The Golden Barkery was created by its owner, Matt Craggs, who in late 2008 dreamt of a way he could combine two of his life passions, baking and animal rescue into a sustainable new business. Over the course of a few years his dream has become a reality, as the Golden Barkery was developed into a local online business to meet both of those requirements. In order to make the business possible, The Golden Barkery combined two different types of business models: Cottage Foods Production and Pet Manufacturing. The company offers a variety of Cottage Foods for human consumption, such as cookies, cupcakes, brownies & bars. At the same time, we are a registered Pet Manufacturer with the state of Ohio, which produces dog treats and cakes that were all tested and approved by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for product contents and safety.
Furthermore, 10% of EVERY purchase made from our online store is donated at the end of each month towards animal rescue! The Golden Barkery aims to be more than just another online store, but a destination for anyone that appreciates and believes in animal rescue. We hope that you will try our entire menu of dog and human treats, but the primary goal is to have YOU, the customer, interact and discover different animal rescue organizations, so that you can donate time and money in becoming a volunteer or a new member with some or all of these organizations. Thus, the Animal Rescue section on our website is dedicated to provide education and awareness for all of the great animal rescues and shelters in Northeast, Ohio and across the United States. These organizations share a common bond in rescuing, adopting and finding new loving homes, which EVERY animal deserves!
On a personal note, Matt is an active member and the current Director of Golden Retrievers In Need (G.R.I.N), a non-profit, 100% volunteer rescue organization that finds new homes for displaced, abused and neglected Golden Retrievers. Matt and his family specifically foster and adopt senior and/or medically challenged Golden Retrievers through G.R.I.N. While his family breed of choice is Golden Retrievers, their love for all animals is what helped inspire the Golden Barkery to open! As this is a new side venture for Matt, he continues to work at his full-time position in the music industry, as Manager of Sales Analysis & Retail Marketing. He has held this position and several others with the company for the last 7 years. Previous to working in the music industry, Matt held the position of Marketing Coordinator with a local catering company and has worked in many facets of the food service and retail industries as well.