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Our Values

Safety

We strive to exceed grooming industry standards for safety, cleanliness, and care.

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Service

We customize each groom to the needs of dogs and their caregivers.

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Education

Our groomers never stop learning, and we pass along relevant knowledge to our customers.

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Compassion

We truly care about our clients,

their dogs, and one another.

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Our Story

Meet Oliver and Lulu, the pups who inspired the Twin Cities first self serve dog wash...Ollu!

Oliver and Lulu were raised in San Diego, CA, where self-service dog washes were everywhere. There were none to be found in Minnesota, however, so when their dog mom Jodel moved back to her home state she grew tired of wrestling her dogs into the shower. At long last she decided to solve the problem by opening her own self-serve dog wash in Northeast Minneapolis.

Since opening in 2009, Ollu has grown and changed. Beyond self-service washes we began to offer full-service grooming, making Ollu a one-stop shop for keeping pups fresh and clean. Ollu quickly became known for its talented groomers and friendly staff. In 2015 our grooming salon moved up the street to make room for our growing clientele and staff.

In 2019 we welcomed new ownership from Jodel's family friend and fellow dog lover, Beth Lindquist. Greatly committed to Ollu's core values, Beth has continued Ollu's mission to help pet owners maintain happy, healthy dogs.

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"Ollu is THE BEST! I have been bringing my dog Deke since I rescued him 3 years ago and the staff treat him like a King. They are SO thorough, kind, and helpful. I even moved out of the neighborhood and still drive there to get Deke's nails done and groomed because they are that good. Staff is very knowledgeable about animals and products. I am a forever customer. Thank you Ollu!!!"

- Katie H

"I'm amazed by how great of a time I had here with my dogs! Bath time at home is a mess and usually a huge hassle. Ollu made it fun to spend time cleaning my dogs and it was so easy!“

- Shannon F

"This place is beyond superb! Staff communicates very well and are very friendly! They really do take care of your dog as as if it is their own!...Definite 5 star and above!"

- Shirley M

"Betty heads to Ollu monthly and has for the 6 years she’s been in our lives. Ollu staff are caring, compassionate, and loving to all their furry clientele. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else!"

- Jeremiah J

"We have been taking our pups to Ollu for years. They are the absolute best! Great list of services and the staff is amazing."

- Elianne H

"Ollu has become an extension of family for Tiny Bubbles. She runs into her appointment excited and struts out a changed girl. Cleaned, groomed, manicured, and proud. Amazing what a day at the spa can do for a girl!"

- John A

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From our Customers​