Friday, January 15, 2010

Puppy Love Biscuits Free @ FidoDogTreats Teams With Student Entrepreneurs With Autism

Beginning in mid-January, online pet-supply retailer is including dog treats baked by students with autism with all customer orders -- free of charge. “Puppy Love” biscuits are hand-made by a small class of students with special needs at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, MI. Debra Lloyd, a special education teacher in the Birmingham Public Schools, started the program for her students in early 2009 as a way to assist with their vocational training.

We are very pleased that recognizes the achievements of these students. What started as a way to develop their individual talents has turned into an actual student-run business,” said Lloyd as she explained her non-profit program. The biscuits were first sold at Premier Pet Supply in Beverly Hills, MI. “The Puppy Love program really assists the students in gaining real world work experience while developing a sense of self-achievement.” The students learn valuable lessons in money-management and accounting while reinvesting all profits from the venture into additional supplies and materials. The dog treats, which come in both a peanut-butter and beef variety, are being shipped in 4oz “Puppy Love” packages. is purchasing the treats directly from the student centered business and is, in turn, sending them to customers on a complimentary basis.

Community involvement is an essential part of the company’s mission, according to co-founder L. Hope Hesano. “Giving back to the community has been an essential part of our business plan since the company’s inception” said Hesano. “It is very exciting to be able to share the achievements of these students with our customers around the country at no cost to them.” Hesano went on to add that, “(w)e are optimistic that our support of these students will assist in the long-term continuation of this rewarding school program.”

With facilities in Huntington Woods and Jackson, MI, is an industry leader in the online sale of natural, organic, and holistic dog treats, dog chews, and dog biscuits. also provides original, informative articles related to the pet health, welfare, and nutrition. Additionally, a veterinarian directory and bake-at-home dog treat recipes are provided to website visitors. To find out more please visit

Philip C. Curtis

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