BOISE, Idaho — Tails across the Treasure Valley are wagging for the tastiest treat from Idaho’s Barkery.
Sabrina Sherwood, the owner of Idaho Barkery, started her business shortly before the global pandemic swept the Gem State.
She decided to start her side business after making a cake for her dog Rocky’s birthday. That cake was a hit among her colleagues, and before she knew it, she was baking cakes for just everyone’s furry friend.
The 27-year-old bakes dog-safe cakes for any occasion. Sabrina offers two flavors, peanut butter, and carob. Every day, her priority is “to make sure that my dog cakes Thursday are safe for dogs so everything I’ve added to the cake I researched and made sure it was safe for dogs to consume.”
When she isn’t baking dog cakes, Sherwood works as a pharmacist. She has taken her love for chemistry and applied it to her baking, telling Idaho News 6 that because she uses such pure, wholesome ingredients, knowing when and how to mix them is key for baking the perfect “pup cake”.
Before officially opening up her kitchen, Sherwood went to Idaho’s Department of Agriculture to earn their “stamp of approval”. After getting her affairs in order, Sherwood says she took a moment and told those closest to her that this business was more than just a second job, “I really did it to get more involved in my community being her back in Boise and really getting to you understand the community in a different way now that I’m done with college and everything it’s been incredible to be apart of this business community.”
Check out Sabrina and her cakes on her website IdahoBarkery.com.