"Animals are wonderful - you share your life with them,” said Carolee Addis when asked about her inspiration to begin a line of dog training leads and collars. Her company, d.o.g. dudz, began after she retired but had been long in the making. Carolee discovered a need for higher-quality training equipment when she began training her Portuguese Water Dogs Lima and Oza. Once her line of leashes and collars took off, she began to focus on another training need, nutritional snacks.
Man's Best Friend
Moli Stix began when Carolee was unable to find snacks for her dogs that didn't contain artificial ingredients. The name Moli is a combination of Mocha and Lima the two dogs she had at the time. "Most dog snacks contain ingredients I would never let my dogs eat," says Carolee, "so I made my own." After 5 years of recipe experimentation, her hard work has paid off .
"I wanted to come up with a recipe that is both delicious and nutritionally beneficial for dogs." The lamb or ground elk in the tasty treats come from fellow Methow Made producer Thomson's Custom Meats and is combined with organic quinoa and brown rice flour, local eggs and organic chicken broth.
“I have already noticed my dogs benefitting from the non-commercially processed, whole meats," says Carolee. In addition they are preservative, antibiotic, and sugar free. Additionally, because it has no preservative, Moli Stix must be made in small batches and kept frozen until used.
You can buy Moli Stix at Carolee's studio at TwispWorks or at Thomson's Custom Meats.