Guide to Grand Avenue: Pet-Friendly Businesses


Let’s face it, there are very few places we go where we don’t want to bring our pets. Thanks to these Grand Avenue businesses, we no longer have to leave our furry friends at home while gallivanting around town. Here’s a roundup of ten Grand Avenue businesses that will warmly welcome you and your pet.

Bubbly Paws
949 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN

Treat your four-legged friend to a day at the spa. At Bubbly Paws, it’ll feel less like grooming and more like pampering—just what they deserve! With full-service bathing and grooming available, your dog will be in good hands at Bubbly Paws. Or bring your pup in for a self-service bath and make them smell like you didn’t just spend hours chasing them around the dog park. Everything you could need is provided for you, and the professional waist-high tubs are open for baths until one hour before closing.

Colossal Cafe
1340 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 

Grab some pancakes with your pup at Colossal Cafe, a Grand Avenue staple to any breakfast lover. From stacks on stacks on stacks of pancakes to burritos, frittatas, and the newly available take-home pot pies and ribs, Colossal Cafe will fill you up and welcome your pet. Don’t forget to try one of their sweet or savory scones, flavors rotate daily.

Dixie’s on Grand
695 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN

If you’re looking for some Southern style eats, craft cocktails, or even trivia, Dixie’s on Grand will deliver. Start, of course, with some green friend tomatoes, followed by gumbo, jambalaya, ribs, or one of their many burger options. Stay true to a Southern meal with beignets for dessert, and don’t forget to order a scoop of vanilla ice cream to share with your pup!

Dog Day’s
1752 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Dog Day’s has been bringing love and care to furry friends across the Twin Cities for decades. With services ranging from dog daycare, dog boarding, dog grooming, and dog training, Dog Day’s has something for every dog, regardless of their stage in life. Dog Day’s has a five-star customer rating for its safety, attentiveness, care, and trustworthiness—not to mention, your pup will have a blast!

Golden Fig
794 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN

Stop by Golden Fig for some to spice up your foods like culinary expert Ina Garten. No, really, Golden Fig owner Laurie McCann Crowell worked with Barefoot Contessa‘s Ina Garten in East Hampton, New York, drawing inspiration and gourmet appreciation from her culinary brilliance. Come for the vast array of fine spices and herbs, and stay for the chocolates.

Grand Ave. Veterinary Center
1140 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN

For all of your veterinary services, stop by Grand Ave. Vet Center, conveniently located a half block from the corner of Lexington and Grand. Not only does Grand Ave. Vet Center offer every veterinary service your furry friend could need, but it also offers a blog filled with tips and information regarding illnesses, dietary plans, and more.

Grand Groomers
956 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN

You know your pet deserves the grandest grooming, so why would you not take them to Grand Groomers? Smack dab in the middle of Grand Avenue, Grand Groomers has every grooming service to make your pup look red carpet ready.

The Odd Couple Team Realty
1460 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN

The Odd Couple Team Realty proves opposites attract. Founded by Shane Montoya and Jason Koenig, The Odd Couple Team Realty values honesty, fun, team growth, and creating an enjoyable environment for employees and clients. They’re just your friendly neighborhood (dog-friendly) realtors!

Red Rabbit
788 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN

Pasta, cocktails, and dogs? I can’t think of a better trio. Stop by Red Rabbit for some delicious pasta (and desserts!), cocktails, and dog watching. Also serving brunch and lunch, there’s never a bad time to go. Stop by with friends or coworkers for wine, beer, cocktails, and some small plates (the true meaning of happy hour).

Shish Mediterranean Kitchen
1668 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN

Next time that would-kill-for-some-Mediterranean-food feeling hits, dash over to Shish Mediterranean Kitchen. From its housemade falafel to its hummus and pita to its variety of curry, Shish on Grand has fresh, classic Mediterranean food that will undoubtedly scratch the itch. Shish is also open for breakfast and lunch, so whenever the craving strikes, they’ll be ready.

Special thanks to Richard Herrod III and his adorable French bulldogs Reece and Bruiser for posing for this article. Check out Reece and Bruiser’s pup-tastic Instagram account at @legally_blonde_frenchies for more cute doggy pics!

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