Doggie Cakes is Suncoast News



Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique, was featured in The Suncoast News, produced by The Tampa Tribune. The online version features a photo of Trina baking some cheddar chomps, in the Doggie Cakes kitchen. Thank you Scott Smith, for creating this great news story and visiting our store.

Click here to read the article.

Wholesale - All Natural, Dog Treats from Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique

Doggie Cakes has twenty-three different dog cookie or treat items available for sale wholesale. The treats baked by Doggie Cakes contain 100% human-grade ingredients and no preservatives. They are made fresh prior to each sale and are from recipes that have been taste tested by many dogs. A variety of dog cookie shapes, flavors, and sizes are available for the gourmet pet.

To provide additional savings options, Doggie Cakes, Dog Bakery offers its wholesale cookies loose or bagged. Loose cookies have a reduced price. All wholesale orders are priced by the batch, and our rates indicate how many cookies are produced for resale.

To see photos and descriptions of each dog cookie or treat, please browse our website.

Our all-natural dog treats would be great for your business. Dog Groomers, dog trainers, pet friendly hotels/motels, pet shops, retail stores, and other dog bakeries should check out the options from Doggie Cakes and build a new source of revenue.

Coupons for Doggie Cakes, New Port Richey, FL



To bring new customers to Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique, as well as reward our returning customers, we have placed several coupons on the web. MerchantCircle.com coupons for Doggie Cakes are available above, or on our listing.

We are also a part of EFloridaCoupons.com Especially in today's economy, this is a great website for deals at restaurants, retail stores, and services in not only Pasco County, but Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Polk Counties. Doggie Cakes Coupons (Click Here).

Doggie Cakes - PCPT Bus Destination - New Port Richey, FL

Doggie Cakes - Bakery and Boutique is a part of the Westbound stops on Pasco County Public Transpotation (PCPT) Bus Route 14. This is the same stop as the County Health Department, (Pregnancy, Wick) - as they are next door to us. For PCPT Bus schedules and maps (click here).

For those of you who want to leave the car at home, in these days of high gas prices, you might look into the public bus as an option. The rates are very reasonable at $1.00 for a one-way fare, $.50 reduced.* Also, a one-day pass is available for $2.50, $1.25 reduced.* The PCPT also connects to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) Route 19 and 66, for those with a sense of adventure.
Reduced fares are available, with appropriate ID, to:
• Students of any age
• Individuals 65 years of age and older
• Individuals with disabilities
• Valid Medicare card holders
One Personal Care Attendant (PCA) ..................FREE
Children age four and under ...........................FREE
(No more than three children with each adult fare.)

Rates and details were accurate on 6/22/2008 - Check the above websites for ongoing updates.

Custom Cake for Rambo - Doggie Cakes, New Port Richey, FL

June 21, 2008 - Rambo, a pit bull, is seen here enjoying his birthday cake, from Doggie Cakes, New Port Richey, FL. His mommy sent us a note from MySpace that he loved it, and so did his dog friends. The cake was made with peanut butter and cream cheese as central ingredients.

Doggie Cakes as pictured here, are $30 at our store and need to be ordered three business days in advance. Additional flavors are carrot cake and carob.

Doggie Cakes - Leaving the New Port Richey Farmer's Market - For Now


Doggie Cakes will no longer have a permanent spot at the New Port Richey Farmer's Market; in order to focus on our Main Street store, special events, marketing, and wholesale orders. In order to meet new customers, throughout the year, we will be occasional vendors at the Market.

If you have not already checked out the Farmer's Market, it runs every Saturday from 9 AM - 1 PM. Cavalaire Square is located just east of Grand Boulevard between Missouri and Nebraska Avenues, in New Port Richey. This map is pretty close to the Square. We'll be shopping and visiting with our dogs, when not a vendor. See you soon.

Doggie Cakes - Launches Press Release


Following the Tampa Bay's 10 news segment about Doggie Cakes, we have submitted our press release to several papers and news outlets in the area. If you are interested in viewing the release or in including it up for distribution, click the following link.

Press Release - Dog Bakery and Boutique Pups Up in Downtown New Port Richey

Excerpt: "Many say that the treats and cakes 'look good enough to eat,' says Messano, 'but the items that we bake and prepare on-site are only for lucky dogs and do not contain sugar, salt, or preservatives.' She added, “We are using human-grade ingredients that dogs love, including meat, poultry, cheese, peanut butter, and fish.” As some dogs have known allergies the bakery case includes options which are non-dairy, non-wheat, or non-corn, and there are even a few vegetarian treats for pups that share their owner's lifestyle."

Wanted! Well Behaved Pets For New Gulfside Regional Hospice Program

While at their Yappy Hour tonight representing Doggie Cakes, we were able to see a new flier about the new pet assisted therapy program at Gulfside Regional Hospice. As our blog and website has been getting a lot of hits lately, I'm adding the details here for our local dog owners. It seems like a great opportunity for both the patients, pets, and new volunteers.

According to the flyer, "Research has indicated that pet assisted therapy can have a positive effect on the lives of those who are ill. Pet assisted therapy: reduces stress and blood pressure, increases sensory stimulation, inspires a sense of purpose, increases social interaction with family and staff, and reduces loneliness by creating a sense of companionship.

The pet assisted therapy program offers the opportunity for well-behaved dogs and their volunteer companions to visit hospice patients in a controlled environment. Gulfside Regional Hospice's goal is to ease the pain and suffering of hospice patients by providing optimal care both medically and with alternative therapies."

Do you have a well behaved pet that could brighten someone's day? Are you willing to certify your pet in order to become a pet therapy volunteer? If you answered yes to both questions, Hospice would love to talk to you and enroll you in their pet therapy program.

For more information, contact Kathie Poole and Heather De Los Santos at Gulfside Regional Hospice at 727-845-5707.

You can also support them by shopping at their thrift shoppes, volunteering, or donating on their website.

Hospice Yappy Hour Benefit - A Success in New Port Richey, FL

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery's, Trina Messano and Gigi (seen doing her tongue trick) were in attendance at the second Yappy Hour held by Gulfside Regional Hospice. Photos of the event are in our Picassa gallery.

Doggie Cakes baked to donate fifty mixed bags of cookies for the doggy bags and Natural Planet Organics TM gave us two bags of dog food for the raffle. The $10 donations per attendee dog, benefited their fine non-profit organization, which provides support and care to patients with life-limiting illness and their families.

It was a great success with other vendors purchasing table space, or donating raffle prizes and giveaways. Fifty-one dogs and owners had a great time at Tijuana Flats from 4 - 7 on June 8, 2008. This was the location at 10900 Unit 101 State Road 54 in New Port Richey, FL 34655 (Google Map). This restaurant has a Yappy Hour every Monday, from 4 - 7, featuring $1.00 drafts for of-age-humans, and treats for any-age canines.

For future dog-related events, planned in support of Hospice check the local newspapers, this blog - and our MySpace for any details that we receive. You can also support them by shopping at their thrift shoppes, volunteering, or donating on their website.

Doggie Cakes was on Tampa Bay's 10 News!

June 4, 2008 - Doggie Cakes - Bakery and Boutique was on Tampa Bay's 10 News! The video aired in the 4:00 pm hour and featured Trina and group of dog customers and their owners.

We got the surprise call the day before from reporter Katheryn Bursch, that she planned to come out around 10:30 am. Her intention was to meet and interview some dogs and customers. Trina made some excited, but frantic calls to some loyal and willing customers and pooches who were willing to be on camera.

Ms. Bursch and cameraman Dennis Hollingsworth were very nice and really had a handle getting the best shots and in asking great questions. The interviews and filming took about two hours and captured everything from customer testimonials, an interview with Trina, shots of the bakery case and store, and all aspects of baking and customer shopping.

The story was present on their website from early in the morning, and we watched as it gradually changed to almost narrate the video.

We felt a bit misty to hear the nice things that our customers had to say about our treats. We really appreciate the news team that discovered the store, covered the story on site, and who put this all together for television and the web. A special than you must go out to those who were taped for the segment: Julie Leonard and Dixie, Lorraine Blackwood and Velvet, and Peter Caravette. Dan Leonard and Teenie, Filipa and Jay, and Rob Isselbaecher of eFloridaCoupons.com were also filmed or ready for their cameo.

We had not launched our press release yet, and had only been open 28 days before we made the television news! We are still excited and happy. Within a half-hour of airing, a customer rushed in with much enthusiasm as they didn't know we were in town and missed having a place to buy fresh dog cookies locally. By Saturday, we had another guest who mentioned the news segment, this time all the way from Clearwater.

Photos of the filming, including all of the behind-the-scenes and deleted shots are included on a Picassa gallery.

The GulfCoast Dog Magazine - at Doggie Cakes, New Port Richey, FL

You can pick up a free copy of The GulfCoast Dog Magazine at Doggie Cakes, on Main Street in New Port Richey - while supplies last.

The GulfCoast Dog Magazine is an upscale dog publication - from Punta Gorda and distributed in Charlotte, Lee, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota Counties of Southwest Florida. They concentrate exclusively on Dogs, their owners, and the lives they lead together.

On their website, they say that the magazine, "touches a new generation of dog lover, combining both lifestyle and service into one lighthearted and innovative publication."

This magazine, which comes out 5 times a year, is really well put together, informative, and fun to read and look at.

Download the Spring 2008 issue as a PDF.
Subscription information - available through their website.

Red, Woof, and Blue - Coming June 28, 2008

PLEASE JOIN US FOR Red, WOOF and Blue! Sponsored by Suburban Feed & Pet Supplies and hosted by Advanced Healthcare Alternatives and Doggie Cakes.

Friendly KIA FEST Main Street Blast “Red, WOOF and Blue!"
Saturday, JUNE 28, 2008
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cavalaire Square – Downtown New Port Richey

Cavalaire Square, located just east of Grand Boulevard between Missouri and Nebraska Avenues. This map is pretty close to the Square.

Dog-friendly events planned for our Friendly KIA FEST Main Street Blast 2008:
  • Patriotic Pooch Parade
  • Hot Dog eating contest (Dogs for the Dawgs)
  • A dog training demonstration
  • Pet-related vendors
  • Raffles and Silent Auction
  • Dog/Owner look-a-like contest
Activities to benefit the Pasco County Animal Shelter and Suncoast Animal League.

So, dress up your pup like Uncle Sam or Lady Liberty and come on down for the fun! If you would like to participate, Please download our sign-up form.

For more information please contact Sharon at 727-849-2277 or advhealthcare@hotmail.com or call 727-842.8066, the Greater New Port Richey Main Street, Inc.

Want to know more about Main Street or KIA FEST? Visit http://www.newportricheymainstreet.com/ Volunteers are always welcome.

They are also looking for pet-related vendors. Non-profits welcome!! Vendors call or e-mail for details.

New Photos - Doggie Cakes, New Port Richey, FL



Now that all of our merchandise is in place, we took some new photos of the store. In addition to dog cookies and treats that we bake on-site, Doggie Cakes sells greeting cards, collars, leashes, harnesses, carriers, strollers, pet toys, dog outfits, pet beds, dog and cat bowls, cookie jars, organic dog and cat food, and gifts for animal lovers and cats too.

Handmade Plush Dog Toys - at Doggie Cakes, New Port Richey, FL

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique - New Port Richey, FL is a source for handmade plush dog toys by local resident Judy Benjamin. They are one-of-a-kind and available for purchase in our store, and on our website.

Once a specific design sells, the listing will be pulled from our website. The toys are sewn with soft, colorful fabric and stuffed with fiber-fill. Judy designs them for the safety of your pet, without extra parts that can come loose.

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique
5644 Main Street in New Port Richey. (Google Map)

Hours:
Tuesday - 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday - 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday - 10 am - 2:30 pm
Friday - 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday - Closed
Monday - Closed