This isn’t paid or sponsored, and I didn’t get these treats for free. I purchased them with my own money. I learned about them at Global Pet Expo and wanted to share this because, well, it’s important.
Did you know…
It’s not only dogs and cats that end up on the streets or in a shelter after being kicked out of their homes. Sadly, in the United States an estimated 550,000 youth face that same fate every year.
So says the back of the Lindy & Company gourmet dog treats I bought for Cooper and Emmett.
Homelessness is a monumental problem, not just for dogs and cats but for people, too. Homelessness takes many forms. It has many causes. Solutions seem, well, nonexistent. Homelessness affected our family, and it spurred John onto action. Recently, he and our sweet 6-year-old nephew gathered up donations of everything from shoes to cereal for a local shelter and dropped it off together.
Shortly after that, I discovered these dog treats.
What’s the connection?
Daybreak is a shelter for homeless youth in Dayton, Ohio. They provide so much more than sheltering youth, though. They provide housing assistance, crisis support, and more… including a job readiness program.
That job readiness program is Lindy & Company, a gourmet dog bakery! “Created by Daybreak, Lindy & Company teaches homeless teens and young adults valuable work skills so they’ll never be homeless again.”
How incredible is that?!? The bakery line was showcased at this year’s Global Pet Expo, which is how I first learned of them and their efforts. According to the website, “Prices will range from $5.99 to $6.99 and 100 percent of proceeds from Lindy’s Bakery sales go directly to Daybreak. These funds provide emergency shelter, housing, and support for over 500 homeless teens and young adults each year.”
I couldn’t order them fast enough.
Seriously, as soon as I got home and told John about it, we were online trying to figure out which gourmet treats to get, and then I spotted it:
Sure, you can get cheaper treats elsewhere. The three-month subscription costs $42. Worth it, worth every penny, in my opinion.
They’re high-quality treats that even Cooper can enjoy, plus I love subscriptions… I don’t have to think twice. We just got month two today.
Here was April’s:
May’s, which arrived this afternoon (and reminded me to finally share this with you guys!!!!) included another 8-oz bag of the Cheddar Chompers, and then a bag of Apples & Cheese, Please! Here’s the back with the ingredients:
There are cat treats available, too! (Though not a treat-of-the-month club for cats… yet…?) Note to self: When I renew the monthly subscription, add some treats for Newtie!
Emmett got to be the official taste-tester and biscuit-size-demonstrater.
I think it goes without saying that he loved them…
Anyway, I wanted to share their mission and story because I think it’s so valuable. And we all spoil our pups with treats already, so why not buy ones that give back?
Homeless kids learning work skills to end the cycle of homelessness…. these are the most important dog treats you’ll buy.