the Desk of Alisha J. Chase-Smith, Creator of The BoneYard Barkery…
When Lionel came into our lives in August of 2002, we wanted to
be sure that we took the very best care of him possible. One of the
main concerns that we had was that we weren’t sure if we were
feeding him the best quality of dog treats possible. After a great deal
of research, I found that most of the store bought treats were loaded
with preservatives, fats, high amounts of sodium, and other processed
ingredients and fillers.
one Christmas, while I was making cookies for my “human family
and friends," I decided to make Lionel his own special “batch”
of holidays cookies. Lionel could not get enough of them, so after the
holidays passed, I decided to continue to make our four-legged “son”
then, with a lot of hard work, ingenuity, and persistence of quality,
I decided to take my homemade gourmet dog treats to arts & craft
fairs, local retail stores, and even the internet! With making a safe
product for Lionel and all dogs the core of my business, I have been
fortunate enough to watch The BoneYard Barkery blossom into an independent
and rapidly growing small business.
now I'm thrilled to announce my mom, Lionel's beloved Mema, has taken
over The BoneYard Barkery. Pat has helped to make The BoneYard Barkery
into the well-oiled machine that it is for years now and we are so excited
that she is the businesses new owner. She is in the process of getting
a number of craft shows ready for the Fall, revamping our website, and
helping Lionel bark-up thousands of delcious, fresh treats!
All of the products are registered with the New York State Department
of Agriculture and are all crude tested and analyzed. We use only the
finest quality of ingredients for our treats. Several of our delicious
Gourmet Dog Treats Contain and/or are decorated with CAROB, which resembles
chocolate. So what Is CAROB? CAROB is a cocoa-less treat that are found
in Carob-Bean Pods in the Mediterranean Region. CAROB is naturally caffeine
free, low in fat, and aids in digestion! We only use SUGAR-FREE CAROB,
which makes it better for your dog too! And we ONLY use SUGAR-FREE CAROB
(NOT CHOCOLATE) for our decorating.
Although our treats are all natural and we have taste-tested them
on Lionel and his friends, not all pets are alike and some may even
have food allergies. All of our ingredients are listed on the back of
EACH treat package and we ask that you check with your four-legged friend’s
veterinarian if you are unsure as to how your pet may react. We cannot
be held responsible for any allergic reaction or choking from our treats.
behalf of Lionel and The BoneYard Barkery staff, we thank you for your
support, and feedback! All of you four-legged doggies are the reason
to hold such high standards of quality for our treats!