Wednesday, October 28, 2015


We are always looking for new items for the Bakery, and we have added some good ones.
We are proud to carry Fargo Fleece coats again this year! These coats are made by hand so you know they are going to last. Double fleece, the print reverses to a solid color.

Machine wash and dry, you will love these coats. We have coats in the store for your pup to try on so you get the right fit. If you have a dog that needs a custom coat, from pugs to greyhounds to mastiffs, we can measure your dog for a custom made coat!
We are always on the lookout for great new products for your dog or cat. We spend a lot of time researching to make sure you are getting the best for your fur kids.  

We have a great new treat from Plato Pet Treats,  Hundur's Crunch Fish Treats for dogs are made from 100% fish sustainably sourced from Icelandic waters. These high protein, low fat treats are available in 3 sizes, Jerky Rolls, Jerky Fingers and Jerky Minis. Your dog will love the taste and you can feel good knowing you are giving them a healthy treat!

We are proud to announce we have Lotus canned foods for your dog or cat! Lotus Pet Foods are made in the USA, grain, carrageenan and BPA free and contain no GMO ingredients.

These foods are made from USDA inspected meats and poultry and have received a 5 star rating from the Dog Food Advisor. With these high quality ingredients, even the pickiest dogs and cats will love them!

Thursday, October 8, 2015


The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler and it's time to start thinking about Halloween! October is the last month in our area when we can hope for just a little more good weather,
so take advantage while you can.

Please "like" us on Facebook, we post and share a lot of local events for you and your pup to enjoy.

 Fall is time for Pumpkin Spice everything, from coffee to beer! Since you don't want your dog to feel left out,
we have Pumpkin Spice treats for the dogs! 
From our handmade and decorated treats to Fruitables and Zukes, your pup can enjoy the taste of the season! If your dog has a birthday this fall, we are also making Pumpkin Spice Birthday Cakes! 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Walk your pup!

Autumn in NE Ohio can be a great time of year for outdoor activities. Many of our local Metroparks have walking trails that are perfect for walking with your dog.

South Central Park in North Ridgeville installed a paved walking path last year that is perfect for dogs and people, no worrying about muddy paths!
If you haven't already, give it a try. Elite K911 Dog Training and Behavior uses South Central Park for their Packwalks three times a week.
A combination of walking and obedience training, these are the perfect opportunity for you to work with your dog with controlled distractions!
Walks are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm, Saturdays at 9am. There is a $10 fee for each Packwalk, after 10 walks you get one free.

Friday, September 11, 2015

New At The Bakery

Getting your human kids ready to go back to school can be a very hectic time of year. After a summer of free time and outdoor activities it can also mean more time alone for your dog.

We have durable treat hiding toys to help keep your pup occupied as well as long lasting chews to keep them busy when you need to do something else.

The West Paw Toppl is a very durable treat hiding toy, it can be used with pumpkin or peanut butter as well as small, hard treats to keep your dog challenged and interested.

Planet Dog has the Diamond Plate Double Tuff toys that will stand up to rough play and keep your dog interested. Both West Paw and Planet Dog are proud to be "Made in the USA"!

Bare Bites dehydrated beef liver treats are very popular with both dogs and cats, we now have Bare Bits Dog & Cat Food Seasoning! Small bits of dehydrated beef liver to sprinkle over wet or dry food for that extra tasty touch!

We proudly carry the Weruva line of canned dog  and cat foods. Made in Thailand in a human food facility, these foods are made according to the strictest safety policies. Weruva has added a line for dogs called Dogs in the Kitchen. Dogs in the Kitchen comes in a foil pouch, and at 2.8 ounces is perfect for small dogs or as a topper for bigger ones. Available in three flavors your pup will love.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Upcoming Events

Cruise In For A Cause  
Saturday, July 18th 

Spa Day With Designer Doggies  
Saturday, July 25th 
1-4 PM
Kim from Designer Doggies will be joining us at the bakery for Spa Day from 1-4pm for some pup primping! Nail trims, eye & ear cleaning and tooth brushing services will be available. $5 each service or all three for $12. No appointment needed, just bring your pup!


Paws In The Park
Sunday, July 26th
South Central Park - North Ridgeville 

Summer PackWalks

Our friends at Elite K911 Dog Training and Behavior are holding Packwalks at South Central Park in North Ridgeville this Summer! Monday and Wednesday at 7pm, Saturday at 9am. Enjoy the new paved walking path, get some fresh air and exercise and have the opportunity to work on obedience training with your dog. It's a great way to socialize your dog, and socialize with other dog lovers!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Join us at the Farmer's Market!

Stop and visit us on Saturdays at the Farmer's Market! 

We are very excited to announce we will be at the Frostville Farmer's Market this year! Located in the Rocky River Metropark reservation at 24101 Cedar Point Rd (corner of Lewis & Cedar Point Rds) in North Olmsted, they have great vendors and unique items available. The Frostville Market is every Saturday from 9am-1pm.  See their website for more information.

Monday, July 6, 2015

New At The Bakery

We have started baking up our seasonal treats, using fresh local ingredients!  

Right now we have Strawberry treats and Haagen Paws Strawberry frozen yogurt for your dog to enjoy! These berries came from local growers, and went from the berry patch to the baking table in less than 24 hours! It doesn't get any fresher then that! Watch for new treats as fresh fruit and produce becomes available!

We have a new wheat free
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treat in the Bakery, Cheddar Spelt Puppy Guppies! The samples have been given an overwhelming 4 paws up by our discriminating customers, so we've got our regular size and bagged bite size available in store and online now!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Protect your Pup this Fourth of July

The 4th of July celebrates the birth of our nation and is a fun holiday for humans. For dogs however, it can be very scary. 

More dogs are lost over the 4th of July than at any other time. 

They get frightened by the loud fireworks and run, bolting out doors and over fences. Make sure your dog has a license and ID tag on their collar. A microchip can't be lost like a collar can, but you do have to register the chip!  

Have a quiet place for your dog during the fireworks, the basement is ideal because it is more soundproof that the house itself.  

Thundershirts in-store and online!
A Thundershirt works wonders for dogs with noisephobia, the stretchy, tight fitting coat swaddles your dog and helps decrease anxiety. The Thundershirt works best when you put it on well in advance of storms or fireworks.  We also have all sizes of the Thundershirts. Since a good fit is important, you can bring your dog in to try them on!

Tranquility Blend
There are also herbal tinctures available to help calm  your dog during frightening events. We carry a variety of these tinctures, so come in and talk to us about the best choice for your dog.  

Be sure to protect your pup: keep 'em safe and sound, and let us know how we can help!

Upcoming hours

4th of July is a scary time for our pups!

It's a scary time for our pups with all the booming outside, take a peek at this flyer for some grrrreat safety tips for your pup this weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Keep those joints happy!

With the warmer weather it is very tempting to head out with your dog and enjoy the lake or Metroparks. Just be careful to increase activity gradually for you and your dog. Strained and sore muscles are no fun for humans or canines.

A high quality joint supplement can help your dog keep moving without pain, and many vets are recommending starting glucosamine and chondroitin supplements when your dog reaches 1 year old, especially for larger breeds.

We carry a wide variety of supplements, from treats to chewable tablets. Talk to us about which variety would be best for your dog.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Don't forget Flea & Tick Prevention!

While there are many chemical and prescription flea
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and tick preventatives, did you know there are also herbal based products available? This is the third summer we have used them on the Baker dogs and cat and I am happy to report we have had no problems with fleas or ticks. The oral products are given daily so there is a bit more work involved, but it is well worth it to avoid the side effects of the chemical preventatives. Come in and talk to us, we can help you make the best choice in all natural flea and tick prevention for your dog or cat.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Herbal Tinctures for your Pets

We live in quite a toxic world. 

From food preservatives to chemicals in the air and water, you simply can't avoid being exposed to toxins. Your dog or cat is exposed to similar toxins that can have a profound effect on their health. 

There are steps you can take to help keep them healthy. 

A good diet, exercise and mental stimulation can go a long way toward preventing problems. Sometimes though, your pet is exposed to chemicals and toxins you simply can't avoid. 

Vaccinations, heart worm preventatives, or antibiotics for an infection are all examples of toxins that are processed by your dog or cats liver and kidneys. Chemicals in the public water supply such as chlorine, fluoride and other additives are also eliminated from the body by the liver and kidneys. 

To help keep your pet's elimination system functioning, there are herbal supplements available to support liver and kidney function in our pets. These are not meant to be used everyday, but can be an important source of support for your pets health when needed, after a course of antibiotics for example or after a dose of heart worm preventative.

The Animal Apawthecary Co makes a line of herbal tinctures designed for dogs and cats. They make two formulas specifically to help dogs and cats process toxins, to support liver and kidney function. These are Dandelion/Milk Thistle and Detox Blend
Milk Thistle Seed stimulates liver cell production, replacing damaged or dying liver cells. It also stimulates the gallbladder and kidneys, improving elimination of wastes and toxins. 

Dandelion root and leaf stimulate the liver to improve elimination of waste products and toxins in the blood. 

Together these herbal compounds can help keep the liver and kidneys functioning at peak efficiency, helping your pet to stay healthy and happy. 

Detox Blend contains additional herbs besides Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root and Leaf. Burdock Root to decrease histamine production in response to toxins stored in the liver, Alfalfa inactivates chemical carcinogens in the liver and decreases inflammation. 

Licorice Root is a blood cleanser, immune system stimulant and relieves pain, itching and inflammation. 
You will also see vegetable glycerin listed in the ingredients. This all natural substance has a sweet taste, making it easier to get your pet to take the tincture. 

A small amount of grain alcohol is used to extract the optimum quantities of active constituents from the cells of the plant, and is a necessary ingredient. 

Animal Apawthecary also has herbal supplements for senior pets, bladder health, digestive upsets or other problems your dog or cat might be experiencing. We are happy to answer any questions you might have regarding which formula would be best for your dog or cat. 

We carry many of these tinctures in-store and online.  You can view them on our website by clicking here--> Animal Apawthecary in the Grateful Dog Bakery shop!

The information for this blog was gathered from "Milk Thistle for your dog" in Dogs Naturally Magazine and "Herbs for Pets the natural way to enhance your pets life" by Gregory L Wilford & Mary L Wulf 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sad We Lost Sinta

As you may know, the North Ridgeville Police Dept. lost their K9 Officer Sinta to cancer. Sinta was a valued member of the North Ridgeville community and will be sadly missed.

To celebrate Officer Sinta's life we have baked some special treats. Proceeds from the sale of these treats will be donated to help the North Ridgeville Police Dept. raise funds for a new canine officer.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Vote for us!

We need your votes to help the rest of Cleveland to know where the BEST doggy bakery and pet supply store is in town!  Cast your vote!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fresh from our ovens!

We have some great new treats coming out of the oven!
Pumpkin spelt pups

We are expanding our line of wheat free treats, offering more rye, oat and spelt choices. (Our treats are always corn and soy free). We have carob chip cannoli, an oat treat with carob chips and vanilla yogurt decoration your pup will love.  

Pumpkin spelt puppies are available now, as well as gluten free coconut snowflakes!  

We have added Chicken spelt treats to our line of small treats, too. Have you tried the people cookies from Sweetie Pie Bakery in Avon? We have them available at the Bakery, so you can buy your dog, cat and people treats in one trip!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

For those with new pups in 2015...

Did you add a new puppy to your family this holiday season? Get your little bundle of joy off to a great start! We can help you find a great food and training treats your pup will love. Good nutrition lays the foundation for good health, the sooner you start the better for your pup. We also have toys your pup will love, and chews that may save some shoes and table legs! Don't forget puppy obedience classes, not only for training but socialization. Puppies need social interaction with people and other dogs from an early age, puppy classes get them off to a great start.

Learning shouldn't stop with basic obedience. Consider taking your dog to an advanced class for agility, nose work or tricks. We don't stop learning because we get old, we get old because we stop learning. Keeping your dog active and interested will help keep him or her happy and healthy.  We are always available to help guide you in the right direction for your new family member, just ask!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Photos with your Sweetheart! Join Us!

Love is in the air...and fresh from our ovens!

We have so much love for your pups, that we have come up with some delightful and delicious goodies for your pup in our bakery!

Peanut Butter Conversation Hearts
A loving conversation heart just for you & your puppy valentine!
We make these handcrafted treats with our oh-so-yummy peanut butter recipe, dip and decorate them with yogurt and finish them with a lovely message.

Carob Sandwich Treats
Just for your sweetheart!
Our yummy carob cookie recipe made into bite-sized sandwiches!
Carob & sprinkles

These and many other yummy goodies are available in our online store and in our store in North Ridgeville.  Don't forget, all orders over $50 will get free shipping always!  Enjoy our little sweethearts!