The first barkery was opened by a group of dogs tired of sitting, shaking, and rolling over only to be rewarded with poker chips and cigars. Today's Groupon paints a better picture of dog life: for $10, you get $20 worth of dog treats and merchandise at Woof Gang Bakery in Lutz.
With an expansive stock of pooch-sized adornments, organic treats, and spa products, Woof Gang Bakery dishes out doggie comestibles designed to keep man's best friend in top shape. The decadent treats are baked fresh, using human-grade ingredients, and are free of artificial preservatives. Reward well-behaved tail waggers with prepackaged treats ($7.95), such as maple crunch bones and pumpkin hearts, or grab a yogurt-covered snack ($3 each), a nutrient-rich breakfast choice for dogs looking for an alternative to fruity marshmallow kibble. Gourmet treats run $0.81 per ounce and are ideal for working pups on the go.
For fancier fare, the custom bone-shaped cake ($24.95) is an eye-catching centerpiece for a wedding between your pooch and the neighborhood's handsomest fire hydrant. Further the flair with canine accessories, which bestow design upon high-fashion hounds with options such as stylish collars, leashes, bowls, and canine spa products.
Woof Gang Bakery
Mark and Sheryl McEachern, owners of the Woof Gang Bakery location in Lutz, opened their shop in hopes it would become a place where pet owners enjoy visiting with their furry friends. "We plan on knowing all the neighborhood dogs by name," Mark says. Bubblegum-pink walls and a chandelier hanging from the ceiling give the shop the feel of a clothing boutique, though displayed trays of dog biscuits and homemade canine cakes leave no doubt as to the store's intended clientele. Helping pet owners provide holistic food for their animals is a priority at the shop, with plentiful dog- and cat-food choices in natural and grain-free varieties. The McEacherns also stock their shelves with chew toys and accessories, perfect for doggy birthday gifts or house-training recognition ceremonies.