Celebrate National Dog Day and Make Homemade Dog Treats for the Humane Society

Celebrate National Dog Day and Make Homemade Dog Treats for the Humane Society

Ironically not only is today National Dog Day but it is also Chloe’s 2nd Birthday. What a great reason to celebrate  and make healthy and inexpensive homemade dog treats. Instead of a dog cake, we decided to make dog treats. If you don’t have a dog, this is a quick and easy dog recipe you can donate to your local Humane Society. How will you celebrate National Dog Day? You are sure to find a sweet dog that needs adopting or some yummy homemade treats at the Humane Society.

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Before you head over to your local Humane Society or SPCA be sure and call first and ask if they will accept homemade treats. This is a simple dog treat recipe that the children can help with. With only Whole Wheat Flour (use rice flour if your dog has wheat allergies), cornmeal , one egg and oil. If you want to add some extra flavor you can add some peanut butter to the batter. (All natural is the best choice.)

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This recipe is as simple as mixing all the ingredients in a bowl.

 

Roll them in small balls. I used a small ice cream scoop to make this easier.

Slightly flatten each ball using a fork, similar to traditional peanut butter cookies.

 

This dough is pretty thick so you can roll it out and cookie cutters for fun shapes.

Since we are celebrating Chloe’s birthday today we made some dog bones and a large flour.

 

 Using a knife or a 1/8 tsp measuring spoon you can etch words into the cookies.

 

Simply bake and allow to cool completely. They look good enough for PEOPLE to eat!

Chloe was drooling waiting to try these treats.

 

 

Package them in an airtight container once the dog treats are completely cooled.

 

 

You can decorate an inexpensive plastic container to deliver to your local humane society.

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For a peanut butter dog recipe, check out my previous post on Dog treats.

Find our ultimate List of Homemade Dog Treats here too! 

The Ultimate List of Dog Approved Homemade Dog Treats

How will you celebrate National Dog Day? How about a trip to the humane society and some homemade dog treat?

Super Easy Homemade Dog Treats

Super Easy Homemade Dog Treats

Yield: 20 biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Super Easy Homemade Dog Treats 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. . Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet or use a silpat mat.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, cornmeal and salt. Mix in the oil, egg and water to make a soft dough that is not too sticky. You may add more flour if needed. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork in a criss corss pattern
  3. 3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until nicely browned and firm. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

Notes

You can also roll out this dough and make make cut out cookies.

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Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 105 Saturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 8mg Sodium 353mg Carbohydrates 14g Fiber 2g Protein 2g
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14 Comments

  1. What a great recipe! I will have to make these this weekend.

  2. i used to make my own dog biscuits, i even sold some to a local dog store, make w/ turjey bacon.

  3. Thanks for asking I would guess a week at least. My dog just finished here up earlier this week. Store in fridge to even freeze some for later if u make a lot

  4. how long do the dog treats last?? others i’m looking at say a week but this one doesn’t say anything…

  5. we started today so I was able to enjoy her birthday without back to school. I need to get off the computer and get ready for my 6th grader to come home from her first day.

  6. Think I would want some sugar but yes the kids wont get sick off these if they dared eachother or friends to try them!

  7. we have an invisible fence but with three cats you might want to wait a while!

  8. I hope she enjoyed them! I love the idea of deco a cute jar and taking them to the shelter

  9. What an awesome and very worthwhile event, and that dog treat recipe is really awesome! I have wanted a dog for quite a while, but living in a borough with an ordinance against fences (seriously, I can’t have a fence surrounding my back yard. Who would even think of something like that?) and the fact that we have a three cat household, I think my puppy plans are put on hold.

  10. With those ingredients there is no reason in the world that people can’t eat them right along with their best friend (if the dog doesn’t eat them all first)

  11. What a great idea! Maybe that’s why my mom’s dog is acting so crazy. We haven’t celebrated today. =) I think I’ll have to give those treats a go!

  12. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I do think, though, that I better focus on first day of school treats for my kids…. they already accuse me of loving the dog most! 🙂

  13. This is sooo cool! Biscuits can be really expensive! I’ll have to try this!

  14. Happy Birthday, Chloe!! I bet she was super excited for her treats!!

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