Dog-Gone Fun!

Today I am participating in the Dog Gone Fun Blog Hop, that Haidee from Created 2 Be Unique Blog organized.

I was so excited to be asked to be part of this blog hop, because I am a big advocate for adopting furry friends from shelters- and giving those sweet pets a nice, warm place to live…and be spoiled. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

We adopted our first puppy 2 years ago, from a local shelter- and fell in love with our little Riley–who looks a little like the puppy I put on the Treat jar! We rescued her, after she had been dropped off by someone who said they were going to drown the litter if someone didn’t take them. ย Then… a year later, we added another fur baby, and friend for Riley- also adopted from a shelter. ย We welcomed Felicity into the family. ย  Then…one more time…we added a fur baby–Miss Zoe- who has since been in a National Calendar for 2012. She was having a hard time being adopted, watching all of her brothers and sisters go, and being the smallest of the litter–so, we couldn’t say no.


Here is a picture of the kids w/ their playmates!ย 

Riley is in the background, with Felicity in the middle, and Zoe up in the front.

Here is the treat jar I made for the girls! I used Four Legged Friends Cricut cartridge, and DCWV Pet Stack.

I also stamped the heart with Pink by Design Furry Friends Stamp Set.


Now for something to put in the treat jar!! Homemade Dog Treats!!


You’ll need:ย 

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter (smooth)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal


  • Preheatย oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder and oatmeal. Once thatโ€™s mixed, add the peanut butter and milk. Stir it together until a dough forms.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, knead it and then roll it out until itโ€™s about a 1/4โ€ณ thick. Break out your cute bone-shaped cookie cutters or a pizza cutter and cut the dough into the desired size and shape.

It’s okay if you enlist the help of a little baker ๐Ÿ™‚


And, it’s okay–if that little ย baker sneaks bites of the dough–it’s people friendly!

  • Bake those on the lightly greased baking pan and cook for about 20 minutes or until theyโ€™re golden brown.
  • Once cool, let your favorite pup enjoy before storing them in an airtight jar.
To save on time- your pups can eat them, without baking them too! ย (My son liked them this way too!)

Okay–how about a little Blog Candy?!

I will let choose 2 Pink Cricut friends to be winners-

1 person will win the Four Legged Friends Cartridge


Just leave a comment below- telling me what your favorite animal or people treat is! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Kristy from Scraptastical Creations


  • Aw, your pups are just so adorable. I love the photo of the kids with them. Me and my dog love to share a piece of cheese at lunch time. One bite for him and one bite for me etc. etc. etc. My big guy is a rescue too and, although he has a few ghosts from his past, he’s the sweetest 125 lbs. of love I’ve ever known.

  • Your “babies” are adorable and seem well mannered too! Great pictures of them and the treats you made. Your treat jar is so darn cute. My apricot minature poodle’s name is Winnie, and her favorite treat are Pupperroni’s. Thank you for a chance to win an awesome cartridge, your very generous! Have a wonderful weekend.

  • Your dogs are adorable! I am such a sucker for dogs! I am lovin’ this hop! My dog is not at all particular. She will eat anything, but she loves cheese. Whenever I make something with cheese (which is often) I make sure I put a little in her bowl. I love your treat jar and thanks for the homemade treat recipe!

  • Oh my im so going to try makeing theses 4 my babes i might even let my grand kids help ๐Ÿ™‚
    great hop sweet,

    ps, plez dont put me in 4 the candy, i have got any thing i could use the cart on ๐Ÿ™ but good luck ev1 xx

  • What beautiful fur babies you have, as well as human babies too! You are truly blessed. Our 2 pups LOVE treats so much that we keep a tray of them on the floor for them to access throughout the day. Surprisingly to all of my dog-owner friends, they don’t wolf them down the moment I put them down, but savor them when they know they deserve the treat. Amazing, I know!! They especially like dried chicken filets, Beggin Strips, IAMS cookies, and Beneful snacks. It’s very humorous to watch our little boy fur baby Morgan play with his treat, tossing it into the air and chasing it.

    Thank you for sharing your SWEET treat jar!


    Ellen โ™ฅ CardMonkey

  • I have a Pit Bull that is my lap dog and an Australian Shepard. They are chewers of all toys. So, the only treat that lasts them longer than an hour is a hip bone from the grocery store. Boy, do they love these!!!
    Thanks for the recipe. All your babies are adorable!!!

  • Dogs from the shelter make the best companions. Somehow they know that you have rescued them and love you without question. What a heartwarming story. I love my dog, who was also rescued. Your sweeties are precious.

  • Awwww…your dogs are so cute! I have two mutts that are my furbabies! I love your treat jar – it is just adorable! And thanks for the treat recipe – can’t wait to try it! My dogs love all kinds of treats, but their favorite treats are milk bones! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win (I have had your Furry Friends stamp set on my want list since it came out – fingers crossed!). ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Your pups look so sweet. I have a Beagle that is so spoiled he thinks he’s human. I couldn’t live without him. Love the treat jar.

  • My favorite animal is actually my Basset Hound, Sammy. She helped me repair & mend my relationship with my husband. If we hadn’t found her, I’m not sure if live would be as it is right now. Thx Sammy!

  • How adorable….just might have to dress up my treat jar has well….thank you for this idea and the good treat recipe….I will have to makes some for my four babies…..two labs, laso and a yorkie…..

  • Love your fur babies, their so cute. We have a rescued puppy too. She’s a black lab mix and she thinks she’s a chic dog. Very pampered and spoiled. We make our own dog bones at Christmas and give them to the neighbors that have dogs too. Our neighborhood is an all dog area. LOVE IT!!

  • I love your dog bone jar. I run GA Shar-Pei Rescue. That would be great for a fundraiser. Hope you don’t mind if I use the concept. I will change it quite a bit.


  • As an owner of 4 shih tzus who love almost EVERYTHING, I am not sure what their favorite is, but if I had to guess, I think it would be the dried chicken jerky. They may be following their owners………..because we love jerky! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Your furbabies and as well as your human babies are adorable. You are a special person to adopt 3 dogs and give them forever homes. My furboy is Jackson a 9 year old yellow lab. I bake him a birthday cake every year and he loves it. I know he’d love the treats you made, so I’m going to have to try them. He loves all treats, but cheese is his favorite.

  • Oh my gosh, your dogs are adorable. I especially like Zoe, I would adopt her just because of her cute little face. I have a boxer mixed with a pitbull and boy is she spoiled. Her favorite treat is what she gets from my girlfriend at Christmas time, it is a milk bone dipped in melted peanut butter and sprinkles. I think she knows they are just for her when she hears the plastic bag crinkle… My favorite treat is Ice cream, and then I let my dog Ginger lick the bowl…she loves it too.

  • I am going to have to try to make these treats!! My pup Lucie would LOVE them!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Your dogs are so cute!! Lucie love all sorts of treats, her favorite is whatever I drop on the floor! My favorite, oh I love treats, but I love peanut butter and dark chocolate, mixed in any way!

  • what a great group!!! kids and pup! I love the puppy treat container — think i might need to make on of those for our babies – our course it would have to be disney themed somehow as my kitchen is mickey!! lol!!! thank you for sharing and a chance at some great blog candy!

    Have a scrap- happy day,
    Lisa G

  • Wow! I can’t believe I’m on a hop with Pink Cricut!!! Zoe has the cutest little face!! How could anyone drown puppies?! You are such an awesome person!! Lovin’ your treat jar, too. TFS:-)

    ~Tammy S

    tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

  • Thanks for sharing everything!! Your fur babies are absolutely adorable and so is their treat jar! I am definitely going to copy the recipe (I need to make them tonight) My personal fav treat are the thin, crispy chocolate chip cookies that my SIL makes:-)

  • Hi, Sarah! Love your treat jar and really appreciate the recipe for homemade treats for the pooches! Thanks so much! Your fur babies are adorable! I have 2 rescued Greyhounds and 2 rescued cats and I, too, and a big advocate for adopting shelter pets. We need to do everything we can to put the puppy mills out of business! Thanks again for sharing and for the chance to win some cool new crafting goodies!

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

    • I forgot to add that my favorite treat is yogurt with fruit and a little granola and my pooches favorite treat is peanut butter in any shape or form! That’s why I was so glad to get your recipe! LOL

  • Hi, everyone I just love my dogs or as I call them my kids and I have 5 dogs my first one is a chi and she is a tea cup and she wiegh alittle over 1lb. and she is 15 year old and she is bold on top of her head and got gray hairs but she is my baby. Then I have 2 boxer that I have save at to different times. Bubby is the oldest he is 6 year old and he is tan and he is like our security alarm and Mattie she is about 5 or 6 year old and is a brintal color and I save her she was living in a box like it had a floor some where under all the poop and roof then chain link fence all the way around it and she live in there with two other dog with no food or water and how I found her I was looking for me a use car at this guys house and I saw her in the back yard and ask him about the dogs and he said that he had found a home for the two other but not for the little one. So he was just going to keep her. So I start heading home and I felt so bad for the dog and living condition that I made my husband turn the truck around and went back to the dog. I ask him if I could have her since she was live in so bad of condition and she was so skinny and he said yes but he wanted $400 dollar because he had paper on her and I said no I want her for free or I was going to call the animal shelter and I would stay thier to they come. So he-haw for a little bit until I start to get my phone out to call and he said yes. So I ask him what her name was and he couldn’t remeber what they call her and on top of all this he said she was about a year old but I didn’t care how old she was anyway but he decided to give me her paper and I took her home then the next day I took her to vet and the only thing that was wrong with her she had some worn and was alot under weight other than that she was in good health and by the way she was 3 year old and we name her Madie and now she is health, fun loving dog. And then we have a minuture schnuzer and her name is Tinkerbell but she mostly get call Tinker and she is 1 and half old and she is our trick dog love to do tricks and last but not least we have my son dog and her name is Peanut and she is a mix chil and something else. But if you could imagie a dog with a small head like a chil and medium body like a chil but now here come in the fun thing about her she has longlong leg and she look like a chil on steels (like you see the clown wear to make them very tall)but the thing about she keep on falling down because she has a hard time walking on those long leg and she is 8 month old and vet said she is fine. But she is a big clown. But I love them all just like my kids and each one has there own personallity just like kid do and I wouldn’t trade them for the world and now think about it I could use the four leg friend cartridge to do scrap pages about them. And just to let everyone know that all my animal are fix. Thank you for let me share my story about my family of dogs.
    Delama ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi – love your adorable treat jar! I adopted a cute corgi from the shelter who wasn’t being adopted because he was one quivering bundle of raw nerves. But my son-in-law pointed Benny out and with a lot of TLC he has become a calm, loveable, super sweet dog who is always there for me! He love his Milkbones but I will try your recipe for sure!

  • Great pictures of the kids and your fur babies!!! We give our fur baby Old Mother Hubbard treats! Thanks for the inspiration with the jar.

  • hi…thanks for all the great things you are teaching me! my kitties love love love fruit loops…they get one a night and will simply attack them when we give them to them lol they are from two shelters and are rescues….and we love them dearly!!

  • Adorable treat jar! I need to decorate one for my dogs:) We have 4 dogs:) One is allergic to peanut butter! We rescued a pug. My father died in Feb.2006 so we got the dog, we are her retirement home:)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ~Vanessa W

  • Love your treat jar that is too cute with the paper piecing on top, and your pet photos are adorable. This was a great hop to be in with you.
    Our dogs love tiny little sausage treats.

    Smiles Sher

  • I have a pekingese and and let me assure you, he IS THE KING OF THE CASTLE at our house. His favorite treat is ANYTHING you will give him and he appreciates it all and thanks you with a big wet lick. I love this cartridge and would be so honored to win it. Thanks for sharing with us and giving us the chance to win it.

  • Love the dog treats you made and I love the jar you made for them. I don’t have any pets, but would love to get one soon. My favorite people treat…well, I hate to admit this, but I love anything chocolate! This hop is so much fun!

  • Love the pics of your fur babies. They look adorable. We found our Jack Russell wandering the streets of a small town in the middle of winter. She had no tags and was shivering from the cold. We brought her home (alsmost 10 years ago) and she has the sweetest disposition anyone could ask for. Her favorite treat is peanut butter biscuits. Thanks for offering the drawing.

  • I love my bassett hound. She is more spoiled than my kids. And she certainly knows what “treat” means. She scratches at the door becuase she knows her treats are out in the garage. Raw hide chewies and milk bones are her favorites.

  • Such a great project! I will have to make the treats. We give our dogs and rabbit animal cookies for treats. They are real good about doing tricks if they know they will get a cookie. TFS

  • Your fur babies are gorgeous! I love the black & white picture of them! I have two rescued pits that are spoiled rotten! They love eating peanut & honey treats! I can hardly wait to try your recipe! TFS! Keeping my fingers crossed to win some of your cnady!

  • My husband and I have been married 45 yrs. this month and we have always had a dog or two or several! From Heinz 57 to pound puppies to registered Labs, dobermans, bird dogs, we only have one right now a ShihTzu that is very spoiled!

  • You know I have to totally make those homemade treats… TFS
    Thank for making this hop a success. I was honored you said yes! TY
    I love that you had your kids help too. What a memory. Your fur babies are so CUTE!!!!!!!!!

  • I love the treat jar, will have to work on one of those. I would have to say that a rawhide is one of our dogs favorite treats and the other would be anything he can get ahold of.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    fillhardfarm at ymail dot com

  • This was so cute!! Love the pictures of the dogs. I love that you made your own dog bones. We use to do that for our dog, but since he passed away we haven’t made them. Your post gives me an idea for Christmas presents for friends who have dogs. I love organic homemade foods and these dog bones are perfect. The penaut butter and hone so good for their coat. My favorite animal is a Panda and our favorite human treat is Oreo cookies and cool whip – YUM!!

  • Beautiful fur family!! Love that you shared a treat recipe ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have 3 rescue cats~one was adopted because he was the “runt of the litter”
    My favorite human treat is taffy apple salad.

  • Cute treat jar!! Thanks for the dog treat recipe! My favorite treat is anything chocolate and the dogs favorite is anything anyone is eating! My son moved home with his two dogs so now I am the one that spends the most time with them. They discovered the green beans in my garden so whenever I picked them, I had to watch or the two dogs would be sneaking beans out of my bucket! So cute!

  • Love your treat jar. Your dogs are as sweet looking as your kids. My favorite treat for my animals was always the dog bones. We lost our English Springer Spaniel 3 years ago and haven’t been able to get another. Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge or stamps.

  • your pups are super cute!! love that they sit so still!!! My fav. treat is anything from starbucks-mmmm wonder if my hubbs is going to do a coffee run this AM?

  • Love the puppies and the kiddies too. Our dog “Cookie” thinks anything I’m eating is her treat too. She has no favorites. I do think popcorn is one of her favorites though!Regina

  • Love all your babies, so cute. I love dogs and the most grateful are the ones from the pound. We have two and they love whatever treats they can have! I may have to make the treat jar, so cute, my niehgbors dog thinks treats are better than life its self! Thank for the chance to win!

  • Sarah,
    I am thrilled to hear your story about resucing your three dogs. I’m not sure who got the best end of that deal…you and your family, or the dogs. I have three dogs, one of whic is a rescue and they all have stolen my heart. Your treat jar is just adorable. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society published a cookbook three years ago. And there is a whole section of recipes for doggie goodies. I love them! I also like Grandma Lucy Oven Baked Dog Treats. They are delicious and come in many flavors. I have had the pumpkin, and blueberry ones. I love them as much as the dogs do. They look like teddy grahams. And the best part is they are USDA Organic!
    Your treat jar is just wonderful and I love the cute stamps you have. Gotta have them myself.
    Visit my blog to see my fu babies.

  • Hi, I am back for day 2 and I REALLY, really hope you will go visit my blog and read about what happened to us within an hour of finishing your hop yesterday:-)

  • I always gave my dogs Science diet chicken flavored treats. They loved them, but unfortunately my male dog past away about 2 years ago and my female just died last week. I sure do miss them. Maybe we will try rescue dogs when we are ready to get new ones. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • W have 2 little dogs one of which has food allergies so their favorite treats (the only ones they can have) are chicken jerky, duck jerky and the chicken and apple snacks. Even though they would prefer cheese for a snack. Thank you for sharing!

  • The doggies are TOO cute. I love your treat jar and will save the recipe to make treats for WHENEVER I finally get a fur baby. My favorite treat therefore is a people treat since I don’t have a fur baby. I love a Sonic Blast treat. In fact, I think I’m going to go get one tonight. LOL!!!

    TFS and scrappy hugs!


  • Sarah, your doggies are soooo cute! Adopting a pet from a shelter is one of the best things we humans can do! Your treat jar is adorable & the picture of your son helping is precious! Yet another recipe I’m going to have to steal from you. :O) We love the beer bread!
    Puppy Hugs!

  • We adopted 2 kittens from the Humane Society many years ago and they lived until 12 and 13. We now have a dog that was given to our daughter but did not work out in an apartment setting. We also have a cat that belonged to our other daughter but she when she moved out the pet fee for her apartment was very expensive. So they both visit their babies here and the two get along well. Love to win the candy since I am scrapping pages for both girls.

  • Thanks for sharing all of the pics! Your babies–all of them are adorable! No dogs at our house, but my cat loves peanut butter. I thought this was quite odd–but judging from the posts–not so much! Thanks for the treat recipe, I will try it for my Mother In Law’s dogs. If THEY don’t like them, I’m sure that SHE will!! ANYTHING peanut butter is a hit with her!

  • How did I not see this right away!?!?!?! This is adorable! Your dogs are so cute I would give them a great big hug and smooch! I love dogs! Anyone who knows me knows that my I treat my girls like they were my children! I love seeing the pics of them on the furniture as well as with your kids! You have 5 kids! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sarah!!! I cant tell you how much I love this and your recipe! Thank you so much for sharing!


  • Your dogs are so cute. Thank you for posting the dog treat recipe. I don’t have any dogs myself, (3 cats)but I will be making these for both of my brother’s dogs. I also love the treat container, it’s adorable and would make a nice gift.

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