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"On April 25th we were honored to be invited back to be a part of the tenth year celebration of the Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival located in the scenic countryside of Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville, North Carolina.  It was an absolute delight to see some familiar furry faces and their owners that we befriended during last year’s festival.  We also enjoyed the opportunity to meet a number of young, energetic hopefuls just as eager to show off their skills in various competitions offered throughout the day. 

No dog was left out with so many competitions to choose from!  Whether they were top dog at long jumping, obstacle courses or a pro at catching a Frisbee, winners were found in abundance.  There were also competitions for smallest, tallest, largest and of course cutest dog!  Let’s not forget “Best in Costume” and everyone’s favorite, “Owner Look-A-Like!”   The owners also got to be involved in the agility competitions where they completed obstacle courses together which offered the opportunity to show how well they work as a team with their pet and how much fun they have while bonding and exercising.  Our young dog owners also got a chance to shine as they walked across the main stage with their dogs in “Best Trick” competition.

Later in the afternoon was a fun contest of “Toss and Catch” sponsored by Blue Dog Bakery and we couldn’t be more proud that the winner was one of our loyal Peanut Butter & Molasses treat loving fans, a pug named Bernard!  Now we all know what gave that lil’ guy the extra energy to take home the win! 

The dog that took home the main title win of “Top Dog 2015” was a beautiful Dalmatian named Godiva.  While everyone was taking pictures of Godiva and her owner in the winner’s circle we got a chance to introduce ourselves.  Her owner was quick to announce that she was already very familiar with Blue Dog Bakery as we are Godiva’s favorite and only treat provider!  Godiva and her family made a point to come by our booth before leaving for the day and we were super excited to have the star attraction make time for us and for her owners to praise our product!

With all of the excitement and fun filled moments, nothing compared to the time we got to spend with each of our furry friends as they and their families visited our booth.  We loved hearing stories of how since trying Blue Dog Bakery treats, these dogs were not willing to settle for any other brand and were dedicated to our product because of the great taste and quality ingredients.  It’s such a wonderful feeling to get a big hug from an owner and a sincere thank you for caring for the health and wellbeing of their dog as much as they do."

Leslie Rodden, Lead Brand Ambassador


Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Howlidays, everyone! 

We're wrapping up yet another great year here at Blue Dog Bakery and want to do something extra special for our biggest supporters…. our dogs, of course! Sure, they get treated the whole year 'round (they do hang out at a dog treat company all week long), but they're like children to us and we think they deserve to partake in the holiday fun! Just like children, their excitement sure does show when they see wrapping paper to tear into. And unlike children, the wig-wagging of the tail tells us just how happy they are! 
Here are a few stocking stuffer ideas we have for our beloved fur babies this year! 
Santa Paws: 
Okay, this one is obvious. It's our seasonal gingerbread flavored dog treat and the pups sure love them! They get the occasional Santa Paw here and there, but now we plan on giving them their own special bag all for themselves!! 

Chew Toys: 
We have some dogs here who love the rope chew toys, some love the ones with little squeakers inside, some love tennis balls, and some are happy just chewing on their leashes. Regardless of their favorite object to gnaw on, they will all be getting fresh toys! We can see (and hear) the excitement now! 
New Leashes:
A lot of wear and tear happens to a leash within a year so Christmas is the perfect time to start over with a new one. Our dogs love a new leash, but perhaps the biggest gift is letting them go leash-free for a few days at the end of the year (indoors only). Can you imagine the freedom they must feel?! 
There you have it! A fool-proof list of goodies to stuff in your dogs' stockings this year. Treats, toys, leashes. Where can you possibly go wrong?? 
*For more fun Christmas ideas, check out PetSmart's Holiday Pin-speration board on Pinterest. Adorable! 

'Tis almost the season to be jolly, but now 'tis the season to be thankful! We think it should always the season to be thankful, to express gratitude for the wonderful things in our lives. The holidays are a great time to express your sentimental side. 
If you're reading this you are most like a pet owner, or at least a pet lover, and we want to see the furry faces you are so, so crazy about!

Post a picture of your dog(s) to our Facebook page and tell us why you are thankful for him/her for a chance to win a year's worth of dog treats! We will draw a name at random at the end of the day on Sunday, November 23, 2014. 

We are pet lovers too, obviously - it's why we're in the dog-biscuit-makin' biz! Here are just a few reasons our employees are thankful for their canine counterparts….
Employee: Heidi L.

Dog: Gimme, 7-year old pekingese


"I am thankful that he has filled a little part of the hole we were left with since we lost our beloved Bubba. I am thankful for his cheery face and wiggly wags when ever I come home. And I am thankful that he is starting to learn to trust us, so he isn’t so grouchy."


Employee: Shannon S.
Dog: Reggie, 7-month old chocolate Labrador
"Top 10 Reasons I Am Thankful for Reggie
1)  If I need to justify a new shoe purchase, I just leave my old ones lying around, Reggie will surely destroy them.
2)  Reggie motivates me to get up off of my butt at least 2 times per day to take a walk and/or run (or risk above destruction).
3)  The floors are much cleaner since Reggie's arrival.
4)  His booming bark keeps likely predators at bay.
5)  Reggie's 'enthusiasm' for our cat Albert has assisted in Alberts weight management program. 
6)  Our family has rediscovered long forgotten Seattle parks in our endless pursuit of tiring Reggie out. 
7)  The joy (and frustration) he brings to my children.
8)  Reggie is a great car companion, never asking 'when are we going to be there?'
9)  Unlike my children, I can put Reggie in his crate for a little rest aka 'a time out!'
10)  I am most thankful for what the future holds as Reggie matures into a coveted member of our family."
Employee: Sheri B.
Dog: Mackey, 13-year old Staffordshire bull terrier
"I'm thankful for Mackey because he's a very important part of our family. He's funny, sweet and the most affectionate dog I've ever had.  His big-headed couch potato-ness is adorable too... he's really cute and I'm not just saying that because he's mine.  Food and ways to acquire it have always been a huge motivator in Mackey's life.  He has his own Facebook page that is largely dedicated to this subject.  He's getting up there in age though (about 13) and his hearing isn't what it used to be so cats and squirrels can sometimes get the best of him. What can I say?  He makes us laugh and we love him." 
Employee: Lara T.K.
Dog: Blue Dog Bakery Office Dogs, Havana (6-year old black Labrador) & Maggie (2-year old Goldendoodle)
"While I don't have a dog of my own, I am extremely thankful for our office dogs. There is something about being welcomed to work by a tail-wagging pooch that gives every day a great start. It's hard to have a bad day when there is a smiling dog sitting patiently next to you, waiting for a treat. And while they can sometimes be a distraction (i.e. bad gas, accidents, whining…) and their fur is all over the place (this is really more a lack of proper vacuuming), it's all a part of their dogness. Nothing like a good dog hug, quick tug-break or training session to keep a smile on your face -- or turn your day right around."