Trixie was my first dog as an adult. We rescued her from the Tampa Bay Humane Society in 2014. She was a soulful dog, and good most of the time. When we met her at the shelter, she came up immediately and sat beside my daughter on the bench, and she captured our hearts. There was no choice but to adopt her.
I started making treats for Trixie because I loved to bake and had a pent up desire to create recipes in the kitchen. And cooking for Trix meant to could bake but not eat all those cookies myself!
Because Trixie was on a limited ingredient diet, I started making gluten-free treats for her. Then I started playing with ingredient combinations. Soon, I had way more treats than Trixie could eat, so I started sharing them with my dog friends. and I became a very popular dog mom.
Unfortunately, Trixie passed on and I had no one to make treats for anymore. And since I had no idea how to start a treat business, the idea went on the back burner. About a year later, we adopted another Humane Society dog, Skippy, and soon, we were in business with a company named after Trixie and a flavor named after Skippy.