Dog Bakeries Prepare For Hungry Holiday Hounds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a meal fit for King. Or Spot. Or Rover.

Turkey, Lamb Wellington and pumpkin doggie truffles are on Thanksgiving menus at dog bakeries across the country.

Kelly Hannaford, the general manager and head chef for Three Dog Bakery franchise stores in Pasadena and Los Angeles, has been perfecting her $19.95 “Feast for the Beast,” which includes Lamb Wellington, a pound of bakery blend kibble, fresh carrots, a spinach dip and a pumpkin pie.

Her main taste testers are her own 10-pound rescue dogs — Zoey, a Maltese mix, and Snoop, a miniature pinscher, both 2.

Barkley Square Professional Pet Services & Gourmet Dog Bakery in Alexandria, Va., sells a $16 holiday meal of oven-baked turkey, rice with carrots, peas and carrots, biscuits, an animal-faced masked pumpkin and pumpkin doggy truffles.

“The dogs just love them and their humans like the fact that their canine buddy can join in the holiday feasting,” owner Kristina Robertson said.

Executive Chef Tara Ross of Dog City Bakery is catering the 3 p.m. Thanksgiving meal for Barkley Pet Hotels & Day Spas in Westlake Village, Calif., and Cleveland. It includes a turkey-shaped biscuit baked with real turkey, potatoes, yams, herbs and dried cranberries; Iams gravy; and a mashed potato-filled dog toy.

Dinner is not all Thanksgiving holds for Barkley guests — they are also invited to watch the animal balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina.”

Steve Pinkston, the owner of Adventure Dog Ranch in Marysville, Wash., said his charges for the day will get the food their owners supplied. However, he said, they can watch television with him — if they like football.

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  1. TD says:

    What kind of sick person eats dog nowadays? Dog bakeries should be illegal.

  2. peter woo says:

    I thought this was a dog bakery.my korean friends were getting excited. They haven’t eaten a dog in months

  3. mister s says:

    Lala63- what have you done to help those humans lately? The problem with people in need is that alot of the time, they put themselves there. Peoples pets are comforting to them and they like to return the favor by geting their beloved pets special treats from time to time. Buying your dog a treat and helping a person in need have nothing to do with each other. A person can choose to do both or to do neither. Nobody is suffering extra this season just because of a dog bakery.

  4. peter says:

    Most all those people are minorities and so, dogs are cuter.

  5. Jay says:

    Ridiculous. Dogs are carnivores regardless of their size or breed. They need and thrive on meat. In particular, raw meat, bones, and organs. Not pumpkin, carrots, or spinach, which they can’t digest and simply turn into big poops. Just like kibble, which is full of useless garbage to dogs. PEOPLE…FEED YOUR DOGS MEAT! They will thank you for it with better health and smaller poops.

  6. sewwhatsup says:

    There are plenty of organizations that are assisting people who are going through hard times this year. Some of the people (homeless, laid off from their jobs or just struggling with life) have pets that are part of their family. Therefore, I think it’s commendable for great volunteers who are feeding and loving this season, be it people, dogs, cats, etc…. God Bless them all!

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