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Kitchen Dog Food and Treat Station

Project Kitchen: Dog Food & Treat Station

April 16, 2018 Sarah Coggins
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When Lady joined our family, we had been without a pet for over 2 years. Adjusting to dog ownership and, having a pet again in general, meant making space for her needs as well. All of a sudden we have extra things including a dog bed, crate, food, and, of course, treats. We were looking for ways to blend many of those into our day to day life.

Simple Dog Food & Treat Station

Lady spends the bulk of her time in our fenced in backyard. Here she has the freedom to roam and play as well as take naps in the sun or in her dog house. Most of her meals occur on the deck just outside of our kitchen. I quickly realized that storing food and treats near the back door would simplify things. I didn’t want the food just sitting out on the counter though. I wanted to pretty it up a bit.

While shopping at Target picking up essentials, I wandered looking for a bit of inspiration. The wooden trays in the kitchen section caught my eye. Then the glass jars. I selected a nice square shaped one with a screw on lid and headed to the pet section to find treats to fill it with.

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During our few months with Lady, we’ve noticed that she tends to prefer chicken over other meats which is why I selected the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Oven-Browned Chicken Sausage Bites. I also selected a bag of Beef, Chicken & Bacon Meatball Morsels to try. Every dog is different and deserves a real meat treat – Nutrish Treats has them covered with a great selection of varieties. I was happy to see that real U.S. farm-raised chicken and beef are the number 1 ingredient respectively and that the treats contain no artificial flavors or meat by-products.

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Setting up the Food & Treat Station

Once home, I cleared off the counter space next to our coffee maker. I set out a wooden tray to define the space and added the plastic container we store Lady’s dry food in.

Kitchen Dog Center: Tray and Dog Food

Next, I added the glass jar I found at Target. It’s the perfect size for treats. Since there was still a little space on the tray, I added a small potted plant. A simple, colorful addition.

Kitchen Dog Center: Potted Plant

Finally, I filled the glass jar with the Nutrish Treats.

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Now they are a simple (and stylish!) reach away from the door – ready to share with Lady at any time.

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Whenever she hears us unscrew that jar lid, she knows a tasty treat is coming her way and gets excited.

Which flavor Nutrish Treats does your dog like the best?


  • Jessica July 25, 2018 at 11:45 am
    Hi Sarah! This is a good idea :) I'm sure our furbabies would never stop staring at the treat station if we'd have one. We haven't tried Nutrish Treats yet, I'm sure they will love sausage flavor ;) Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Jessica
  • Cathleen Thornton September 18, 2018 at 1:36 am
    Hey, I also set up my coffee maker in corner side of my kitchen. I like your wooden tray. I am going to make it for my kitchen. Can you tell me what the size of your wooden tray is? Thanks in advance for giving me the information.
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