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 made with handcrafted paper. Everything from sourcing, to packaging, to distribution, is carried out with health, sustainability, and happiness in mind…. That’s what we call Indulging Mindfully.
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.
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. To top it all off, we will be offsetting the carbon we do generate.
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 will be donated to an amazing animal rescue in Bhutan.
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