America 20 Best Bakeries for Dogs (Slideshow)
September 13, 2013
Because man’s best friend needs some homemade goodness, too
20) Barkfield Road East Northport, N.Y.
Best-sellers at this canine confectionary are the paw-shaped peanut butter cups. Traditional treats are available in unusual flavors like apple, molasses, and even pumpkin!
19) Izzy’s Place: A Dog Bakery, Carmel, Ind.
The uninitiated often mistake the enticing treats at Izzy’s for human treats! Carob Chip, Snickerdoodle, and Oatmeal Kraisin cookies are baked daily on site. An Animal Communicator also visits the store if you’re curious to find out what your pet thinks about you!
18) Petlicious, Pewaukee, Wis.
This "Gour-mutt" bakery wants to spoil your four-legged friend with everything from daintily iced bone-shaped biscuits to Training Tidbits. For the ultimate indulgence, pamper your pooch at the in-store spa!
17) Freddy’s Fritters, Davenport, Iowa
This pet store specializes in quirky baked goods for canines, including Pupcakes, Sweet Pawtato Fries, Bully Sticks, Beefy Tacos, and (yes!) Yogurt-Dipped Pig Ears.
16) Woof’s Dog Bakery, Harbor, Ore.
Located on the southern coast of Oregon, this shop emphasizes holistic dog health. With about 30 varieties of fresh-baked treats in the bakery case, there’s guaranteed to be something your pooch will love.
15) The Grateful Dog Bakery, North Ridgeville, Ohio
This Midwestern dog haven offers creative canine spins on people treats. The "Yappetizers" line features Poochie’s Personal Pan Pizzas and Cheesy Garlic Growls while "Doggserts" include Bow Wow Buckeyes and Lollipups.
14) See Spot Eat, Nashville, Tenn.
This dog bakery — the first of its kind in Nashville — dishes up Bow Wow Bagels, Jimmy Chews (high-heel-shaped cookies) and Canine-olis (dog cannoli). Gift baskets and birthday cakes are also available.
13) Paw Pleasers, San Diego, Calif.
It’s not often you find a dog bakery that provides the cake and the ice cream. Paw Pleasers does, with non-dairy, lactose-free ice cream in flavors like peanut butter, cranberry, and cookies and cream, all made by hand.
12) Matilda’s Dog Bakery, Duluth, Minn.
This small-town shop specializes in Buckaroo Biscuits and Bark-scotti. Flavors range from savory (bacon, spinach, BBQ) to sweet (peanut butter banana, pumpkin cinnamon). Pups with adventurous palates should try the Salmon Shooters or Liver-Me-Timbers Cupcakes.
11) Tail Waggins Dog Bakery, Georgetown, Texas
This Lone Star State haven is packed with dog treats in fun flavors and shapes, like Longhorns, Double Dips, and Cinna Bunz. Cookies, scones, and biscotti round out the selection. Can’t decide? That’s what the boxed Variety Samplers are for!
10) Bella Dog Bakery, Indianapolis
This adorable store stocks their bakery cases with apple spice cakes, adorably decorated cupcakes, and gorgeous cannolis. No design is too extravagant when it comes to their custom-order cakes.
9) Smoky Mountain Dog, Bakery Waynesville, N.C.
Founded by a North Carolina couple, the Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery sells frou-frou macaroons and banana split cookies alongside hand-crafted bulk treats. For pups that prefer savory snacks, try the beef tacos or dog pizza!
8) Joe Paws Dog Bakery, Boyertown, Pa.
This Pennsylvanian treasure operates by the motto "It's All About the Lip Smack Factor." Ginger snaps, cranberry coconut biscotti, and cheesy pretzels achieve just that. Throwing a "paw"-ty? Special order liver pudding or salmon mousse.
7) D.O.G. Bakery, Traverse City, Mich.
This Michigan boutique takes dog treats to a whole new level with its creative — and cute — canine cookies. Whether it’s a Bikini Bone, Banana Boats, Iced Cherry Chews, or Beagle Brownies, these biscuits are bound to impress your pets, if not your humans!
6) Le Marcel, San Francisco
This upscale bakery in San Francisco serves exquisite treats with pun-laden names like the Muttwich, "Fur"tune Cookie, Muttaroon, and Canine Candy. So delicately adorned, they’re almost too pretty to eat!
5) Polka Dog Bakery, Boston
This treat boutique received a "Best of Boston" award and is expanding to four locations soon. Unique products include Hand-rolled Dehydrated Cod Skins, Wonder Nuggets, and the hilarious Big Ass Can (5 pounds!) of biscuits.
4) Johnny’s Barkin’ Bakery, South Kingstown, R.I.
Whatever your doggone desire, this East Coast store has endless supplies of edible splurges. Treat your best friend to a doggie donut, carrot cake, or a Sammy Squirrel frosted cookie. After just one bite, Fido will be begging for more!
3) Working Dog Bakery, Suffolk, Va.
The most popular treat at this made-to-order bakery are Peanut Butter Pootzers (soft, mini peanut butter cookies), which many dog owners have relied on to conceal and administer medication to their pooch. Bacon Biscuits, Peanut Butter Diggers, and tennis ball birthday cakes are equally irresistible. Who needs a storefront when the website offers so much eye candy?
2) Bocce’s Bakery, New York City
The gourmet dog biscuits from this bakery come in flavors like Beef Bourguignon, Truffle Mac & Cheese, and Chicken Cordon Bleu. Make sure to stock up when you catch the Biscuit Bike in Central Park or at Shake Shack locations nationwide.
1) Three Dog Bakery, Kansas City, Mo.
This quaint bakery boasts a plethora of upscale pastries for pups, and is nothing short of the best bakery for dogs in the country. Menu items like the Banana Mutt Bread, Boston Terrier Cream Pie, and Drooly Dream Bar (peanut-flavored cake topped with peanut frosting and a carob bone) are terribly tempting for humans, too!