Here’s an original thought…pupcakes for pups. Leave it to Jay Kirsch, [Photo:] Jay Kirsch, owner of and founder of Barker Street Gourmet Dog Bakery and Boutique, served up pupcakes to support SNAP, the (Spay-Neuter Assistance Program). Jay created a unique fund-raising idea to support SNAP, the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program where the purchase of every pupcake benefitted SNAP. The fund raiser also benefited by sponsorships via several pet resorts.
Similar to the other treats in his pet bakery, the pupcakes are made from all-natural, human-grade ingredients, with absolutely no preservatives or processed sugars and all the delicacies are veterinarian approved. As Kirsch states…”We serve gourmet delicacies and provide luxury accessories (that) your pet deserves.”
With the dog days of summer over, the bakery is resuming its Yappy Hour on the second Thursday evening of the month; a monthly gathering that brings together dog owners and their dogs for local and national pet-related charities. The event features refreshments for humans and their pets, and a few raffles. As I am a previous owner of a wonderful Collie, I attended a Yappy Hour benefitting the Houston Collie Rescue Group and had a great time spending the evening with a facility full of collies.
You’ll see the Barker Street Bakery at most every dog-related event in The Woodlands, including the Pet Fest in Old Town Spring, and the Mutt Strutt at Town Green Park. Barker Street holds their annual pet food drive for the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in October, typically around Halloween when all dogs arriving in costume receive a free bag of Barker Street treats, pet tricks are enjoyed but not required. A finalist for the 2009 Small Business of the Year Award, The Barker Street Gourmet Dog Bakery and Boutique is located at 442 Sawdust Road in The Woodlands, TX 77380. Hours are Monday thru Saturday, 10am-6pm.
Contact Barker Street Bakery at 281-465-1703, for details on their food drive and also visit the Barker Street website www.barkerstreetbakery.com. Article / Photo by J. Werner.