Chix-A-Lot Friday: Wintery Winter Give-Away!

Hello friends, and say hello to my new puppies! That is, my ten very temporary foster puppies. Don’t they look like tiny Chick proteges?

Chickerdoodles-130124-10I will only have them for a short while so I am doing my best to teach them all about Chick-ness as quickly as possible, before they move on to their new homes — with you!

You see, a while back the nice people at Frosty Paws sent mama a pee-mail asking if I would like to do a give-away for them. As a prize, I would get my very own puppy to keep, as well as two packages of Frosty Paws (though mama is a health food nut and doesn’t let me and Doodlebug eat things like Frosty Paws because she says they’re junk food and make us allergenic).

But we talked about it, and we decided that it would be worth it just for the chance to share some winter frostiness with you and for my very own new puppy, Frosty!

So who would like to win two free packages of Frosty Paws frozen dog treats and their very own Frosty the Pup, fostered lovingly by yours truly? We have ten prize packs to give away, so your chances are very good! Here’s all you have to do:

Leave a comment on this post with your dog’s name(s), type of dog(s), and favorite treat. If it’s a homemade treat, give us the ingredients/instructions and you’ll get TWO chances to win!

My litter of puppies and I will be picking our ten winners next Wednesday, and will contact all winners by pee-mail. Can’t wait to hear from you!


**We in our household are big supporters of healthy, additive-free food for dogs. Given this, we feel it is our responsibility to say that Frosty Paws are a treat and should be considered one — like human ice cream, cheetos, or twinkies. Any of these things are fine now and then, but maybe not as an every day part of your diet, especially if you have a sensitive tummy like me and the ‘Bug. So enjoy your Frosty Paws in moderation and savor them for the rare treat that they are!**

98 responses

  1. Missy is a bull terrior/basenji mix–at least that’s what the vet thinks because she was a pound rescue at 3 months old. Her favorite treat is real meat that she gets a grandma’s house because mommy is a vegitarian and missy is not big on the soy meat. Missy would love the frosty paws and her mommy would love the lil doggie toy……And missy is white like chick

  2. Sonny is a black and white hound-mix rescue. He’ll be 4 in April (and April will mark 3 years since he became our Lovebug). His favorite treat is peanut butter frozen in a Kong – he’s always excited when he sees one of those! (for a healthy snack, he enjoys sharing apples with mama or daddy!)

  3. Oreo is a black lab/Dalmatian mix and Stella and Charlie are golden retriever/black lab mixes and they’re favorite treats are the birthday bones they just got from three dog bakery.

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  4. Pedro (9 year old chihuahua), Darwin (5 year old Mastidane), and Caesar (3 year old Pitty mix) all love French fries. Baked, fried, and even frozen. Of we even mention the word the drooling begins!

  5. Koda is a 7yr old Sharpei/Shepherd mix rescue. My treats are actually pretty boring since I’ve been worried about contaminated treats. He usually gets dog biscuits or actually the frosty paws in the summer. His favorite thing though (not sure it’s really a “treat”) would be his Nylabone. He gets so excited when he gets a new one and can chew for hours.

  6. Sally is a schneagle as I call her. We think she’s a schnauzer/beagle mutt. Her FAVORITE is a Kong mixed with dog food and peanut butter, and then frozen. Will do crazy tricks for popcorn.

  7. We have four dogs:
    Mr B, pitbull, age 9, deaf, owner surrender adopted from the Washington Humane Society
    Nandy, pitbull/sharpei, age 5, bsl owner surrender, adpoted from WHS
    Cricket, pitbull/Boston Terrier, age 1, litter of puppies abandoned at WHS
    Doodlebug, pitbull, age 6 months, part of cruelty/neglect case, adopted from Frederick County Animal Control
    My dogs love to eat. I have to be careful to help Mr B maintain a healthy senior weight. Bug wasn’t fed by her previous owners, so I’m trying to help her gain weight on healthy foods. One of our favorite recipes for homemade treats:

    2.5 cups flour
    1 15oz can pumpkin puree
    3 generous tablespoons peanut butter
    2 eggs

    Preheat oven, mix, roll, cut shapes or balls. Bake 15-20 minutes or until firm. Let cool on waire rack. Store in fridge or freeze.

    Simple & tasty (I have a hard time keep my kids away from these!). Depending on my mood I’ve also added wheat germ or oatmeal to this recipe. I also add the egg shells.

    Happy Friday πŸ™‚

  8. Bella is a 10-year-old pibble (mix? Don’t know. Mostly pit though.) who loves pretty much ANYTHING YOU ARE EATING. Her favorite treats are pieces of bologna/cheese stick we get from a local store.

  9. Wallace is a Pittie mix who adores yellow squash, apple slices and homemade dog treats!! Here are two of our favorites…

    1 cup banana
    1 cup peanut butter
    1 cup milk
    2 cups whole wheat flour
    1 Tbsp baking powder

    Mash the banana a bit, then mix in the peanut butter. Add the milk and mix. Add the baking powder to the flour and mix into the wet mixture til it forms a dough. Roll out the dough on a foured surface and cut into delicious snack sized pieces (cookie cutters or a pizza cutter work well for this) and bake for about 10-12 minutes at 375.

    oh…and then there are these…mmmmmmm

    1 cup pumpkin
    1 cup water
    1/4 cup oil (vegetable, olive…whatever I have)
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1 cup old fashioned oats
    3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

    Combine pumpkin, water, vegetable oil and ground cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the old-fashioned oats and whole wheat flour mixing until well combined, kneading if necessary. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface until 1/4 inch thick and use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the dough. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees Farenheit. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  10. Zoe is a 10-pound Chihuahua mix and Sadie is a 40-pound American Staffordshire Terrier mix. Their favorite treat is plain peanut butter in a kong with pieces of a sweet potato chew sprinkled inside.

  11. Dutch, our 3 yr blue heeler, loooooooooooves our homemade peanut butter, pumpkin frozen yogurt which is just about the simplest treat eva(I’m not eve sure if it can really count as homemade but I’ll try)!
    Peanut butter Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt
    -1 container of low/non-fat plain yogurt, 16 oz-ish (the less sugar the better)
    -2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
    -1/2 cup pumpkin puree (make sure it’s not pumpkin pie mix!)
    1. melt the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, mix with the yogurt. Add pumpkin puree and mix well.
    2. Divvy up into kongs or a small muffin tin (makes individual, small serving sizes) and freeze!

  12. Roxy, my American Bull Dog and Boxer mix loves these pumpkin biscuits that I found on pinterest a while back..

    2 eggs, 1/2 can of canned pumpkin, 2 tbls. dry milk, 1/4 tsp. sea salt, 2.5 cups of brown rice flour and 1 tsp. dry parsley

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Mix together the eggs and canned pumpkin then stir in the dry milk, sea salt and parsley. Add the brown rice flour gradually to the mix, mix until it gets ‘doughy’. Then place your dough ball onto a floured (w/ the brown rice flour) counter, kneading if necessary.

    Roll the dough out to about half an inch in thickness then use whatever cookie cutters you’d like to make your shapes! Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 20 min., then enjoy! πŸ™‚

  13. Dexter is a Rottie/Bernese Mountain Dog mix, Daisy is a American Bulldog/Catahoula mix and they both love, adore and will do almost anything for trachea chips. Even my always silent Daisy will talk to me to get herself a chewy chip! They will also go crazy for cheese, but we try to limit that.

    Great giveaway, Chick!

  14. Pippa is a two year old rescue from the Humane Society. She’s half pomeranian & half sheltie. Looks like a little fox! (I’m so Thankful that I listened to my gut and went there the day I did!) Pippa loves sweet potato dog chips and peanut butter. On special occasions, like her birthday, she gets “doggy ice cream” from our local small business owned pet supply store!

  15. Marcus is a Rottweiler-pitbull mix, 13 months old. He’s not really picky about his food, as long as his momma thinks he can have some. Except for apples and raw carrots – not such a fan. The carrots that were used to make soup broth, however, covered in meaty flavor from a long “bath” with some leftover roast bones…. that’s another story! He loves them.

  16. Franklin here! I’m an Oreo looking pitty mix… At least that’s what this lady called a vet says. She says I must be mixed with a lab , as I have webbed fingers and toes that help me swim really fast! I rescued my parents last may. It was love at first sight! My favorite treat are the marrow bones my mommy buys me! It keeps me busy all day or when I go for long car rides to visit my grandparents! Well I hope you pick me! I would love a chix forestered pup!

  17. Willow, my yellow lab, does love Frosty Treats…then being a lab, she loves everything considered (and not considered) food!! We both do try to limit our treats!!

  18. Denali (Lab Mix) and Dakota (Pit Mix) have a tie with Milk Bones and Chicken Jerky which we limit. Denali does not like fruit or veggies but Dakota eats a fair amount. And of course they both love ice cream.

  19. Hi!! My name is Calvin and I’m an only child, so I get lots of different treats. My mom and Dad think I’m a Dalmation/Pit mix, but we won’t know until we have extra monies to get me tested! I’m very handsome (aka poorly trained, says mom), so I get lots of training treats, but my newest favorite is Natural Balance Jerky Bars cut into tiny pieces (they’re very stinky but delicious!)
    I’m a picky eater, but I’ve had a frosty paws once and I loved it!

  20. Gus, my shelter boxer absolutely loves the peels from cucumbers. He goes to work with me everyday and my co-worker eats lots of veggies. The minute she starts peeling a cucumber Gus runs into her office and waits for her to put the peels down for him.

  21. Nikita (German Shep/Akita) and Bella (part Pit Bull/Terrier) and they enjoy Milkbones for their treats. When they hear the treat jar lid opening, they run and sit so sweetly in front of me! We love all of you and hope we win one of the prizes! We rescued both of our dogs from the APL and gave them their forever home!

  22. Jax and Max. American Pit Bull Terriors. Jax is black and white and Max is Blue. Homemade Chicken Jerky… Sliced thin and oil rubbed with minimal salt. Place in dehydrator. Also Sweet Potato chunks placed in the dehydrator. Yummm. Last But not least the boys go crazy for ice cubbies.

  23. When I had to leave Monster for longer than 4 hours at a time, I liked to mash up bananas and peanut butter and freeze it in a kong. I’d get home and he’d still care more about the kong than me, even if it was empty by then.

    If I win I’d like to donate the Frosty Paws to the shelter and keep the puppy for myself to hug.

  24. Miss Mabel is our 11 year old basset hound. Her favorite treat in the whole wide world is bananas.she turns back into a young pup whenever one is around!

  25. Axle is a bully (type of dog, not a meanie) and he loves bones stuffed with frozen canned food. He would love some frosty paws to go along with the homemade “pupcakes” for his birthday. Don’t have the recipe readily available at work, but all the birthday party guests loved them last year.

  26. Jaden and Penelope are our rescue pittie kids. Their favorite homemade treats are baked sweet potato slices….slice them up, bake at 250 for 3 hours or longer if your kids like them krispy…healthy, simple and delicious (the hubs and I have been known to share them with our fur kids)

  27. I am loving all these comments! No need to enter me in the giveaway – Sadie is allergic to the world so I’m sure there’s something in the frosty paws she couldn’t have. poor girl. But I’ve gotten lots of good ideas from everyone above – it was a great question to ask. Thanks!

  28. I’m a proud dog mom of 2! Sophie (aka Sofa) my Pit Bull and Zoey my Chihuahua.
    Both dogs are a big fan of anything edible (and some things that aren’t so edible) but cheese has always been a big hit. Of course giving them straight cheese wasn’t exactly ideal, so I was thrilled when I came across this recipe online a while ago:

    1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
    1 1/2 cups oat flour
    3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    3/4 cups shredded parmesan,
    1 egg
    1 cup chicken broth

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients then stir in wet ingredients. When thoroughly mixed, take sections of dough and roll out to desired thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out into shapes. Place on a baking sheet and put in oven for 25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

  29. Bourbon and Baron are dobermans while Vito, Monday, and Rookie are pitties. They all love dehydrated liver (which is done in the garage because it’s stinky) and also homemade carob and banana treats (recipe from Doggy Dessert Chef): 1 medium Banana, mashed; 1/4 cup Peanut Butter; 1/4 cup Yogurt; 1/2 cup Oats; 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour; 2 tablespoons Carob Powder. Mix and knead dough. Cut out favorite cookie shapes (1/4 in thickness) and cook at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Viola!

  30. My three rescues are not really picky–they’ll eat bland-looking biscuits as readily as Whole Foods marrow bones. I used to buy Frosty Paws, but then I worried about the additives so I started making homemade ones. A big container of yogurt, enough peanut butter so it has some color, if I have some chicken broth I’ll throw that in, too. Then I put them into silicone muffin cups and freeze them. This way, they pop out easily. Another big hit: “No-Bake Cookies” without chocolate. Bring 1/4 cup sugar, half-stick butter, 1/4 cup milk to a boil. Boil for a minute, then add 1/2 c.. peanut butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1.5 cups oatmeal. Stir really good, drop by teaspoon-ful onto waxed paper. You can cool them on the counter–I put them in the freezer, so they’re a cold treat in summer. They just LOVE these! (And so do I–they’re not too sweet!)

  31. We have 2 puppers!
    Stanley: (almost) 6 year old Puggle, his most favorite treat in the whole wide world is cheese. Any cheese, even the nasty Velveeta goo that hubs insists is good.
    Hank: 5 year old Pittie, his most favorite treat in the whole wide world is peanut butter, but we only get the all natural, only peanuty kind.

    *Side note, I have also been following your ways of stuffing and freezing kongs and the boys LOVE them and wanted to thank you for opening my eyes to different treat ideas!

  32. You are too adorable!
    I have two pups of my own, a black lab named Mylo and a pit-mastiff mix named Chase. I also have a foster pup, a 13 week old female pitbull named Mocha. My dogs will eat pretty much anything.. but they think homemade treats are extra special! I make them peanut butter biscuits for special holidays. I’m not too much of a health nut for my boys (no allergies here yet!) so I would love to give them an extra special treat and to see if the foster likes them too!

  33. We have six loveable dogs here at home. We started with Cedar, our Australian Shepard, and adopted an abandoned beautiful Border Collie, LIly. They had puppies so we have Louis, Blue & Bear from their litter. Then we also have another adoptee, Tripper, from abandonment at our house. We love them all and they LOVE treats. We have a super large bag of Duralife treats of varied flavors. When I say “who’s sitting?” their little buns hit the floor all at the same time and when they are on our deck you can actually hear the thump! Then they get their treats.

  34. The Divine Miss Pinky LaRue (Shepherd mix) is about 4 1/2 and she’s been with me for 2 years. She has a lot of favorite treats and we make most of them from scratch, including our own version of Frosty Paws:

    32 oz Yogurt – we use Stonyfield, any flavor she likes – usually Banilla
    2 T Peanut Butter
    2 T honey
    1 banana, sliced

    Throw it all in the food processor and mix it up. Pour into ice cube trays or muffin tins and freeze. Ta-da! Homemade Frosty Paws. She loves these in the summer after her evening walk.

  35. Fenway, chocolate lab/pitbull mix, loves the homemade doggie icecream I make him for his birthday each year. It’s just plain yogurt, peanut butter, and banana! Mix it up, freeze it in a cup/bowl/kong, and you’re good to go! πŸ™‚ I actually just added the ingredients to my shopping list since his 6th b-day is in two weeks! He’ll get that and a new snood from Sirius Republic – someone’s spoiled!!!

  36. Chick you look so regal with all those Frosties! Petey loves loves loves hard boiled egg yolks! Even if he’s in a deep deep sleep when he hears me cracking the shells he comes running! Petey will be 8 on Valentine’s day (he was probably born in Feb and since he’s so sweet I decided his birthday is 2/14 πŸ™‚ We found each other at Animal Care and Control on 116th Street in Harlem NY USA! We live on the Upper East Side of NY

  37. I have two beagle mixes; Bailey and Mohawk. I don’t think they’ve ever met a treat that they don’t love, but the favorite might be a peanut butter stuffed Kong. They are big fans of the occasional Frosty Paws as well.

  38. Karley, the Rottie, loves almost everything except celery — she’ll eat around it just like her dad does. If anyone is in the kitchen you can be she’s right there waiting for a treat. I’m sure she’d love to try some Frosty Paws.

  39. We’ve got two in our household. Bear a border collie/german shepherd mix and Scooter a handicapable pomeranian. We have our own dog blog and love sharing healthy recipes with other pups. Our current favorite is dried sweet potato chews.

    Momma simply slices up some sweet potatoes into wedges for Bear, and round coins for Scooter and throws them in the dehydrator for 6 hours. It’s hard to wait so long for the treats to be done, but they’re full of minerals and vitamins and we sure do love them!

    Scooter especially would love to snuggle with his own Frosty pup!

  40. I have Lucy (age 5) and Ethel (age 2) both Great Danes and their absolutely favorite treats are Whole Wheat and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits. The recipe is from Ina Garten and it is a staple at our house!! I use all organic ingredients now since my Lucy girl is a cancer survivor!

    1 1/2 cups stone-ground whole wheat flour
    1 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup powdered milk or dry milk
    1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal, plus extra for sprlnklinq
    1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
    2 tablespoons toasted wlleat germ
    1 egg lightly beaten
    1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash

    Preneat oven to 325 degrees.
    Line a sheet pan With parchment paper.
    In the bowl of an eletric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment combine the two flours, powdered milk, oatmeal, peanut butter, and wheat germ.
    With the mixer on low speed add the egg and 1 cup of water and mix until it forms a slightly sticky ball
    Dump the dough out on a well floured board and knead it into a ball
    Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thickness
    Dip the cookie cutter in flour and cut out dog bone shapes
    Collect the scraps, knead lightly, roll out again. and cut more dog biscuits.
    Place the biscuits on the prepared sheetpan and brush with the e.9.Qwash. Sprinkle with oatmeal and bake for 1 hour, until completely hard. Cool and toss.

    My girls start drooling as soon as I pull a cookie out of their jar. They are healthy and delicious. I may or may not have tried one. Maybe.


  41. Piper (Rottweiler) PB Dog Biscuits
    Kruger Rottweiler) LOVES homemade liver jerky

    Preheat oven to 325
    3/4 skim milk
    1 egg
    1 cup peanut butter (smooth)
    2-21/2 cups whole wheat flour
    1 tbsp baking powder

    Mix – Whisk together PB, milk & egg until smooth. add in flour and powder. will get stiff and you need to use your hands.
    When done, roll out on counter top and cut into desired shapes and sizes. Bake for 20 minutes, flip over and bake for 10. That’s it done. Simple

  42. Tina, our 3 year old terrier, lhasa apso, who knows mix, loves kongs stuffed with carrots, peanut butter and a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella cheese. However, Tina’s most favorite forbidden treats are her feline brothers prescription wet cat food and of course dirty tissues!

  43. Matilda the dachshund loves raw carrot and cooked chicken out of her kong. She also loves her Greenies. That said I think that Natashas dog Razer should win because any dog that eats brussel sprouts and enjoys them is kind of a little strange and adorable at the same time.

  44. Tadhg is a 2 year old Irish Wolfhound, his favorite treats are Chew hooves and Cow Ears. I think he’s in love with just about anything that might fall off a cow. We just moved to AZ so I think he would love some Frosty Paws to help keep him cool and I know he would snuggle and cuddle a cute white doggie like a well loved baby. He never makes his toys go dead!

  45. We have 3 dogs – all rescues. Our two boys Bailey (aka Bayboo) a pit-bull/ lab mix and our youngster Bryant (named after Alabama’s great Bear Bryant (ROLL TIDE) and he is a Catahoula Hound. Then there is Shadow (grandma), our 15 year old black lab. All three are obsessed with peanut butter and so for special occasions they get vanilla wafers with peanut butter spread across the tops.

  46. Cali, very mixed breed beautiful beast, pumpkin/banana/yogurt frozen pop. I mix canned pumpkin (1/2 can) with a jar of banana baby food and a small container of plain yogurt. I have these cute little bone molds and I freeze them. She LOVES them. If she is an extra good girl I sometimes throw in a little peanut butter.

  47. I have 7 dogs – 6 beagles (Daisie, Dixie, Ginger, Guster, Linus and Remmie) and 1 terrier mix (Roscoe). They range from age 4 to 13 and they are all rescues. All of my dogs love to eat absolutely everything – including poopsicles! YUCK! They love carrots and green beans as a snack.

    My favorite recipe is 1 carton of fat free yogurt mixed with a jar of organic baby food. I put it in a plastic bag, cut the tip off and make yogurt dots. Freeze and serve! The dogs love them and they all stand around watching when I make them, hoping I will drop one!

    I love your blog!!

  48. We have acquired four mutts – one via intentional adoption and three through foster failure – and are fostering two additional – all in all three pittie mixes, two pyrenees mixes and a rat terrorist I mean terrier mix. We cook a lot for them and avoid junk food for the most part. Their normal goody is a kong stuffed with yogurt, almond butter, oats and pumpkin or cottage cheese, but they would be overjoyed if junk food came through the door!

  49. My Lancashire Heeler, Sara Sue (15), Jasmine the Catahoula (10), her son Tipp the Catahoula (6), Lucy the Pretty Blue Pitty (5) and Bella the Shepherd/Lab mix (1), all love raw beef marrow bones. They especially like them frozen on a hot summer day! Yummy for them, quiet time for Mama… πŸ˜‰

  50. Buddy is an english bulldog and he loves watermelon and cottage cheese. Ruby is an american bulldog and loves carrots and she has a problem with eating poop sometimes. Any suggestions on how to help her not do that? Also we think you are a very handsome foster dad for all those cute puppies!

  51. We have Otto (aka Monster), a 10 month old Am Staff rescue, and we have Choco (aka Moonpie), a 4 year old apbt/boxer rescue. Moonpie loves carrots, small meat scraps (on special occasions), peanut butter and salmon leftovers. Monster, on the other hand, likes tree branches and sticks, nuts found in the driveway, anything he can reach in the dishwasher, trashcan delicacies, loaves of bread left too close to the edge of the counter, french toast off mom’s plate when she’s not looking, tissues and napkins, and his absolute favorite treats are frozen peanut butter kongs. I like all the suggestions that have been posted — will definitely try a few of these. Time for a new recipe in the Kongs!!

  52. Tesla (pitbull mix) & Edison (American Bulldog mix) – their favorite treats are SWEET POTATOES! Most of the time, they only get the skin (we save it for them) – but on super special occastions they’ll get half of a cooked, smushed potato with their kibble. They say it’s quite a delicious combo…

  53. Winston, our almost 4 year old Boxer, loves all foods except lettuce. (Lettuce is not a food. What are trying to poison me?) But his most favorite thing of all has to be hummus!

  54. Dru and Mousse love french fries. When we give them this treat we call it feeding the sharks because not one fry ever touches the ground!! πŸ™‚

  55. Bowser is my 3 1/2 year old pitbull mix. He loves peanut butter. I mix a little with his dry food sometimes or just give him a lick off a spoon.

  56. Maya is my 5 year old pit bull. She loves duck and sweet potatoes, Aslo a great snuggler with the stuffed animal kind!

  57. Coca is my lab/german sheperd/pit mix that was saved from a shelter. She is 1 1/2. She loves anything peanut butter but the recipe below in particular. This recipe is not my own, it is from Michelle at the

    Thank you so much for sharing Chick! Coca and I love your blog and wished we lived closer to have play date or go on a hike together! You can read Coca’s story here,, or browse around for some more current photos of her. Thanks again!

    Peanut Butter Doggie Bones

    2 cups whole-wheat flour
    1 Tablespoon baking powder
    1 cup natural peanut butter
    1 cup low-fat milk

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.

    Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.

    P.S.-Let us know how you like the recipe if you decide to try it πŸ™‚

  58. Karma is our 8 year old Great Pyrenees and Cheyenne is our 14 year old Samoyed, and were both adopted from our local shelter. They LOVE all treats! Their favs are biscuits from a local baker that we usually get in the summer from the farmers market. During the off season, they’ll snack on bully sticks, marrow bones and raw chicken thighs. Karma snarfs hers right away, while Cheyenne will bury hers and save it for later. I think she likes a little dirt with her treats Thanks for all the great recipes – I’m going to make some for the girls this weekend!!!

  59. Thanks for the great giveaway! My dogs Nike Jayne (Pit Bull mix) and Sadie (long-haired doxie) love, love, love fresh carrots! We started giving them as treats a few months ago when our vet said that both dogs needed to lose weight. We cut out the high calorie treats, replacing them with carrots, and the dogs have never been happier! πŸ™‚


  60. What a wonderful giveaway! My dog is Macca. He’s a spaniel hound mix. He look a lot like a black lab, but he’s only 40 pounds and he has a nubbie instead of a tail. He’ll do just about anything for a Milo’s Kitchen treat!

  61. My rescue/former foster GSD’s Larry Horse’s Rear, 7, Stephen Francis, 11 and MacGyver Aloysious all enjoy a pig ear now and again as well as marrow bones from the butcher. Every so often we puree some liver and add it to one of those small boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix too… they love it.. but puree-ing liver is hard on the appliances and the baking makes the house stink! Definately a warm weather treat so you can open the windows while cooking!

  62. Mayvis is our 8 year old Basset hound who loves carrots. Yup, the hound is a carrot loving nut. We rescued her when she was 3 from an owner who kept her tied out to a tree year round. The girl walked into our house & said “I’m home” and never looked back. Cody is our 1 year old Basset hound who came from a local basset hound rescue. Don’t tell Cody but he’s only part basset. Mama or papa was a springer spaniel. Shhh, don’t tell Cody he’s a mutt or as we like to put it, a Springbatt. Cody is a very picky eater but he loves cheese. All kinds of cheese makes him smile.

  63. Doodle the Poodle is my craigslist dog – I’m her third owner and she’s only 4! She’s a perfect dog and I’m still not sure why someone would re-home her. She does have a tendency to get a little porky so I give her carrots, bananas and every now and then we get a licky treat from Three Dog Bakery. She also like yogurt every now and then and it seems to have eliminated her ear infections that she got when I first got her.

  64. Lyuba the brindle boxer/pitty/houndy likes bumps on an antler: elk antler with peanut butter on it, dipped in kibble. She’ll do pretty much anything for peanut butter.

  65. Actually, Frosty Paws is our favorite treat. I have thought about making Ruby (3 yo greyhound/malanoise mix) homemade doggeh ice cream with sweet potato baby food and bananas, but I haven’t made it happen yet.

  66. Layla is my oldest, she is a fawn pit mix and our baby. I found her on the side of the road five years ago. Faith is a red pit mix and is our first foster failure. Sam is a tan setter mix and Chip is a tri colored hound mix (our second foster failure). They are all rescues and are our kids. They love just about any treat, but especially love bully sticks!

  67. Widget is a boxer/pointer mix who loves any kind of treats…but her favorite is when we take leftover beef, chicken, or veggie stock and freeze it into pup-cicles! We put the stock in the freezer and add bits of dog biscuits, crunchy veggies, or other tasty goodies…and they freeze up into tasty doggy Popsicles with surprise treats inside!

  68. I have 3 boxers-Rocky, Koko, and Payne. They love mixed peanut butter and greek yogurt froze in their kongs. They also love bully sticks! I make the recipe Erika Bardo posted also! They love them too!

  69. Hi, Axlesmom again. Wanted to get back with the recipe for the birthday cupcakes

    2 3/4 c. water
    1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
    2 tbsp. honey
    1 egg
    1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
    4 c. whole wheat flour
    1 c. apple, dried
    1 tbsp. baking powder

    1) Pre-heat oven to 350ΒΊ.
    2) In a small bowl, combine water, applesauce, honey, egg and vanilla
    and mix until smooth.
    3) In a separate, large bowl, combine flour, apple chips and baking
    4) Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until very wellblended.
    5) Pour into greased muffin tins.
    6) Bake 1 1/4 hours, until toothpick inserted in center comes out dry.
    7) Serve cooled. Makes 12 – 14 pupcakes, extras can be stored in a
    sealed container for later use.

  70. Oh, what fun! Look at all these recipes in the comments – and great treat ideas! Thanks everyone! And thanks for this post that brought all this fun out to share! πŸ™‚

    Ok, we’ve got Star, a pitbogle (um, that would be some combination of pitbull, boxer, and beagle, more or less) and Twinkle aka Li’l Bit, a chihuahua. Best friends, twins, sisters. (You can see them here: They love homemade papa cookies (recipe below) especially when he lets them lick the spoon when he is done mixing. Star loves raw carrots, but Li’l Bit is not so crazy for them. They both love ice cubes (yes, just plain ice cubes – a favorite!), and kongs stuffed with peanut butter.

    Pnut Butter Cookies
    (similar to the one in Megan’s comment but without the banana – we will have to try adding the banana and see how they like it!)
    1 cup pnut butter
    1 cup milk
    2 cups ww flour
    1 tbsp baking powder

    Mix it all together, roll out and cut to desired size and shapes. Bake 10-12 min at 375. Papa makes these and usually doubles the batch – the girls love them! They also love homemade cookies that their granny makes, but I don’t have that recipe to share. Will have see if I can get it from her.

  71. Tyson, a Cavalier King Charles / Springer Spaniel mix likes potato chips, cheese and green beans for snacks. He will tolerate a carrot if there are no other options (which is more than his human when it comes to carrots). In the summer he loves when his human mixes organic beef broth with water and freezes it in ice cube trays with crumbled treats mixed in. Frosty Paws is super awesome too!

  72. We have never tried frosty paws because of the additives in them. However their favorite frozen treat came from a little doggie boutique where they made them on site! It was only a few ingredients but I don’t remember them 😦 if you are ever in Tennessee you need to check out Bone Appetit Bakery

    Our girls are Summer, a pittie, and Bijou, a Heinz 57. They get a barkbox every month and they devour every treat that comes in it. The treats are always all natural and usually grain free! We love barkbox!

  73. My three girls are Rogue (Great Dane, she’s 9) and the puppies Ziva and Zelda (English Mastiff/Great Dane mix, 9 months old). Usually they all get the wellness wellbars, but occasionally I’ll make them these…

    1 banana, peeled
    1 cup oat flour
    2/3 cup rolled oats
    1/2 cup dried parsley
    3 tablespoons peanut butter
    1 egg, beaten

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    Preheat oven to 300Β°F. Put banana in a large bowl and use a spoon or potato masher to mash it thoroughly. Add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.

    Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon dough for each; transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet as done. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each ball into a (1 1/2- to 2-inch) coin. Bake until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.

    Storage note: It’s best to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or, freeze them to give to your pal later; just be sure to thaw the treats befor handing them out.

    Nutritional Info:
    PER SERVING:Serving size: 1 each, 45 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 2g protein

  74. Chloe is a black and tan Miniature Pinscher. She’s a stereotypical Min Pin, especially since she has mastered being “a stomach on legs” but wanting to eat everything! Her favorite treat by far is french fries from Wendy’s.

  75. Koda, my 5 yr old bridle Brat (Boston/rat) terrier, and Kilo, my 1 yr old rescue mutt (we think boxer/pittie mix) are both think peanut butter is the best stuff on earth. Either in a Kong toy, or just a bite for a quick treat. πŸ™‚

  76. I’ve got two pups– Walter is a 2 year-old lab and Martha is a 5 month-old Australian Shepherd mix. We don’t usually buy these sorts of treats, but we could definitely use some high-value snacks for the last steps of potty-training Martha! (And of course, Walter will have to sample a few…)

    We usually buy treats in bulk from our locally owned pet store, they’re cheaper than the big-box brands and organic, so it’s a win-win for all of us.

    • oh, we also freeze our own treats in the summer! I didn’t think of that until I saw another poster mention it! Walter loves ice cubes plain, but we like to stick a few pieces of kibble or chicken broth in larger chunks of ice for a more long-term treat. (which are usually eaten on our back porch in the summertime, because they make a bit of a mess!)

  77. Sophie is our 9 years young German Shepard we adopted from MCHS 3 years ago. She loves a little warm homemade chicken broth poured over her kibble on cold days and eats it as a jello treat in the summer. If she’s extra lucky she gets a marrowbone, seared on the grill a tiny bit so it’s warm and yummy.

  78. Titan is our rescued 3 year old ABPT. He loves a kong filled with a mixture of peanut butter and plain yogurt, then frozen. Occasionally we add a little kibble or treats.

  79. Payton is my rescue mutt. He is most likely a mix of black lab, chow, and American pit bull terrier — but that is all just a guess.

    His favorite treat lately has been chopped apple in his Kong, topped with peanut butter and frozen.

  80. Hi Doodlebug and Chick,
    I have nine pups in my pack: Stinky (gsd mix), Gracie Mae (choc lab mix), Harley (black lab mix), Stella (harley’s full sister), Potter (mix of ambiguous parentage, maybe ACD), Ollie (australian shepherd mix), Chloe (another one with ambiguous parentage…), Lucky (pit bull/bully mix) and Merle (australian shepherd). Their favorite treat is poops in the yard/fields from other animals but they get fussed at for eating those poops! Their second favorite treat is carrots. They also like homemade frosty paws and homemade dog treats but they don’t get those very often.

  81. Hi Chick , we have 4 dogs 3 of them are staffordshire bull terriers and the other one is a big mutt.
    Favorite treat for all my dogs are raw carrots which makes it extremely easy to treat them πŸ™‚

  82. My dogs, Tyson and Thiago and the foster dog we have currently, China all love dehydrated sweet potatoes

    All I do is slice them up and put them into a dehydrator or oven on a very low heat until and dry and pulls like taffy.

  83. Hi, my name is Kamier pronounced (Come-Ear).

    I am a almost 6 year old Wienerdog. My Momma & her friends hold Annual Wienerdog Races in Pensacola FL & they give all the proceeds to a Wienerdog Rescue organization. Over the past 9 years, they have raised almost $30,000 for the FL Dachshund Rescue organization. It is a lot of fun : )
    This year will be the 10th annual races and we are really looking forward to it.

    My Momma cooks all kinds of food for me. I love to share avocados with her & am very happy when she gives me fresh green beans or kale to eat. Yes, we know that there are some folks out there that say avocados are not good for pup-dogs like me due to the pepsin, but we have done lots of research about it & find more pros than cons on the subject. I also love to much out on foods that she mixes with cottage cheese.

    I hope the contest is still going on, cuz I sure would like to win some Frosty Paws.

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