“We were in the kitchen and we wanted to do more fun things for the dogs,” said Janis, who sells her treats at farmers’ markets and more than 50 retail locations nationwide. “The best part was coming up with all the fortunes to put in the biscuits.”
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Janis formed the business in 2010 after she was laid off from her job as a benefits administrator for an airlines company.
She couldn’t find a job. She wasn’t sure what she would do next. Then relatives suggested she make dog biscuits.
“I went out the next day, bought a mixer and never looked back,” she said.
The line is named after her dog, Big Daddy, an American bulldog she rescued several years ago.
The handmade, grain-free biscuits are sourced from local farms, when possible.
The furtune cookies can be customized for birthdays, weddings and business events.