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Meet Tennille Harron of Doggy Dessert Chef in Mesa

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tennille Harron.

Tennille, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
As my dog Brooklyn got older his formally iron stomach got a lot more sensitive. Around that same time, the issue with dogs getting sick and dying from treats made in China was all over the news and I decided I had to do something to keep my dogs safe and healthy. Unfortunately for my family (haha), I decided that all my baking efforts would now be for my dogs.

I shared a couple of recipes on message boards and received a lot of positive feedback so I decided to set up my own spot on the web and it’s grown from there.

I plan on helping keep dogs all over the world healthy and happy for as long as I can come up with new and exciting recipe ideas.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I had one of my biggest obstacles last year when Brooklyn, the dog I started my blog for, passed away. I felt as if my inspiration and desire to continue went with him.

I shared this with my readers and the response was overwhelming. People I’ve never met shared how much they loved a dog they only knew online. I received handmade sympathy cards in the mail. People took time to send me messages telling me they understood what I was feeling.

They also told me how much they enjoyed what I was doing. I received pictures of dogs munching on treats made from my recipes and I knew I was doing something that people really liked. It may seem like I’m just doing something silly but to some, I’m providing a way for them to do something for their dogs and make sure that they are feeding them healthy treats, which is important to any dog lover.

Brooklyn’s passing showed me that my readers care and value what I do and that gave me the push to keep going.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Doggy Dessert Chef – what should we know?
I have been developing, baking, and photographing dog treats and biscuits and sharing the recipes on my website www.doggydessertchef.com for nearly nine years. I’m a food blog, for your pups.

I’ve developed over seven hundred original recipes using only dog safe ingredients. My recipes have been featured in Clean Eating Magazine, Cesar’s Way Magazine, every dog Magazine and Pup Culture Magazine.

I make the majority of my income through advertising on my blog, social media campaigns and commercial recipe development. I’m also currently working on a cookbook and several ingredient focused eBooks.

I’ve managed to find an almost untapped niche and make a name for myself in it.

I’m a bit of a one woman show but my two doggy taste testers are the best coworkers I could ask for.

There are a few very good blogs that share the occasional dog treat recipe but none have the sheer number of recipes that I offer or my variety of ingredients. I also have a very large section and variety of recipes for sensitive pups.

I also think I’ve got the cutest dogs on the internet and I share them every chance I get.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My dogs, and all of my readers’ dogs, have always been my motivation.

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