One of my goals at Blogpaws was to be able to meet and interact with companies in order to bring new products to my readers. I met Travis, founder of the treat delivery service Be Pawsitive. He was really nice and he was there talking about this new service/company he was starting. I got home, and thankfully he wrote to see if I wanted to try his treats!
Be Pawsitive is a treat subscription service. You pick a plan (click here for pricing) and yummy, small batch baked, organic treats are delivered right to your door. There are seven varieties being made right now. We received a bag of the original flavor.
Now, you may be asking…why do I want a treat delivery service when I can buy treats at my local store? One answer is that there is a little something extra every month. For June it was a gift card to Rover.com and a vinyl Be Pawsitive car decal. That would be enough for some people to sign up, but what if you need something more? The thing that really sets Be Pawsitive a step above other companies is their “one for one” model. This means for every box of treats you purchase and have delivered to your home, Be Pawsitive will donate a box to a shelter or rescue organization. These organizations rely on donations and I love that this is such an easy way for me to make a difference!
The girls love that the treats taste good. Daisy was my official tester and by the drool on her chin I’d say she gives the treats two paws up! Overall, I think this is a great service for your dogs, and for rescue pets everywhere.
Disclaimer: I was provided with June’s box from Be Pawsitive in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Daisy suggests enjoying this day with an ice cream treat. In fact, this was her first (human) ice cream ever and she thinks everyday should be ice cream day now. I like how she props her nose up on the rim-she does this when she eats her dinner too. Is anyone else getting a special treat today? (or did your dog get one for Canada Day for my northern readers?)
Ok, really what I want to call this post is “Coonie Crack”. I have no idea why but both girls are exceptionally in love with this treat. Like crazy nuts! Has anyone seen the show on Food Network called “5 Ingredient Fix”? Well, these are my 5 ingredient dog treats!
Ingredients: 1.5 jars carrot baby food, 2 handfuls of shredded Italian blend cheese, 1 egg, 1 TBS garlic powder, 1.5 cups flour (I used garbanzo bean flour)
Mix all the ingredients. You want the dough flaky and easily rolled into a ball. So, for the picture below-you’d add a bit more flour. If your dough is too dry, you can add a little more carrot baby food.
Use half to three quarters of a teaspoon-flour your hands and roll dough into a ball, then flatten into a cookie. If your forget to flour your hands-everything will end up a sticky mess! Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a plate or cooling rack and allow to cool. Beware of dog stampede that occurs when these things are handed out!
Daisy loves all food-so she has no issue showing off to get a couple cookies.
But…even reserved Bella would do a dance for these yummy treats!
Yep, Daisy was sitting watching me cook. This was my first attempt at doggie treat making. I didn’t use a recipe (although I had recently read through a dog treat cookbook). Normally, she doesn’t really pay attention to my cooking. I have no idea why she was so interested this time. Maybe that says something about the food I am normally cooking for myself? Of course, since it wasn’t a recipe I don’t have the exact amounts for the ingredients. But here is my first photo instructional blog for treat making. Add in some seasoning, and they could work for the humans too!
First: about 2/3rd a pound of ground beef and two eggs
Second: Add cheese. I used a mix of cheddar and Italian blend. A small handful each.
Third: Add bacon. I used about 5 slices of pre-cooked bacon since it’s what I had on hand.
Forth: add a couple tablespoons of flour and mix well
Fifth: Form into teaspoon sized ballz and bake at 350° for 20 minutes
Note Daisy’s crazy eyes while trying out the grub
Even Bella would look towards the camera for these treats! Amazing!
I did learn one valuable lesson during my first try at making dog treats. Use aluminum foil on your pans. Seriously people-cheese hard baked onto a pan (even a non stick one) is not fun!