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The Barkers Dozen Awards Year of Organic Dog Treats Through Year of Barkers Online Contest

Charlene Vaughn of Indiana, along with her three pups, will receive free organic dog treats for one year as grand prize winner.

Chicopee, MA, January 06, 2011 --( Charlene Vaughn of Reelsville, Ind., shares her home with three very happy mixed-breed pups, who are wagging their tails even more than usual since they’ve been named winners of The Year of Barkers online contest, which awarded Vaughn a year’s supply of organic dog treats from The Barkers Dozen for free.

Vaughn and her three girls, Shiloh, Bailey and Yoki, were selected by a random drawing of more than 600 entries made on The Barkers Dozen Web site: The Year of Barkers online contest was launched to celebrate the homemade pet treat company’s first year in business.

“We are so grateful to all of our loyal customers and online fans who have come out in support of The Barkers Dozen throughout its first year in business,” said The Barkers Dozen owner and co-founder, Shawn Sherry. “Congratulations to Shiloh, Bailey and Yoki, who will be wagging their tails all year long, and to Charlene, who will be the best dog mom on her block!”

As winner, Vaughn will receive a box of The Barkers Dozen organic dog treats every month for 12 months.

“The girls will be waiting for the treats,” exclaimed Vaughn. “It will be a new reason for Bailey to jump in and smell all the boxes. Thanks for making us winners!”

Shiloh is a 4-year-old St. Mutt whose mother was a Saint Bernard and father was much smaller. Vaughn and her family found her on at a pound, following the loss of their Akita mix, Buster. Shiloh earned her name because she was “very shy and laid low instead of walking on the leash,” said Vaughn. “She has bloomed in a loving sweet girl who does no wrong. She would hate to do anything to displease anyone.”

Bailey is a 3-year-old Chocolate Lab mix, but looks like a 5-month-old lab pup. “She showed up one fall day, and was starving and dehydrated. I fed her and brought her into the house and she never left,” said Vaughn. When Bailey joined the family, Shiloh was thrilled to have someone to play with and allowed her to control things around the house. Bailey loves to hunt, with her nose always on the ground.

Rounding out the family is Yoki, a 2-year-old Border Collie mix who is thick and stout. Yoki joined the group when Vaughn’s husband was convinced by their foster daughter to get a puppy. “Yoki is the brightest dog I have ever had in my life. She quickly learns tricks and is always eager to work. I wish I was a better trainer,” said Vaughn. “Yoki and Bailey are best friends; they romp and play several times a day.”

Available in select pet boutiques, upscale retailers and grocery stores -- as well as online through The Barkers Dozen Virtual Bakery and Online Store – The Barkers Dozen organic pet treats are made with human-grade organic ingredients. And as always, these dog treats contain zero artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

About The Barkers Dozen: With a passion for providing Homemade Organic Pet Treats that everyone could afford, Shawn Sherry and Anthony Newman founded The Barkers Dozen in 2009. With a growing worry of unsafe pet treats, they decided to start a local and organic dog treat business where its customers could feel safe and secure about what they fed to that loyal member of their family.

The Barkers Dozen treats use the highest-quality, human-grade organic ingredients and are made in a variety of shapes and sizes to satisfy any furry friend. The gourmet dog treats are made on demand and in small batches to ensure the freshest product possible for its customers, without using artificial preservatives. Current treats include Barkers Barkscotti, Barkers Dozen Carrot Treats, Barkers Family Chicken Treats, Peanut Butter Cups, Big Dippers, Peanut Butter Treats, Cookie Jars & Gift Baskets, and more.

The Barkers Dozen celebrated its first year in business in 2010, and to mark the occasion, redesigned its Web site and rolled out an interactive, virtual storefront and bakery, as well as The Daily Barker blog and e-newsletter.


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