Doggie Cakes Awarded Trademark

Our logo for Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique in New Port Richey, FL will be published in the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office on October 7, 2008 as an approved trademark. We filed on May 4, so this is quite a process. Our Certificate of Registration is coming in November. Doggie Cakes is making moves!

Gigi Nibbler and Luna of Doggie Cakes have DoggySpace Pages

Cosmo made eleven doggie friends in just a few hours on Doggie Space. Three more friends than he is old.

We let Gigi Nibbler and Luna create accounts today too. I'm actually having a hard time not writing this blog from a dog's perspective, it's kind of addictive. Check out their pages with the link's below. We have been carrying on rapid conversations with other dogs tonight. Many of them are from the Doggie Cakes neighborhood, in New Port Richey. I feel a few meet-ups coming along. Woof Woof.

Cosmo Gigi Nibbler Luna

Read an excerpt from Cosmo's Doggie Space journal.

"Daddy wanted to buy me some little blue socks today because my feet get hot on the sidewalks. I always soak them in my water bowl after a walk. Mommie would not let him buy them because she thought I would not wear them.. I think she would not let me have them, because she did not want to be seen with me wearing them."

Cosmo of Doggie Cakes has a DoggySpace Page

Many of you are familiar with Cosmo, the min-pin who works part-time at Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique in New Port Richey, FL.

Well, he just got a DoggySpace page, but has no friends. If you want to connect with Cosmo, check him out online. He's eight years young and likes to snack on doggie treats and snuggle in his blanket.

According to the site,
"Doggyspace is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who love dogs. People use Doggyspace to keep up with friends, upload funny dog videos, and to give their dogs their own cyber place."
If the social scene works out for Cosmo - and he stays out of trouble, we may let Luna and Gigi Nibbler also create accounts. Pretty soon they will all want cell phones!

Fat Cats Invade Doggie Cakes, New Port Richey, FL

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique has become a fan of the dog and cat toys by Fat Cat, Inc. They are durable, brightly colored, and have funny designs such as the Big Mean Kitty. All of the Fat Cat products are currently both online and available in the barkery's boutique. Gigi Nibbler - a Bug (Boston Terrier and Pug), our most aggressive toy tester has met her match.

The story of Fat Cat Inc. goes back over fifteen years when a husband and wife began a family tradition of exchanging handmade toys for all of the family cats during the holidays. Beginning as a joke, it eventually turned into an annual cat toy competition. According to their website, they joined forces with Bamboo, a division of Munchkin, Inc. and are one big happy family in North Hills California.

Cat Toys Dog Toys

Doggie Cakes - Slow Cooker Recipe for Applesauce

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique makes its own applesauce for use in some of our recipes, including our Apple Cinnamon Squares and some cakes. Currently the apple items are only available in our store, not in our online shop.

We won't reveal our treat or doggie cake recipes, but here's how to make one ingredient, and an applesauce that is great for people too. No sugar or preservatives added.

Home-Made Applesauce
Add the ingredients into a slow cooker (crock-pot) for eight to ten hours on low. That's it. Refrigerate after it cools.

Ingredients
6 apples, peeled and cored (we use red delicious)
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Doggie Cakes - First Newspaper Advertisement

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique is running its first ever newspaper ad in the St. Petersburg Times on September 26, 2008 to promote our barkery during the New Port Richey Founders' Day weekend. It's a small ad, but should hopefully create some additional awareness of our business for the event or for future visits to historic downtown NPR.

For additional details on Founders' Day, check out our recent blog article.

To celebrate Founders Day, Doggie Cakes will be open the entire time!

Friday, September 26, 2008
10 am - 11 pm - (City Events 5 pm - 11 pm)

Saturday, September 27, 2008
10 am - 11 pm - (City Events 10 am - 11 pm)

Sunday, September 28, 2008
10 am - 5 pm - (City Events 10 am - 5 pm)

Blue Sink Monthly - Blogs Doggie Cakes

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique was pleased to discover that Blue Sink Monthly: An online magazine serving West Pasco County, Florida, published a blog about our store, in their premier issue. The article is very positive, well written, and does a great job in highlighting our store.

We were intrigued about this new site, as obviously we are blog fans, took the survey and signed up for updates. It's sharp with three enthusiastic contributors: Kristi Leach, Angélique Weger, and Meghan Sheehan (who put together our story). Although this was only the first issue, it seems that the blog will be and creative source of information about all things West Pasco. Check out the reason behind their very interesting blog name. Best of luck Blue Sink Monthly and thank you. We will be reading.

SPCA Suncoast - New Port Richey - Pet Listings and Spotlight

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique appreciates the work of the SPCA Suncoast, and all organizations that work to protect and care for animals.
"The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of West Pasco has been saving lives and finding homes since 1964 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Currently, we are saving the lives of hundreds of adoptable pets every year. The SPCA temporarily provides a home for animals that become separated from their families and those who are surrendered for a variety of reasons. Our dedicated staff provides them attention, health care, food, a clean place to sleep, and love while they live at the shelter." - SPCA Suncoast Website.
Ways that you can help:

Adopt a pet or share the listings with others - (Click here)
Make a donation of needed items or contribution - (Click here)
Volunteer - Visit their MySpace page for details - (Click here)
Help stop the problem of unwanted pets & strays by spaying & neutering your animals.

SPCA Suncoast
7734 Congress Street (Google Map)
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: 727-849-1048
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday - 12 pm - 6 pm
E-mail: info@spcasuncoast.org
Website: http://www.spcasuncoast.org/

Cotee River Bike Fest - 2008 - New Port Richey - Doggie Cakes Open All Weekend

Doggie Cakes - Dog Bakery and Boutique will be open for the full duration of the Cotee River Bike Fest - 2008. Live Music On 2 Stages (Sims Park and the Grand Boulevard Stage), Full Throttle Ride-In Bike Show, $1,000 Cash Daisy Duke Contest, Tattoo Contest, Motorman Rider's Skill Show, Sheriff Bob White Escorted Benefit Ride, Pull Your Heart Out Fire Truck Pull, and a Live Bike Build By Eric Warren Designs.

We will be selling this "DogtoberFest" t-shirt for dogs, by Read My Paws and many other items including dog clothes, toys, and treats in our store. We have stuff for cats too.

Saturday, October 11, 2008
10 am - 11 pm

Sunday, October 12, 2008
10 am - 5 pm

The Cotee River Bike Fest is brought to you by the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.

Founders Day - 2008 - New Port Richey - Doggie Cakes Open All Weekend

Founder's Day, New Port Richey is a whole weekend of activities from Friday, September 26 - Sunday, September 28, 2008. The event is provided by Greater New Port Richey Main Street. Click here for Founder's Day Details.

Suburban Feed & Pet Supply presents "Leashes and Lunch by the Lake"! Hosted by Advanced Healthcare Alternatives, it is open to all Pups and their people! "Human" Boxed lunch will supplied by Sweetbay Supermarket and Gourmet lunches for dogs by Suburban Feed & Pet Supply. Tickets are $5.00 per person. All registered pups will be entered in a drawing for a “Gi–normous” Doggie gift Basket courtesy of Suburban Feed & Pet Supply. Anyone interested in participating can contact Sharon McReynolds directly at (727) 847-2277 or via e-mail at advhealthcare@hotmail.com. The picnic will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 - Orange Lake - 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

To celebrate Founders Day, Doggie Cakes will be open the entire time!

Friday, September 26, 2008