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Going to the dogs

Each year, approximately 3.1 million dogs enter animal shelters across the United States.

Aberdeen Heights residents decided to do what they could to help mark National Abandoned Dog Day - April 23rd - by gathering together to make from-scratch doggie treats.

The recipe is simple to make, yet creates a tasty snack for our four-legged friends.

Aside from tackling a meaningful community service project, the biscuit making was a great opportunity for residents and staff to get together for a fun experience. Once the biscuits were ready, we gave them to several staff members, who donated them to local animal shelters.

We might be approaching the dog days of summer, but at least a few of our displaced furry friends will enjoy some heartfelt, homemade goodies while they wait for their new forever home.

Diane's 2-Ingredient Dog Biscuits

There’s just 2 ingredients in these dog biscuits.  Cheaper, easier and better for your dog.

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time25 mins

Total Time45 mins


·         2 4 oz pureed meat or vegetable baby food

·         2 cups whole wheat flour spelt, wheat germ or rolled oats (or combination of all)


1.           Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.   In a large bowl, mix the ingredients to form a dough.

3.   On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-inch thick and cut into desired shapes.

4.   Bake for 20-25 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the biscuits sit in there on the tray until oven is completely cool (this dehydrates the biscuits)

5.   Makes varying amounts according to size cut. I got approximately 15 biscuits with a “medium” dog biscuit cookie cutter (maybe 3-4-inches long)

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