Friday, 24 October 2014

Stewart Park Farmers Market
This Sunday 26th October we will be at Stewart Park in Middlesborough for the monthly Farmers Market....
Great spot to walk the dog and pick up some Wellybix at the same time....
Lots of great Artisan Foodie Stalls....
9-30 till about 3-30 ish...

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Front page of Darlington and Stockton times

                                Dog biscuit firm given the wag of approval

A Teesdale company is celebrating a year in business with an expansion that will see it double in size.

Wellybix, which is run by Alison Walton from her home in Romaldkirk, has secured a contract with
Westmoorland Group to sell her handmade dog treats in outlets from Penrith to Gloucesterhsire.

The company was started after Mrs Walton gave up her job as a pastry chef in a local hotel after 12 years.

Mrs Walton now works with a veterinary laboratory to ensure complete nutritional standards and quality.

She said: "I decided to bake some biscuits for my own Jack Russell, Welly. They worked really well and I began supplying local hotel and holiday cottages with biscuits to give to clients who brought their pets on holiday with them.

I have now taken on another local baker and agreed to supply five outlets in the Westmorland Group."

For more information visit

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Bank Holiday Sunday

This Sunday, 24th August Wellybix will be at Stewart Park Middlesborough, for a
 Big Bank Holiday Farmers Market..... should be a good un!.....

Monday, 18 August 2014

Crosslanes Organic Farm Shop

Just dropped off another big batch of Wellybix Doggie Treats to Crosslanes Organic Farm Shop on the A66....... I just can't make them quick enough for them, they are flying out!.....
Also they are now selling my fab Doggie Soap.... check them out if your passing, there cafe is really fab too with a proper pizza oven and everything!....
Doggie Soap......

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Cosy Country Living

Just Whizzing off today a box of Wellybix to Cosy Country Living in the Kirkharle Courtyard, Kirkwhelpington.... this is a lovely development with individual artisan shops and a great cafe.... check them out at there website

Monday, 11 August 2014

Food and Produce Market

Wellybix will be at South Causey Inn, Food and Produce Market on Tuesday 12th August.
Stanley, County Durham

Freshly baked treats, cheese and apple pupcakes, and doggie shaped oat and peanut butter bix

yum yum Woof xx

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Wheat Free Doggie Treats....

Any doggies out there?.... Check out my Peanut Butter Bix.... Made with Spelt Flour, Gluten Free Oats, Peanut Butter and Molasses.... yum yum Woof!....

Saltburn Farmers Market

This was our stall at Saltburn Farmers Market on Sunday....  We had a fab day.... my best single day of trading yet!.... Thanks to our doggy customers....

Friday, 1 August 2014

Dogs Trust

Just emptied my collection box for The Dogs Trust which I have on my stall at events..... £66.83!....
None to shabby..... Thank you to everyone who donated....

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Holiday Cottage

Just dropped off with Welly some doggie treats for a local holiday let called Balkcote Cottage, its a lovely barn conversion set in the village.  They get lots of doggie guests, because we have such great places to go walkies.....

Thursday, 24 July 2014


                       Dog Soap

This soap is a bit special, we humans can use it, there is nothing in it that will do us any damage, quite the opposite! It would actually be great if you are going anywhere tropical and you want to ward off any unpleasant creatures that may nip or bite!  It is made from Olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, rapeseed oil and castor oil. It is a very bubbly soap which is great for bathing fido! The best bits come in the form of the extras added just for you pooch, these are Vitamin E for a lovely shiny coat, aloe vera gel and jojoba oil to sooth their delicate skin, neem oil which is an excellent moisturizing oil and contains various compounds that have insecticidal and medicinal properties. Then come the essential oils blended to ward of fleas, ticks and bugs in general, these are; eucalyptus, peppermint, citronella, lavender,lemongrass, tea tree and cedarwood. 

So it is jam packed with great oils and essential oils and it smells great! Your pampered pooch will love you for it!!

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Sodium palmate, Brassica oleifera, Sodium castorate, Aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice, Bruxus chinensis, Melia azadirachta, Tocopherol, Lavandula augustifolia, Eucalyptus globulus, Mentha piperita, Cymbopogon nardus, Cymbopogon flexuousus, Melaleuca alternifolia, Cedrus atlantica, Limonene, linalool, geraniol, Citral, Eugenol, Citronellol, Farnesol. 

Minimum weight 80g

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Dales Delight

Just delivered today to a new supplier called Dales Delight, based in Middleton in Teesdale, County Durham.  They have only been open a few weeks and stock mainly locally produced foods and some crafts too.   So, if you are in the area, pop in and check them out....

Monday, 21 July 2014

Saltburn Food Festival

Wellybix will be going for the first time.  Reports are that's 'It's Massive'!....
Baking like mad lots of treats, big bix and pupcakes.
See you there.....

Friday, 18 July 2014

Ingleby Barwick Pet Shop

Welly and I have just delivered a fresh batch of cheese and apple pupcakes and big box of biccies to this lovely pet shop in Ingleby Barwick, nr Yarm, Teeside.  They are having a 'bit of a do' tomorrow, July 19th so if you are in the area, please support if you can...
Thank you
Welly and Dawn from the shop xx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Gloucester Services M5

A big box of Wellybix whizzing on its way today to Gloucester Services Farm Shop on M5, that's another order ticked off the list!.....

Monday, 14 July 2014

Sunday 20th July - Taste of Teesdale

'Taste of Teesdale Festival' brings together an abundance of artisan food and drink from across the region.  From bangers and bread, to pies and pickles.  Meet and buy from local producers as chef's prepare some mouth watering dishes for all the family.
Farming displays and a whole range of special activities to make Taste of Teesdale a great day out.
This one day festival will celebrate everything brilliant about local food, with demonstrations and childrens activities, as well as lots of stalls to stock up on with local produce.

Alison and Jane will be baking all week for this event.  Lots of Doggie Treats, Big Bix and Doggie Pupcakes

Festival is at Raby Castle, Staindrop, County Durham DL2 3AH

Monday, 7 July 2014

Bowlees Visitor Centre
This is a beautiful centre, a lovely cafe and shop with lots of local suplliers and a great base to do walking from.  Last week Welly and I and his best furpal Woody the Lurcher, walked Low Force to High Force.....  we were all pooped!..........
We had a lovely lunch in the cafe, and Welly n Woody had a sneeky sausage roll...
Today dropping off for them a big box of freshly baked doggie treats for all the doggie walkers

Sunday, 6 July 2014


Summer Jelly Treats

  • 3 cups of low salt chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Pour the chicken stock and pomegranate juice into a small sauce pan and stir.
  • Set the sauce pan on the stove top, on high heat, and cover. Prepare the other ingredients while it heats to a boil.
  • In a blender puree the blueberries and water.
  • Pour the blueberry mixture into a medium bowl and add two ice cubes. Stir to cool the blueberries.
  • Sprinkle in the packets of gelatin and stir. After a couple minutes you will have a thick blueberry mixture or paste.
  • Once the stock and juice come to a boil, remove from the heat.
  • Using a rubber spatula, scoop out the blueberry mixture and add it to the hot broth and juice.
  • Set a timer for 5 minutes and stir until the gelatin is dissolved.
  • Carefully pour the hot liquid into a glass bowl. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Cut into 1 inch squares and serve.

(Dog Treat Kitchen)

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Holiday Check List for your Dog

  1. Food (your pets regular food)
  2. Lead, Collar and spares (just in case)
  3. Food and water bowls
  4. Photo of your pet for identification
  5. Any medication for your dog
  6. Immunisation/vet records
  7. Pet first aid kit
  8. Pets ID Card (make sure you update your holiday contact numbers/details
  9. Dog bed and blankets
  10. Towels for rubbing down wet/sandy paws
  11. Doggie toys for extra fun (maybe a new surprise one)
  12. Poo bags

Monday, 19 May 2014

Flower Power Plant & Craft Fair

Flower Power Plant & Craft Fair

Coach Yard

Sun 25th May 2014

11:00am to 4:00pm

The annual Flower Power Plant Fair will this year also feature a handpicked selection of local craft and food stalls. The fair takes place in the Coach Yard beside the Gardens and features many RHS and other show award winning nurseries. The fair offers quality plants at realistic prices grown by the nurserymen and women based in the North. Hundreds of plants will be on sale, from shrubs to trees, to climbers, herbs, herbaceous, fruit and specialist foliage plants.
In addition to plant stalls, this year there will also be a selection of local food and craft stalls.
Special offer reduced admission prices :
Ticket Prices - Plant & Craft FairOther offers, promotions, pass cards or season tickets will not be valid for free entry.
 Adult5-15 yearsUnder 5s
Castle, Park & Gardens£9.00£2.00Free
Event, Park & Gardens only£5.00FreeFree
The Northern Echo
Saturday May 17th, 2014

The wonder of Welly's 

Alison Walton's dog became an inspiration for her to start a business making dog treats.  He's now chief taster....

Tickling canine tastebuds is something Alison Walton knows a lot about, thanks to her pet dog - Jack Russell Welly.  She hand-bakes healthy treats for dogs and now supplies local hotels and holiday cottages.  The treats, which are nutritionally approved by a veterinary laboratory, are available in three flavours,  chicken and thyme, lamb and rosemary, and beef with wheat bran.  There is also a wheat-free variety, peanut butter with spelt, because some dogs suffer from wheat intolerance. 
Alison Walton, of Barnard Castle, set up Wellybix last year and has not looked back since.  Two-year-old Welly does his bit by ensuring baking standards are met.  He is my chief tester.  He waits for each batch to come out and makes sure they are up to scratch, says Alison.
Her cottage industry now supplies pet shops and farm shops in County Durham, Cumbria, North and West Yorkshire.
Wellybix is at Raby Castle Food and Craft Fair, Staindrop, on Saturday, May 25th.

For more details see

Monday, 12 May 2014

Dog Wise dog show

10.20 - Opening address from Chief Constable Barton
10.30 - Durham Police Dogs display
11.15 - PawsUp address by Patron Mike Pannett
11.20 - Public agility. A chance for the public to have a go at our agility course under the guidance of one of our instructors... Just for fun
12.00 - K9 Pusuits display. See Gill and Andi strut their stuff and work their amazing dogs 'Tilly' and 'Goose' to music. As recently seen at Crufts !!
12.50 - Display by 'Scrappy' the Fire Brigade dog and his handler Lee Asprey
13.30 - Husky Rescue display
14.00 - TBC
14.30 - Durham Police Dogs display .. a second chance to see us make fools of ourselves !
15.30 - Public Agility
16.00 - Finish 

A selection of attendees -

PawsUp - Durham Retired Police Dogs Benevolent Fund
Durham Agency Against Crime
Police Crime Commissioner
Sherburn PACT
Tescos community champions
Hunwick Dog Parliment
Paws & Jaws
Oscar Pet Foods
Care of Police Survivors (COPS)
Dogs Trust (Including micro-chipping)
Stray Aid
K9 - Pursuits
Husky Rescue
Cake stall
Search and Rescue
Consett YMCA (climbing wall & giant zorbs)
VW Show cars
Wellybix dog treats
Butterwick hospice
Fire Brigade 
Scrappy the fire dog
Durham Police Partnerships
Luke & Learn
Farplace Rescue
Face painting
Gren Dog Walkers scheme
NESSR (Northern English Springer Spaniel Rescue)

Friday, 9 May 2014

This weekend, I'm at The Station in Richmond, North Yorkshire for an Arts and Crafts Event.    I've done lots of baking including Cheese and Apple Pupcakes, Big Peanut Butter Bone Bix along with all the usual Treat Bags.   Hope to see you there.....

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Darlington and Stockton Times Friday, April 25th 2014

Dales Festival of Food and Drink
3rd, 4th, 5th May 2014

The North's Premier Food and Drink Event including the Yorkshire Dales Real Ale Festival
At Leyburn, in the heart of Wensleydale
10.00 am to 5.00 pm each day

Each batch of biscuits is tested by terrier Welly
prior to despatch...

If there is such a thing as the best job in the world for a dog, then it probably belongs to Welly, the Jack Russell Terrier!...

He's the chief taster for Wellybix, a thriving cottage business making doggy treats run by keen baker Alison Walton, of Romaldkirk, near Barnard Castle.

Her business began almost by accident after she decided to bake some biscuits for Welly shortly before Christmas of 2012.

Soon after she began supplying a local hotel and holiday cottages for guests to give their dogs - and now she supplies pet shops and farm shops around the region.

Welly does his bit by enthusiastically testing each batch to ensure quality control, as well as lending his moniker to the company name.

The biscuits come in a range of doggy-licious flavours including Chicken and Parsley or Thyme, Lamb and Fresh Mint or Rosemary, and Beef with Wheatbran.

There's even a wheat-free variety, Peanut Butter with Spelt Flour, as some dogs suffer from wheat intolerance.

For more details, check out the website at
or email

Monday, 21 April 2014

Ginger - Good For your 

Yes, ginger is high in vitamins and minerals, and it has many health benefits such as anti-viral, anti-toxic and anti-fungal.
It can be very good at relieving carsickness in doggies as will decrease the vomiting and nausea.
It is good for tummy problems, and it can help with reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. Ginger can also help treat allergies as it is a antihistamine.
Studies also prove that ginger can improve blood circulation and help lower your dogs cholesterol levels.
Today I've just made some Ginger and Molasses Doggie Bone Shaped Biscuits, yum yum............

Herbs That Are Good For Dogs

Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis)Rosemary

Is high in calcium, iron and vitamin B6.  It acts as a anti-oxident and aids digestion. 
It is also good for your doggies heart and helps calm the nerves.
My Lamb Treats are packed full with fresh rosemary from my garden.....yum

Friday, 18 April 2014

                 Hardwick Park Visitor Centre

Just delivered some doggie treats to my latest stockist, Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield, County Durham. Which is now a Visit England accredited attraction.  You can stroll through the historic parkland, admiring the natural beauty of the lake, woodland and wildlife.  There is also a education centre with cafe and gift shop.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead between 9-6pm and during bird nesting season.
I saw loads of doggies while I was there so hopefully will be heading into the shop for some doggie treats.....

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Pumpkin Seeds - A Yummy Treat!

Whilst researching ingredients for a new product I am developing, I came across some interesting facts about pumpkin seeds.....

Pumpkin seeds are healthy for your dog and actually are a natural way to de-worm dogs.  They also rich in protein, essential fatty acids, magnesium and minerals that help your dog live a healthy lifestyle.  They can also be used to treat blood hypertension and chronic diseases.

You can either grind into a powder and add to feed, or pulse in a food processer till small knibs. 
Pumpkin seeds don't have a long shelf life so check the date!...

pumpkin seed

Sunday, 13 April 2014


Welly gives home-baked biscuits wag of approval

TASTY treats for man’s best friend will be on offer from a fledgling business visiting the Bishop Auckland Food Festival.
Darlington and Stockton Times: TAKING THE BISCUIT: Alison’s dog Welly stands guard over home-baked Wellybix treatsTAKING THE BISCUIT: Alison’s dog Welly stands guard over home-baked Wellybix treats
Alison Walton set up Wellybix after making her dog Welly some biscuits before Christmas 2012.
The keen baker, of Romaldkirk, near Barnard Castle, received such positive feedback after handing out the treats as presents to friends with dogs, she decided to set up her own business.
Less than 12 months on, Wellybix products are on sale in more than 20 outlets, and Mrs Walton is looking forward to sharing them with more people at this month’s food festival.
Mrs Walton said: “I had to give up work to care for my mother and it was at that point I thought I can now have a dog.
Darlington and Stockton Times: BIGGEST FAN: Alison Walton, of Romaldkirk, has set up a dog biscuit company Wellybix after her dog Welly fell in love with her bakingBIGGEST FAN: Alison Walton, of Romaldkirk, has set up a dog biscuit company Wellybix after her dog Welly fell in love with her baking
“I decided one day to make some biscuits for Welly, which is where the (company) name came from and it just went from there.
“I started to research it on the internet and discovered it is the fastest-growing new start-up business in America. I got loads of ideas, made them and handed them out. People said I should sell them.
“Welly is my chief tester. I tell him he is the happiest dog in County Durham. He has a choice of biscuits available.”
She started selling them at craft fairs, but now plans to expand her audience with a number of food festivals, including Bishop Auckland and Leyburn.
In addition to biscuits, she is now selling dog cupcakes, which are also proving very popular.
“I am very passionate about what I am doing and I think that is the driving force. I haven’t been to the Bishop Auckland Food Festival before, so I don’t know what to expect.
“I make everything fresh, so I will have a lot of work to do in the days leading up to it, but I am looking forward to it.”

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

We're in the News!
Today Welly and I are in the Northern Echo it shows a photo of us at Bishop Auckland Castle promoting our stall at the Food Festival on 26th/27th April selling Treats and yummy pupcakes .......

Four-legged friends in for a treat at food festival

The Northern Echo: WELLYBIX TREATS: Alison Walton with her dog Welly ahead of the Bishop Auckland Food FestivalWELLYBIX TREATS: Alison Walton with her dog Welly ahead of the Bishop Auckland Food Festival
THERE will be something to tickle everyone's taste buds at a popular food festival this month, including the four-legged visitors.
Alison Walton, of Barnard Castle, will be taking her hand-baked healthy dog treats company Wellybix to the Bishop AucklandFood Festival.
“I'm really excited about doing the food festival,” she said. "It's great that we have such a fantastic location on our doorstep for this event.
“Everyone is so interested in local food and producers these days; how brilliant that there will be the chance to wander around and try so many locally-produced goodies here in County Durham.
“And I’ll have doggie biscuits and pupcakes to make sure any four-legged visitors are happy too.”
She set up Wellybix in 2013 after she began supplying local hotels and holiday cottages with her products.
Approved by a veterinary laboratory, the treats are available in three flavours, all of which have been personally approved by her two-year-old Jack Russell, Welly. There will also be a wheat-free treat for pets who suffer from a wheat intolerance.
For more information about the festival, which takes place on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 in Bishop Auckland market place and the grounds of Auckland Castle, visit
One of the best things about cooking for your doggie is that you can tailor make the meals, making it easier to add in some healthy extras such as herbs.  I love cooking with fresh herbs from my little garden and add them to all my doggie treats.   You can use them fresh chopped or buy them dried, and you can add half a teaspoon per day to your doggies dinner.  Remember if your dog has a specific medical condition you should always check with the vet first.  The easiest herb to probably grow, or get from your local shop is Parsley, which contains lots of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
So go on, give it a go.......