The Barkery, a kitchen for dog treats, operated by students of the Capstone Academy, has completed installation of their equipment. They are now in the process of perfecting recipes, developing skills associated with measuring and mixing ingredients from their recipes and cooking the treats. 

The students are engaged in each stage of the Barkery’s efforts and are now completing their training and background screening. The samples of dog treats have been sent to the State laboratory for testing and once clearance is obtained, the sales of the treats in selected locations in Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties as well as the Capstone Pet Place Shop in Milton will begin. 

The remainder of the Sunday’s Child grant will be used to pay the student-employees once the treats are cleared for sale. It is anticipated that the sales will fund salaries beyond the Sunday’s Child grant.