Our company, Faithful Friends, was started in the fall of 1996. We have been exhibitors at local and regional craft shows throughout the state of New York. Our focus was originally hand painted representations of dogs and cats on stone and wood. Eventually our inventory expanded to include articles that would be of interest to animal lovers: sleeping mats, play toys and miniatures.
As we continued to work on our crafts we were looking for an additional product line that would not be traditionally found on the fair circuit. We explored the concept of branching out into the preparation of dog and cat treats. Over the winter of 2002, we researched recipes that would provide novel product presentations. Our overall goal is to produce wholesome, homemade dog and cat treats without the use of preservative agents. We believe that good pets deserve good treats! Bad pets can be bribed! We have successfully marketed our product at various craft venues in Central New York as well as commercial accounts and web sales.
We are a retired couple whose original careers were in nursing and counseling. Without the grind of getting to work each day we are fortunate to be able to work out of our home.
Being a small business we listen to our customers' issues and problems to get a sense of what they need to provide quality treats for their pets. This individual approach helps us have repeat sales from satisfied consumers. We are also very satisfied to hear owners share their anecdotes as to how much their dogs enjoyed our product. At craft shows, we have had people return to our tent the same day of the show as they have gone home saw how much their animals enjoyed their treats that they returned to get a larger supply.
We were fortunate to have been helped in developing our business through association with the Partnership for Community Development in Hamilton, NY. Without the support of this program our dream of having our own business would never have materialized.
The major benefit to our customers is that the purchases they make help to perpetuate the care and attention that they have for their pet's overall health by providing a top-grade product that is made locally and not through mass production. A little love goes into each product. We bake them the way you would if you only had the time.
We create high quality, delicious goodies for your pets made the way you would bake them… if you only had the time. All our nutritious treats are made with wholesome ingredients and no additives or preservatives. Make any day a special day with Faithful Friends Treats!