Dog's 7-year-old Owner Makes Root Beer, Donates Money to Animal Shelters
Oscar and Margo at a recent pet adoption and tasting event. Oscar says Margo's Bark goes best with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Photo courtesy of Margo's Bark, used with permission.
For his first grade science project, Oscar decided to make root beer. Turns out, the root beer was really good. All the parents and students at the school loved it. So Oscar, with the help from his family, saw an opportunity beyond just a science project, and began researching and taste testing all sorts of root beers. Clever little guy. The result? Margo's Bark Root Beer. Appropriately named after the family dog, Margo's Bark is a local homemade root beer and they donate all proceeds to help shelter dogs. Oscar, "a soda entrepreneur with a philanthropist’s heart", introduced his new root beer by teaming up with local pet adoption agencies and hosting tasting parties/adoption events at the Larchmont Larder and Urban Pet.
LAist's Julie Wolfson attended a recent tasting party at Urban Pet on Beverly:
The store hosted a Margo's Bark root beer float party complete with adorable puppies available for adoption. Urban Pet's giant space is full of every item you need for your pet and some extra luxuries too. We checked out all of the dog toys and colorful leashes and collars. Oscar Youd was scooping ice cream for the root beer floats. It's clear that this new company has their hearts in the right place. It was hard to leave the event without putting in an application for one of the impossibly cute rescue dogs from the Bark Avenue Foundation. With all of the proceeds from the sale of Margo's Bark going to rescue dog organizations, we did buy several 4 packs to share with our friends.
Thirsty? Margo's Bark is available at the following locations: Tender Greens, Joan’s on Third, Larchmont Larder, Potato Chips, LA DogWorks and The Urban Pet. Expect to see it on the shelves of Whole Foods and Bristol Farms soon!