Unleashed LLC

WHISTLE CREEK DOG TREATS

 Whistle Creek Dog Treats are personally handcrafted in small batches in Lexington, VA, nestled within the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We use 100% natural ingredients, including our own homemade peanut butter & fresh milled gluten free flour, as well as some local and organic ingredients. Our treats are made and baked personally with love without the use of wheat, corn, soy, artificial dyes, fillers, or by products. Our mission is to provide quality, limited ingredient, wholesome treats for your beloved Dog to enjoy.  Whistle Creek Dog Treats started as a passionate vision and desire to create wholesome, healthy, natural treats for dogs to enjoy, inspired by my own rescue dog of almost 5 years. In certain towns and communities it can be hard to find treats that are not made without the addition of dyes, coloring, fillers, and chemicals that are sometimes difficult to pronounce. There has also been many dog food and dog treat recalls for certain products, including many treats that are sourced and made outside of the USA. I knew if I could control the ingredients as well as the treat creation process that I could have peace of mind of the finished product and overall quality.   Almost five years ago I rescued a beautiful Australian Cattle Dog "Shenzi" (named after one of the Hyenas on Lion King) from a local humane society along the east coast, and little did I know at the time, she'd touch my life forever. I believe that dogs are great life teachers if we pay close attention. In more ways than one, she has in turn, rescued me and taught me more about unconditional love and true friendships. Our slogan is, "Less Fuss More Joy" because we believe its the simple joys in life that sometimes mean the most.    Eric, Owner

Whistle Creek Dog Treats are personally handcrafted in small batches in Lexington, VA, nestled within the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We use 100% natural ingredients, including our own homemade peanut butter & fresh milled gluten free flour, as well as some local and organic ingredients. Our treats are made and baked personally with love without the use of wheat, corn, soy, artificial dyes, fillers, or by products. Our mission is to provide quality, limited ingredient, wholesome treats for your beloved Dog to enjoy.

Whistle Creek Dog Treats started as a passionate vision and desire to create wholesome, healthy, natural treats for dogs to enjoy, inspired by my own rescue dog of almost 5 years. In certain towns and communities it can be hard to find treats that are not made without the addition of dyes, coloring, fillers, and chemicals that are sometimes difficult to pronounce. There has also been many dog food and dog treat recalls for certain products, including many treats that are sourced and made outside of the USA. I knew if I could control the ingredients as well as the treat creation process that I could have peace of mind of the finished product and overall quality. 

Almost five years ago I rescued a beautiful Australian Cattle Dog "Shenzi" (named after one of the Hyenas on Lion King) from a local humane society along the east coast, and little did I know at the time, she'd touch my life forever. I believe that dogs are great life teachers if we pay close attention. In more ways than one, she has in turn, rescued me and taught me more about unconditional love and true friendships. Our slogan is, "Less Fuss More Joy" because we believe its the simple joys in life that sometimes mean the most.  

Eric, Owner

BOW WOW MEOW BAKING CO.

 Located in Virginia Beach, VA, Bow Wow Meow Baking Co. offers all natural treats for your furry family members. All of our treats are free of wheat, corn and soy, and they contain nothing artificial. We want you to feel really good about what you are feeding your pet. After all,  they are family, so treat them like family.    An entrepreneur at heart, Amy decided to combine her passions and professional experience to form a new company, and after several months of planning, Bow Wow Meow Baking Co. was born. Amy is able to work from home much of the week and be with her fur kids, bake to her heart's content, build a brand centered around the dogs and cats she enjoys so much, help people enjoy their pets and give them something fresher, better and healthier than what is widely available, and contribute to the local animal rescue community at the same time. A perfect fit.   BowWowMeow Baking Co. dog treats are handmade and baked up in small batches, using ingredients of uncompromising quality. Just as we care about where our own food comes from and what we put in our own bodies, the same holds true for our dogs, who deserve the best. Our treats are made from simple, wholesome, healthy ingredients--a world apart from the dye-, chemical- and preservative-filled treats found on grocery store shelves.  Our flours are made from organic, non-GMO whole grains (oat and/or brown rice). We use fresh, local farm eggs. We use local honey, and our peanuts and all natural peanut butter come from nearby Suffolk, VA. We never use wheat, corn, soy (all common allergens for dogs) or anything artificial. Many of the ingredients used in our recipes have specific health benefits for your dog.   Amy, Owner

Located in Virginia Beach, VA, Bow Wow Meow Baking Co. offers all natural treats for your furry family members. All of our treats are free of wheat, corn and soy, and they contain nothing artificial. We want you to feel really good about what you are feeding your pet. After all, they are family, so treat them like family. 

An entrepreneur at heart, Amy decided to combine her passions and professional experience to form a new company, and after several months of planning, Bow Wow Meow Baking Co. was born. Amy is able to work from home much of the week and be with her fur kids, bake to her heart's content, build a brand centered around the dogs and cats she enjoys so much, help people enjoy their pets and give them something fresher, better and healthier than what is widely available, and contribute to the local animal rescue community at the same time. A perfect fit. 

BowWowMeow Baking Co. dog treats are handmade and baked up in small batches, using ingredients of uncompromising quality. Just as we care about where our own food comes from and what we put in our own bodies, the same holds true for our dogs, who deserve the best. Our treats are made from simple, wholesome, healthy ingredients--a world apart from the dye-, chemical- and preservative-filled treats found on grocery store shelves.  Our flours are made from organic, non-GMO whole grains (oat and/or brown rice). We use fresh, local farm eggs. We use local honey, and our peanuts and all natural peanut butter come from nearby Suffolk, VA. We never use wheat, corn, soy (all common allergens for dogs) or anything artificial. Many of the ingredients used in our recipes have specific health benefits for your dog. 

Amy, Owner

BIG DADDY ORGANIC BISCUITS

 At Big Daddy Biscuits, we know how important your fur friend is to your family. That’s why we create our dog biscuits and treats with honest, natural, and organic ingredients.  In addition to providing healthy and yummy dog treats, we also make all-natural dog soap to keep your pooch clean. Our handmade soaps not only smell great but protect your dog from fleas, too.  At Big Daddy Biscuits, we know that caring pet parents want to know what they are feeding to their dogs is safe and beneficial to their overall well-being. It’s our mission to provide healthy treats for dogs and puppies, which is why we never include processed ingredients in any of our recipes.  Baked by people that love your pets just as much as you do, whenever possible, we choose locally-sourced ingredients for the highest-quality dog treats possible. We believe that dogs deserve healthy treats so that they can live healthier, happier lives. As a non-discriminatory company, we produce both grain and grain-free treats so all pups can enjoy.  Located in Atlanta, Georgia, each Big Daddy Biscuit is hand stamped, baked, and packaged by Big Daddy Biscuit Owner and Founder, Big Mama, and her team of local bakers. Created with loving-care, our company is focused on creating a high-quality product that your dog is sure to gobble-up.  Lauren, Owner

At Big Daddy Biscuits, we know how important your fur friend is to your family. That’s why we create our dog biscuits and treats with honest, natural, and organic ingredients.

In addition to providing healthy and yummy dog treats, we also make all-natural dog soap to keep your pooch clean. Our handmade soaps not only smell great but protect your dog from fleas, too.

At Big Daddy Biscuits, we know that caring pet parents want to know what they are feeding to their dogs is safe and beneficial to their overall well-being. It’s our mission to provide healthy treats for dogs and puppies, which is why we never include processed ingredients in any of our recipes.

Baked by people that love your pets just as much as you do, whenever possible, we choose locally-sourced ingredients for the highest-quality dog treats possible. We believe that dogs deserve healthy treats so that they can live healthier, happier lives. As a non-discriminatory company, we produce both grain and grain-free treats so all pups can enjoy.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, each Big Daddy Biscuit is hand stamped, baked, and packaged by Big Daddy Biscuit Owner and Founder, Big Mama, and her team of local bakers. Created with loving-care, our company is focused on creating a high-quality product that your dog is sure to gobble-up.

Lauren, Owner

SMOKY MOUNTAIN DOG BAKERY

 Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery is the first Bakery that Unleashed partnered up with. While they are not located in Virginia - we have built up a relationship with the company and there are a lot of dogs who have fallen in love with their treats just as much as we have. Therefore, we will continue to supply their treats for as a long as they are willing to bake them for us!    The Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery was one of the first businesses I visited when I moved to Waynesville several years ago.  I loved the concept of a store that focused on healthy treats for dogs and cats and unique items for pets and pet lovers.    Last year, after 20+ years of working in the corporate world, I decided it was time to do something I really loved and which would allow to do more to improve the plight of homeless and abused animals.     I purchased the Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery in August of 2015 and have loved every minute of owning the Bakery since.  In addition to being a fun business with a wonderful customer base, it has allowed me to do a lot of things to support our local animal shelter and rescue organizations like  Sarge’s .  My personal pet family includes six adopted dogs that roam the 45 acres of my home at Stevens Creek Mountain Farm.  Julie, Owner

Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery is the first Bakery that Unleashed partnered up with. While they are not located in Virginia - we have built up a relationship with the company and there are a lot of dogs who have fallen in love with their treats just as much as we have. Therefore, we will continue to supply their treats for as a long as they are willing to bake them for us! 

 The Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery was one of the first businesses I visited when I moved to Waynesville several years ago.  I loved the concept of a store that focused on healthy treats for dogs and cats and unique items for pets and pet lovers.  

Last year, after 20+ years of working in the corporate world, I decided it was time to do something I really loved and which would allow to do more to improve the plight of homeless and abused animals.   

I purchased the Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery in August of 2015 and have loved every minute of owning the Bakery since.  In addition to being a fun business with a wonderful customer base, it has allowed me to do a lot of things to support our local animal shelter and rescue organizations like Sarge’s.

My personal pet family includes six adopted dogs that roam the 45 acres of my home at Stevens Creek Mountain Farm.

Julie, Owner

GROUNDS & HOUNDS COFFEE CO.

 In the spring of 2012, I unexpectedly stumbled upon a dog adoption operating on the side of Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, CA. I was in no way planning, or prepared to adopt a rescue animal when I left the house that morning, but when a malnourished, brown and white, Dalmatian crawled into my lap, it was clear that I would be welcoming a new member to my family. She immediately became the center of my life and I cannot imagine a day without her.  Similar stories occur thousands of times each week, yet there is still a drastic shortfall of suitable homes and safe haven shelters for abandoned dogs. We strongly believe that every dog, young and old, deserves a second chance at a better life with a loving family.  Why coffee? Coffee is the drink of revolutions. Where coffee has come, change has followed. It has led to kings being overthrown, countries revolting against unjust rule and now it is time for coffee to revolutionize the way we treat our furry friends in need. I have loved coffee since I took my first sip on a cold Pittsburgh morning as a 12 year old. For the past 15 years, my passion for the perfect brew has led me to seek out amazing coffees all over the world. It really is a dream come true to be on the other side of the bag, bringing delicious, fresh roasted coffee to your home.  In the words of the great philosopher Charles Schultz, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” I hope you love our coffee, and I hope you will join us on our no kill mission.    -Jordan Karcher, Owner

In the spring of 2012, I unexpectedly stumbled upon a dog adoption operating on the side of Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, CA. I was in no way planning, or prepared to adopt a rescue animal when I left the house that morning, but when a malnourished, brown and white, Dalmatian crawled into my lap, it was clear that I would be welcoming a new member to my family. She immediately became the center of my life and I cannot imagine a day without her.

Similar stories occur thousands of times each week, yet there is still a drastic shortfall of suitable homes and safe haven shelters for abandoned dogs. We strongly believe that every dog, young and old, deserves a second chance at a better life with a loving family.

Why coffee? Coffee is the drink of revolutions. Where coffee has come, change has followed. It has led to kings being overthrown, countries revolting against unjust rule and now it is time for coffee to revolutionize the way we treat our furry friends in need. I have loved coffee since I took my first sip on a cold Pittsburgh morning as a 12 year old. For the past 15 years, my passion for the perfect brew has led me to seek out amazing coffees all over the world. It really is a dream come true to be on the other side of the bag, bringing delicious, fresh roasted coffee to your home.

In the words of the great philosopher Charles Schultz, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” I hope you love our coffee, and I hope you will join us on our no kill mission.  

-Jordan Karcher, Owner

MENDOTA PET COLLARS & LEASHES

 Founded and family-ran since 1994, Mendota Pet has been providing high quality, "made in the USA" gear, health and skincare products.  Our Gear line has all the necessities that your dog will need, whether its just an everyday use for a collar and leash, for the big hunt or all the way to the Show Ring! Mendota’s gear for dogs is built to last, in fact we guarantee it for the life of your pet.  Mendota Health and Skincare (DERMagic) lines will provide for all your supplement and problem skin and coat needs. Our supplements are your dog’s direct access to world class, made in the USA, natural supplements and life cycle programs. Our Skincare line offers all-natural skin care formulas, while using only the finest organic ingredients. Our products instantly relieve itching and redness, promote rapid healing and regrowth of lost hair or fur, and restore good skin condition. It’s fast safe and incredibly effective – GUARANTEED!

Founded and family-ran since 1994, Mendota Pet has been providing high quality, "made in the USA" gear, health and skincare products.

Our Gear line has all the necessities that your dog will need, whether its just an everyday use for a collar and leash, for the big hunt or all the way to the Show Ring! Mendota’s gear for dogs is built to last, in fact we guarantee it for the life of your pet.

Mendota Health and Skincare (DERMagic) lines will provide for all your supplement and problem skin and coat needs. Our supplements are your dog’s direct access to world class, made in the USA, natural supplements and life cycle programs. Our Skincare line offers all-natural skin care formulas, while using only the finest organic ingredients. Our products instantly relieve itching and redness, promote rapid healing and regrowth of lost hair or fur, and restore good skin condition. It’s fast safe and incredibly effective – GUARANTEED!

I HEART DOGS PROFIT FOR PURPOSE

 Every iHeartDogs product is developed with this core concept in mind. We strive to make the highest quality, most unique products for pups and people that also do something even greater. That’s why when you shop iHeartDogs, we make a donation through each purchased item towards one of a variety of give-back programs. These are real, ongoing programs, making an impact right now, as you read this.  Pets & Vets  Every product in our Pets & Vets Collection provides funds to help pair companion dogs with veterans suffering from physical and emotional injuries, such as PTSD.  Project Play  When shelter dogs are seen playing with a toy, adoption rates skyrocket! That’s why for every Project Play™ toy purchased, we donate a durable toy to a shelter dog.  Second Chance Moment  The Second Chance Movement™ provides funding to charities that transport adoptable pets from overcrowded, high-kill shelters to shelters and rescues in areas where families are waiting to adopt.     K9 Body Armor  Our K9 Body Armor Collection was a symbolic way to show support for our brave police force and to fundraise for K9 body armor and the medical expenses of our injured K9 heroes, often not provided for in municipal budgets.  Feeding Shelter Dogs  In May 2015 we asked ourselves, “What do shelters need? What would truly and tangibly make an impact”. The answer? Food. As our Flagship Program, many of the items in the iHeartDogs store provide meals for shelter dogs.   

Every iHeartDogs product is developed with this core concept in mind. We strive to make the highest quality, most unique products for pups and people that also do something even greater. That’s why when you shop iHeartDogs, we make a donation through each purchased item towards one of a variety of give-back programs. These are real, ongoing programs, making an impact right now, as you read this.

Pets & Vets

Every product in our Pets & Vets Collection provides funds to help pair companion dogs with veterans suffering from physical and emotional injuries, such as PTSD.

Project Play

When shelter dogs are seen playing with a toy, adoption rates skyrocket! That’s why for every Project Play™ toy purchased, we donate a durable toy to a shelter dog.

Second Chance Moment

The Second Chance Movement™ provides funding to charities that transport adoptable pets from overcrowded, high-kill shelters to shelters and rescues in areas where families are waiting to adopt.

 

K9 Body Armor

Our K9 Body Armor Collection was a symbolic way to show support for our brave police force and to fundraise for K9 body armor and the medical expenses of our injured K9 heroes, often not provided for in municipal budgets.

Feeding Shelter Dogs

In May 2015 we asked ourselves, “What do shelters need? What would truly and tangibly make an impact”. The answer? Food. As our Flagship Program, many of the items in the iHeartDogs store provide meals for shelter dogs.

 

WEST PAW DESIGN TOYS & DOG MATS

 In 1996, Montana-native Spencer Williams, purchased a small pet toy company in Livingston, Montana. Growing up on a ranch in easterm Montana, animals had a special place in his heart - especially stray dogs and cats. So, with five full-time employees, and an impressive team of home-sewers, the team set out to make the world's  safest  and  highest quality  dog and cat toys.  Instead of outsourcing manufacturing to Asia, which was the current trend in the 90’s, Spencer decided to invest in local talent and built a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly manufacturing facility in Bozeman, Montana (where we still operate from today).   The crew at West Paw always knew they were going to do more than "manufacture dog toys," they were going to  make a difference  . . .  We incorporate sustainable practices in manufacturing and thoughtfully design our toys and beds. An example of this is our award winning and extremely durable Zogoflex® dog toys - they can all be infinitely recycled through our  Join the Loop ® program. It also inspired us to become co-founders of the  Montana Coalition for the Outdoors  and a founding member of the  Pet Sustainability Coalition .  While some thing have changed, a lot remains the same. We still use and store finished goods in re-usable banana boxes (keeping them out of the landfill and eliminating the need to buy plastic totes). We continue to develop responsible and eco-friendly manufacturing practices in all areas of the company and use  IntelliLoft ®, a recycled plastic fill and fabric in our toys and beds.  It’s been over 20 years since Spencer started the company now known as West Paw and he couldn't be happier. “Pets add so much joy to people’s lives and one of our values is to give back to them with great products. Being in Montana, and working with an amazing team of people, is not a bad way to spend my days.”

In 1996, Montana-native Spencer Williams, purchased a small pet toy company in Livingston, Montana. Growing up on a ranch in easterm Montana, animals had a special place in his heart - especially stray dogs and cats. So, with five full-time employees, and an impressive team of home-sewers, the team set out to make the world's safest and highest quality dog and cat toys.

Instead of outsourcing manufacturing to Asia, which was the current trend in the 90’s, Spencer decided to invest in local talent and built a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly manufacturing facility in Bozeman, Montana (where we still operate from today). 

The crew at West Paw always knew they were going to do more than "manufacture dog toys," they were going to make a difference . . .

We incorporate sustainable practices in manufacturing and thoughtfully design our toys and beds. An example of this is our award winning and extremely durable Zogoflex® dog toys - they can all be infinitely recycled through our Join the Loop® program. It also inspired us to become co-founders of the Montana Coalition for the Outdoors and a founding member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition.

While some thing have changed, a lot remains the same. We still use and store finished goods in re-usable banana boxes (keeping them out of the landfill and eliminating the need to buy plastic totes). We continue to develop responsible and eco-friendly manufacturing practices in all areas of the company and use IntelliLoft®, a recycled plastic fill and fabric in our toys and beds.

It’s been over 20 years since Spencer started the company now known as West Paw and he couldn't be happier. “Pets add so much joy to people’s lives and one of our values is to give back to them with great products. Being in Montana, and working with an amazing team of people, is not a bad way to spend my days.”

 The idea of writing cards from the dog was actually created by my Mom, so she really gets all the credit. Mom and Dad have been dog sitting their grand dogs for over 20 years now and Mom has always reported their daily activities via letters written in DOG SPEAK. Thanks Mom!  In 2005, I began writing and creating a card line that would reflect the same loving and humorous sentiments that I received from my dogs. I wanted the cards to be able to communicate my crazy dog love feelings and the unique relationship that I have had with all the dogs that have been part of my life. So, Dog Speak was born with a dream and prayer in hopes that one day I would become an offical entrepawneur.  In a blink of an eye, the years have flown by, and here we are celebrating our 10th birthday! We started with only 48 greeting cards and now we have expanded to over 70 cards and over 250 gift items.  So, here we venture into our 10th year of business, offering you the best product in Dog Speak history! We began this journey with a 4 page catalog and now we have over 60 pages of incredible products! Now that’s what I call a little bit of growth. With the utmost gratitude and appreciation for your business, I say thank you from the bottom of my dog loving soul!!!

The idea of writing cards from the dog was actually created by my Mom, so she really gets all the credit. Mom and Dad have been dog sitting their grand dogs for over 20 years now and Mom has always reported their daily activities via letters written in DOG SPEAK. Thanks Mom!

In 2005, I began writing and creating a card line that would reflect the same loving and humorous sentiments that I received from my dogs. I wanted the cards to be able to communicate my crazy dog love feelings and the unique relationship that I have had with all the dogs that have been part of my life. So, Dog Speak was born with a dream and prayer in hopes that one day I would become an offical entrepawneur.

In a blink of an eye, the years have flown by, and here we are celebrating our 10th birthday! We started with only 48 greeting cards and now we have expanded to over 70 cards and over 250 gift items.

So, here we venture into our 10th year of business, offering you the best product in Dog Speak history! We began this journey with a 4 page catalog and now we have over 60 pages of incredible products! Now that’s what I call a little bit of growth. With the utmost gratitude and appreciation for your business, I say thank you from the bottom of my dog loving soul!!!

 Polkadog Bakery is our tribute to Pearl. Found as a stray outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, Pearl had only one eye, which gave her the funny habit of dancing her head from side to side whenever she stopped to say hello! She did a little sort of polka to everyone she met. So Pearl became the Polka Dog, and danced her way into people's hearts. Hard living had left our gem in need of a little extra nurturing, and to spoil her properly, we took to baking her gourmet treats. We used the finest ingredients we could find, mixed and matched different recipes, and baked a little love in every bite. And Polkadog Bakery was born. We still use the finest ingredients, and bake and prepare all our delicacies by hand. We now offer these treats to you, for your own four-legged diamond in the rough.

Polkadog Bakery is our tribute to Pearl. Found as a stray outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, Pearl had only one eye, which gave her the funny habit of dancing her head from side to side whenever she stopped to say hello! She did a little sort of polka to everyone she met. So Pearl became the Polka Dog, and danced her way into people's hearts. Hard living had left our gem in need of a little extra nurturing, and to spoil her properly, we took to baking her gourmet treats. We used the finest ingredients we could find, mixed and matched different recipes, and baked a little love in every bite. And Polkadog Bakery was born. We still use the finest ingredients, and bake and prepare all our delicacies by hand. We now offer these treats to you, for your own four-legged diamond in the rough.

 So what's in real soap? Oil and water bound together with sodium hydroxide. That's it. Basically, a fatty acid (the oil) combined with an alkali (the sodium hydroxide) creates a salt (the soap.) The alkali is neutralized in the reaction, leaving a cleansing, moisturizing compound we call "soap."  We've experienced unbelievable results since we began using our own soaps, which, by the way, we wouldn't ask you to pay money for if we weren't willing to use it ourselves. Two of our teenagers are off oral medications for acne. We've heard several similar testimonials from others, too. One customer cancelled a dermatology appointment for acne after just three days of using our soap. The more "senior" members of the family have experienced a decrease of lines and dryness. Plus - we try to make it look and smell good.   We won't claim it's a cure-all for everything that ails you, but it's a great shower companion.

So what's in real soap? Oil and water bound together with sodium hydroxide. That's it. Basically, a fatty acid (the oil) combined with an alkali (the sodium hydroxide) creates a salt (the soap.) The alkali is neutralized in the reaction, leaving a cleansing, moisturizing compound we call "soap."

We've experienced unbelievable results since we began using our own soaps, which, by the way, we wouldn't ask you to pay money for if we weren't willing to use it ourselves. Two of our teenagers are off oral medications for acne. We've heard several similar testimonials from others, too. One customer cancelled a dermatology appointment for acne after just three days of using our soap. The more "senior" members of the family have experienced a decrease of lines and dryness. Plus - we try to make it look and smell good.
 
We won't claim it's a cure-all for everything that ails you, but it's a great shower companion.

  Contact us  if you bake or make something that you'd like to see sold in our bakery & boutique!

Contact us if you bake or make something that you'd like to see sold in our bakery & boutique!