Thursday, January 22, 2015

I "Heart" Happy Dog Barkery - A Blog Hop

The Blogville Heart 2 Heart Dance is coming up.  If you haven't signed up go on over and visit

And then go to the bottom of this post to join the Blog Hop they're hosting as part of the Dance festivities.

If you can't attend and just want to have a celebration of your own, and you live around the Chicagoland area-- I have to tell you about a dog barkery that's just the BEST.

Happy Dog Barklery - In Downers Grove, IL

It's worth a drive from anywhere in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, Downers Grove being a unique little town with an assortment of delightful shops with artisan wares, and easy parking.  In the fall - there's also a scavenger hunt that the children just love.
I discovered them when my blog friend Piranha Banana the therapy chihuahua had a birthday pawty and Mom started drooling over the pictures of spinach pies that were served with the cake.

Happy Dog Barkery owners Cheryl and Beth Staley are sisters who left the corporate work in April of 2004 to fulfill their dreams of working with their dogs and being business owners.  Active in animal rescue and foster, Beth has been baking since she was a young girl and when she found her own Labrador had allergies, baking for her dog, and then for others, was destiny

Birthday cakes for dogs  (and cats!) wheat free, allergen friendly and big enough to share with your doggie friends.  You can get a cake that's peanut butter, liver, carob, grain free peanut butter or grain free coconut.  YUM! 
They also have a collection of all sorts of unique, allergen free, human food grade, treats for pets baked fresh on-site and the dogs just go crazy for the liver ones.  But the honey and barley dog cookies? - all I can say is woof!  woof!  woof

In addition to the baked goods they also have a collection of some of the best natural dog foods available, all in one location with a lot of knowledge on how to keep your pet happy and healthy with proper nutrition.

Check them out on Facebook:

or their website:

Find them at 5118 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL  630-512-0822

Or load up your best friend into your vehicle and drive on over and visit in person - pets are welcome!

Abby the Lab


  1. We just had our breakfast and now we're drooling over your pictures of that yummy food. Sure does look like something we could dive right into.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. Hi Abby....OMDs those bakery treats made mom drool...she is kind of a cookie monster.
    hugs madi your bfff
    PS I am all signed up and have a date for the Heart 2 Heart. My guy Raz and I have two formals to go to on the 14th

  3. OMD OMD what a GRAND POST this is... We wish we lived close so that WE could go to that Bakery... we would LOAD UP.

    THANKS fur telling us all about it...

  4. We would love to check out that bakery! Thanks for the shout out on the dance!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. OMD! Those cookies look fantastic!! That's a long drive from the bayou, but I think it might be worth it!!

  6. Hi Abby, it's nice to meet you. I just hopped over from the blog hop - a little late, but at least we made it. That bakery sounds like a really good place. I'll share your link with some of my Chicago friends.

  7. Wow...we wish Chicago was closer!!!! Nommy!!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. Lovable Lily - it's good stuff.

    Madi and Mom - I need to talk to Ruby about a date for the dance.

    Frankie Furter and Ernie - It's not too far of a drive for us but I reminded Mom she DOES have a new freezer so she can buys extras.

    Murphy - I can't wait for the dance.

    MK Clinton - Mom's a pilot and I suggested air dropping some with little parachutes but she just sort of laughed and shook her head no. Some days she's no fun.

    Mariodacat - nice to meet you too! They have salmon and other tasty kitty cat cakes as well, shaped like fish. Thank for telling your friends. She's new to Chicago and doesn't know a lot of peeps there yet.

    Dory - every town should have a barkery!

    Abby the Lab


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