAR HOURS, SO THE OFFER IS NOT VALID, SORRY **
A Large part of Bubbly Paws Dog Wash is to give back to the community in which we are located. For the month of April we have teamed up with Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue to help raise funds for all of the dogs in need. Karen from Red Lake Rosie’s was just featured on KARE 11 and you can watch the segment below. Karen and all of the volunteers at Red Lake Rosie’s work countless hours to help as many dogs as possible. Bubbly Paws will be matching a portion of the donations received.
They are also looking for new or used dog items which can be dropped off at the dog wash and you can receive the $5 discount!. Some of the suggested items are listed below:
topical flea and tick like frontline
new tools like shovels, rakes, pooper scoopers (metal- not plastic)
5 quart heavy black rubber pails
stainless 4 quart steel pails
stainless steal dishes
cleaning agents like clorox spray
Now through the end of April, Bubbly Paws Dog Wash presents “Muddy Mutt Mondays”. Bring in your dirty dog on a Monday and receive 1/2 off a self service wash. You must mention this special when checking out. Our monday hours are 10am-7pm with the last bath starting at 6pm. Offer not valid with any other offer or discount.