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joe1-1After moving to Florida in 1988 from Denver, Colorado I eventually planted my roots in Naples, Florida and met my husband, Tim; we were married in 2012. We now have a combined family including our furry clan at home, which includes our three dogs, Lucy, Cootie and Boomer and our two cats, Reeney and Baby. May 2016 our beloved aussie Joe, lost his short battle with cancer, our hearts are still heavy with his loss.

Back in 2009, I was raising my son, working full time plus pursuing my passion for volunteering with local animal rescues and fostering homeless dogs and cats. My first rescued dog, Cootie, was an active, lovable Border Collie that didn’t seem to really enjoy eating. I decided to create something tasty for Cootie to see if I could get him excited about food again. I tried some frozen grocery store dog ice cream treats but after reading the ingredients, I was extremely concerned with all of the added preservatives and chemicals they contained.

After hours and hours of testing and research, I developed my own line of healthy dog treats that contain absolutely no preservatives and I began selling at local farmer’s markets. I quickly discovered there were many pet owners just as concerned as I was with looking for healthy alternatives for their four-legged friends. After months of soul searching and conversations, we decided to open a storefront in Naples, as well as our online store, on October 1, 2015.cootie-2-1

Our store is fun! It reflects a modern, urban warehouse style with contemporary dog art and design. We make everything from all-natural dehydrated meat and fish treats to veggie treats to grain-free biscuits, cupcakes and doggie ice cream.  All of our treats are grain-free, with no preservatives, chemicals, salt or sugar, and they are a 100% healthy alternative to store-bought, processed treats. Everything is made fresh, right here in our store! We have recently added healthy cat treats to our line and we are also in the process of creating a new healthy treat line for horses…stay tuned!lucy

Our four-legged furry friends are an important part of our lives; we will always use the highest, locally-acquired ingredients in everything we make! And, 10 percent of our profits are donated to local animal rescue organizations!boomer-2-1

Scamper on in with your clan to try before you buy as well! We love your furry friends like our own and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Teresa Hoover