“Smudge” Wins Year of Organic Dog Treats from The Barkers Dozen

Through the Year of Barkers Contest, the Chihuahua mix and his human, Lanisa, will receive free organic dog treats for one year as grand prize winner.

Chicopee, MA, January 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Lanisa Larrabee’s 7-year-old Chihuahua mix Smudge is wagging his tail even more than usual since he has been named the grand prize winner of the second-annual Year of Barkers online contest, which awarded Larrabee a year’s supply of free organic dog treats from The Barkers Dozen.

Larrabee and Smudge were selected by a random drawing of more than 1,700 entries made on The Barkers Dozen Web site: www.thebarkersdozen.com. The Year of Barkers online contest was launched to celebrate the homemade pet treat company’s second 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 second year in business,” said President/CEO and Founder of The Barkers Dozen Shawn Sherry. “Congratulations to Smudge, who will be wagging his tail all year long, and to Lanisa, who will be the best dog mom on her block!”

As winner, Larrabee will receive a box of The Barkers Dozen organic dog treats every month for 12 months. Being named the grand prize winner of the Year of Barkers contest feels “great” to Larrabee, who added: “We always have treats for the pets because they deserve it.”

Smudge is a world-traveler who enjoys camping and fishing, according to his mom, who says he is also very curious and “wants to check everything out.” She said her pup is a great companion, which is what makes him so special. Smudge and Larrabee also live with a long-haired feline mix named O’Henry.

To learn more about The Barkers Dozen’s organic dog treats – all of which are made from organic, human-grade ingredients — dog owners (and tech savvy pooches) can visit the dog treat company’s virtual bakery at www.thebarkersdozen.com. And as always, these dog treats contain zero artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The Barkers Dozen also offers an organic, gluten free treat flavor, Blueberry Bone-anza Dog Treats, allowing dogs with digestive ailments and allergies to enjoy the same high-quality indulgences as other pups.

Available in select pet boutiques, upscale retailers and grocery stores — as well as online through The Barkers Dozen Virtual Bakery and Online Store — the current lineup of organic pet treats includes: Barkers Family Chicken Treats, Barkers Carrot Treats, Blueberry Bone-anza Gluten Free Treats, Barkers Dozen Barkscotti, Peanut Butter Cups, Peanut Butter Treats, and The Big Dipper. Also available are “The Mutt” Sampler Gift Boxes, and custom-made cookie jars and gift baskets.

The Barkers Dozen
Shawn Sherry