New Community Cookbook for Dogs provides creative diversion and tasty treats!

Anti-Cruelty Society Releases New Cookbook for Dogs
Staff and volunteers share favorite recipes for tasty dog treats

CHICAGO—The Anti-Cruelty Society has launched its first ever Community Cookbook for Dogs. This colorful guide features 21 canine treat recipes contributed by Anti-Cruelty Society staff members and volunteers. Now on sale, it is available in print or e-book at

The book contains easy-to-follow instructions, color photos of the finished treats and snapshots of the canines whose owners shared the recipes. Each recipe has been recreated in a home kitchen to ensure accuracy and all the goodies have been taste-tested by Abbie, an Anti-Cruelty Society alum who was adopted 10 years ago. In addition, Society veterinarian Dr. Michele Medhurst shares professional suggestions on what types of human food are fine to feed your dog and what ingredients to avoid such as garlic, onions and avocados.

Instead of making homemade bread during the pandemic, dog owners can use this colorful resource to create yummy, healthy treats for their four-legged friends such as Dixie’s Chicken Jerky, Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats, Millie’s Pumpkin Pupsicles, Pâté Patties, Abbie’s Slop, Peanut Butter Pupcakes and Seafood Muffins. Most of the recipes’ ingredients are items commonly found in a household pantry such as peanut butter, flour, canned pumpkin and chicken stock. Some of the recipes, including Pup Cups, are frequently made in the Society’s kitchen to help entertain and provide a tasty diversion for dogs as they wait for their forever homes.

Due to the pandemic, the Society has had to find alternate ways to raise funds because several revenue programs are suspended due to the virus. The proceeds from the cookbook will help support the Society’s mission to care for animals in need.

“We were looking for a unique way to raise money and thought that dog owners could use a creative nudge to help keep their canine companions happy during these challenging times,” said Vice President of Mission Advancement Jennifer GoodSmith. Our volunteers and employees were more than happy to share their recipes and photos of their beloved pups, so it has truly been a labor of love to produce this cookbook.”

The Anti-Cruelty Society Community Cookbook for Dogs is available in paperback for $14.99 (before shipping) and $8.99 for an e-book, available for immediate download. For information or to purchase the cookbook, visit


About The Anti-Cruelty Society
Founded in 1899, The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, its comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior helpline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), the Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit