Loving fur mamas and papas only want to feed their dogs the best, and Uncle Pawlie's gluten and grain free dog treats, made in Columbus, are an excellent option! Learn more in this week's Celebrate Local Family feature.
Q: What's the story behind your business and how did you get started?A: Uncle Pawlie’s started making treats soon after adopting a Golden Retriever puppy from a family who had decided he was too much to handle. Brutus, as we named him, turned out to be a pretty active puppy with an equally active and sensitive stomach. After many months of researching dog food sensitivity and allergies we were able to recognize which ingredients irritated Brutus’ stomach. We found ingredients such as pumpkin to be very effective at soothing his stomach. In addition, we found certain processed and artificial ingredients to aggravate Brutus’ digestive system. Once we discovered how good pumpkin and coconut oil were for our dogs digestion we decided to put them into a treat. By combining the right ingredients, we were able to achieve a balance which included easily digestible gluten free natural homemade treats.
Q: What makes your products unique?
A: Our personal experiences with owning a dog with a sensitive digestive system has taught us how to make a healthy easily digestible treat. We only use gluten free ingredients and never use wheat, corn or soy. We use natural and organic ingredients. Our Crunchy Paws uses cage-free chicken raised in Kidron, Ohio and is antibiotic free and hormone free. Our Punkin Paws uses organic pumpkin and organic virgin coconut oil. Our PB & Banana Paws uses organic bananas and peanut butter from 100% ground peanuts. We do not use artificial colors or preservatives and never add salt or sugar.
Q: What do you like about being a part of the Celebrate Local family?
A: We are proud to be a part of the Celebrate Local family for 2 years nows. As a small start-up company, it was very important for us to have our treats available among other Ohio made products. We feel Celebrate Local embodies the Ohio spirit and provides a venue where those products can be displayed and sold. Having been a part of the family has confirmed our part in the Ohio made community.
You can find Uncle Pawlies at our Easton Town Center store and online!