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Penelope’s Treats donating to local rescue in honor of Betty White

“It’s important to me to give back to the community. I love rescues and I’ve always wanted to be involved."

Sweet Buffalo’s post about flooding animal shelters with donations in honor of Ms. Betty White on what would have been her 100th birthday Jan. 17 has been shared more than 120,000 times and now a local treat company is stepping up to help.

Penelope’s Treats is a Western New York based homemade artisan pet treats & products company. “A bit of love in every bite” is their tagline and it holds true. The pet treat business has donated treats to several animal rescues since it was established in March of 2020.

“It’s important to me to give back to the community. I love rescues and I’ve always wanted to be involved. I also love how rescues move their dogs to foster homes. Shelters are not a bad place either, I just like that the dogs can feel at home when they are fostered,” said Nicole Crawford, owner of Penelope’s Treats.

That’s why from now until Betty White’s birthday, Penelope’s Treats will be donating $2 from every treat bag sold to a local rescue or shelter. Facebook followers can vote on their favorite rescue and the organization that receives the most votes will win.

You can choose from apple bacon cheddar, pumpkin butter, sweet potato carrot, homemade peanut butter, pizza and wings or salmon cat treats. Penelope’s treats uses all natural ingredients and no preservatives.

In fact, Penelope’s Treats was started because of Crawford’s two dogs, Penelope and Winston. Winston has dealt with allergies his whole life, and when his mom decided to make him his own homemade treats many of his issues went away. Crawford wanted to give that same gift to other dogs.

“I found that there are way too many fillers and preservatives in store-bought treats, and it was making Winston’s skin more agitated. That’s why I started making them for him and I’ve loved every second of it. I used to be a baker so this has been a great experience for me,” said Crawford.

You can order Penelope’s treats to contribute to the Betty White Tribute and learn more at  

For more ways to help animals, join Sweet Buffalo to the Rescue  on Facebook.

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