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Dog Wash, Grooming Salon Bubbly Paws to Expand Nationwide

Julia Rivera//June 23, 2021//

Dog Wash, Grooming Salon Bubbly Paws to Expand Nationwide

Julia Rivera //June 23, 2021//

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Press release: Bubbly Paws

Bubbly Paws, a self-service dog wash and full service dog grooming salon, is gearing up for the launch of their franchise option. With locations all around the Twin Cities: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Saint Louis Park and Maple Grove, the company is ready to expand their unique pooch-washing concept nation-wide. 

As the U.S. and the world emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, what is essential and what is important has never been in greater focus. Since March 2020, one-third of Americans have adopted a new family pet. A survey by has recently found that 93 percent of those who adopted a ‘pandemic pet’ felt improved mental health while 80 percent said their pooches made remote work more enjoyable. What has always been less enjoyable is the mess and stress of doggy baths complete with strangled howls and flailing suds. 

However, with dogs in particular, bathing and pet-grooming services are vital to the health and well being of the canine. Bubbly Paws is a one of a kind concept with self service tubs where pet-parents can come in, bathe their dog-children and leave the mess behind – at the store. The bright, upbeat feel is modeled after upscale hair salons and, with an array of grooming services, man’s best friend has a number of options to choose from. After opening four successful locations in Saint Louis Park, Saint Paul, Maple Grove and Minneapolis, Bubbly Paws is ready for the national stage. 

“The franchise process started right as the pandemic started. We knew we needed to change our process, procedures and much more and we used the pandemic to update everything from our stores, shampoos and we even created our own custom online booking software called,” said Keith Miller, co-owner of Bubbly Paws. “The pet industry is booming right now and we’ve proved our concept is both recession and pandemic proof. We’re excited to share our knowledge, success and love of pets with others that want to get into the pet industry.” 

Miller and his wife, co-owner Patrycia, opened the first Bubbly Paws location in 2011 after getting fed up with the hair and mess left over after every bath and brushing in their own home with their Bernese Mountain Dog, “Roxy.” The concept was designed to take the headache out of dog grooming for everyone while still retaining that personal touch at bath-time. The Millers have been able to open a new location about every two years. The plan for franchising has included working hard to perfect their business model. With many believing pet-grooming to be an essential business, the franchise holds the promise of longevity. 

“Bubbly Paws was one of the original self-service dog wash and grooming salons in the Minneapolis area and now we are taking it national, by offering other pet lovers the chance to franchise their own dog wash,” says Patrycia Miller. “Helping others succeed and follow their passions has always been important to me, and now I get to help small entrepreneurs around the country help achieve their dream of owning their own small business.” 

In addition to pet baths and grooming, Bubbly Paws believes in giving back to the local pet community. In 2020, the four Minneapolis area stores donated over $15,000 to local pet rescues. Bubbly Paws is looking for fun, upbeat people that have a love of pets that want to own their own small business. Franchise opportunities exist nation-wide. 

Bubbly Paws opened their first dog wash in 2011 and have now grown to more than four locations in the Minneapolis area. Bubbly Paws is more than just a place to groom or bathe your dog because one of its core business models is to give back to the local pet community. The company donates goods, services and money to local pet rescues and foundations, including The Pet Project Rescue, Secondhand Hounds, People and Pets Together, The Animal Humane Society, Helping Paws, RAGOM and many others.