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Dog Biscuits

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I volunteer and work with the most most wonderful group of people.  We used to be a part of a rescue organization that closed its doors unfortunately. It’s very hard day in and day out seeing dogs and cats that are abused, neglected and discarded and Veterinary care is very expensive. Since the organization ceased to exist a new group was started whose sole purpose is to help resuced pets get medical treatment when needed we call ourselves Pug Squad. We recently had an auction for little guy named Marco who desperately needed surgery for Cherry Eye. To help I donated baked goods, a dozen cookies, a loaf of banana bread and dog biscuits. As I watched the bidding there were 3 people who really wanted to win, my solution was to offer to send 3 boxes to the 3 highest bidders. The auction was a huge success doubling the goal amount, and I am happily packaging 3 boxes filled with goodies. The dog biscuits are loosely based on a recipe I found on the internet and I hope the recipients enjoy them. The biscuits are made with 3 kinds of flour, oat, spelt and barley. Not completely grain free but it’s healthy whole grains along with peanut butter and dehydrated and dried fruit. Percy is my guinea pig, we’ll see what he thinks, he is a picky eater and will often shun food if it doesn’t pass muster, Percy’s sniff test.

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Dog Biscuits

Made 42 biscuits I made 24 bone shape and 18 small round

1 cup spelt flour

1 cup oat flour

1/2 cup barley flour

1/2 cup powdered milk

1 cup peanut butter

2 large eggs

pinch of salt

1 tbs honey

1/4 cup water (enough to make a cohesive dough)

some dried and freeze dried fruit- I used blueberries, cranberries and apple a little of each.

Mix all the ingredients together adding water until the dough is cohesive. Preheat the oven to 325-350 degree’s (depending on your oven). Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut out the cookies with your favorite cookie cutter or cut into rounds. NOTE: The dough is a bit finicky, crumbly I added a little water while rolling it out, my dough sat in the refrigerator overnight and dried a bit.  Bake until golden brown and cooked through approximately 15-20 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely before storing.

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Percy gave it a thumbs up, or should I say a paw up

Percy gave it a thumbs up, or should I say a paw up

I saw this on instagram from @puppymillssuck It touched my heart and is how I feel about my dogs.

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  1. I loved your meme – pets are family. I’ve been trying to find a recipe for dried cat food for ages. Let me know if you ever come across one. in lak’ech, Debra

    August 14, 2016
  2. What a sweet post, you are so caring and compassionate about your four legged friends. Mega hugs and I hope it has cooled down somewhat in New Yoork.

    August 14, 2016
    • My heart hurts whenever I see an dog or cat that is hurt or abused or neglected or worse. I wish I could devote my entire life to this work. Thank you so much.

      August 14, 2016
  3. These are SO great. Thank you for the work you do, for helping Marco, and for all the love and compassion you share! xo

    August 14, 2016
  4. Well done, Suzanne. That was truly generous of you. The dog biscuits look delectable! I see Percy was pleased. 😀 Lovely post, my friend. Mega hugs.

    August 14, 2016
    • Percy is Mr. Picky eater and he liked these, not a fan of fruit though, he spit out the blueberry and cranberry, go figure. thank you so much massive hugs back!!

      August 14, 2016
  5. Great job. Thank you so much for doing what you do for the animals. I have worked with animals too and sure do miss it. Unfortunately, there are no organizations where we live. The last one I worked with was for wildlife and working with owls was my favorite.

    August 14, 2016
    • Oh how wonderful that you worked with owls, they are amazing. We do all of our work via the internet, we have volunteers from all over the US. The organization I used to be involved with was local, NYC and the surrounding area, NJ, CT. It seems like it’s never enough, I follow rescue organizations on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and the need is great and there is never enough volunteers, money etc… People throw away and abuse every minute of the day and its hard to stomach. Thank you for the work you did as well.

      August 14, 2016
  6. Yep, as I said in my introduction about you on your Guest Post this past June 3rd, 2016 on my blog, YOU are the most compassionate person I know!!! Glad it past the Mr. “Percy” inspection-thus, the other Pets should enjoy their treats-well done my friend. xx

    August 14, 2016
  7. This whole post says something about the kind of person you are, Suzanne. Special! Your little “To My Dog” sign about made me cry. I read it to my dog! ❤ You should have seen her head cock back and forth. She approved. I bet the treats are doggie yummy. Percy looks so happy!

    August 14, 2016
  8. I love that you do volunteer work for a rescue organization! Thumbs (er, paws) up on passing the Percy taste-test! xoxo

    August 14, 2016
  9. BISCOTTI…that’s what I call my dogs doggy biscuits

    Taught her a bit of Italian…🐶…happy sunday

    August 14, 2016
    • Happy Sunday and I do the same lol😃 you can take the girl out of Italy but not the Italian out of the girl

      August 14, 2016
  10. What a worthy cause to contribute to, Suzanne. I’m glad to hear that the auction was so successful–and what a nice way to resolve the competition between the three highest bidders! The biscuits sound delicious to me even as a human, and even more so that the discerning Percy liked the biscuits as well!

    August 14, 2016
    • Percy is not a real pug I don’t think, it’s like he is wearing a pug disguise or something. He is the pickiest eater, Every pug I know will eat non stop and eat almost anything you feed them. Not Percy. He spit the fruit out and ate the cookie part, I just gave him a bite of my salad, he got all the dressing off of the lettuce and spit the lettuce out. Thank you so much, I hope the doggies that receive the cookies like them.

      August 14, 2016
  11. Such good work you do Suzanne, our Olive is losing her eyesight and we try and have one of us with her at all times. Love the biscuits, so glad they passed Percy’s approval.

    August 14, 2016
    • Thank you Cheri, I am so sorry to hear that Olive is losing her sight. They are amazing and adapt. Nando went blind only 2 months after he was diagnosed with diabetes I still marvel at how he adapted and quickly. I hope Olive learns to get along with limited sight.

      August 14, 2016
  12. I love making treats for Choppy – I only wish I had more time to do so. I would much prefer to make her treats than to buy them.

    August 14, 2016
    • I know what you mean, I really don’t make treats for Percy very often, he like chicken jerky and dehydrated liver and chicken. He is not much of a cookie lover but making them is so much better you control what goes in. Thanks so much Sarah. Hugs to Choppy and Schooner.

      August 14, 2016
  13. Good for you! I knew we had a lot in common! Our main charitable contributions go to our local SPCA. My very energetic friend started it about 20 years ago, and I’ve done many catered events for them. Now we have a big annual wine and food tasting that started so small! In any case, these are the fanciest dog biscuits I’ve ever seen! I hope they’re appreciated!!!

    August 14, 2016
    • Thanks Mimi, it’s so good to know I have a fellow animal welfare/rights activist. Good that you do that, I’ve heard from my Mom that where she lives in McAlester there is no SPCA and that animal abuse and neglect is rampant. She doesn’t know who to call. The dog biscuits turned out great, Percy ate 1 then decided he wouldn’t eat them anymore. I am going to give his to my neighbor.

      August 14, 2016
      • We had nothing in my little town, but it takes really dedicated people as you know. It’s bad enough here in NW OK, but McAlester is in SE Oklahoma. I hate to say it, but it’s close to serious hillbilly country, near Arkansas, where animals are not treated well. A lot of poverty too. I makes me so mad to see dogs in the back of pickups.

        August 16, 2016
      • Yes I think it’s awful there and my Mom wants to get out. She grew up there, went back when her Mom, my Grandmother was ill and never left. Still in the family house. She hates it there though and wants to sell the house and leave. It’s backward and horrible there.

        August 16, 2016
  14. Those are adorable Suzanne. You are such a brilliant “pooch mommy”, I’m sure Percy was well pleased with the results. What a great way to get involved in an organization that you care and are so passionate about. Great work, keep it up!! I’m sure all the animals that you care for will thank you forever.

    August 14, 2016
    • Thank you so much Loretta, I love being able to help and the need is great.

      August 15, 2016
  15. These dog biscuits are way too cute!!!

    August 15, 2016
  16. Your cookies look perfect! I’m not surprised that Percy approved 🙂
    Great work for the charity Suzanne xxx

    August 15, 2016
    • Thanks so much Elaine, Percy ate one then shunned them, then ate the cookie and spit out the fruit. He is tres picky!!

      August 15, 2016
  17. PS where does the peanut butter come in?

    August 15, 2016
    • Thank you I must have missed that, thanks for catching it😃

      August 15, 2016
      • I thought I’d missed it!!

        August 15, 2016
      • Nope it was me, forgot the peanut butter in the ingredients. My bad!! Thank you so much for catching that one.

        August 15, 2016
  18. Aww if possible, I think Percy would have given two paws up!

    August 15, 2016
  19. God bless Pug Squad!!

    Those biscuits look lovely. I wonder if my chihuahua will like them.:)

    August 15, 2016
    • I am going to send some to my friend who has a chihuahua, will let you know? Her dog has a great appetite.

      August 15, 2016
      • Ok, though I’m willing to bet my dog will like it too. The biscuits are so tasty-looking. 🙂

        August 16, 2016
  20. Love this. I will have to make some for my mum and dads dog Toby. xx

    August 15, 2016
  21. I LOVED this blog post!! Thank you for posting it 🙂 I just started a blog, and if you would look at it, and maybe follow me it would make my day!!
    https://simplysouthernsparkle.wordpress.com/

    August 15, 2016
    • Thank you so much and I visited and subscribed to your lovely blog.

      August 15, 2016
  22. ❤ ❤ I love this so much. Thanks for all you do to help animals in need! It's a cause close to my heart, as well!

    August 15, 2016
    • The need is great, no matter how much we think we do it’s never enough. Breaks my heart. Thank you so much Jasmine.

      August 15, 2016
  23. The Pug Squad sounds like a wonderful group, Suzanne. It’s so wonderful you and the other group members are there to help in dire situations. I’m sure you’ve witnessed some sad cases over time, though the rewards of witness healing and health of these animals must be so rewarding! The biscuits look like something my three pooches would love…Pinned!

    August 15, 2016
    • It is a wonderful group of caring people. I try to help rescue organizations that pull dogs out of kill shelters also. Every day there is a story that breaks my heart. Thanks so much Nancy.

      August 16, 2016
  24. Awww. Thanks for this recipe. Glad to hear you had success at the fundraiser.

    August 15, 2016
  25. What a nice way to get involved, so important to give back for causes you care about!

    August 15, 2016
    • Yes Animal rights, well anything that has to do with animals is a passion of mine. Thanks so much Mary Frances.

      August 16, 2016
  26. LB #

    I LOVE this. What you are doing is wonderful.

    August 16, 2016
  27. I love that your pug squad raised money to help this little dog. The dog who won your biscuits is in for a treat.

    August 16, 2016
    • Thank you Sharon, I am sending 3 boxes of goodies, chocolate chip cookies, banana bread and doggie cookies to the 3 highest bidders. Just finished packing it all up. I also donated an adorable pug notebook and note cards hand drawn by a local artist. All getting shipped tomorrow. Whew, thank you again for all you do to raise awareness, funds, forever homes to countless special needs pets. Hope Bailey is doing better.

      August 16, 2016
  28. I love every bit of this Suzanne. Great work for such an important cause! Will make these for my beloved Lola. xo

    August 16, 2016
    • Thank you Lindy, working with homeless, neglected and abused animals is very important to me and I want to do more. I hope that Lola likes the cookies. I just sent off the packages for the other dogs and look forward to getting some feedback on how they like them.

      August 17, 2016
  29. I can’t tell you how glad I am to have found this recipe. Thank you so much

    August 17, 2016
    • Thank you so much and really appreciate that you follow the blog. Have to check out yours.

      August 17, 2016
      • You’re very welcome. I love it. , please do check out mine 🙂

        August 18, 2016
  30. Amazing Suzanne! Such adorable biscuits! Maybe I will make some for Kenny and Clementine!

    August 18, 2016
  31. Pets are FAMILY! What a great cause! I’m going to bake up a batch of those biscuits for my local shelter. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    August 19, 2016
    • Sarah thats a fabuluous idea, I love it and will do the same. Thank you for the inspiration.

      August 19, 2016
  32. Your dog rescue help sounds awesome Suzanne! I have a friend who loves loves her golden lab (who can put away a whole bunch of dog biscuits!). I’m going to pass this recipe on to her. Hugs to you and Percy!

    August 19, 2016
    • Thanks Rhonda, sorry I missed this. Making some more right now for a charity auction to benefit a pug rescue group.

      September 13, 2016
      • Cool! Dog bakeries are getting so popular out here– two in the tiny town of Big Bear where I spent a couple days last week! Hope the auction was a big success! Did you get to see some cute little pugs???

        September 13, 2016
      • Thanks Rhonda, the auction is Saturday and I baked the biscuits today. I am donating a huge box (s) full of baked goods including dog biscuits. I will let you know how it goes.

        September 13, 2016

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