Vendor Spotlight: Khristi’s K-9 Kookies

Khristi's K-9 Kookies will have their preservative-free dog treats for sale at Backroads Market in Leavenworth, IN on May 11 & 12

We know you love your dog.  And there’s nothing better than making that dog happy, right?

That’s why we’re so excited to have Khristi’s K-9 Kookies as one of the incredible vendors who will be at Backroads Market on May 11 & 12.

Khristi started her unique business twelve years ago. Being an animal lover, she wanted to provide quality treats with no preservatives to her own dogs.  Because who wouldn’t want that?

Lucky for the rest of our fur babies, Khristi soon realized she could turn her quality treats into a business.

That same love of animals continues to excite Khristi’s creativity. “It is a good feeling to know that I use high-quality, all-natural ingredients,” she says. “I love to create new flavor combinations.”

Your dog will love Khristi for loving it.

Though she admits she’s not always the most organized person,  the feeling of pride she has in creating a product that people are happy to feed their dogs keeps her focused. It helps that her business allows her not only to meet new people but to learn from her mistakes and continue to grow as a person and business.

How does all this help her family?  The same way Backroads Market helps ours. “I am happier doing this rather than working for someone else,” Khristi says.  That translates into a happier family, as we well know.  Khristi goes on, “Over the last couple of years, my husband has become more involved with helping me, and we really enjoy discussing ideas and issues. My youngest daughter started college 2 years ago, and over the last couple years I have started to run this more like a business rather than a hobby where I make money. I have made mistakes, but I learned from them and went on, and I think that has carried into our family life.”

Small business, y’all.  It rocks.

Let us just give you an idea of how good K-9 Kookies are.  According to Khristi, “My husband will come in from work and say, ‘Oh, it smells so good in here. I hope that is dinner and not dog treats.'”

When they smell good enough for us to eat, what do you think they do to our dogs?


Khristi's K-9 Kookies will have their preservative-free dog treats for sale at Backroads Market in Leavenworth, IN on May 11 & 12

Khristi’s favorite product to make is birthday cakes for dogs.  Her customers?  Well, their dogs’ favorite product is the Peanut Butter and Bacon treats.  I can hear my pit bull salivating just because I typed those words, and Foley, the Market Mascot, is crooning down the street.

About Market Day Khristi says, “I love events where everyone is a maker or true entrepreneur. I love meeting like-minded people and sharing stories. I also usually do a lot of buying at these types of events. I love buying from people who pour their heart and soul into what they do, not a corporation or store.”

Yeah yeah.  We couldn’t agree more.

Follow Khristi’s K-9 Kookies on Facebook, but make sure you stop by her booth on Market Day and pick up some treats for your awesome dog.

Peanut Butter and Bacon.  I’m just sayin’.

See you there!

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