Avon, Ohio – Avon residents and mother-in law/daughter-in-law duo, Jennifer and Krystin Cornaro are the founders of Kloud9 Barkery. The pair started their business journey out of a love of dogs and frustration with the options for healthy dog treats on the market.
“We each have a rescue, I have a Newfoundland and Krystin has a Bernedoodle, that have difficult dietary issues, which is what caused us to start this business,” said Jennifer. “We both live in Avon, have kids in the Avon school system, and I even started the “I Love Avon Ohio” Facebook group because I love it here so much. We just really want people to be able to give their dog anything on our menu without worrying about having to read the labels. We have yet to meet a single dog (even the pickiest eater) that doesn’t like our products”
Jennifer’s dog, Lola, suffers from a protein allergy and also needs a low-fat, chicken-free diet. Krystin’s dog, Rosie, was diagnosed with Protein Losing Enteropathy due to underlying Lymphangectasia (intestinal disease).
According to the owners, big box stores, and even some small dog bakeries, market their treats to look good, but dogs are not designed to eat human foods. Sugars and preservatives, commonly found in popular dog treats, are not good for their health. Everything offered from Kloud9 Barkery is vegetarian and has no added sugar, no added salt, and no preservatives. The owners make everything by hand to ensure that the products contain only the highest quality ingredients.
Kloud9 Barkery is primarily an online business as the owners are currently working out of their homes, but they recently began offering items for sale in the new retail section at Pinspiration Avon, 34970 Detroit Road. Customers can find a selection of biscuits, and dehydrated fruits and veggies.
Kloud9 Barkery offers a variety of dog treats online including BARKery Treats (mini PUPcakes, mini RUFFins, tRUFFles, ultiMUTT oat biscuits, and soft CHEWs), FURiffic Fruits and Veggies (Dried Carrot, Dried Sweet Potato, and Dried Apple.) If your dog is celebrating a birthday, you can also order a custom birthday cake.
Garden Club meeting: The Avon Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) March 21, in the Orchid Room at Miller Nature Preserve, 2739 Center Road. Anthony Moore, Avon Tree Commission chair and Ward 3 councilman will present, “Avon Tree City Designation.” The public is welcome to attend.
Tiny Art Show: Stop by the Avon Branch Library, 37485 Harvest Drive, during normal business hours between March 27 – April 8 to see the entries in the first ever Tiny Art Show (miniature art).
Car show: The Lake Erie Crushers organization recently announced a host of promotions for the 2023 baseball season which begins in May. Car enthusiasts will want to attend the game May 20 for Car Show Night presented by Carat Coin LLC. Fans can come out and take pictures and admire all the cars. Fans with classic cars are encouraged to come and join the show in the parking lot. To purchase tickets for the game, go to bit.ly/3yrIATq.
Fans will also want to save the dates for the annual Red, White, and Boom events. Enjoy firework shows June 30 and July 3 (presented by the City of Avon). For a complete list of all baseball game promotions, go to lakeeriecrushers.com, or follow on Facebook.
Pool passes: Who is ready for summer? Ellen Trivanovich Aquatic Center pool membership passes are now available to residents for purchase online. A current utility bill must be uploaded at the time of purchase to verify residency. If you prefer to purchase your pool pass in person, you can do so from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at city hall, 150 Avon Belden Road. Print and complete the pool pass application and bring it along with a photo ID and current utility bill to the Recreation Office at city hall. For an application, go to avonlakeoh.myrec.com. For more information, call 440-930-4130.
Nominations due: Reminder, applications for person or project from 2022 are due by March 31. Completed nomination forms can be dropped off at city hall, emailed to [email protected], or mailed to Martin O’Donnell, City of Avon Lake, 150 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012. Nomination forms are available on the city’s website, go to avonlake.org.
Snowman contest winners: The Avon Lake Parks and Recreation Department recently posted winners from the city’s annual Snowman Contest. Congratulations to the Yodice Family, first place; the Smith Family, second place; and the Kuhn Family, third place.
Easter egg hunt: Sprenger Health Care and the City of Avon Lake are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt beginning promptly at 10 a.m. March 25 (rain or shine) at Weiss Field, 33401 Webber Road. Participants that find a golden egg will receive a gift basket. Families can also take photos with the Easter Bunny.
Balance workshop: An eight-week workshop beginning March 27 at the North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Road, for those age 60 and over will address balance, flexibility and strength. The workshops are from 10 a.m. to noon and participants should commit to the entire series when registering. Pre-registration is required, go to lorainpubliclibrary.org.
Improv class: Join professional actors and educators from the Beck Center as they lead participants in a theater improvisational acting during a class from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. March 29 at the North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Road. Pre-registration is required, go to lorainpubliclibrary.org.
Egg decorating for seniors: A free egg decorating party will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 3 at the senior center, 7327 Avon Belden Road. Guests are asked to bring up to two dozen cooked eggs. All other supplies will be provided. RSVP by calling 440-353-0828. Deadline to register is March 29.
Easter basket collections: North Ridgeville Community Care, 34015 Center Ridge Road, is seeking donations for client Easter baskets. Items needed include empty Easter baskets, Easter grass, small wrapped Easter candy, empty plastic eggs, and Easter hams. Drop off items from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; or Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 440-353-9716.
Shout-out: Thank you to the staff, students, and families at the North Ridgeville Academic Center for collecting food for Second Harvest Food Bank during Kindness Week. The school donated over 450 pounds of food and provided over 250 meals to families in Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.
Night at the Races: Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County during the upcoming Night at the Races event from 6 to 11 p.m. March 18 at the Nick Abraham Automall, 1155 E Broad Street, Elyria. Individual tickets are $40 and include dinner catered by Tom’s Country Place (Avon). Tickets can be purchased online or reserved and paid at the door. For more information, go to bigloraincounty.org.
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