• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 30s

Made in Alaska: Drool Central

By Heather Hintze 8:27 PM January 9, 2014

Daisy Nicolas uses Alaskan, supermarket-grade food in her dog treats.

ANCHORAGE - Like all dog lovers, Daisy Nicolas only wants what’s best for her pet. She feeds her yellow lab Dallas treats made from her own kitchen.

“She’s the official master taster,” Nicolas said. “She’s gained a couple, well, more than a couple of pounds in the last two months. I’m sure her vet will not like that, but she’s still healthy.”

She works as a cook at a lodge during the summer and decided to put her culinary skills to use in the off-season.

“This is liver fish. It’s made out of fish livers from wild salmon, cod, sablefish, rockfish,” explained Nicolas as she rolled out ball of dough that looked like a pâté Play-Doh.

Two months ago she started Drool Central: A Mum and Pup Barkery.

“It’s painstaking and laborious but it’s worth it,” Nicolas said. “It’s worth it when your dog actually takes the bite.”

While most of her gourmet goodies are tiny treats, she’s also started a line of wet pet food that’s not just for dogs.

“I have people asking me, ‘What about cats?’ What about cats? I’m a dog person,” she said, laughing. “But I don’t want to lose out on that money.”

She uses as many Alaskan ingredients as possible. In fact, the food is so high quality, with a little salt and pepper, she said pet owners could eat it too.

“When I’m really hungry and I’m too lazy to cook, all I do is put some flavorings in them,” she said. “People don’t believe it. ‘You eat your dog’s food?’ They’re clean! They’re made out of supermarket-grade items.”

Drool Central products can be found at the Farmers’ Market at the Mall at Sears every Wednesday and Saturday.

Latest Stories

  • Politics

    Campaign 2014: Byron Mallott

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 31, 13:30

    This week, KTVA is running a series of interviews with the main candidates for office. KTVA’s Rhonda McBride brings us interviews with the candidates for lieutenant governor, starting with Byron Mallott — who has worn a number of hats, from mayor of Juneau and Yakutat to director of the Permanent Fund Corporation. For Mallott, however, […]

  • News

    Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes in Calif.; 1 reported dead

    by CBS/AP on Oct 31, 12:28

    Last Updated Oct 31, 2014 4:18 PM EDT MOJAVE, Calif. – A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket, the SpaceShipTwo, exploded and crashed Friday during a test flight, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another, witnesses and officials said. Wreckage was spotted in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. The spacecraft was carrying a crew of two. The Kern […]

  • News

    Fatal crash closes Seward Highway near Girdwood

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 31, 11:37

    One person has died and another sustained serious injuries after a multiple-vehicle collision on the Seward Highway Friday, Alaska State Troopers say. The crash — which occurred just before 11 a.m. north of Girdwood near Mile 96 — has traffic in both directions at a standstill as first responders assist the victims, said AST spokeswoman […]

  • News

    Former Guard member speaks out about her assault

    by Emily Carlson on Oct 31, 11:23

    A former Alaska National Guard member says it wasn’t what Guard leadership did, it’s what they didn’t do that nearly killed her after she was sexually assaulted. In the wake of the September report that revealed claims of misconduct and mistrust within the Guard, Spc. Melissa Jones is speaking out. It’s agonizing, she says, but […]

  • On-Air

    Frost project hides art throughout Anchorage parks

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 31, 11:10

    The dark woods can be a scary place, so some local artists are helping to brighten them up this season. You can see new art installations popping up throughout Anchorage, if you know where to look. Every few weeks throughout the winter a new piece will be hidden in a local park and Daybreak will […]

  • On-Air

    Meet Baby Girl, this week’s Daybreak Adopt-A-Pet

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 31, 9:29

    Meet Baby Girl, a spayed, domestic short-hair kitty. She is social and affectionate and will greet you with a purr. She is full of love — even offering little kitty kisses — and loves to be pet, nudging you gently to ask for more. Baby Girl is a senior kitty who has lived with both […]

  • Weather

    Daybreak weather, Oct. 31

    by Brett Shepard on Oct 31, 8:45

    Clouds will be returning today to Southcentral from southwest to northeast. Moisture will move into the Prince William Sound and eastern Kenai Peninsula, beginning as snow then mixing with and changing over to rain at the lower elevations. The rest of the region will see just a few isolated snow showers tonight. This includes the […]

  • Crime

    Fairbanks attempted murder suspect arrested in Ohio

    by Associated Press on Oct 31, 8:08

    A Fairbanks man sought on an attempted murder warrant has been arrested in Ohio. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1voAv8f) reports 39-year-old Richard Walker Lane was taken into custody Wednesday by Warren County Sheriff Department deputies at a home in Morrow near Cincinnati. Alaska State Troopers say Lane on Aug. 24 forced his way into a […]