Paws on Grand

Sunday, August 6, 2017

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!

Thanks to everyone who participated. See you next year on Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Pet Photo Contest at Keller Williams — Odd Couple Team

2016 Winners



Pet Photo Booth at A. Johnson & Sons Florist

Some of the cute pet who got their photo take on that day.


See addition photo from the 2016 event on A. Johnson & Sons Facebook Site 


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. 


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. Learn how you and your pet can becoming a therapy dog team from  Canine Inspired Change.

957 Grand Avenue
Animal Folks Minnesota will have information about their work and a petition to support humane treatment of animals.

Bibelot Shops
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.

Bob on Grand
1826 Grand Avenue
Stop by a get your free dog treat.


Bubbly Paws Dog Wash — Presenting Sponsor
949 Grand Ave.
Stop out to Bubbly Paws dog wash for a fun time! We will have fun events for everyone in the family!

Coulee Bank
742 Grand Avenue
Enjoy a doggie fashion show with fashion from Atelier957 at 1pm featuring adorable dogs from Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue.

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.

Dixie’s on Grand
695 Grand Avenue
Free treats and watering station available. Stop by to learn more about Midwest Animal Rescue & Services.

Dog Days:
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.

Frattallone’s Ace Hardware 
650 Grand Avenue
With your donation to Homeward Bound Rescue, your dog can enjoy a warm water bath, a towel dry and a treat bag to go. 

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.

Grand Avenue Veterinary Center
1140 Grand Avenue
Come pick up a dog treat bags and have your pooch cool off in our kiddie pool on the boulevard.

Grand Groomers
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. Meet local painter and animal portrait artist Michael DeMeglio Learning more about Secondhand Hounds. Both of the gallery dogs are from Secondhand Hounds.

Grand Ole Creamery
750 Grand Avenue
Grand Ole Creamery always has dog treats for your canine friends. 

HealthSource of St. Paul Grand Avenue
1053 Grand Ave Suite 114 
Complimentary chair massages and dog treats at our location.

Irish on Grand
1124 Grand Avenue
The Native Dogs of Ireland will be on our patio and your dog may also enjoy a dip in our doggie paddling pool.  

Keller Williams – The Odd Couple Team
1460 Grand Ave
Enter the Paws on Grand Pet Photo Contest here! Learn more about No Dog Left Behind.

Kowalski's Market
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. 

Mama’s Happy on Grand
1128 Grand Avenue
Stop by to give your pooch a drink & get a special treat. Learn more about Protecting Paws Animal Rescue.

818 Grand Avenue
Stop by and pick up a free doggy treat.

Park Dental
917 Grand Avenue
Experience a “how to” brush demonstration and receive dog-related giveaways!

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!

Salut Bar Americain
917 Grand Ave
Serving a fabulous Sunday brunch on a dog-friendly patio!  Dogs get special treats too.  

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)

Three Sister's Eclectic Arts 
844 Grand Avenue
Come visit our patio and see our collection of dog related art. Learn more about Police K9 InVest Project.

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.

Wedding Shoppe, Inc.
1196 Grand Avenue
Bark “I Do”!  Join us for “holy mutt-rimony” dog weddings.  

Wiessner Insurance Agency
Address: 250 S. Hamline Ave
Booth located next to Fjallraven, 797 Grand Avenue

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

Participating Animal Rescue & Non-Profit Groups

Home For Life - 2016 Paws on Grand Official Beneficiary - Partnered with Kowalski's Market

Across America Boxer Rescue - Partnered with Golden Fig Fine Foods

Animal Folks Minnesota - Partnered with Atelier957

B.A.R.K. Rescue - Partnered with Red Balloon Bookshop

Best Friends Animal Society/Strut Your Mutt - Partnered with A. Johnson & Sons Florist

Canine Inspired Change - Partnered with A. Johnson & Sons Florists

Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue - Partnered with Coulee Bank

Homeward Bound Rescue - Partnered with Frattallone's Ace Hardware

Midwest Animal Rescue & Services - Partnered with Dixie's on Grand

Native Dogs of Ireland - Partnered with Irish on Grand

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

Police K9 InVest Project - Partnered with Three Sisters Eclectic Arts

Protecting Paws Animal Rescue - Partnered with Mama's Happy

Red Lake Rosie's Rescue - Partnered with D'Amico & Sons

Save-A-Bull Rescue - Partnered with The Bibelot Shops

Secondhand Hounds - Partnered with Grand Hand Gallery

Underdog Rescue - Partnered with Fjallraven


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.

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