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At Leashless Lab, we bake all-natural dog treats made with repurposed spent grain from craft breweries. In addition to the spent brewing grain, our treats are made with only three other all-natural ingredients: all-natural flour, organic peanut butter, and egg.

Our treats are our hero product, but we so much more than just your average dog bakery. We belive sustainability matters, community matters, and ingredients matter. Our mission is to support the craft beer community by repurposing their byproduct, the spent brewing grain, and in turn benefit an animal organization while making treats for dogs.

Leashless Lab is proud to collaborate with the craft beer community - one that champions a more sustainable environment, their local dog organizations, and the neighborhoods they brew in. We have uniquley positioned ourselves in the market by co-branding our treats with the breweries we are sold at. 

We donate 10% of the profits from each bag we sell to various pet organizations across the country. We give to a specific cause in each state we sell our product in and our mission is to collaborate with an animal organization in all 50 states.

Our story starts as many do: with a beer. Founders and husband/wife duo Kevin and Nikki are like most of us, obsessed with their dog, Tonka. After a day of homebrewing, Kevin and Nikki were discussing how unsatisfied they were with the solution of throwing the spent brewing grain in the garbage and had an idea of what they could do with the leftover product. With some experimentation, a lot of Tonka-approved taste tests, Nikki developed a wholesome, sustainable treat that Tonka can't get enough of!

We started selling our 6oz bag of spent grain dog treats in 2016 and are available for purchase on our website, www.leashlesslab.com, and at wholesale. Our treats are available at breweries, liquor stores, grocery stores, pet stores, groomers and daycares across the Midwest. 

Press coverage
""Starting a small business is hard, and Nikki doesn't miss a beat," Eichinger said. "
Does your dog like beer? Dog fancier makes pet treats from craft beer brewing leftovers
USA Today - February 26, 2018
"On the surface, making craft beer and feeding a dog might seem like pretty different activities, but they have more in common than you think. A Milwaukee startup called Leashless Lab is bridging the gap."
Milwaukee Company's Dog Treats Unite Craft Beer And Dog Lovers
WUWM 89.7 Milwaukee's NPR - July 24, 2018
""Their mission of community and supporting community and doing great things in addition to their business really worked well with what we're trying to do at raised grain so it was a really natural fit," said Owner of Raised Grain Brewing Nick Reistad."
Native Milwaukeeans team up to create all-natural dog treats from re-purposed beer grains
CBS58 News - March 07, 2018
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Nikki Collier
Owner & Founder
info@leashlesslab.com, 414-465-2030
Nikki has a combined twelve years of buying, marketing, and operations management experience in corporate retail, along the way working with many of the nation’s leading brands. She is now using that knowledge to create a brand that brings joy to both dog and beer lovers alike, while making an impact in the community.
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