• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
News Alert: Latest updates on McHugh Creek Fire - Read More
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

  • News

    Aussies won’t move to Rio village yet; power, plumbing fears

    by Stephen Wade / AP Sports Writer on Jul 24, 17:52

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Australia’s Olympic team leader is keeping the delegation’s 700 athletes or staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and plumbing problems in the sprawling complex less than two weeks before the start of the games in Rio de Janeiro. “Electricity and water is not a […]

  • News

    AST: Man’s body found floating near Ketchikan

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 16:44

    An unidentified man’s body was found floating in the Tongass Narrows near Ketchikan Saturday evening, according to Alaska State Troopers. Troopers responded to the 4700 block of the North Tongass Highway around 6:45 p.m. after receiving a report of a body. The man’s body was brought to shore shortly after that, according to an online trooper […]

  • News

    Police: Man, likely attacker, dies in explosion in Germany

    by Associated Press on Jul 24, 16:31

    Police in the southern German city of Ansbach say a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 people. Ansbach police said in a statement early Monday that just after 10 p.m. Sunday they were alerted to an explosion in the […]

  • Crime

    Woman wanted on felony warrant following early morning fight involving multiple people

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 14:53

    The Anchorage Police Department is actively searching for a woman for whom they’ve obtained a felony warrant following a fight involving multiple suspects on Russian Jack Drive. Multiple people called APD around 4:19 a.m. to report a fight on the 1600 block of Russian Jack Drive. When police arrived, they spoke with a woman who […]

  • News

    Search underway for California man missing in Denali National Park

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 14:44

    About 40 people are helping the search for Mukunda Egen, a 42-year-old California man who was last seen on Friday night while hiking in Denali National Park and Preserve. Egen and a friend set up a campsite at the Teklanika Campground and decided to hike from that area Friday afternoon, according to a statement from […]

  • News

    ‘True friends’ help Hillside alpaca farm owner prepare for fire

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 24, 11:46

    On a street up Potter Valley Road, about a dozen houses enjoy a spectacular view of the Cook Inlet. However, they are also some of the closest homes to the McHugh Creek Fire. One of those houses is owned by Michelle Coburn, who also runs a small alpaca farm on her property. She said she […]

  • Crime

    Police search for halfway house inmate charged with assault

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 24, 11:28

    ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Police Department is looking for 33-year-old Webster Leavitt, who escaped from the Cordova Center Saturday night. According to a statement from police, Leavitt kicked out his window at the halfway house and ran away. Leavitt was last seen wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans, police said. He is 5-feet-10-inches tall, […]

  • News

    Deadly bombing strikes demonstration in Kabul

    by CBS/AP on Jul 23, 17:39

    At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when suicide bombers detonated their explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said. In a statement issued by its news agency, Aamaq, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack […]