Celebrate the dog days of summer on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue with Paws on
Grand presented by Bubbly Paws Dog Wash! For this event, Grand Avenue businesses partner with local rescue groups to celebrate our four-legged friends. Gather up giveaways, relax on a pet-friendly restaurant patio, learn about pet adoption, support rescue groups, meet apoptable animals and pose for the popular pet photo contest!
Participating Grand Avenue Businesses
A. Johnson & Sons Florist
1738 Grand Avenue
Free flower boutonniere for each dog visiting us on this day. We will award 5 owners gift cards of $25 for the most unique photo of their pet with the flowers included in the picture posted on our Facebook Site on this day. Our dog photo booth will also be available for photos. Learn more about Best Friends Animal Society and the Strut Your Mutt event in Minneapolis on September 11th.
1082 Grand Avenue
20% off pet-related products and meet our Dog Whisperer for a treat and a selfie with your pooch. Learn more about Save-A-Bull Animal Rescue, who will be selling branded merchandise and distribute marketing materials and also have some breed ambassadors and possibly adoptable dogs.
D’Amico & Sons
975 Grand Avenue
Come dine on our full service on the patio that day! Stop by for a dip in the doggie pool and a sample of our famous basil lemonade! Stop by to learn more about Red Lake Rosie's Rescue.
1752 Grand Avenue
Sizzlin' summer sale on dog & cat foods, treats & supplies! First 100 dogs get a reusable tote bag filled with coupons (for grooming, daycare & boarding), treats & more! Fun games for the dogs! Learn more about Project HAL, designed to offer hope, adoption and love to the unspoken voices of animals in need.
797 Grand Avenue
This store is always dog friendly. This store is always dog friendly. giving out little “doggie bags” and have a drawing for a chance to win a Kånken for anyone who stops by with their furry friends. Learn more about Underdog Rescue.
Golden Fig Fine Foods
790 Grand Avenue
Stop by to pick sample the fun new Ruff Puffs for dogs in cheese or sweet potato/apple flavor from Buckley Pet. Stop be to learn more about Across America Boxer Rescue.
956 Grand Avenue
The Workin’ Dogs band will perform songs they’ve written in a number of musical genres about their relationships with their canine and human buddies. Paws on Grand Specials will include $10 walk in nail trims and buy 3 treat bags get the 4th one free of Sunny's Canine Creation Bakery treats.
The Grand Hand Gallery
619 Grand Avenue
Shop for fun & functional pet-related art & fine crafts, while learning about Secondhand Hounds. Both of the gallery dogs are from Secondhand Hounds.
1053 Grand Ave Suite 114
1261 Grand Avenue
Make a donation to Home For Life Sanctuary located outside Kowalski's Market and receive a Official Paws on Grand goody bag. Quantities are limited.
Stop by and pick up a free doggy treat.
Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue
1:00pm - Join MN author Claire Buchwald (Max Talks to Me) at Red Balloon Bookshop during the annual Paws on Grand festival for a reading and celebration of her latest picture book, Friends in Fur Coats. Animal lovers and leashed furry friends are all welcome for this special pet friendly book event. Meet adoptable dogs from B.A.R.K. Rescue will have several adoptable dogs to meet as well as doggy ice cream for our friends who stop by!
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
900 Summit Avenue
Join us for a Blessing of the Animals for beloved pets on the lawn at the corner of Milton & Summit. Favorite stuffed animals are also welcome! (12:30-4pm)
Treadle Yard Goods
1338 Grand Ave
Summer sale and clearance in progress! Enjoy treats and water for your canine friend and all fabric on sale, including 20% off cotton prints with critters! Well-behaved dogs on leash are always welcome to shop with their owners. Please note that we are open 1:00 to 5:00 on Sunday.
Wet Paint Artist’s Materials and Framing
1684 Grand Avenue
Donate to People & Pets Together and receive a free pet portrait from N00n-3pm; first come, first served. Special animal related in-store promotion from 12-5pm.
Plus! Pet themed Origami classes August 6th, Paint a Pet Portrait classes, August 10th and 12th . No experience necessary. Details and registration www.wetpaintart.com
Participating Animal Rescue & Non-Profit Groups
Home For Life - 2016 Paws on Grand Official Beneficiary - Partnered with Kowalski's Market
B.A.R.K. Rescue - Partnered with Red Balloon Bookshop
Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue - Partnered with Coulee Bank
Homeward Bound Rescue - Partnered with Frattallone's Ace Hardware
No Dog Left Behind - Partnered with Keller-Williams, Odd Couple Team
People & Pets Together - Partnered with Wet Paint Artist's Materials and Framing
Project HAL - Partnered with Dog Days
Animal Folks Minnesota - Partnered with Atelier957
Native Dogs of Ireland - Partnered with Irish on Grand
Police K9 InVest Project - Partnered with Three Sisters Eclectic Arts
Secondhand Hounds - Partnered with Grand Hand Gallery
Underdog Rescue - Partnered with Fjallraven
Protecting Paws Animal Rescue - Partnered with Mama's Happy
Across America Boxer Rescue - Partnered with Golden Fig Fine Foods
Save-A-Bull Rescue - Partnered with The Bibelot Shops
Red Lake Rosie's Rescue - Partnered with D'Amico & Sons
Pet Photo Contest at Keller Williams — Odd Couple Team
Do you have the cutest pet on all of Grand Avenue? Of course you do! Event goers can enter the Pet Photo Contest throughout the day by getting their pet's portrait taken at Keller Williams - The Odd Couple Team, located at 1460 Grand Ave. The top 5 photos will be chosen and uploaded to Facebook, and voting will take place on the Paws on Grand Facebook page. Grand Avenue businesses are offering up gift cards and prizes for the photo that gets the most votes!
Pet Photo Booth at A. Johnson & Sons Florist
Visit A. Johnson & Sons Florist photo booth with your pet and receive a free flower boutonniere for each dog visiting on this day. 5 gift cards of $25 will be awarded for the most unique photo of their pet with the flowers included in the picture posted on our Facebook Site on this day.
Pet Fashion Show at Coulee Bank
Coulee Bank will once do their doggie fashion show on their front patio, locate at 742 Grand Avenue. Human and animal models will be sporting fashions Atelier957 . All dogs models are from Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue and are available for adoption.
Pet Portraits at Wet Paint Artist's Materials and Framing
Back by popular demand, pet portraits will be available from 12 Noon-3:00 pm at Wet Paint (1684 Grand Avenue). Make a donation to People and Pets Together and receive your portrait at no charge, while time and supplies last.
You will have an opportunity to learn how to paint your own Pet Portrait through classes on August 10th and 12th.
Parking ramps are located at Grand and Victoria, and Grand and Oxford. Many businesses have free parking behind or adjacent to their location. Free on-street parking is available along Grand Avenue and neighboring streets - be sure to watch for signage about parking restrictions.