Anika Strackholder

Anika Strackholder

Hello! My name is Anika Strackholder, and I absolutely LOVE my pets and animals. I personally have three rabbits ( Holland-Lop, a Lionhead-Dwarf mix, and a dwarf ) and two dogs! ( 11 year old sheltie and a 9 month old volpino-pomeranian mix ) I currently live in Arnprior, and starting my own business!

Twin River Biscuits is a gourmet biscuit shop for dogs and cats. The biscuits are glutton-free and soon to become grain-free, which is much healthier for your pets. But, how I came up with the idea of the business was that I had cooked bacon one morning and saved the fat to make something out of it. My family has this old recipe for dog biscuits, which I used the bacon fat with. When I had finished baking the bacon biscuits my older dog fell in love with them and wanted more. I started my business in the summer of 2011, before starting at Algonquin College. I have donated over hundred biscuits to my local humane society already. At the end of August I vendor at my first dog show at the Long Sault Dog Show just outside of Cornwall. I am beginning to do more dog shows and selling more biscuits.

Since I’ve started this business I have had extremely good feedback. I’ve heard amazing and crazy stories from customers buying my biscuits. As a vendor serving or talking to customers, I love hearing this question “Are these biscuits really for dogs?” Its puts a smile on my face every time I hear it!