Good Boy Bakery to open soon

| June 16, 2017
Cathy and Brad Fuller will open their dog bakery, Good Boy Bakery on Friday, June 30. They are located below the Roscoe General Store on the canal level.

Cathy and Brad Fuller will open their dog bakery, Good Boy Bakery on Friday, June 30. They are located below the Roscoe General Store on the canal level.

COSHOCTON – Most dog owners consider their furry friend a part of their family and would do just about anything to make sure they were well taken care of. But no store in Coshocton caters only to our four-legged friends. That will soon change with the opening of Good Boy Bakery, to be located at the canal level in the Roscoe General Store.

“It has been a dream of ours for quite a while,” said Brad Fuller, co-owner of Good Boy Bakery along with his wife Cathy. “We make our own dogs biscuits and their daily food. We’ve been making them for years. We’ve always talked about wouldn’t it be great to have this side business and make food for other people’s dogs?”

The new store will host an open house on Wednesday, June 28 from 5 – 8 p.m. and will open to the public on Friday, June 30. Hours will be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

The store will feature a variety of doggie favorites including bakery items.

“We are buying our bakery items from other bakeries at first,” said Brad. “There are a lot of regulations when you use your own recipe. We have to send it away to get it tested. So for now, we are selling items by other bakeries with the same philosophy we have with products made with natural ingredients. We hope to make our own recipes in the future.”

Available bakery items include grain-free, gluten-free, and soy-free foods.

“We have to watch what we give our dogs because it affects their whole life,” said Cathy. “They depend on us and we want to make them happy.”

Homemade doggie ice cream will also be available with the ever-popular maple bacon flavor.

Other items that will be available include wellness items, shampoo, wipes, spritzers, leashes, collars, bowls, toys, gifts, and even greeting cards.

“In addition to our love of dogs and other dogs, we have found that we are not in the minority,” said Brad. “There are a lot of people who consider their dog a family member.”

The Fullers were inspired last year when they learned that $65 billion was spent on pets worldwide.

Although Brad and Cathy own the store, they must give credit to their founders, Eddie and Jack Fuller, their own four-legged family members. A beagle and beagle-mix, these dogs have tried and tested each product sold by the Fullers and those products have been Eddie and Jack approved.

Both Brad and Cathy have a business background which has helped them start their business. Cathy has a background in bookkeeping and Brad has his own entertainment business. They also own a small business that does trivia night.

“There’s a lot of work involved but we are very excited about it,” said Cathy. “So many of our friends have said how excited they are for us and to come in to the store.”

All potential customers are more than welcome to bring their pet to the store with them.

“We are very dog-friendly,” said Brad. “We want people to stop by with their dogs.”

There will be free treats for each pup that comes through the door. A fire hydrant marked “Restrooms” will be available just outside the front door for the convenience of all four-legged customers.

However, the Fullers ask that dogs be left at home the night of the open house.

“There will be a lot of people here for the open house and if you bring your dog, we don’t know how they will interact with each other and it will just be too crowded,” said Brad. “So we ask during our open house that you leave your dogs at home.”

Before purchasing anything at the store, the Fullers ask that dog owners speak with their vets about what is right for their dog.

“A person might think, I want to start my dog on a multi-vitamin because I want him to be healthy, but they might not need it,” said Cathy. “There is such a thing as too much.”

The store will offer supplements, joint health, and kidney care items for all dogs that require them. There will also be fun items too such as clothes, bowties, jewelry for dog owners, and bling for dog collars. New items will always be coming into the store.

“We want to find out what people are looking for, what they’re dogs need and have the ability to bring those items in,” said Brad.

The business will also offer a few consignment items and once their recipes are tested and approved, they will have fresh woofles made daily.

In addition to the excitement of starting their dream business, Brad also has a connection to the building. It is where The Sandpiper used to be from the 1970s through 1990s that was owned by Sam Clow.

“When I was a kid, Sam was really important to me in my life, like another father figure, and I used to work here for him,” said Brad. “I had actually worked in this space in 1978.”

They will have a carving that Sam did displayed in the store as a tribute to him.

To contact Good Boy Bakery, visit www.goodboybakery.com, email goodboybakery@gmail.com, or call them at 740-291-0300. They are also on Facebook and can be found by searching Good Boy Bakery Coshocton.

“We want to be fun and quirky because that’s what dog ownership is,” said Brad. “It’s fun, quirky, compassion, and love.”

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    I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.