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In September 2014 our basset, Belle, was struggling with kidney issues. It was sudden. One day she was home, the next she was hospitalized. We assumed she would be home again soon. That was not to be. She suffered a stroke and we had to let her go. Belle was just 10 years old. Our remaining basset, Willow, grieved with us. We would cry. Willow would stare at the door. It was the last place she had seen Belle. When we brought Belle's remains home Willow smelled her collar and cried. It was heartbreaking.

Belle’s passing left a huge hole in our lives. That hole needed to be filled. As a result, we decided to open our business. At first, it was a way to mend our broken hearts. We wanted to do something joyful. We wanted to do something that mattered. We were short-sighted. Belle had a much bigger picture in mind.

Our business was not just about us. It was not just about healing. It was about helping others. We learned we could have done so much better when it came to our pets’ nutrition. We didn't know the importance of reading a dog food label. We didn't understand the need for hydration. There were so many things we just didn't know.

For this reason we are passionate about helping you. By turning our grief into education about pet nutrition, we are doing just what Belle intended all along. Because when you know better you can do better.

- Michael, Barb & Willow

Meet Our Team


Katie is our senior team member. As a dog mom to Nikko and Teeva she is passionate about pet nutrition and loves to educate others on doing the best they can for their pets. In addition she has strong organizational skills and helps keep the store running smoothly. If you are interested in learning how you can improve your pet's diet, schedule a nutrition consult with Katie!


Meet Bailie! Her furkids are Cupcake and Cookie. Bailie is a registered dietitian and is pursuing her Master's degree. She is enjoying learning about the canine and feline aspects of nutrition. Her favorite products at Treats On A Leash are the natural chews. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and snuggling with her pups.

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