Tiny’s Bones and Scones healthy dog treats have been a huge hit over the past month since they have been available at Vernon’s Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Enderby baker brings specialty dog treats to Vernon

Local entrepreneur opens dog bakery in Vernon pet grooming business

Enderby’s Tanja Tulak needed to pursue something after her children ventured off into school and she thought baking would be a great option.

But she’s not your everyday baker.

Tulak specializes in treats for pups.

She began baking fresh, healthy, sugar-free dog cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls and popcorn balls in her kitchen to serve up to pets.

The idea first sparked Tulak while working at her self-serve flower stand in Enderby. She thought it would be a great addition to put out some dog treats for passerby pooches.

“I never did it,” she said, but when her kids started heading to class she thought now’s the time.

Tiny’s Bones and Scones Healthy Dog Treats now has its own storefront within Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care.

Owner Cam Albert said she always knew she wanted some kind of artisanal bakery incorporated into her already locally-focused business on 27th Street in Vernon.

And she found a good fit with Tulak.

“We’ve never turned product over this quickly,” Albert said, only one month into the partnership.

Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care puts the spotlight on many Okanagan-based businesses, Albert said, so it was an easy match when she found Tulak’s tasty treats.

“It keeps things fun and fresh up in here,” Albert said.

Albert said her interest in adding in a bakery was piqued when she was speaking with other groomers in the industry.

“People were mentioning that it’s been a big hit to do cookies because everyone wants to get a cookie for their dog after they’re groomed to treat them,” Albert said. “And I just always imagined this corner being a bakery.”

Albert said the treats have definitely been a hit among her furry clientele.

One dog visiting for a grooming appointment sat and stared at the glass case bursting with homemade delights and Albert said it looked as if the pup was thinking, ‘how can I get one?’. He slowly strolled around the to the backside of the display case and tenderly took one cinnamon roll, without disturbing any other tasty treats, and walked away satisfied.

Albert texted the story to her newest artisan and said, “your treats are a hit with everyone.”

READ MORE: Pawsative Pups: Why are we afraid to treat our dogs?

READ MORE: Vernon pastry chef has real sweet tooth

READ MORE: Armstrong crews turn eye to snow removal


@caitleerach
Caitlin.clow@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Tanja Tulak, left, of Tiny’s Bones and Scones is now selling fresh, homemade, healthy dog treats out of Cam Albert’s, right, Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care shop on 27th Street in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Just Posted

Big White celebrates Aussie Day with a series of fundraisers for wildfire relief

Big White Ski Resort’s restaurants Globe Tapas and Blarney Stone raised $6,000 for charity

Don’t look now: Warriors grab 6th win in 8 games after Morgan’s stellar outing

West Kelowna goalie Riley Morgan made 30 saves in a 4-1 win over Vernon Saturday

Okanagan Symphony maestro joins KSS Music Showcase

OSO music direcor Rosemary Thomsom will MC the upcoming display of Okanagan music talent

Inaugural Barrels & Berms SBX World Cup continues at Big White

The snowboard cross event brings in Canadian and national stars

Rockets get healthy, snap streak with 3-2 win over T-Birds

Kelowna looks for more wins Saturday with the first of back-to-back games with Giants

Officials reaching out to those in contact with Canada’s first coronavirus patient

The illness has sickened at least 1,975 people and killed 56 in China

Investigation launched after six dead puppies dumped in Richmond hotel parking lot

RAPS reminds people they can always give up puppies they can’t take care of

Canadian Lunar New Year celebrations dampened by coronavirus worries

But Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today that the risk of infection is low

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

Snow angels: B.C. volunteers shovel for those who can’t

‘They’ve helped me make it through the rest of the winter’

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in California helicopter crash

NBA star was reportedly in his private helicopter at the time of the crash

Summerland Steam earn one win, one loss in hockey action

Junior B team in third place in division

It’s okay not to have kids, confesses mother of four

For someone who has committed parenting an obscene number of times, it… Continue reading

Most Read