Two Bucks County brothers have been building a dog treat business since the beginning of the pandemic, and they are just getting started. Lisa Dakar wrote about the family business for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Kolby and Kaleb Rush started Saint Rocco’s Treats while both were Penn State and Temple University students. Crafting dog treats requires a kitchen, and the brother recently secured one in their native Pipersville.
Much of the funding for the new kitchen came from their partnership with the Bucks Built Startup Fund.
“We did not see a fresh, local and high-quality product anywhere in the industry,” said Kaleb. “That was the void we wanted to fill.”
Using minimal, whole food ingredients, the Bucks County company is creating a natural alternative to many dog treats currently on store shelves. Their unique take on a niche market has helped them stand out amongst their competitors.
“It’s very much handcrafted,” said Kolby, referring to their selection of treats.
Read more about the Rush brother’s business at the Philadelphia Business Journal.