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Healthy Dog Treats for Shelter Animals

Mar 26, 2014 08:32PM

Ryan Kelly & Barkley

Ryan’s Barkery, an all-natural dog treat company created by a boy who wanted to make better biscuits for his rescue puppy, is giving back to the pet communities in Boston and Connecticut. The company recently donated wholesome, all-natural treats to dogs while they await permanent homes.

As a 10-year-old entrepreneur, company president Ryan Kelly launched his line of treats in Connecticut, in 2011, and debuted at Boston’s own K9 Strolls in the South End in 2013. Now 12, Kelly wants to help homeless animals and has divided his donations among three organizations: Buddy Dog Humane Society, STARelief and Pet Assistance, and Bully Breed Rescue.

Kelly was recently featured on the television show Shark Tank, in which he received an investment from real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, who continues to support him and his efforts in business and in giving back. Kelly works closely with his mother and grandmother to make Ryan’s Barkery thrive.

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