Welcome to Paw Paw’s Wholesome Homemade Dog Treats. My name is David Hawks, owner of and baker at my small one man dog treat bakery. I mix my treats in small batches, hand roll and cut every one, then bake them exactly the way you would at home. I want to thank you for coming to my website and checking out treats I believe in… and you can trust.
I use only the finest ingredients, the same ones you already know, trust, and use yourself. Products such as Smithfield Bacon, Swanson or College Inn Chicken Broth, Bruce’s Yams, King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour, Gold Medal Flour, and Bob’s Red Mill Brown and White Rices as well their Wheat Germ. I even make my own peanut butter fresh for every batch of peanut butter treats I bake. I use an all natural, plant based preservative manufactured by a Dr. of Veterinary Science. My own dogs, Fritz and Dory, taste test every batch of treats I produce. I’m serious about what I do.
My treats are not health food. They aren’t exotic. They're plain, wholesome, everyday treats for lovable everyday dogs. With that said, I want to point out that none of my treats contain dairy or egg…common allergens. For dogs with gluten or wheat allergies, I offer my rice treats. For dogs on a low protein diet at 6.6% my Chicken Broth and Rice or Sweet Potato and Rice Treats cannot be beat. For Vegetarians my Sweet Potato and Rice treats are perfect.
I offer both my Peanut Butter and Chicken Broth and Bacon treats in two sizes, standard ( about the size of a half dollar) and little bits ( a nugget size piece, perfect for training, small dogs, and weight control for stylishly stout dogs). Each 8 oz bag contains approximately 30 - 35 standard size pieces, 1 treat a day for a month (.27 cents a day) or two treats a day for two weeks. My treats are a crisp hard treat, though I have heard from customers that a little olive oil helps soften them for dogs who prefer a slightly softer treat. Olive oil is also excellent for their skin and coat.
I want to discuss a necessary evil…shipping. I’m a very small company and I can’t afford to offer you free shipping. I know many of the larger online companies do. Shipping charges vary according to how much is ordered and where you are located but tends to be just about the same whether you order 1 bag or 6. The more you order, the cheaper per bag shipping ends up being. Consider fewer large orders instead of more small orders. Shopping with small local companies helps our local economy.
In addition to my own line of products, I'm proud to be a retailer for another local business, Totes McGoats Body Soaps. Currently, I offer their dog shampoo in two different fragrances and will be adding their Paw Balm soon. I understand they're also developing a bar style bath soap. Once it's available I'll be adding that too!
What am I working on you ask? Well, I'm still fiddling with a few new recipes, but so far that's been slow going. However, I will be introducing Paw Paw's Festival Hearts this summer (2021). Available only from me at various festivals, these decorated peanut butter heart shaped treats are based on the well known German Octoberfest Hearts sold throughout Germany at festivals and fairs. Here is a photo of the German ones...
I hope you will consider giving Paw Paw’s Wholesome Homemade Dog Treats a try. Your dogs will LOVE them!
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May 2nd, 202194th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Bloomin Sunday Crafts Show9:00 am until 6:00 pmFrederick County Fairgrounds250 Fairground RoadClear Brook, Virginia 22624
May 22nd, 2021Virginia Mountain Vineyards Wine & Roses Spring Festival12:00 noon until 5:00 pm4204 Old Fincastle RoadFincastle, Virginia 24090