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$7,246 pledged of $25,000 goal
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We're Barkwheats and we make healthy, grain-free dog biscuits. Barkwheats is unique in the pet industry in our dedication to both healthy dogs and small scale, organic farmers. Our nutritious biscuits are made of beneficial ingredients and we partner with family farms to source those quality ingredients at fair wage prices. We started our company just over two years ago and now, we've outgrown our home-based bakery and just moved in to a new place! With the enthusiastic support of many dedicated customers, Barkwheats are now available in over 300 stores around the country.

Unfortunately our current bakery equipment is just too small to meet the growing demand. Our small biscuit moulder is working on overdrive, and we need to upgrade. With this upgrade, we'll be able to support more farmers and get more of our gluten-free treats to more dogs! What currently takes a full hour to produce will take the new moulder only 90 seconds to do! This increased efficiency will bring us to a whole new operating level, where we can begin to employ local staff, increase the number of stores that carry Barkwheats and ultimately even lower our prices! So we're turning to Kickstarter and you to help make those dog dreams a reality!

We need a total of $50,000 to upgrade our dough moulder and we're trying to raise at least $25,000 Kickstarter. Our farmers work hard to bring us great ingredients, and we work hard bringing your dogs a snack they love. At Barkwheats, we believe everyone has a responsibility to be a good steward of this Earth, and as a business we have an even greater capacity to make a difference. We seek to have a lasting impact on our community and in the pet industry, but we need your help. Please contribute to our campaign knowing that you are a vital part of helping Barkwheats grow!

Thank you,
Chris Roberts & Renée Johnson, Co-Founders, Barkwheats Dog Biscuits

• To learn even more about Barkwheats, please visit our website. Explore farmer profiles & photos, read our Triple Bottom Line mission statement, learn about our Fair Trade Certified™ biscuit (the first in the pet industry!), find a store near you and join our mailing list.

• To learn about our Folk Dog artist, Abby McMillen, visit her website. She has generously donated many wonderful premiums in support of our Kickstarter campaign, including an opportunity for you to have a custom portrait painted of your dog! How cool is that?

• To learn about the innovative squishy pet bowls donated by a fellow Maine business, Guyot Designs, visit their website. They designed this great bowl that is perfect for pets on the trail. Put it in your pocket, and off you go. It will pop open for a quick drink or a bit of kibble on the trail.






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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Your name will appear on a thank you list on our website! You'll also get an invitation to our Open House in late summer 2010.

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    Two 5/8" Folk Dog acrylic magnets and two trial size packets of Barkwheats for your dog. Your name will also appear on a thank you list on our website and you'll get an invitation to our Open House in late summer 2010.

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    You'll receive a tin of six 5/8" Folk Dog magnets and four trial size packets of Barkwheats. YUM! Your name will also appear on a thank you list on our website and you'll get an invitation to our Open House in late summer 2010.

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    And now how about a "Squishy Pet Bowl" from Guyot Designs as well as a pack of 12 Folk Dog cards! Add to that four trial size packets of Barkwheats AND you're going to be entered into a drawing for a 16 x 20 commissioned acrylic on canvas portrait of your pup by Abby McMillen of Folk Dog Art. Your name will also appear on a thank you list on our website and you'll get an invitation to our Open House in late summer 2010.

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    One 10 x 10 commissioned acrylic on canvas portrait of your dog by artist Abby McMillen of Folk Dog Art. A very cool reward indeed! Your name will also appear on a thank you list on our website and you'll get an invitation to our Open House in late summer 2010.

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    One 10 x 10 commissioned acrylic on canvas portrait of your dog by artist Abby McMillen of Folk Dog Art. We'll toss in 3 boxes of each of our 4 flavors of Barkwheats, AND your dog will be an official Barkwheats taste tester when we develop our next flavor. Your name will also appear on a thank you list on our website and you'll get an invitation to our Open House in late summer 2010.

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    One 16 x 20 commissioned acrylic on canvas portrait of your dog by artist Abby McMillen of Folk Dog Art. Your dog(s) will love a one year supply (4 boxes each month) of Barkwheats shipped to your door! AND your dog will be an official Barkwheats taste tester when we develop our next flavor. Your name will also appear on a thank you list on our website and you'll get an invitation to our Open House in late summer 2010.

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    Pledge $7,500 or more About $7,500

    Your dog will be a featured Folk Dog on the packaging for our next flavor of Barkwheats! You will receive a matted & framed print of the 16 x 20 painting of your dog. You'll also receive a one year supply (4 boxes each month) of biscuits shipped to your door, twelve boxes of the flavor your dog will be featured on, and your name will appear on a thank you list on our website. Of course, you will also get an invitation to our Open House in late summer 2010.

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