Doggie ice-cream a success says Perranporth business woman
A Perranporth business woman has created a range of home-made doggie ice-creams to raise money for charity after the tragic passing of her Dogue de Bordeaux puppy.
Denise Burrell from Pavilion Ice in Perranporth has raised £500 after owners and their pets lapped up her dog friendly treats at the K9 Crusaders charity walk on Perranporth beach last Sunday.
The dog-creams, which come in roast chicken and gravy, gourmet roast beef and gravy, good boys chocolate chip, cheese and biscuits and marrowbone flavours, are made from a mixture of fresh yoghurt and dog treats.
Mrs Burrell decided to make the unusual frozen snack after her Dogue de Bordeaux puppy, Mazzie, tragically died of a heart condition a few weeks ago.
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She said: "We were very upset because it was so unexpected. First of all I couldn't get her out of the car so we tried to resuscitate her, but by the time we got her to the vet she had died.
"She went from a beautiful healthy puppy to having passed away in just one hour.
"After that I thought I have got to do something for the K9 Crusaders in Mazzie's name."
The canine 99's, which were sold for £1 per pot, attracted both human and dog testers.
Mrs Burrell said: "Everybody seemed to enjoy the day and the ice-creams despite the terrible weather - they were definitely a huge success.
"The gourmet roast beef and gravy was the best seller, but after trying all of them my favorite was the cheese and biscuits.
"The charity does so much and I’m just really pleased I could help them out."
K9 Crusaders are a Bissoe based charity run entirely by volunteers
They care for and re-homes dogs which have been abandoned or given up by owners who can no longer cope.
Kate David, a volunteer at the charity, said: "We think the ice cream is a fantastic idea. It's nice to know that a local business and so many other people want to help us raise money.
"Without this event and others we would shut down, what we survive on is donations."
After the success of this weekend, Mrs Burrell is planning to further support the charity by making more doggie ice-creams for special events throughout the year.
In addition, she has been given a 14-week-old Dogue de Bordeaux puppy which she has called Maybel.