River Dog Bakery

Where your best friends go for treats

Spoil Your Furry Friend!

About Us

Healthy Home Made Treat Options

River Dog Bakery is devoted to making and serving the highest quality, fresh baked dog treats, containing human grade all natural ingredients.

Commitment

Our business is built on a strong foundation of creating only the highest quality, all natural, healthy treats. While at the same time striving to be socially conscience of the plight and needs of  our local pet community and the support groups that work tirelessly for them.

Customer Satisfaction

We want you and your pets to be uncondtionally happy with our products and services and we're dedicated to provide you with the most accurate information about the products we sell and bake. It's our privilege that you allow us to be a part of such a special part of your life.

 


Born Out of Passion

Our Story

We have been blessed in our family to have loved four Golden Retrievers over the last thirty plus years. Our first dog Nicholas, however, was allergic to so many pet treats and foods, that we found ourselves making recipes and searching for ways to make treats and foods that he could enjoy without the fear of reaction. We started making just a standard type of biscuit, a dry type, crunchy treat. “Nick” enjoyed them for his almost fifteen years. In baking them for special occasions and the holidays, for all of our “dog friends” and "dog family," they became quite a tradition and a precursor to our modern day "Nicholas Nibble" bone.


       Our second Golden, “River,” was not with us near long enough. He died in an accident before he was even a year old. During that year, though, he enjoyed his fair share of treats. He never “met” a treat he didn’t like. That’s why it seemed only fitting that this shop be named for him. 


       Then came “Cooper” he was the official greeter and taste tester at River Dog. He was just past a year old when we opened doors to the bakery. So he really grew up here. There could have never been a stronger champion for the bakery. He was, most days, on the “job” waiting to say hello and assist you in your shopping needs. Unfortunately, we lost him in February, 2014. So quiet this shop had never been. Cooper was so much more than just a lucky dog, residing part time at a dog bakery....He was a huge part of what River Dog has become to our pet community and the reason for visits and the smiles he put on so many faces.


So enters, the fourth generation of pups to our lives..... After three Golden Boys, a little girl, named "Roux." In being River and Cooper's grand-niece.....somehow, she seems to already know that she has huge "paws" to fill. Getting adjusted and acquainted to the daily grind of pup bakery life, seems to be "second paw" to her. Come by soon to meet our little sassy girl, as she fills the role of River Dogs newest ambassador. 


River Dog Bakery is a store that WE would enjoy shopping at and enjoy taking our dog to. A place where they can go and take part in a store made just for them. Our pets, both cats and dogs, give us so much in companionship and love during the course of our days. There should be a special place to shop for unique gifts, specialty items, hard to find toys, quality bath products and fresh baked nutritious treats. Hopefully, River Dog Bakery will be the place that both, you and your best friends will enjoy coming to, as well.


Last, but certainly not least, Our "Blossom"... not a dog at all. She was our tiny little gray lady. Weighing in at a whopping four pounds, she was a little ball of feline fury. A cat that trained the dogs! She broke in THREE over the course of her seventeen years. All out weighing her by about fifty pounds. She kept them all in line.  Sadly, we lost our little lady "Blossom" this Spring. 

As a family, we felt it only fitting that a corner of River Dog be dedicated to this tiny spritely kitty. So please come and visit our new "Blossom Boutique. We've brought in quite a few new specialty cat products that we can only hope that our Blossom would have approved of and hope that your cats do too.



Bakery Fresh

River Dog Nibbles

A customer favorite that includes cinnamon, oats and  Tennessee sorghum.  

CAKES

Carob Brownie $10.00Banana  $18.00

Order

"Coopers Mix it up Bin"

Purchase a little or a lot, sold by the pound. A variety of flavors and sizes.

FRESH BAKED TREATS

Our number one goal is to provide nutritious and delicious treats for dogs. We make and bake all of our fresh treats in the stores kitchen, to ensure their freshness. Adding only the most wholesome fresh ingredients, with no additives, preservatives or artificial colorings or flavors. On many days the aroma of baking cinnamon and ginger, peanut butter and dried fruit welcomes you through the door. Fresh baked goods are maintained in our display case to allow viewing and selection. We maintain a large variety of choices including different sizes, flavors and textures. Holiday and themed cookies. Items can be purchased individually, by the bakers dozen, prepackaged and mixed and matched by the ounce or pound.

Specialty Treats

With a case full of dipped, sprinkled, filled or rolled treats, you're sure to find that special  reward for your pup and friends.

Holiday Treats

Whether it's Christmas, Valentines or July 4th we are always baking a variety of holiday and seasonal treats for your best friends fun days.

Special Events

Wedding and party favors , event and business marketing, fundraising events. Let us help you make a statement and warm the hearts of pet lovers.

Products

At River Dog Bakery, we pride ourselves on offerng people and their pets a unique shopping experience. We offer a vast selection of toys, collars and leashes, bedding, bowls, bath and grooming products and a variety of accessories. We search for products and companies that have proven to be socially responsible. Businesses known to put people and pets first and encouraging the human/animal bond.

Outdoor Wear

Hard and soft shell coats, fleece sweaters and Insulated coats. Harness' and Backpacks, Camp bowls and Sleep pads. Gear for the pup on the go. 

Creature Comforts

Stock and custom order beds to accommodate comfort, fashion and style.

Theamed Toys

Fun novelty toys..."hamburgers & shakes" "pretzels & beer" and "veggies" galore. "designer shoes and bags"

Durable Toys

Get the most out of your toys with West Paw, Planet Dog, Cycle Dog and Tuffy, all built with durability in mind.

Plush Toys

If a soft toy is your best friends pal .... then we have plenty for you. All shapes, sizes and types, with so many textures and all of the colors of a rainbow.

Collars & Leashes

Assorted colors, patterns and designs including leather and a variety of vest and harnesses including Red Dingo and Silidog tags. 

Chewing

Bully Sticks,  No-Hide Chews, 

Himalayan Chews,  Raw Hide Chews  

Cat Essentials

Visit Blossom's  Boutique for unique  felt  and Interactive toys including cat grass, play bubbles and cat nip. 

Hand Thrown Bowls

FACEPLANT ceramic bowls, hand thrown by New Orleans artist Liam Trainor. Commission work available.

Gifts

Jelly Bean* rugs, Carruth Studio* designs, RDB tee's & totes, books, cards, personal gifts, memoriam gifts and home decor.  

Grooming Supplies

When its bath time we've got it. Shampoo, conditioner, cologne, insect repellent, sunscreen, paw pad cream & nose conditioning, dental care, hair brushes and drying towels. 

Dog & Cat Food

We are proud to carry  pet foods from companies with the highest quality, integrity and community consciousness. 

Fromm, Pure-Vita and now Zignature.    

Self Serve Doggie Spa Room

A full size walk around tub with adjustable water temperature. We provide  shampoo, conditioner, towels, dryer,  combs and brushes. Of course you are welcome to bring your own, as well. The enclosed room gives you complete privacy and a calming environment to clean your pup and leave the mess behind.  

Pricing is based on weight from $12-$20

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River Dog Bakery

5201 Kingston Pike, Suite:8, Knoxville, TN 37919, us

(865) 588-8100

Hours

Mon

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tue

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wed

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thu

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Fri

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sat

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sun

Closed