The D.O.G. Bakery has been acquired by Pets Naturally and has a new name: D.O.G. Bakery by Pets Naturally. It will ship to the entire U.S. Pets Naturally is building a new addition at its existing location on
South Airport Road in Traverse City, Mich.
“When I was approached by D.O.G., I was honored that they chose me
and felt it was a perfect fit,” said ;athy ;yland, owner of ;ets Naturally.
;ey staff members of the ;.;.;. ;akery have moved to ;ets Naturally
to continue baking and decorating. The D.O.G. Bakery closed its downtown
location in Traverse City, Mich., after 13 years in business.
“We have long admired Pets Naturally’s dedication to healthy nutri-
tion and outstanding customer service,” said Chris ;arolo, former ;.;.;.
owner. “Merging their vision with our fresh-baked treats seemed like a
D.O.G. products are now on the shelves at Pets Naturally and are be-
ing shipped, and all existing D.O.G. customer loyalty programs will be
“We’re looking forward to seeing customers that have frequented the
bakery downtown,” ;yland said. ;;ets are family;and welcome in our
;ets Naturally is known for carrying pet food without fillers, byprod;
ucts or artificial ingredients, and it stocks everything from collars to pro;
biotics for pets.
“Combining the bakery with Pets Naturally’s expertise in nutrition and supplements will provide an even greater set of resources
for our customers and their pets in the coming years,” ;arolo said.
Pets Naturally Buys D.O.G. Bakery
PET CHARITY NEWS
TO LEADER DOGS
FOR THE BLIND
In conjunction with its Every Dog is a Star program,
;urina donated ;;;,;;; to
Leader Dogs for the Blind.
In celebration of the
first;ever ;;everly ;ills
“Purina has once again proven themselves to be a great part-
ner to ;eader ;ogs for the ;lind,” said Susan ;aniels, president
and CEO of Leader Dog. “For several years, they’ve been donating
Purina Pro Plan for all our Leader Dogs in training, providing the
nutrition our dogs need to perform at their best. We were thrilled
to partner with Purina for this campaign, and its success is a true
indication of what happens when organizations focus on making a
positive difference in the lives of humans and canines alike.”
Purina’s donation will support the training of future guide dogs
and clients who are visually impaired. Leader Dog clients are pro-
vided all services free of charge, so the donation will help cover the
training and delivery of future Leader Dogs. Additional funds will
assist with the ongoing operations of Leader Dog’s recently reno-
vated Canine Development Center, which opened in January and
includes housing villages for dogs in training, a veterinary clinic and
an expanded puppy area.
“We were honored to partner with Leader Dogs for the Blind
on our Every Dog is a Star program and to support their mission
of providing guide dogs to people in need,” said ;aniel ;enke;Ci;
lenti, director of marketing for the St. Louis-based brand. “Leader
Dog and Purina share the belief that pets make our lives bigger and
better every day.”
Pets Naturally owner, Kathy Hyland (left), takes the
treats from former D.O.G. Bakery owners, Chris and
Karry Barolo, as they finalized the sale of the bakery.