The Gourmet Greyhound
Founded by: Ellen Cobleigh
Location: Houston, Texas
Q: How did you start your dog bakery business?
A: The Gourmet Greyhound is my hobby. There are a lot of dog owners living in
my complex. We have monthly functions where for everyone to attend. So I make sure to put large trays of dog cakes and ice cream paws on the dessert table. I own two greyhounds, and am usually fostering a third at any given time. I always include a photo card of my dog Hillary on trays or put stickers with her face on treat bags. I call my dog “Chef Hill” and tell people that she has been very busy baking for her friends.
I got the idea when I saw shortbread threats attached to a bag of kibble in the grocery store as a bonus item. I have always loved baking so I decided I would make my own dog treats!
Q: It sounds like coming up with a name was very easy for you.
A: My dogs are well-known in the neighborhood, and Hillary is a retired athlete used to a certain lifestyle. I decided on the name “The Gourmet Greyhound” because of the association that was already present. I live in the city and walk the dogs several times a day. Even the homeless community knows us.
Q: What are some of your favorite dog cakes to make?
A: My guys love carrot cake. I make it with peanut butter, vanilla and honey.
The photo on the right shows the dog cake. I decorated this cake with Fido’s Frosting colored to look like chocolate frosting.
I live close to New Orleans, so I created the King Cake for dogs so they could celebrate Mardi Gras too!
That’s a photo of that cake on the right.
Right now, I depend on word of mouth about my dog treats known. But as I get better known, my King Cake is becoming popular.
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