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$2,319
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
31
backers
24days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, July 20 2019 2:10 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Dogs are more than our pets... Dogs are our family, our friends, and loved ones. We have full-on conversations with them. Many of us sleep with them in our beds. Some of us feed our dogs better than we feed ourselves! And, they deserve to be celebrated and indulged with something that is healthy, nourishing, and super special. When so much on the market isn't real food, isn't organic or non-GMO, and comes in plastic bags... wouldn't it be awesome if that indulgent and healthy treat was ALSO good for the planet (and it’s people)?  

Introducing the Barkaron - the first ever handcrafted doggie dessert that is decadent, safety-tested, super healthy, and is nearly as adorable as your doggie! AND, it comes in an elegant, eco-friendly gift box. Everything from sourcing, to packaging, to distribution, is carried out with health, sustainability, and happiness in mind.... That’s what we call Mindful Indulgence. 

The treats we give our dogs tell a story. From the land where our organic ingredients are grown, to the pristine rivers where our trout is harvested, to the safety and wellbeing of the people baking our creations, to the preservation of the traditional lifestyles of the farmers that source our ingredients, there is a deep and inspiring story baked into each and every dessert we make.      

The Barkarons feature healthy and ethically sourced ingredients - including Camel Cheese, a rare Central Asian delicacy, Organic Free-Range Chicken, and other antioxidant-packed, functional foods - to promote immune, digestive, and skin & coat health. Together, these ingredients create a nutritious, delicious dessert that has a satisfying crunch dogs love.  

Barkarons are lovingly handcrafted in small batches in the Happiness Kitchen high in the Himalayan mountains. All of our creations are thoroughly and comprehensively tested for safety, which includes checking for nasties like toxins, pesticides, PCBs, heavy metals, lactose and dangerous microbes. 

That means you can relax and truly enjoy indulging your pet in something special and safe.


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Our ingredients are fairly traded and benefit traditional lifestyles… from indigenous camel headers in the Gobi desert to bee-keepers in the foothills of the Himalayas. Most of our exclusive ingredients come from Bhutan, the country that introduced Gross National Happiness to the world - the idea that happiness is just as important, if not more so, than economic development. It is the only carbon negative country on earth, with 70% of its land covered in protected forests. The glacial waters flow directly from the Himalayas, the highest mountains on earth, making the water and food really, really high quality and pristine.  

Chews Happiness was founded by two people with a shared longing and a dream. 

Tavor White and Meeta Gawande wanted to break out of the doldrums associated with their cut-throat corporate careers and dedicate themselves to doing good for the planet. During a trip to Bhutan, they were inspired by the country’s commitment to Gross National Happiness, a concept that focuses less on making money and more on protecting the environment, people, and culture.​ After returning to the U.S., they expanded their family to include a puppy named Bouncer. Like so many pet parents, they wanted the best for their little bundle of joy. However, they soon learned that finding safe, high-quality pet products with “good vibes” wasn’t easy. It was at this point that they got an idea. Why not create great products that promote happiness for people, their pets and the planet?​

And so, Chews Happiness was born!

As part of our commitment to making the world a better place, one percent of all Chews Happiness sales, including Kickstarter pledges, will be donated to an amazing animal rescue in Bhutan.  


Risks and challenges

We have what it takes to navigate the many challenges of bringing a product to market. Chews Happiness has a three-year track record of bringing high-quality creations to the market, and our co-founder has helped countless businesses overcome obstacles through his 20+ years as a business consultant at an international business consulting firm.

The challenges we face include those faced by any food business PLUS the challenge of meeting our uncompromising standards for ingredient quality, product safety, and packaging sustainability. We test our creations for just about every conceivable pesticide used in agriculture (results: negative) and for pathogens common in food (results: negative). Our team is regularly trained in quality control and good manufacturing practices. We meet with package-makers in person to ensure truly eco-friendly packaging made from only natural materials, not plastics.

This campaign will fund our scale-up and commercialization. All the amazing ingredients have arrived at our USFDA-registered Happiness Kitchen. Our fully-trained staff has recently conducted our first pre-commercial production runs, and they are ready to start baking your orders. Meanwhile, our two packs of dogs are standing by to make sure our creations earn their pawsitive stamp of taste approval!

To make sure we’re on the right path to achieve your dog’s happiness, we are making a limited quantity of each flavor. The earlier you back our campaign, the more likely it is that you will get your first-choice of flavors; otherwise, we will do our best to send your second choice. All our creations are delicious!

We are confident that we will meet our timeline. On the outside chance that we do experience any delays or any other challenges (e.g. delays in shipping finished goods, delays in producing our sustainable packaging, etc.) you will be the first to know. You are in great hands and our team will keep you posted with any delivery updates. If you have any questions about the campaign or just want to say “hi,” email us at: info@chewshappiness.com.

At Chews Happiness, our mission is to give pet parents a mindfully indulgent way to bond with their pets. It’s about bringing wholesome, delicious, artisanal creations for your furry family member in an eco-friendly, ethically-sourced, socially-responsible way. Pick your Barkaron reward level, and join our Mindful Indulgence movement!

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