Small Business Spotlight: KK’s Dog Bakery

Diamonds might be some girls’ best friends, but that’s not the case for Kaylee “KK” Screws. This 9-year-old from Swainsboro gives the “best friend” title to her three dogs, Charlie, Littleman, and Luna. As if their companionship wasn’t enough, she says these pooches are the rightful creditors of her “small business,” KK’s Dog Bakery.

Screws started her hustle about six months ago, selling to her friends and her mother’s coworkers.

“I started my business because I love dogs and baking. I’ve always enjoyed helping my Mimi in her kitchen for years, so it just seemed right to combine those two aspects of my life, my dogs and baking.”

Today, the daughter of Arthur and Amy Screws of Kite whips up different varieties of dog treats. All of her recipes are made from scratch inside her mom’s kitchen—for now.

“I’m trying to talk my dad into getting me or building me my own kitchen. This is a dream of mine.”

Total, she’s dedicating about 10 hours weekly to baking. She’s waiting on her business license to come in with aspirations of expanding her sales and entering retail locally.

All of her boxes range from $2 to $3, depending on the number of treats inside and the size box a customer orders.

If you’re interested in doing business with KK’s Dog Bakery, you can do so by emailing her at

All of her treats are pooch-friendly, of course, thanks to the chef’s prioritizing organic ingredients in all of her treats. Some of the bakery’s most popular items are made from peanut butter, carrot, cheese, peanut butter and carrot, or peanut butter and oats.

In the future, Screws hopes to reach a place where her business can afford to donate 10 percent of monthly sales to the local animal shelter.

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