Created to make a difference
Nashies is not your typical dog treat company. Our sole reason for existence is to provide funding for the training and placement of therapy dogs in schools, hospitals and crisis situations. That’s why 100% of our profits go directly to these efforts. We believe that the power of human and canine connection provides comfort in today’s increasingly disconnected world.
How Nashies was created
(a dash of divine interactions, a sprinkle of the right people and a whole lotta purpose)
2015: @DailyBarker is born
Born out of the tragedy of her dog Beau passing away, Christina Conlon was inspired to be a light in the world and share the stories of dogs across the world. The Instagram account called @DailyBarker was born. Read the full story here. Over a few short years, @DailyBarker amassed more than 500,000 followers and a community of contributors was formed to share inspiring stories of dogs around the world at DailyBarker.com
2018: Something more is out there
It was time to bring another four-legged member into the Conlon family. Nash (an 8 week old english cream golden retriever) came bursting into the scene! Nash spent his first months of puppyhood around children and bringing smiles to literally every person that laid eyes on him. It was during this time that Christina knew there was something even bigger for her and @DailyBarker. However, she couldn't put her finger on exactly what it was.
2018: The idea
In early 2018, Christina realized there was an opportunity to mobilize the incredible community formed with @DailyBarker and create a dog treat company that would give all of its profits to support an amazing cause. She also found out that she could get Nash certified as a Therapy Dog so that he could have a formal job comforting anyone that he encountered! Then Christina asked herself, "How the heck do I make the healthiest treats out there and which cause do I support?"
2019: The turning point and launch
After scouring the U.S. for nearly two years to source the highest quality, U.S. based human-grade protein sources, the perfect ingredients and recipe were created. To make things even better, a patented way to lock in the nutrients of these protein sources through a fully cooked freeze-dry process was also discovered. (This meant no more need for gross raw treats!)
Then, the final piece of the puzzle fell into place. It was there all along. The perfect place to give the profits! We need more dogs comforting people in schools, hospitals and crisis situations across the U.S. In a world that is so connected through technology, we have never been more disconnected and lonely. Dogs instinctively know how to comfort us in times of need.
So there you have it. Nashies is not your typical dog treat company. Our sole reason for existence is to provide funding for the training and placement of therapy dogs in schools, hospitals and crisis situations. That’s why 100% of our profits go directly to these efforts. We believe that the power of human and canine connection provides comfort in today’s increasingly disconnected world.
Who we support
We are proud to support Nashville, Tennessee based Comfort Connections. Their story and mission is incredibly powerful and we are so thankful to be a part of the journey to bring comfort to those in need.
"I became involved in a comfort dog program when I lived in Connecticut shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. When the students returned to school, they were greeted by 14 beautiful golden retrievers. I became a trained handler for one of those amazing canines. Comfort dog Addie and I witnessed and heard how safe the students felt having the dogs there. When they were unable or unwilling to speak with crisis counselors, they would talk to the dogs."