We’ve been blessed in our family to have loved three Golden Retrievers over the last twenty five plus years. Our first dog Nicholas, however, was allergic to so many pet treats and foods, that we found ourselves making recipes and searching for ways to make treats and foods that he could enjoy without the fear of reaction. We started making just a standard type of biscuit, a dry type, crunchy treat. “Nick” enjoyed them for his almost fifteen years. In baking them for special occasions and the holidays, for all of our “dog friends” and "dog family," they became quite a tradition.
Our second Golden, “River,” was not with us near long enough. He died in an accident before he was even a year old. During that year, though, he enjoyed his fair share of treats. He never “met” a treat he didn’t like. That’s why it seemed only fitting that this shop be named for him.
Then came “Cooper” he was the official greeter and taste tester at River Dog. He was just past a year old when we opened doors to the bakery. So he really grew up here. There could have never been a stronger champion for the bakery. He was, most days, on the “job” waiting to say hello and assist you in your shopping needs. Unfortunately, we lost him in February, 2014. So quiet this shop had never been. Cooper was so much more than just a lucky dog, residing part time at a dog bakery....He was a huge part of what River Dog has become to our pet community and the reason for visits and the smiles he put on so many faces.
So enters, the forth generation of pups to our lives..... After three Golden Boys, a little girl, named Roux. In being River and Cooper's grand-niece.....somehow, she seems to already know that she has huge "paws" to fill. Getting adjusted and acquainted to the daily grind of pup bakery life, seems to be "second paw" to her. Come by soon to meet our little sassy girl, as she fills the role of River Dogs newest ambassador.
River Dog Bakery is a store that WE would enjoy shopping at and enjoy taking our dog to. A place where they can go and take part in a store made just for them. Our pets, both cats and dogs, give us so much in companionship and love during the course of our days. There should be a special place to shop for unique gifts, specialty items, hard to find toys, quality bath products and fresh baked nutritious treats. Hopefully, River Dog Bakery,will be the place that both, you and your best friends will enjoy coming to. as well.COOPER 09