good treats. good cause. good reasons.
The lovely folks at Good Reasons sent us a care package filled with delicious treats for Alaska. Good Reasons is a non-profit dog treat company on a world-changing mission to create scrumptious, human-grade all natural dog treats, while providing employment opportunities to people with autism and other developmental disabilities.
“Founder Vicki Sylvester merged her professional experience as an advocate for the disabled community with her love of animals to create a company that supports an integrated workforce.”
I truly resonate with the Good Reasons’ mission and core values, and I am thrilled to see them create something that not only benefits our beloved four-leggers, but also gives back to the community. Their identity and mission sets them apart from other dog treat companies, and this is a huge plus when I look into dog treat brands for Alaska.
We received 4 different products to try:
Brown Rice Flour, Green Peas, Cheddar Cheese, Applesauce, Coconut Oil, Powdered Milk, Mixed Tocopherol (To Preserve Freshness)
- Crude Protein (Min): 11.6%
- Crude Fat (Min): 22.2%
- Crude Fiber (Max): 0.40%
- Moisture (Max): 7.99%
Pumpkin Puree, Peanut Butter, Rice Farina, Barley Flour, Oatmeal, Powdered Milk, Salt, Mixed Tocopherol (To Preserve Freshness)
- Crude Protein (Min): 14.6%
- Crude Fat (Min): 15.8%
- Crude Fiber (Max): 1.79%
- Moisture (Max): 14.38%
Water, Barley Flour, Flour, Peanut Butter, Coconut Oil, Mixed Tocopherol (To Preserve Freshness)
- Crude Protein (Min): 19.8%
- Crude Fat (Min): 19.6%
- Crude Fiber (Max): 0.80%
- Moisture (Max): 2.99%
Molasses, Rice Flour, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Blueberries, Green Peas, Sunflower Seeds, Mixed Tocopherol (To Preserve Freshness)
- Crude Protein (Min): 14.8%
- Crude Fat (Min): 16.7%
- Crude Fiber (Max): 0.31%
- Moisture (Max): 2.60%
All of the flavors were taken well by Alaska, but Charlie’s Cheddar Chomps and Hudson’s Pumpkin PB Pieces really got to her taste buds. I love that all of the treats had only a few ingredients, and that I could pronounce and understand each one of them. They were ingredients that I would eat myself and feel comfortable feeding Alaska. Speaking of things I would eat, Good Reasons treats are also human-grade! I tried a bite of Gracie’s Goodie Too Chews and despite being a bit on the dry side, I was satisfied at the hint of sweetness from the molasses and peanut butter.
One thing I would add is that all of the treats are biscuit-type treats that had quite a crunch to them. Alaska seems to have a preference for soft/chewy treats, and depending on your dog’s personal taste preferences, he/she may find these treats to be too hard. If you have a smaller dog, you can try breaking each treat down to smaller pieces or give one a day as a special crunchy treat like I do.
The only drawback that I find is that I wish Good Reasons offered different treat sizes for each flavor. They do however have mini-sized treats for Bella’s Barkery Bones . Overall, we have a great experience with these treats, and we are thrilled to support such a community-involved, philanthropic organization.
Fetch some Good Reason Dog treats at www.goodreasons.com. They are having some sweet Valentine’s Day deals, so don’t miss out on spoiling your beloved four-legged children! 🙂