Wallowa County Humane Society will present a hands-on workshop on making and baking nutritious treats for Fido 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at The Place, 301 S. Lake Street, Joseph.

Participants will not only make treats, but will also have recipes (and treats) to take home. The workshop will provide all-natural basic ingredients including organic whole wheat flour, eggs and olive or coconut oils, plus additional ingredients that will delight dogs.

Humane Society “Canine Chefs” Sherry Murphy and Ellen Bishop along with The Dog Spot head chef Arion Canniff and restaurateur Amy Wolf, will provide coaching, recipes, ingredients and equipment. Dog-biscuit-shaped cookie cutters in multiple sizes and other fun dog-friendly shapes will be available for use, along with other baking essentials.

“This should be a fun event, and great for adults and children 10 years and older,” said Bishop, who is the Humane Society Programs Coordinator. “The biscuits are good for dogs, and will make unique gifts.”

Participants should bring packaging materials (plastic bags will do) to take their creations home. They may also bring additional ingredients to add to the basic recipes and can include carob (not chocolate) chips, dried bananas, apples and apricots, dried seaweed, shredded carrots, dried parsley, natural (no sugar) peanut butter, canned pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger or other spices and herbs.

Please, no onions, garlic, chocolate, raisins, (toxic to dogs) or extra sugar, although a few holiday sprinkles for the tops of the biscuits would set the holiday mood.

There is no charge for the event, but donations to the Wallowa County Humane Society are appreciated.

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