Cindy’s K9 Treats, Cohort Craft Brewery come together for Mission “Pawsable” fundraiser

RAPID CITY, S.D. – For about two years now, Cindy Carver has been making dog treats that she says even the pickiest pooches are unable to resist. And with Cohort Craft brewery on Sunday, she was able to host a very special fundraiser for partners South Dakota Service Dogs.

How did the partnership come together?

According to Carver, she partnered with the organization about six months ago. Through this partnership, her peanut butter training treats have become the official training treats of the organization. A portion of proceeds from each bag sold to members of the public goes directly to the organization.

What is South Dakota Service Dogs?

“The vision is to be able to help out veterans and first responders with quality-trained service dogs that they would not otherwise be able to afford to to get on their own,” Board President Allan Schauer explained. “So the organization will well train the dog, provide the kennel, the training, the veterinary bills and the grooming – all that at no cost.”

What is Mission Pawsable?

Mission Pawsable was a fundraiser put on by Carver and the brewery. Carver brought some of her homemade dog treats and sold them to the public along with raffle tickets for a drawing. People buying the cookies were then able to decorate them with dog-safe icing to take home to their four-legged companions. Over $400 was raised Sunday afternoon for South Dakota Service Dogs.

Will there be more of these fundraisers in the future?

Yes! However, Carver will be working with another local organization for a cookie-decorating fundraiser next month.

“I am going to be doing one in March for Border Paws Rescue, which is another non-profit here in Rapid City,” she explained. “We are going to do it on March 16, which is the day before St. Patrick’s Day. It will be called St. Puptrick, and you can come and decorate your own St. Patrick’s Day cookies for your canine.”

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