John and Chloe at the park
This past Saturday we attended a Silent Auction/Bake Sale/BBQ at a puppy park in order to help raise money for HART - the Humane Animal Rescue Team. This is an amazing organization that rescues dogs from Edmonton and surrounding areas, nurses them back to health, and then do everything in their power to make sure each dog finds the perfect fur-ever home!
This is the organization that we adopted our puppy Chloe from. They were absolutely wonderful to work with, and you can see the love and compassion for animals in each and every one of the volunteers.
Nikki and Natalie doing their best to keep the puppies warm!
Despite the freezing weather (I wore my winter coat!) there was a really good turnout! People and dogs in every direction, it was awesome! We even got to meet some of Chloe's siblings that are still looking for their fur-ever homes and were introduced to Chloe's mom!
Our friend Patricia did an amazing job organizing the silent auction. There were so many things I wanted to take home! I think the auction did awesome despite the less than stellar weather.
Chloe found the best place to stay warm, right between the two BBQ's! A dog after my own heart :)
I am not sure how much money they were able to raise, but I am hoping that they did well. I can't imagine how much those vet bills add up for an organization such as HART!
If you are looking to adopt a puppy or dog in Edmonton or a surrounding community please consider HART. They have so many amazing animals up for adoption (my husband even tried to take another one home on Saturday! He's still working on me). Or if you would like to help out, there is a lot of great information on their website.
For the bake sale I made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, and blueberry lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream (recipe coming soon!). And since it was a fundraiser for HART, I also made these awesome Peanut Butter Bacon treats for the dogs! This recipe is from tidymom.net and Chloe absolutely loves these!
(PS - it is totally pouring outside right now, and I just watered my flowerbeds and garden an hour ago. Figures.)
Bella and Nissa!
If you cannot find any oat flour, you can easily make it in a magic bullet or a coffee grinder using rolled oats. I made mine in our magic bullet and it came out perfect!
Also, for the peanut butter I used natural unsalted peanut butter, so the only ingredient is peanuts. This might not be the ideal peanut butter for putting on your toast, but I think it is the healthiest option for a puppy or dog treat :) If you don't have natural peanut butter, just try to stick with the unsalted stuff if you can.
and Chloe! Now if only they would get in line...
Peanut Butter Bacon Puppy Treats
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup natural unsalted peanut butter
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 pieces of cooked bacon, cut small
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper
- In a large bowl mix together the peanut butter, honey, egg, and water and stir until well mixed
- Stir in the bacon and carrot
- In a second bowl mix together the oat flour and the whole wheat flour and then pour the dry ingredients into the wet
- Mix to form a dough (it will be a little bit sticky)
- On a floured surface roll out the dough until about 1 cm thick
- Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter and set them on the prepared baking sheets
- Bake for 10 - 20 minutes (depending on the size of the treats) or until the edges have begun to darken
- Let cool completely before serving
- Enjoy your new treats puppies!