A Message from Kelly Costello, CEO and Founder of Puppy Cake
I love dogs and I have a passion for manufacturing. I personally
oversee all manufacturing of our Puppy Cake products to ensure safety
and quality with every product. We only make products that are good
enough for us to eat. I taste test all of our treats for quality and
My dogs are my family and I make sure that every treat
that comes out of our factory brings a smile to customers faces and
wagging tails to their fur babies.
In 2007, I was looking at old
cake mix advertisements for a client of mine and thought, "Wouldn't it
be great if they made that for dogs?" That was my light bulb moment. I
realized that dog owners across the globe wanted to treat their dogs
like family and give them safe and healthy cakes.
I started with a
few flavors and worked out of my kitchen in a tiny 1 bedroom apartment
in Bellevue, PA. Little by little, Puppy Cake grew and we began
launching a whole line of treats. Our best sellers are the cake mixes
and ice cream mixes.
In 2013, we began making all of our products
in our factory in Evans City, PA. But by 2020, we had outgrown our
Evans City location and moved our production to small town Portersville,
PA. Our factory is full of hardworking people who put their hearts into
making great dog treats. Moving to Portersville was a big milestone for
us and we are very proud of the modern factory we have created.
you for your support as this company has grown from loyal customers and
retail partners who have helped grow our brand. Puppy Cake wholesales
to independent pet stores only. Visit your local "mom and pop" pet store
in town and see why we love working with them.
We look forward to what the next decade has in store for Puppy Cake!
CEO and Founder
The idea for Puppy Cake came when Kelly Costello, owner and founder
of Puppy Cake, was looking at a client’s old cake mix advertisements. As
she was looking at the cake mix, she said to herself, “Wouldn’t that be
great if they made this for dogs? People love their dogs!” After lots
of research and many recipes, Puppy Cake was created! To match the
traditional chocolate cake, Puppy Cake Carob Cake Mix was created and to
match the traditional yellow cake, Puppy Cake Banana Cake Mix was
created. In November 2007, the product launched and quickly became the
#1 selling cake mix for dogs in the US.
Puppy Cake seeks to provide a healthy and satisfying treat for dogs
and a fun experience for their owners. We use only human grade and
natural ingredients in our products because we believe that Puppy Cake
is held to a higher standard. Customer service is a top priority that we
take very seriously. We first want to make sure every customer, from
consumer to retailer, has a great experience. We stand behind our
product 100% and will work to ensure satisfaction with every
transaction. Our company wants to further the well being of canines
throughout the US by donating a portion of our profits to animal rescue
A little bit about Kelly Costello, CEO and Founder
Kelly grew up in western Pennsylvania and graduated from Grove City
College in 2006 with a BS in International Business and a Minor in
French. She worked for News America Marketing straight out of college
and got bit by the entrepreneurial bug.
Within a year of graduating college, she had created Puppy Cake. It
took her longer than expected to grow the business to the level that it
is today, but there were many important lessons learned along the way.
Kelly regularly does speaking engagements or private coaching to help budding entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and goals.
Today, Kelly lives in Evans City with her husband, Blake, 5 rescue dogs and 2 (3 legged) rescue cats.