Project: Happy Hour for Shelter Dogs

It’s time for some good news. So, let’s make some.

And let’s also make some dog treats.

beer biscuits for dogs

Om nom nom.

Ever since I put out the call to the local homebrewing community that I would take their leftover mash, I’ve been making a lot of dog treats.

The beer grains come to me one huge bucket at a time.

pit bull with bucket of grains

Turning those grains into tasty dog treats fills up my countertops, fridge and freezer.

Consequently, my dogs have eaten a lot of beer biscuits lately. So have my friends’ and coworkers’ dogs. (Click to see a video)

And in the past month, I’ve donated at least 15 pounds of homemade biscuits to animal shelters in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

I want to bring happy hour – or at least a happy moment – to more shelter dogs.

But I need help. So, I’m starting this:

Project: Happy Hour for Shelter Dogs

Baking biscuits takes time, energy and ingredients. Oftentimes, I run short on all three.

How you can help:

  1. If you live in or near Kansas City and have an oven, you can bake biscuits – I’ll even provide pre-mixed dough!
  2. If you don’t want to bake, you can donate or gather ingredients like eggs, peanut butter, pumpkin and flour.
  3. You can spread the word, by sharing this post or putting me in contact with other folks who may be interested in supporting this cause.

Reasons to get involved:

  1. You can help brighten a shelter dog’s day with a tasty treat.
  2. Your own dog is likely to get some samples.
  3. By joining this effort, you will be helping me to decide which beer biscuit recipe(s) I will eventually add to the Beer Paws brand and begin selling – to ultimately help generate financial support for animal rescues and shelters.

If Project: Happy Hour for Shelter Dogs sounds like something in which you’d like to get involved, contact me. Even if you live far away, there are ways you can engage in this effort.

About Crystal K. Wiebe

I live with two formerly wayward dogs, and helping other dogs find new homes is my passion. I recently founded the company Beer Paws to help celebrate the relationship between people and pets.

Posted on July 2, 2013, in DIY, Dogs, Dogtography, Projects and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. What an awesome endeavor. I bet the shelter pooches love seeing you.

  2. What a great idea! Once things slow down around here I might be able to help from here somehow.

  3. I love this idea of making treats for the shelter dogs! I have started making my own beer mash treats for my dog and he LOVES them.

  4. Please be reminded that hops are toxic to dogs, which shouldn’t really be a problem because they go in the boil, not the mash.

  5. You bring up a great point, Scott, that hops can be toxic to dogs. Fortunately, we use the grains before they ever touch any hops.

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