Monday, August 22, 2011

Places I Love - Ollu

ollu sign

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I didn't have one so I want to live vicariously through you. It's Monday... I just wanted to share with you one of my favorite places in my neighborhood. No, it's not a restaurant or clothing store. It's a self-serve dog wash. Some of you might be thinking, "Why would I pay someone to wash my own dog?" For people like me with hydrophobic, large dogs, it's a godsend. Ace HATES baths. He also weighs 65 pounds. Try to get a freaked out, heavy dog into your tub at home and tell me how it goes.

ollu ace tub
Doesn't he look happy?

I also love Ollu because of the people that work there. The owner, Jodel, is so nice. Most of the workers know Ace and say hi to him when we come in. Plus, it's a super cute local business within walking distance of my house. They have great specials all week which makes it more cost effective. They also have full service grooming and nail trims :) They even have a doggie blow dryer but Ace is a wuss and it scares him so we stick to towels. Best, best part? They clean it up for you! All the dog hair goes down their drains (not mine) and the water is easily pushed into a floor drain.

ollu washing

ollu brush

ace towel head

ollu store

If you live in the Twin Cities, head over there! I live only a couple blocks away so give me a ring and we can grab dinner or a drink too!

ollu ace clean
All clean!


  1. We have that pink dog brush. My dog is little and loves baths because she's funny.

  2. That looks fab, wish I lived over there my pooch would love it! x

  3. Awww, Ace. Poor guy. It's tough being so handsome.

  4. Patti_NotDeadYetStyleAugust 23, 2011 at 6:24 AM

    That is one great-looking doggie! Clean too!

  5. what a cool place! and ace is so cute! 

  6. It is a super cool place. I love cute local places like this. Ace is pretty cute too :)

  7. I like him a lot better clean, that's for sure :)

  8. He really does have a rough life. We get stopped on the street all time. I like having a dog that makes people smile :)