Pet Delights - From the Land of Kansas Program
Project funded by Lottery dollars.
The From the Land of Kansas state agricultural
trademark program located in the Kansas Department of Agriculture
is a recipient of funding from the Economic Development Initiatives
Fund (EDIF), which is derived from Kansas Lottery proceeds.
Pet Delights, a home-based company started by two sisters from
Topeka, is using From the Land of Kansas to help
market its homemade pet products.
Link to YouTube video on Pet Delights
Date:Thursday, June 13, 2013
Contact:Sally Lunsford, 785-296-5708 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As sisters, Vicki Williams and Patti Wilson share a lot,
including a home-based business near Topeka called Pet Delights. As
the name suggests, their products are created to delight dogs and
cats. That would especially apply to their homemade gourmet
treats, which include doggie birthday cakes, hand-dipped biscuits,
and holiday and party cookies.
"Our treats have many of the same natural ingredients found in
the goodies people eat," explained Williams. "The main difference
is they don't have sugar. Instead, we use honey or molasses as a
sweetener. Our products also have much less sodium than people
In addition to gourmet pet treats, Williams and Wilson also make
custom collars, comfort harnesses, leashes, and a variety of pet
toys. Shoppers can purchase Pet Delights products at a few
high-end pet stores in the Kansas City and Lawrence areas, as well
as Craftee-Crafters Mall and Barb's Country Barn in Topeka.
The sisters have been in business since 2007 and are ready to
expand. They're taking advantage of theFrom the Land of
Kansasprogram with the hope of creating new wholesale accounts and
extending their product reach.
"The program gives us the opportunity to be part of Kansas
product displays in stores that we might not be able to sell in
otherwise," Williams said. "We'd also like to look into exporting
our products to international customers and are looking for some
assistance in that area."
The Kansas Department of
Agriculture has worked the past two years to rebrand and structure
the From the Land of Kansasprogram, which offers domestic and
international marketing and promotional benefits to members.
Members include farmers and ranchers, manufacturers and processors,
agritourism businesses, value-added agricultural products, and for
the first time ever, restaurants. For more information on
From the Land of Kansas, call (785) 296-6080 or visit www.fromthelandofkansas.com.
To learn more about Pet Delights, or to order products online,
visit www.Pet-Delights.com or
To see a list of the various programs receiving funding from
Lottery revenue, go to the "About Us" section at www.kslottery.net.