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Inspiring Conversations with Arpita Chowdhury of Passion For Dogs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Arpita Chowdhury.

Hi Arpita; thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
As the name suggests, I am highly passionate about dogs. I have been a dog lover and an animal advocate all my life. Passion For Dogs is dedicated to my angel furbaby Dazzler, the reason, and inspiration behind Passion For Dogs! I brought home Dazzler when he was just a few weeks old, and we were together for 16 years. Although I grew up with dogs, I learned so much from Dazzler. It is due to Dazzler that I researched and learned about healthy. All natural homemade dog food and dog treats because Dazzler had several medical conditions during his senior years, which triggered my research about commercial dog foods and certain medications. I learned that many commercial dog foods could adversely affect a dog’s health or cause health problems like cancer. I also learned that some medications, such as antibiotics, can compromise a dog’s immune system. So I decided to cook homemade dog food for Dazzler after consulting with his vet, but unfortunately, it was too late for his recovery by then. So, I decided to spread awareness amongst other pet parents about all-natural dog food and treats. I started a YouTube channel a few years back to spread this awareness and could help thanks to my baby Dazzler, many pet parents, and their dogs. Opening my all-natural gourmet dog bakery is the next step in that journey!

I rescued Jackie from a kill shelter, and Buddy was a lost/found dog I eventually adopted. After Dazzler, I rescued Jackie and Buddy, and they rescued me! I have been cooking homemade dog food, so they do not have to go through what Dazzler had to. Additionally, I started making homemade dog treats for them, especially for Jackie, because Jackie’s tummy didn’t agree with store-bought dog treats. Since I started making their treats, Jackie has had no more tummy issues. So it was another nudge, and I decided to start this gourmet dog bakery!

By profession, I am into IT and am a former Graphic Designer, but my heart lies in helping dogs. I help dogs in any way I can, such as working with local animal rescue organizations as a volunteer and administering a local lost pets group in my area to help reunite lost/found dogs. I run free-pack walk events to help dogs with mental and physical stimulation, I run a YouTube channel to spread awareness about all-natural dog food and treats, and I support dogs in need by donating. With my Passion For Dogs Gourmet Dog Bakery, I am helping dogs, both the ones that consume my healthy all-natural dog treats/dog cakes and those in need that I help from a portion of the proceeds of my sales.

Passion For dog’s mission is to offer healthy, natural options for furbabies and to help the dogs in need from a portion of the proceeds. It helps spread awareness about dog adoption/rescue/foster and helps the dogs in need from a portion of the proceeds. All my dog treats and cakes are made from all-natural human-grade ingredients, are gluten-free, and have no preservatives, artificial colors, or added sugar. Additionally, due to my graphic design background, I offer personally designed dog-themed merch for dog lovers (t-shirts and such).

We all face challenges, but would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I wouldn’t call it a smooth road because there were many things to learn along the way, and I’m still learning something new every day. To name a few: Getting all the appropriate approvals/licenses/registrations, spreading the word, ensuring all the marketing items are aligned before the launch, and such.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Passion For Dogs’ mission is to offer healthy natural options for furbabies and to help the dogs in need from a portion of the proceeds. All my dog treats and cakes are made from all-natural human-grade ingredients, gluten-free, with no preservatives, artificial colors, or added sugar, and from dog-friendly ingredients. All the orders are custom-made and fresh. We also personalized treats with any custom word at no additional charge. Businesses can order personalized dog treats with their brand name, making a great clientele gift! It makes a perfect gift for a new addition to the family, a dog’s birthday or gotcha day, or a get well soon gift for the dog. Anyone interested in party orders or bulk orders can contact us for more info.

We also offer personally designed dog-themed merch for dog lovers, such as t-shirts and other merchandise. It helps spread awareness about dog adoption/rescue/foster and helps the dogs in need from a portion of the proceeds. If anyone is interested in custom-made merch, they can contact us for more info. Passion For Dogs also offers eGift cards. It makes a great gift, doesn’t expire, and can be used for any of our products on our website.

What I am most proud of is that Passion For Dogs Gourmet Dog Bakery is helping dogs, both the ones that consume my healthy all-natural dog treats/dog cakes and the ones in need that I help from a portion of the proceeds of my sales. And that we help spread awareness throughout merch. I’d appreciate it if viewers could support my initiative and help me help the dogs in need. If you are on social media and can help spread the word by following/Like/Share, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
I love the diversity and opportunities that our city has to offer. I love that it is easy to get around in personal transportation. I would love to see more public transportation options.

Pricing:

  • $8 and up depending on the product and size selected

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Passion For Dogs @passionfordogsz www.passionfordogs.org

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