Project 2: Dog Treat Program

The dog treat/craft program we are doing today is a special opportunity for us to give back to our canine friends at both the Humane Society and Animal Hope. We will be making treats to donate to the shelters. Most animal shelters in the Fort Worth community have made it their mission to take in and save as many animals as possible in order to provide them with a new forever home. But, due to overcapacity issues, shelters are struggling to obtain the necessary funds and supplies they need to give their animals what they need to live a happy and comfortable life.

By making these small donations, we are allowing the shelters to subtract these purchases from their budget and focus on other important costs, such as animal treatments and facility improvements. It’s the small ways we contribute that can create the most impact.

For this Take Action Impact Project, you will be making homemade dog treats. These will be donated to two shelters in the Fort Worth area. If you would like more information on Animal Hope click here. 

Items you will need:

  • creamy peanut butter (pro tip: places like Sam’s Club and Costco sell large quantities for a great price)
  • oats (pro tip: places like Sam’s Club and Costco sell large quantities for a great price)
  • water
  • Table
  • Plastic table cloth
  • Wax paper
  • Plastic Spoons (to scoop out peanut butter)
  • Shape Cookie Cutters
  • Large gallon size bags

Steps:

  • Set up your station so people can get ready to make the treats ( Put the plastic table cloths on the table then tear of some wax paper to lay down to start making treats)
  • First pour some oats onto your wax paper (you can add more as needed later).
  • Add a little water to the oats and mix until the oats are damp, but not soggy.
  • Add a little peanut butter to the oats and mix together with hands until the mixture is thick and no longer sticks to your hands (you may need to add more oats to help thicken the mixture).
  • Roll and then flatten the mixture out with your hands so that it is thick enough to cute shapes out with the cookie cutters provided.
  • Make sure the treats are thick when cut out. Thin treats may break apart when moved to freezer.
  • Place in freezer in gallon size plastic bags.
  • Fill out the event form and download the reflection guide to reflect with your group! This is located on the Take Action Impact Project home page.
  • Deliver to Animal Hope.

Contact Information:

Animal Hope

6708 South Hulen Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76133

(817) 438-6371, Hours of Operation Monday-Sunday 12PM-6 PM