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Guest Blog By: Mandy Sieck-Vavreck,

This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of catering Rupert’s Christmas Tea—an annual holiday gathering hosted by Rupert the Beagle. Rupert (and his fabulous humans Sara and Dale) invited me, and my dachshund Lily to cater his holiday gathering. He invited five of his closest friends to join him in an afternoon of gift exchanging and treat sampling. Before the party started, a few early arrivals tried sampling the treats by sneaking treats from the table. Larger dogs like Cooper had no trouble, while Lily (our dachshund) had to scale the dining chair onto the table to reach the bowl of treats.

Once all attendees were present and had gotten to know one another, it was time for Rupert’s annual gift exchange. Each dog brought a wrapped gift to give to another canine attendee and squeak toys and treats were exchanged amongst happy four-legged friends. When the gift exchange ended (and the gifts tucked away and saved for later), each dog enjoyed a variety of snacks, courtesy of Puppy Love Bakery. The children attendees passed out treat after treat after treat to any dog willing to take them. They passed out our fabulous Apple Rounds—composed of apples, carrots, bananas, whole wheat flour, oats and honey, along with multiple Banana Berry Loves—a mixture of strawberries, bananas, carrots, whole wheat flour, oats and sunflower oil. Each dog was excited to try a new (and dare I say “healthy”) treat!

In addition to a fantastic gift exchange, the much-loved pooches were given a lovely, healthy dining experience, and to my knowledge, no dog ate so many treats that he urped in the car on the way home! If you would like to learn more about Puppy Love Bakery catering, please visit our website or contact me via e-mail at!





Yesterday we had a fantastic lunch meeting with Mandy Sieck-Vavreck with Puppy Love Bakery in Sioux Falls, SD. Mandy and her husband just started the bakery, and it’s a must see. They make up all sorts of awesome treats for your best friend, and it is all natural. Mandy tells us she wouldn’t bake anything that she’s not comfortable eating herself. We’re very excited to announce that Mandy has agreed to be a guest blogger for DooGooders! Each month, we’ll learn about natural foods for fido and how to keep your pooch healthy. Puppy Love Bakery has a great story to share, they love dogs, and we wish them success in Sioux Falls!







2011 is off to an excellent start! DooGooders was recently featured in a fantastic national blog about business and technology. Blogger Matt Mansfield was interested to understand how we use foursquare and twitter to notify DooGooders families about our route progress. We started beta-testing this idea back in October, and we’re very pleased with how it’s gone. It’s now a huge part of our business, and we’re working on ways to integrate it into the DooGooders home page to make it even easier to follow. If you have other ideas you’d like to see us implement, please e-mail us at

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