Just Dogs! Gourmet

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
— Roger Caras

The Idea

"In 2006, my husband and I stopped at a mall kiosk called Just Dogs! Gourmet in Nashville, Tennessee. We brought some of their all-natural peppermint dog biscuits home to our golden retriever, Breezer. And he loved them! So much so that we decided to get into the business ourselves. The next year, we joined the Just Dogs! Gourmet franchise, opening a kiosk at the Mall of America. A few years later in 2010, the franchisor closed--but we wanted to keep going. We now own the name and product. Ever since we started this journey in 2007, our bakers have been tweaking our recipes to be the very best. Our mission is to share delicious, wholesome treats with all our furry friends."

The Location

For the last 12 years we have had the honor to meet our customers at the Mall of America. As of July 1, 2019 we will no longer be at the mall but will still service our customers online and at our bakery location. Another great thing is that you can find our products throughout the metro area and we have included some of our awesome partnerships below. Also look for us out and about at different events in the Twin Cities.

Additional locations

  • Our bakery in South St. Paul

  • Lunds & Byerlys Bone Marché

  • Rio Dog Grooming

  • Aska Pet Spa

  • and many others

The People

"The best part about this business is the people we've met. We've made so many new friends who've become customers, employees, vendors, and suppliers. Our love for our dogs sparks relationships we never would've made otherwise. So I want to thank my sister and her husband, Pat and Steve, and my husband, Mark, for taking the leap into running a dog treat business with me. And thank you to our wonderful customers, our fabulous employees, and our very discerning quality control board – our loving dogs." 

- Karen, co-owner of Just Dogs! Gourmet.