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Girl Scouts em"bark" on service project

Cecelia Baker and dog, Auto. Auto was adopted by Cecelia and her family on the day of the shelter visit. The Human Society holds an open house on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. (Submitted photo).1 / 3
Brownie Girl Scouts, back row left to right: Erica Kaczrowski, Lauren Olson, Hailey Radle, Livia Dugas, Hattie Edlund, Janie Suomi and Humane Society Volunteer Stephanie Potter, holding shelter dog, Auto. Daisy Girl Scouts, front row, left to right: Harper Powell, Cecelia Baker, Lizzy Radke, Anja Olsen, Tanja Thomas, Kendal Radle and Sophia Bata. Not pictured: Natalie Larson, Sadie Fridlund and Isabella Stavig (Submitted photo).2 / 3
Homemade dog treats are made just like cookies. The dough is mixed, rolled out and cut into shapes before being baked. The troop sold 150 bags of treats to benefit the local animal shelter. (Submitted photo).3 / 3

In the spring it's common to see Girl Scouts selling cookies, but this year the Daisies and Brownies of Two Harbors Troop 4247 decided that humans should not be the only ones enjoying a treat or two. The result was a howling success.

"As one of our community service projects, the troop made and sold homemade dog treats. The dog cookies, named "Buddy Bites", were sold in conjunction with the annual Girl Scout cookie sale," said Ronni Radle, who shares leadership of the troop with Lisa Baker.

Earlier this month, the girls, all first and second graders, took a very special field trip to the Lake County Humane Society and met some of the beneficiaries of their hard work. And although Buddy Bites were made for canine consumption, the girls didn't forget their feline friends.

"The Troop visited the animal shelter on April 10th to present the $300 donation. The girls also brought handmade dog and cat toys for the animals of the shelter," Radle said.

The girls and leaders said they want to thank local dog owners who supported the project.