Local Friends Spotlight: Panda & Co.


 

What is Panda & Co?
Panda & Co. is an online pet bakery. We specialize in baking healthy treats made with only natural, organic, human-grade ingredients for your beloved furry friend. Our products contain zero added sugars, preservatives, additives or artificial flavours. We cater to all dietary needs offering dairy-free, wheat/gluten free alternatives and everything in between.
What inspired you to start?
It was my dog Panda’s first birthday. We decided to take a trip to the local pet store to pick-up a special treat for his first birthday. I was instantly taken back by the ingredients: sugar was listed as one of the first, along with hydrogenated palm kernel oil, and many preservatives & artificial ingredients. I didn’t feel comfortable feeding this to Panda, so we headed home to create the first of many batches of birthday pupcakes! 
Who are your pets?
We have our CEO Panda as our first dog. Shortly after we adopted Bear, our cat & our second dog Lynx. Fun Fact: Even though Panda & Lynx could almost pass as twins, they were adopted from two different rescues and are not related. It surely was meant to be. :) We have also newly acquired seven (and counting) chickens! Our ladies are fed organic and lay eggs daily that are used in our Panda & Co. treats. 
What do you love most about your work?
There’s many aspects that I absolutely love about being a small business owner in the pet industry. The photos I receive of our happy pupstomers enjoying their special Panda & Co. treats are definitely one of my favourite things. Another part is the aspect of connecting with the amazing community of pet lovers. From owners to local rescue organizations, this business has given me the means to give back in many ways that I never thought possible. 
Find Panda & Co: Website | Instagram | Facebook
-XO Ingrid & Chino

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