Sue & Oakley, Theo & Monty @Ruff_Bar, @Kairosfordogs


Today’s episode is with Sue @ruff_bar & @kairosfordogs, the dogmom to Theo and Monty, and doggygrandmom to Oakley @oaktreeoakley. Sue is the co-owner of Kairos For Dogs and Ruff Bar brands, located in Seattle, Washington.

Because of my interest in raw feeding and sustainable products for adventure dogs, we covered a bit of history of her company and the two brands. We delve into the process of creating Ruff Bars, including the introduction of a couple new products: the EcoBar and Ruff Food. I’d like to add that this not an advertisement and I’m not sponsored by Kairos or Ruff Bar.

The Eco Bar was conceived and developed out of the desire for a high quality and sustainable dog treat made from cricket protein. Though the Eco Bar is still a work in progress, they have produced some in small batches for sampling and are working to bring it to full production. The same cricket protein in the EcoBar is also being used to make the new freeze-dried raw Ruff Food, which will also be hitting their online shop soon. For now, a limited number of samples are available with orders of Ruff Bars.

Since we didn’t talk much about adventures, it’s worth mentioning Sue’s dream trip would be to load up a Kairos/Ruff Bar sprinter van with the dogs and plenty of treats and head out to the Big 5 National Parks in southern Utah.

Sue’s shout outs include her business partner Karen who handles the look of both Kairos and Ruff Bar, Julie @tuckerleo_da_huskies who handles the Ruff Bar Instagram, Molly @voyagewilder who manages the Kairos Instagram, Ashley @5280coloradodogs and all of the awesome Kairos and Ruff Bar ambassadors. For helping with packaging, she thanks her friends Allison, Merle, Barbara, and Olivia. She gave special thanks to her husband Mike, daughters Kendra, M’Lissa, and Jaime @jaimeshank and her dog Oakley @oaktreeoakley. Last but not least, Sue gave a shout out to all the customers who help make Kairos and Ruff Bar a successful small business.

Thanks for listening!


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