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It’s July & a Rescue a Month is What We Aim For!

Happy Summer! Wow this year is going by fast! Each month we sponsor a rescue to help raise awareness for their efforts & donate back to them 10% of all online purchases from The Nyima Bakery so July brings us Pine Valley Shih Tzu Rescue.  

Active seniors looking for their furever homes!

Since 1991 PVSTR has been dedicated to helping these adorable little guys find their furever homes.  Check out their website…there may be a match made in heaven waiting for you!

A big thank you to everyone for making our Rescue of the Month Program a success!  We know all rescues need help so we’re taking this on one rescue at a time.   

 

Meet Big Dogs Huge Paws….Our June Rescue of the Month Beneficiary!

Wow, time is flying by-I can’t believe it’s June!

Meet our June Rescue of the Month beneficiary, Big Dogs Huge Paws…Nyima was just that that’s for sure! This rescue is based in Denver, CO &  they work very hard to rehome and rehabilitate unwanted giant breed dogs that have been mistreated, neglected, abused and/or abandoned. Take a moment to check them out…there may be a gentle giant ready to make you their person!

We are happy to announce that for the month of June we will be donating 10% of all online orders back to Big Dogs Huge Paws to help in their efforts.  We have also partnered with LaCroix Tees (aka Rescued is My Favorite Breed) who is making these very cool shirts with a great message ”Save a Life…Adopt a Pet”. Five Dollars from every shirt sold will go back to our Rescue of the Month beneficiary!

The Nyima Bakery is dedicated to helping raise awareness and funds for rescues and shelters nationwide and we are taking this task on one rescue at a time.  We love that your pups love our treats and thank you for supporting our Rescue of the Month Program and our June beneficiary, Big Dogs Huge Paws!

FAQs

Lots of great questions about The Nyima Bakery! Here are some FAQs:

Where did the name of the bakery come from & how the heck do you pronounce it? The Nyima Bakery (pronounced “Nee-mah“) is named after our German Shepherd, Nyima.  He passed away at the great old age of 13 in March 2011 & we launched the bakery in October 2011. 

Do you have a storefront? No. Unfortunately, we don’t, but we are online & ship nationwide!

Do you ship internationally? We can! Email us.

Do we send samples? Yes.  All you have to do is ask.

Do you stock treats? NO! All treats are made to order.

How did you come up with the “Rescue of the Month” program? Honestly, it started when I read a blog from Seattle Dog Spot about rescues needing help.  Fostering/adopting, emergency vet bills, food…some really tragic situations for these innocent dogs.  Rescues & shelters are doing such amazing things in trying to find these special pets their forever homes.  I really wanted to help. Every dollar makes a difference for these guys.  We start off with an initial donation and 10% of all online orders goes back to our Rescue of the Month.  We try to help raise awareness and funds for them! We launched this program in mid-February, 2012. Our first Rescue of the Month was A Paw Up Rescue, in Prosser, WA! We partnered with LaCroix Tees (aka Rescued is My Favorite Breed!) to do some great tshirts with a very important message….”Save a Life…Adopt a Pet!” FIVE DOLLARS from every shirt sold goes to our Rescue of the Month beneficiary! Awesome!

Is there certain criteria that a rescue or shelter has to meet to be a Rescue of the Month beneficiary? No. We’ve had a few rescues approach us to be beneficiaries and the answer is Yes!  A Rescue a Month is what we aim for!  Every little bit we can do means a lot to a dog or cat looking for their forever home.

What is the shelf-life for The Nyima Bakery treats? Approx. 3-4 weeks in an airtight container.  You can refrigerate them for 3 months and freeze them up to 6. We use no preservatives, additives or colors in our treats.  I always tell people to treat them like you would your own baked goods.

What kind of ingredients do you use?  Organic. Natural. You can eat these treats yourself! (they’re a bit dry…but tasty!)

Do you do cakes?  We do! But right now they are only available in the greater Seattle area.  Check out our cake order form for information. We’d love to make a cake to celebrate your pup’s special day!

Do you have any treats in retail shops? Yes! Some amazing shops:  Health Mutt, Le Chic Pet Boutique & SpaB.I. Barkery, & 2 doggie friendly cafes, Issaquah Coffee Co. & Lucky Jack’s Latte

Who are you?  My name is Kim Scott - full-time office job by day & baker, marketer, & PR for The Nyima Bakery by night & weekends! I’m a mom of 3 great kids (Julia 20, Vincent 13, & Ava 17 months) & I’m married to a wonderful man & native Seattle-ite, Jaison. We have 2 rescues, Stella & Cooper.

Thank you for all you support & for helping us raise awareness & funds for rescues! We love that your pups love our treats!

 

Leashes & Collars…Who Knew it Could Make Such a Difference!

The other day I read a post from our Rescue of the Month, Last Hope K9 Rescue, asking for some gently used leashes & collars for their fosters & rescues.  I reached out to Valhalla Rescue as well and come to find out they too were running short on leashes and collars. It never occurred to me that they could ever run short on something like that or that they wouldn’t have extra money to buy them; but they do.  Let’s face it, all of the animal rescues around the nation struggle just to meet day to day costs so sadly the simple things that we would take for granted, like leashes, collars, treats & new beds are a luxury for these organizations.

I wanted to help so I decided to put an email out to a few distribution lists at my day job for gently used collars & leashes. I figured someone may have one or two laying around.  Well, you wouldn’t believe the number of responses I received from people wanting to donate not just used, but new collars & leashes for these pups!  I was overwhelmed by the generosity.  It was a fundraiser that cost no money (except a minimal amount to ship the box to the rescue), it took 5 minutes to email out the request, & about 10 minutes going to a few offices to them up.  Most people happily delivered them to my desk.

I thought I would pass this on as a simple idea for a fundraiser that can make such a huge difference. Take a  moment and send your favorite rescue(s) an email to see if they’re running low on the basics…collars, leashes…even treats and hold a mini-fundraiser at your job, neighborhood, or even your gym.  Encourage your favorite pet shop to hold a buy a leash/donate a leash program.  There are some great deals to be had at Ross, Marshalls, clearance bins at your local pet supply stores.

Suggesting a fundraiser like this is sure to warm a lot of hearts & will give these pups that are looking for their furrever homes a new leash on life.

Meet our May Rescue of the Month Beneficiary – Last Hope K9 Rescue!

Meet our May Rescue of the Month: Last Hope K9 Rescue based in MA.   

They launched in February of this year with a mission: to save every possible dog  from being euthanized within high-volume kill shelters throughout the U.S., lobby for animal rights, & enrich human lives through canine companionship. So far they’ve placed 37 dogs in their furever homes!  Be sure to follow them on Face Book for updates & more!

Our Rescue of the Month beneficiary receives 10% of all online orders to help in their efforts.  Grab some yummy, homemade treats for your pup and you’ll be supporting Last Hope K9 Rescue.  Not only can you help through the bakery, but if you’re cruisin’ around Amazon.com’s website check out their Wish List!  We couldn’t help but send a comfy bed over for one of their foster pups to enjoy.

Thank you all for supporting our Rescue of the Month program & raising awareness for all animal rescues!  We know they can all use some help so we are taking this on one rescue at a time.

 

Got Cake?

You bet we do!

Celebrate your pups special day in style with a customized cake from The Nyima Bakery. Birthdays, adoption anniversaries….perhaps even a wedding…we have a cake for that special day!

All our cakes & pupcakes are made to order…pumpkin, sweet potato, or carob cakes with fresh cream cheese frostings….YUM!! and we have wheat free options available!

Need a party venue? Check out Lucky Jack’s Latte in Redmond, WA.  Right down the street from Marymoor Park, this is a great doggie-friendly cafe that would love to host your pups special day.  They offer discounts for the two-legged guests too!

Our cakes are available for pick up/delivery in the greater Seattle area, but are working on a way to ship our decorated cakes out nationwide. In the meantime, if you’re interested in a “de-constructed”, I’ll bake, you decorate, cake/pupcakes we are happy to customize that order for you, just put a note in the order form and we’ll get you everything you need.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for making our “Rescue of the Month” program a success! 10% of all online orders goes back to benefit our featured rescue.  We know how hard these rescue organizations work in finding these special pets their forever homes & every dollar makes a difference. All of our treats/gifts can be shipped nationwide; our friends in Canada, please email us if you ‘d like to  place an order.

What a Great Week!

Happy Spring! It’s been a busy week at the bakery! We’ve been having fun making birthday cakes & pupcakes (I can unleash my inner Martha!), new recipes, & not to mention our new family member, Cooper! Just adopted yesterday from the Seattle Humane Society (this is Cooper & his big sister, Stella takin’ a nap)

April’s ”Rescue of the Month” beneficiary is PAWS in Lynwood, WA.  10% of every order will go back to help in their efforts!  Check them out….you may be able to give a special pet their furever home! 

We’re happy to announce that we were able to give last month’s beneficiary,Motley Zoo Animal Rescue, $53 thru our “Rescue a Month” program and in co-sponoring a giveaway sweepstakes with Rescued! Is My Favorite Breed, we were able to give Adore-A-Bull Rescue $200!

We’re also celebrating our 500 Facebook “likes” with 10% off your entire order! That includes our delicious homemade treats, tees, toys & our special “Rescue” catalog.  Enter FB500 at check out now thru April 12th. We’ll make up the difference for our rescue of the month so they get full sponsorship!

Don’t forget to check out the fun raffle we are co-sponosring with Kol’s Notes…a very fun blog thru the eyes of a Puggle. They always have great recipes you can try at home, giveaways & more! 

A big THANK YOU to everyone for your support!

 

A Rescue a Month is What We Aim For!

The Nyima Bakery is committed to supporting rescue, adoption agencies & shelters by raising money and awareness.  Each month we will be featuring an animal rescue & 10% of every online order will go back to support their efforts.  

April’s rescue beneficiary is PAWS, based in Lynwood, WA.  Follow them on Facebook, you never know…you may be able to help one of these pets  find their forever home.  

We know all rescues & shelters can use some help so we are taking this on one rescue at a time.

We hope you’ll give us a try!

Sneak Peek at Our New Treat!

How about a Grain Free Sweet Potato & Apple treat for your pups to enjoy!  Our new treat recipe has just been perfected & will go thru some rigorous taste testing by some picky (and not so picky) canine volunteers.  Our official bakery taste tester, Stella, has given them two paws up already (one picky dog down, & 30 more to go!)

Of course, I’ve tasted them (and made my children taste them) & I will have to say….they are delicious! Sweet potato, apples, cinnamon…what’s not to like! 

Here’s a sneak peak…fresh from the oven!  Hope to have these as part of our selection very soon!

Calling All Photos!

Have you seen our Treat Dog Flickr Group!?  Check it out and upload some of your favorite pictures for our website visitors to enjoy! This is one of my faves…our shepherd, Stella enjoying a snow day!

Looking forward to seeing all the photos!