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Mom/son duo launch an organic dog biscuit company that supports family farmers & animal shelters, as well as your pup's health!
Mom/son duo launch an organic dog biscuit company that supports family farmers & animal shelters, as well as your pup's health!
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When my son, Leo, and I adopted his first puppy from the pound 12 years ago, we didn't know that Loki would not only grown up to be the best dog ever, but Leo's service dog as well. I guess you might say they rescued each other.

Learning everything a Service Dog needs to know takes a lot of work ~and a lot of training treats! We were appalled and disgusted by the ingredients in conventional dog treats, and wanted something better for our wonder dog.
Leo & Company grew out of our desire for organic training treats that would support good health as well as good behavior. Drawing on my background as a veterinary technician, we began creating delicious, organic dog biscuits recipes ~Loki flipped for them, and we could see the difference in his vitality as well as his training.

Leo, now 15, wants to share these unstoppably great treats with the world ~and demonstrate that business can be a force for good. We want to have a lasting impact, both in the lives of the pets who enjoy our treats, and in our community as a whole.
By partnering with local family farmers, we minimize our carbon footprint and support organic practices while securing the freshest, healthiest and most delicious ingredients possible. We also work with no-kill shelters, donating our time and biscuits to train and socialize dogs waiting for forever homes, and rewarding adopters with free bags of biscuits. And because we know shelters are full of awesome dogs like Loki, we donate 10% of our profits to no-kill animal shelters Nationwide.


WHY WE'RE FUNDRAISING:

Our hard work has begun to pay off: Leo & Co. biscuits have been selling well online, three local stores proudly carrying them, and many more are clamoring to do so. We now find ourselves in a classic Catch-22 of small business: if only we could afford to upgrade our equipment, we could increase our biscuit production enough to be able to afford to upgrade our equipment . . . You get the idea

Here wheres YOU can make a difference: By helping Leo & Company grow, you can be a part of engaging many more farmers in practicing small-scale, organic farming; creating local, “green” jobs; help us deliver more unstoppably good treats to more dogs; and allow us to donate even more time, money and biscuits to more great animal causes! Everybody wins!

The total cost of securing and outfitting the new space is $6,000! WOOF! We’re looking to raise at least $3,000 of that through Kickstarter. Help provide the tools for Leo & Company to grow and I guarantee, whether you’re in Portland, Oregon or Portland Maine, you’ll eventually feel the results of our hard work. You can help make a world of difference, one dog at a time!

WE OFFER OUR UNDYING GRATITUDE, AND GREAT THANK YOU GIFTS:

Every single person who pledges, regardless of amount, will be entered to win fun rewards. including a full years biscuit subscription, addition pledge gifts include:

We will be posting photos of all our Thank You gifts on our blog and Face Book soon

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    You will receive our heartfelt thanks: both in the form of public props online and in the form of a personal Thank You card & biscuit. Tell us your pooch's name and we will even personalize the biscuit!

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    The Chihuahua Package:
    Thank You Card and 6 digital recipe cards for home baked biscuits! Here is your opportunity to offer your dog healthy, oven-fresh home baked treats!

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    The Terrier Package:
    ALL of the above PLUS we will send you one of our uniquely stylish Leo & Co. pins. Made from recycled bottle caps and reclaimed images (from magazines etc.) Each one is unique and SO fun!

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    The Yorkshire Package:
    All of The fore mentioned gifts, as well as a fun, Scrabble tile pendent. Each one is a unique piece of wearable art!

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    The Toto Package:
    In addition to the personal Thank You card and recipes, we'll send you a collection of spoke cards, so you can take your love of dogs on the road when you ride!

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    The Mutt Package:
    A Thank You Card, recipes, your choice of spoke cards or scrabble pendent personalized with a photo of YOUR pooch; AND a pair of our L&C buttons: one of that iconic photo of Loki, the World's Greatest Dog, and one with our logo. So cool!

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    The Sheppard Package:
    In addition to the previously mention gifts, you will recieve a jumbo biscuit in the shape of postmen! Yup, here at last is a mailman you pooch can bite with impunity, what could be better than that?

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    The Kelpie Package:
    A Kickstarter Exclusive! Our brand new Puppy Biscotti ~YUM! Developed to help puppies (of all ages) assuage their need to chew, these delectable treats are not yet available retail, you can only get them through this Kickstarter project (you lucky dog!)! Beautifully wrapped with a ribbon as a gift for you, or the dog-friend in your life
    You will also receive a Thank You Card, biscuit sample, and a collection of the previously mentioned gifts.

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    The Weimaraner Package:
    In addition to a personal thank you and assortment of previously mentioned gifts, we will send you one of our lovely gift boxes, wrapped in ribbon and filled with a mix of our great treats: the variety is great way to keep your pooch guessing -and hold their interest- during training!

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    The Labradore Package:
    A customized dozen: Let us help you create something special and uniquely "you", whether it's a dozen breed specific biscuits, treats with a special message, or a mix of crunchy mailmen and mailbox biscuits; we can whip up something special just for YOU.

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    The Sporting Breed Package:
    Brace yourself: you will receive our exclusive Puppy Gift Tray! This gift-basket-for-dogs includes the very exclusive Puppy Biscotti, as well as an array of other delectable treats, artfully arranged on a dog-safe Frisbee, all wrapped up with a bow ~how cool is that?

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    The French Bull Dog Package:
    Receive one of our eco-friendly canvass grocery bags loaded with Leo & Co buttons, bottle cap pins, fridge magnets, and your choice of a trio of Organic Catnip Mice or recipe cards for homemade dog biscuits. Wow!

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    The Puppy Love Package:
    Leo's brilliant and talented mom will create a watercolor portrait of your pup! Just email a photo of your best friend, along with your addy, and we will ship an original work of art, suitable for framing. Makes a lovely and unique gift for the animal lover in your life!
    You will also receive a Thank You Card, biscuit sample, and a collection of the previously mentioned gifts

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    The Lap Dog Package: In addition to our heart felt thanks, both publicly and in a personal Thank You Card, biscuit recipe cards; our Biscuit Mix and cutter so you can whip up homemade biscuits for your favorite four-legged friend; samples of our biscuits, we will ALSO send you a personalized pet pendent, made from a photo you email to us, wrapped in a gift box ~ all bundled up in one of our great canvas bags. Wow!

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    The Pug Package: You will receive our heartfelt thanks, both public props online and a personal Thank You card AND a Kickstarter Exclusive: one of our Organic cotton Leo & Co. t-shits, emblazoned with the iconic Loki photo taken by brilliant and talented Portland photographer of Alicia Dickerson at fourleggedphoto!

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    The New Puppy Package: This is a real treat, perfect for anyone welcoming a new pup of any age; the package includes samples of all our biscuit flavors, so your new friend can discover their favorite; a Planet Dog Earth ball for hours of fun and family bonding; our brand new Puppy Biscotti, developed to help puppies (of all ages) assuage their need to chew (these delectable treats are not yet available retail, you can only get them through this Kickstarter project, you lucky dog!)! All wrapped up with a bow and suitable for gift-giving!
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    The Saint Bernard Package: We will FILL one our eco-friendly canvass grocery bags with Leo & Co buttons, bottle cap pins, fridge magnets, pendents AND our gift-basket-for-dogs: a dog-safe Frisbee serves as a "tray" on which we artfully arrange Puppy Biscotti, as well as an array of other delectable treats, all wrapped up with a bow and suitable for gift giving!! Wow, you could give the tray to a friend and STILL have a bag full of goodies for yourself, how cool is that?!

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    Husky Package: Give the gift of biscuits, your your own four-legged friend, or someone else's, with a 6 Month Biscuit Subscription. Each month a new flavor will arrive via Priority Mail; a great way to find out how much your best friend is gonna love Leo & Company biscuits!

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    The Chow Hound Package:
    Join our consortium of Canine Connoisseurs! Each month you will receive a sampling of the new taste sensations we are working on: which means you get to try them and offer your two cents long before they are available on the open market!
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    The Service Dog Package:
    Receive one of our eco-friendly canvass grocery bags loaded with our exclusive biscuit mix, our organic Puppy Biscotti; a boxed sampler of our biscuits, Leo & Co buttons, Bottle Cap pins, Fridge Magnets, and your choice of a trio of Organic Catnip Mice or recipe cards for homemade dog biscuits. Wow!

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    The Doggy Bag:
    Always on the go? Our stylish yellow messenger bag comes stocked and ready for the open road with a quality SIGG water bottle and insulated travel mug. You will also receive a Loki t-shirt, the fore mentioned buttons and pins, and spoke cards; as well as our heartfelt thanks, both public props online and a personal Thank You card. Nice!

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    The Lucky Dog Package:
    Receive a one year Biscuit Subscription! Every month a new delectable flavor, all through 2011! But that's not all, you will also receive a Thank You Card, biscuit sample, and a collection of the previously mentioned gifts ~you Lucky dog!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    The Loki Package: In addition to all of the above, your dog's image will be featured on our new packaging! Just think of that, your mutt's mug representing one of our unstoppably great flavors, WOW!

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Funding period

- (50 days)