Our story

Are you curious about what Booze Dogs is? Booze Dogs is a rescue story spotlighting the critical role that friends play in our lives as we all combat feeling isolated, lonely, and bored. Booze + Food + Friendship is “The Good Life”. It is social food that fosters friendship. It is an excuse to invite and to share with guests, or to send a gift of appreciation to a friend afar.

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Booze Dogs is committed to advocate for canines and for mankind that experience social villains of isolation, loneliness, and boredom. For this reason Booze Dogs is a proud supporter of K9s for Warriors who simultaneously rescue veterans and canines from these hardships by connecting them in companionship. There are countless benefits that man and man’s best friends experience when united. When you buy Booze Dogs products you are taking action and investing inpartnerships that remedy these real-life problems. So, thank you for choosing Booze Dogs and being part of the solution.



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You now may be asking what a dog named Mr. Hughes has to do with boozy meat? Mr. Hughes, a boxer and our co-founder, and my great grandfather made an impact in my life and share a similar story. Mr. Hughes was a rescue through a local organization. I never understood the depth of companionship between a dog and their human until Mr. Hughes came into my life. Mr. Hughes sure knew how to find the spotlight. He was confident and charming with an insatiable appetite for food and making friends. Every where he went folks approached to meet him and departed with a smile, glad to have shared a portion of their day with Mr. Hughes.

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All the same attributes described my grandfather, Frank Hofbauer. He was one of those “most interesting men”, a Hungarian immigrant traveling by ship from Italy to Ellis Island. He and his family found refuge. He achieved the “American Dream” by owning a manufacturing business. He realized this dream through his uncanny ability to make connections with people. Unassuming and portly, he could entertain a crowd with a whiskey in hand, as he found special pleasure in food and a social drink.

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The Bluetick Bourbon Variety Bundle would be his preferred selection and happens to be the most popular Booze Dogs infusion. No matter the destination, he enjoyed the “good life” and he never met a stranger along the way. Booze Dogs celebrates their shared talent in ensuring others do not feel socially isolated. Booze Dogs believes you should discover pleasure in your food & your relationships, “The Good Life”. What better icon to embody my grandfather’s healthy appetite for food & companionship than our canine companions?

Mr. Hughes’s story of travel and crafting new booze-infused foods reflecting the libations and friends he met along the way is joining the charge in sharing a much larger and important tale. Our common quest to be accepted, to belong, and to find community with rich companionship. Therefore, choose Booze Dogs’ flavorful line of meats. By doing so, you will be locking arms with us as we support organizations like K9s for Warriors in their pursuit to rescue both canine and veteran.

Thank you,
Joe & Mr. Hughes

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