For those looking for a healthy dog treat alternative, a business based in Mt. Juliet has you covered.Bubby Bear Bakery, a home based bakery for dogs opened at the beginning of the year. It was started by Kristi Brotemarkle and Marissa Perkins, two dog-loving sister-in-laws.
“This has been my pet project, no pun attended,” joked Brotemarkle.
The two started making corn, wheat and soy free treats for their own dogs after Brotemarkle received a cookbook from a relative. They eventually formed it into a business, and got things going at the start of the year. They use organic ingredients for all their recipes, and they are human tested first before they are put up for sale.
You can get 10-ounce bags in one of six different flavors, decorated treats, and even birthday treats like pupcakes.
Delivery takes a few days. It says up to five on the website, but Brotemarkle said that they get them out usually quicker than that. If you are close by, Bubby Bear can arrange for pickup to save on the shipping costs. The website says you can call in orders to (615)475-7140 between noon and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, but Brotemarkle said they will take a call any time. You can also get special treats made by Bubby Bear at Avenue Animal Hospital and Hilltop Pet Resort.
Bubby Bear Bakery has also formed charitable partnerships with the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter and New Leash on Life. They have made special treats for those organizations, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to them if purchased. They will be at the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter 4th birthday party Saturday. They are currently looking for more charitable partnerships as well.
You can find Bubby Bear Bakery on the web at www.bubbybearbakery.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter, in which they have special promotions and free treats. The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet readers get 20 percent off if you mentioned you read this story or saw the ad.