Tricks for Treats: Check out Fresh-baked Pet Snacks

By Pamela A. Keene
Oatmeal soft bite cookies, bacon cheese twists and chicken stars. These sound like great snacks for people, but Pet Pleasers Bakery in Gainesville makes these fresh-baked goodies daily for dogs, cats, rabbits and even horses.
Located at 660 Dawsonville Highway, Pet Pleasers is owned by Ina Griffin, who purchased the store 10 years ago because of her love of pets and her desire to ensure that cats, dogs and other pets had healthy food and treats.
“We all love pets and want them to have healthy alternatives for food and snacks,” says Tabitha Charlton, Ina’s granddaughter. “From gluten free, soy free, dairy free, our snacks can provide healthy treats for animals with almost any kind of food issue.”
Pet Pleasers Bakery offers a variety of specialty pet foods, sells natural shampoos, dental items and pet accessories and toys. The store recently added self-service bathing for pets; the cost is $10 and includes a raised tub, choice of shampoo, plus towels and use of a dryer.
One of the most popular snack items is Pet Pleasers’ liver brownies for both dogs and cats. But the bakery also sells decorated pet birthday cakes that can be customized with the pet’s name, age or other messages. The store even carries party supplies for pet birthday parties.
“People often come here every year for cakes for their pets,” Charlton says. “Or they will stop
by for holiday or seasonal items. For St. Patrick’s Day, we had decorated shamrock-shaped
treats. They were a big hit with owners and their pets.”
For more information, visit www.petpleasersbakery.com or call the store at
770-534-3843.

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