The Lazy Dog Cookie Co., Inc.® started out of Amy and Keith Augustine’s kitchen in 2001 and has called Saratoga County and Ballston Spa home since 2005.
“A lot of people don’t even realize we’re local,” said Keith, now Vice President of Sales for Lazy Dog.
In recent years, the brand has become nationally recognizable and found just about anywhere dog treats are sold – from local boutiques and supermarkets to PetSmart, Chewy, and other large chains.
“But we’re rooted in the community, and want to be where our community is,” Keith continued, pointing to the many individuals the company now employs, and the various nonprofits which Lazy Dog partners. “We love it here.”
Beginning its relationship with Adirondack Trust Company in 2015, Lazy Dog has since enjoyed its highest growth years yet.
“The Lazy Dog Cookie Co., Inc.® is a perfect example of folks who worked hard and put in years of sweat equity to successfully build their business,” said Adirondack Trust Company Vice President – Commercial Lending, Chris Mesick, who works with the Augustines on their business growth and strategy. “It is an honor to play a small role in their success.”
The company has come a long way since Amy was hand-making all-natural peanut butter treats for her coworkers, but one thing remains the same – the high quality of ingredients used to create the treats. The product line includes innovative new products to help dog families celebrate all of life’s milestones: Pup-PIE® line, Mutt Mallows®, Treat them with LOVE!® crunchy biscuits, a make-at-home line, and even a children’s book.
Fellow local dog lovers are invited to sample The Lazy Dog Cookie Co., Inc.® treats at most Adirondack Trust Company branches, while supplies last. These all-natural treats come in a variety of delicious flavors, such as Candied Maple Sweet Potato, Ginger Glazed Pumpkin Carrot, Cinnamon Swirled Peanut Butter, Crushed Peanut Sprinkled Banana, and Toasted Vanilla Peanut Butter. All treats contain limited ingredients that are good enough for humans.
To learn more about The Lazy Dog Cookie Co., Inc.® and to find out where to purchase their products, visit www.lazydogcookies.com. To learn more about Adirondack Trust Company’s partnership with Lazy Dog, visit www.adirondacktrust.com/lazydog.