When we started Stubborn Bass, it was initially to honor Great Pyrenees and blog about Bass and Merrick, our rescue GP's.
Then we realized it wasn't enough just to save the life of Bass and Merrick. We started looking for different ways to help other dogs who we couldn't welcome into our home (mainly due to size restrictions and the fact that Merrick is a diva). But what to do....
We bought a freeze drier in 2021 and decided to make candy as a way to earn extra money. We sell freeze dried skittles mostly to our neighbors and by word of mouth (typically with porch pick up) and do not sell online. We are in the process of buying a house in the country and may look into getting a license to sell online...when we do, we will let you know.
Initially we thought if we could just earn enough to pay for the freeze dryer, we'd break even and be able to justify such a big expense. But then, something crazy happened. We started thinking of a name for the freeze dried candy shop...because, well, we don't do anything half way. (Honestly, we wanted cute little labels and the like.) After many a morning of begging Bass to stand up and stop laying in some stranger's yard...and we mean begging and pleading (and then finally having to go over and pick him up), we decided the best possible name for anything would be Stubborn Bass.
Our dream was (and still is) to sell enough freeze dried candy that we actually make a profit...and then to use those profits to help other animals in need and support businesses that help others. That's a slow process but to date our friends have bought enough that we've donated a little money (and a lot of freeze-dried skittles) to various businesses nearby.
Stubborn Bass is happy to report that we support our community. We will also use some of our space to highlight organizations that are doing good work to help animals and people. We're pretty dog focused, but we want you to know we'll support or highlight ANY organization that is doing good work for the community! Just drop us a line if you want to be highlighted on our page. In addition, E-mail us if you're doing a fundraiser or event that we may be able to support.
ADOPT, DON'T SHOP.
If you know of an organization that we should highlight, please tell us. We'd love to hear about organizations (or people) who are doing good things for animals or the community at large.
Stubborn Bass donated a gift bag of goodies to West Salem Animal Clinic to say 'THANK YOU' for all the great care and kindness West Salem Animal has given our pets over the last 15 years! November 2021
Stubborn Bass donates a bag (or more) of goodies almost every time we ship an order out! It puts a smile on faces! November 2021
Salem Electric provides our electrical service that powers our freeze dryer! They deserve all the kudos in the world for keeping the lights on and the heat blowing during storms and outages in other areas.
Stubborn Bass participated in GPRS's December 2021 fundraiser and put two ornaments on their virtual tree.
We get a ton of goods at our home for both Stubborn Bass and the family. When we're lucky enough to catch a driver in the act, we toss out bags of freeze-dried candy. We've even had drivers go past the house and scream, "Thank you!!!" At our new house, if you make a delivery, or repair, it's likely you left with a bag of goodies! Thank you for helping us make our lives better!