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!
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!