Archive for 2010

2010 DC VegFest – September 11th

Come out to enjoy great food, hear great speakers, learn of new veg items, and of course visit us at the Max & Ruffy’s booth!!! Since this is a dog friendly event, we will have lots of samples for tasting and boxes for sale!! We would love to see our fans and meet new ones! So leash up your pooch and come on out.
WHERE: University Yard at 2000 blk H St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20052
WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
ORGANIZED BY: Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of D.C
Hope to see you there!

Max & Ruffy’s gives back

We hate to waste here at Max & Ruffy’s. So instead of wasting product that has been a tad bit overbaked or is left-over from our baking run we donate it! We recently just shipped out several pounds of our so called “reject” treats to Pigs Peace Sancturary , a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe home for unwanted, abused or neglected animals in need and is committed to spreading the message of compassion and respect for all animals in Seattle, Island Dog, Inc, the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to building animal friendly communities in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Vieques and Culebra, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary , a 400 acre non-profit refuge for farm animals and wildlife located in Poolesville, Maryland and The Washignton Animal Rescue League (WARL), the oldest animal shelter in the District of Columbia.
Please check out this short video of some of the pigs at Poplar Spring enjoying their Max & Ruffy’s snacks!

Max & Ruffy Vegan Dog Treats at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary from Deb Durant on Vimeo.

WARL Rescue Me Gala Event!!!

We had an awesome time tonight at the Rescue Me Gala – a benefit evening for the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL). Dogs of all types brought their human companions out for an evening of fun and tons of Max & Ruffy’s organic dog treats! We are completely exhausted but all smiles after an evening of fun, laughter, and comfort knowing how many dogs were able to enjoy our healthy treats!

Bring Your Dog to Brunch Day!!

This is the weekend you have all been waiting for – or at least the weekend your dog(s) have been waiting for! It’s an official bring your dog to lunch day…not “hope nobody gets upset that you have Max under your table while you enjoy brunch day.” Finally, a day and a place actually inviting your dog(s) to brunch!
Compassion Over Killing (COK) and Toscana Grill have teamed up to make this day possible and to help promote the vegan menu at Toscana Grill! To make it an even better time for your dog(s) they invited us to hand out our excellent organic treats! So come out and enjoy an excellent brunch, good people, and of course DOGS! Oh, and the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) will be there with a few pooches looking for forever homes! Hope to see you there!

Max & Ruffy’s, COK, and a local restaurant????

Hey All! What’s more satisfying than eating a vegan meal? How about eating a vegan meal to show support of a restaurant expanding their vegan options?
Toscana Grill, located in Arlington, VA is doing just that thanks to the work of local animal rights group Compassion Over Killing (COK). COK has been working hard with Toscana to make a conscious shift. It paid off and Toscana Grill is adding even more vegan options to it’s menu—and it’s celebrating by going 100% VEGAN every weekend in April! Please show your support of their efforts by coming out to some, or even better all, of the weekends during the month of April. To top the whole month off, the last Sunday will feature a “Bring Your Dog to Brunch” day on Sunday, April 25th! Us folks from Max & Ruffy’s will be there sampling out treats to all the doggie brunchers – we will also have product on hand to purchase. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington will also be there to show support of compassionate efforts and to showcase of few of their incredible dogs that need loving homes…who knows you might go home with a full belly, a potential new friend to adopt, and awesome dog treats! Click here to learn more details about each weekend. Hope to see you there!

What’s going on at Max & Ruffy’s….

A lot has been going on here at Max & Ruffy’s. We have been busy making treats (of course) and preparing for the launch of our NEW flavors! We are very excited about these awesome new treats! There are three new flavors, all of which are GRAIN-FREE, and your dog(s) are going to love them! Over the past several months we have handed out a whole bunch of these tasty morels to an array of dogs and have received excellent reviews – yes, even from the “picky” dogs, or discerning as we like to call them. Now that we have you all excited you are probably wondering when your dog can get their paws on these, right? Well, we are anticipating a launch date of May 1st if all goes according to plan – basically we are in the final stage of package design with Raven + Crow Studio and then it’s off to the box company for printing. Yes, we are very eager to debut the new flavors – let’s just say they are simple, healthy, and awesome!
Stay tuned!!

WARL Pasta for Pets Fundraiser

Lucy scores a tri-pack of Max & Ruffy's

Pasta for Pets spaghetti dinner and game night is one of the Washington Animal Rescue League’s most popular family affairs. Pasta for Pets benefits the Love Fund for the League. The Love Fund enables WARL to pay for urgent medical treatment for animals who would otherwise not be able to be treated. We had a blast playing BINGO…and so did Lucy who won Max & Ruffy’s treats for her dog Natalie! Eat ’em up Nattie!

Sourcing Local Ingredients

Finding local ingredients is not always easy or possible. Let’s face it, coconuts are just not locally sourced in Virginia! Luckily, we are able to buy all of our organic flours from Frankferd Farms Foods, an OICA certified organic farm and flour mill located in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania. Like our own small company, Frankferd Farms Foods is local and family owned and we are proud to support their sustainable farming methods which lend to the nutritious, natural flours we use to bake our popular dog treats.