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A unique cake welcoming Barks, Bones & Biscuits to the neighborhood!  There were red velvet and white cake cupcakes underneath the sugar bone!
A unique cake welcoming Barks, Bones & Biscuits to the neighborhood! There were red velvet and white cake cupcakes underneath the sugar bone!

 

Saturday, February 1, 2014, marked the Grand Opening of a new dog bakery & boutique, Barks, Bones and Biscuits, in Mint Hill NC (in the SE Charlotte Metro area).   We had met the owner, Robin Kline, at several pet-themed events over the past year and McGrady had taken quite a shine to her bakery’s line of treats.  Thus, Fabulous McGrady and Friends Foundation and McGrady himself were honored when Ms Kline called to tell us that she’d like to have her Grand Opening also serve as the kick-off of a donation drive for the Foundation! 

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McGrady looking for people to tell about his foundation. Our new donation barrel is in the background.

The idea for the shop came after Ms Kline and her daughter visited a similar establishment.  Her daughter pointed out her mom’s love of baking and noted, “you should do this!”  The Mint Hill storefront is the culmination of a year spent attending various local and distant events spreading the word about the business.  

There are many flavors of biscuits!
There are many flavors of biscuits!

 

McGrady in front of the refrigerated treat case!
McGrady in front of the refrigerated treat case!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grand Opening was attended by Greyhound and Mastiff rescues as well as Camp Bow Wow.  There was a steady flow of both 2- and 4-legged traffic. 

The greyhounds cometh with fancy yarn leashes and necklaces.
The greyhounds cometh with fancy yarn leashes and necklaces.

Barks Bones and Biscuits has graciously agreed to play host to one of our new donation barrels for the month of February.   This means that you can drop off  gently used or new pet-related items that you aren’t using into the barrel.  While you’re there, be sure to check out the unique artful items in the bonetique and the handmade dog treats!  The store is still expecting more inventory and will be getting in different items throughout the year so check back with them regularly.

Unique Wood Carved Picture Frames and Cute Beaded Dog Statues in the Bone-tique!
Unique Wood Carved Picture Frames and Cute Beaded Dog Statues in the Bone-tique!

 

Toy, Magnets and Pet Beds are just a few things in the bone-tique!
Toy, Magnets and Pet Beds are just a few things in the bone-tique!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous McGrady and Friends received a $15 cash donation but also received a large bag of gently used collars/leashes and blankets as well as a box of tiny rawhide bones that were donated to Mastiff rescue.  .  The founder of a new company, PooBoss, which makes canine utility vests with a patented built-in poop bag dispenser, saw the Grand Opening and took the opportunity to share some sample vests with the attendees.  She saw our donation bin and gave us the remaining vests to share with the rural shelters/humane societies that we assist.  McGrady was also very happy to receive his own personal vest.   In addition to the fact that these vests allow a dog to carry many items, the vests are generously-sized with a long length of strap for adjusting the fit under the belly.  This meant that a medium was quite comfortable and spacious on McGrady.  PooBoss is in the second round of competition to appear on the CNBC series, Shark Tank, and would appreciate support for the dog lover community.  We wish them well! 

McGrady in his PooBoss jacket.  Note the patented poop bag dispenser that is easily accessible by zippered pocket
McGrady in his PooBoss jacket. Note the patented poop bag dispenser that is easily accessible by zippered pocket

 

Lots of storage space on the other side of the PooBoss Utility Vest.  The zipper in the middle is to allow a leash to come through
Lots of storage space on the other side of the PooBoss Utility Vest. The zipper in the middle is to allow a leash to come through

 

When we received the vest donation, we immediately thought of a hard-working rural group, Wilkes County Humane Society, in North Wilkesboro NC.  They frequently take their foster animals out to adoption events.  We thought these vests, with their bright colors and big reflective strips,  would be great eye-catchers for such events as well as great for holding treats, waste bags and other items for each dog.   Today we sent off 6 to our WCHS contact and look forward to pictures of their foster dogs in them!

 

 

 

 

Again, we’d like to extend a huge thanks to Barks, Bones & Biscuits for allowing us to have our first ever “in store” event/donation drive!  McGrady would also like to extend a personal thanks for the fabulous bag of peanut butter biscuits Ms Klein sent home with him!

Please LIKE the bakery’s Facebook page to keep up with their events, new products and specials! 

If your dog would like to discover the joys of Barks, Bones & Biscuits treats, their address and hours are:

11300-B Lawyers Road

Placing an order!
Placing an order!

Mint Hill, NC 28227

Phone: 980-297-1008

Hours: Monday – Saturday  9:00am – 6:00pm

Email: bonetique-bakery@carolina.rr.com

Don’t forget to stop by the Bakery with new or gently used pet-related items for our donation barrel!  For items that we can and cannot recycle for rural shelter use, click here.  Flyers with the list of things we can/cannot recycle are also available at the Bakery itself.  Be sure to check out their wares while you’re there!

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