Have you visited the Animal Snackers Bakery at the 2nd Street Market lately? The bakery always has something new for dogs, cats, rabbits and other pocket pets. In addition to their year-round bakery offerings, the bakery always has extra-fancy seasonal treats for the four-legged family members. These deluxe treats look so much like cocktail party hors d’ oeuvres that you may be tempted to try one.…and you can if you like, as all ingredients used are high-quality food grade.
The bakery is operated by Friends of the Humane Society and is the main fundraiser for the group, which supports the efforts of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton in caring for abandoned animals in our area. All treats are homemade by the dedicated volunteers. The bakery always has a large selection of handmade gourmet treats and toys for dogs and cats, and even the bunnies and other herbivores will enjoy gnawing on the vegetarian Rotti Biscotti and the vegetarian Sesame Crunchers.
The treats have names like Puggle Porcupines, Rottie Biscotti, and Cat-A-Tonic Tasty Treats, and the ingredients are listed on a card, so pets with sensitivities to egg or wheat can still enjoy a healthy gourmet snack. At least forty different varieties of treats are offered weekly, out of a rotating group of over seventy different recipes.
Some of the baked treats are little works of art in themselves, as you can see in the slideshow – currently, clever little chicken-shaped cookies and peanut butter ‘frog’ cookies are being offered, among many others. Most of the savory treats are priced 3/$1.00 but the extra large or extra fancy may sell from 50 cents to $2.00 each.
There is always an ever-changing assortment of toys at the bakery as well; currently they have a very cute selection of plush toys in vegetable shapes and some fall and Halloween-themed toys, along with the usual pull toys, balls, Kong toys, cat grass, cat crinkle toys and catnip toys. Many other entertaining items are in stock, waiting for your pets! Volunteers make most/all of the catnip toys, using extremely freshly-dried catnip.
The well-dressed pet will want some of their bandannas with autumn-type designs which are currently available; these bandannas are also handmade by the Friends of the Humane Society volunteers. You can also pick up a quality leash or collar as well.
Both the market and the bakery are open three days every week. Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Trick or treat!
The Animal Snackers Bakery in the 2nd Street Market currently has autumn-themed and Halloween-themed treats and toys for the four-legged set.
So many treats to choose from!
There are dozens of different treats offered every week at the Animal Snackers bakery in the 2nd Street Market. Gluten-free treats are available, as are vegetarian treats.
The Rottie Biscotti treats are vegetarian and hard as bricks – PERFECT for gnawing upon by small pets such as bunnies and rats, in addition to dogs of all sizes!
The pet treats are all handmade and are cleverly shaped and cleverly named. The peanut butter frogs are one of their most popular treats! Animal Snackers is the main fundraiser of the Friends of the Humane Society.
Awesome Aussie cookies
The Awesome Aussie is a huge vegetarian treat, very popular with the small pets such as bunnies and guinea pigs. One cookie will provide treats for the small pets for quite some time, as one should simply break tiny bits off for the smaller pets.
French fry cookies!
Most of the handmade cookies at the Animal Snackers bakery in the 2nd Street Market are three for one dollar, but the fancier ones, like these Chesapeake cheesy fries may cost up to $1.50 or $2. Cookies are all made by hand using only natural ingredients, no preservatives or artificial anything.
Don’t forget the toys!
Currently the Animal Snackers bakery in the 2nd Street Market has cute, plush vegetable toys, ever-so-appropriate for a farmer’s market venue!