Apple Crunch Pupcakes


Just in time for summer (or even your dog’s birthday)! Apple crunch pupcakes will be the perfect treat for your pup. They are a simple and delicious snack, great for anytime of the day! Here are the ingredients to start your baking:


2 3/4 cups water

1/4 cup applesauce

1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 medium egg

2 tablespoons honey

4 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup dried apple chips

1 tablespoon baking powder


After you gather your ingredients, continue with these baking instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Spray a large muffin pan with vegetable spray (recipe makes about 12 to 14 pupcakes).

3. Mix the water, applesauce, vanilla extract, egg and honey together in a bowl.

4. Combine the flour, apple chips and baking powder in a separate bowl.

5. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to be sure no dry mixture is left.

6. Pour the mixture into the muffin pan. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a pupcake comes out dry.

7. Store pupcakes in a sealed container in the fridge.


Frosting is optional but is always a delicious EXTRA!

12 ounces fat-free cream cheese

3 teaspoons carob powder OR 1 teaspoon beet powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a small bowl, stir all ingredients together until smooth. Then, spread over cooled pupcakes.

Recipe courtesy of



Shetland Sheepdog


This is Shelbie! She is a Shetland Sheepdog (also known as a sheltie). She is very sweet and gentle. Shelbie loves to play outside and be with kids. Her favorite toy is her frisbee. She can be shy at first but once she gets to know you she is super friendly and sweet. Shelbie is about 30 pounds which is the average weight for the Shetland Sheepdog.

Most are medium size and medium energy. They are the 24th most popular dog breed according to the American Kennel Club. They are bright, playful, and energetic. Sheltie’s are devoted family pets that love to spend time with their family. They will often follow family members around the house. They are emotional animals that tend to feed off the mood of their owners and are not shy to speak their mind (this breed likes to bark). Because of their history as herding dogs, Shelties love to run around an enclosed yard and love to be given a job to do.

They have naturally long coats that must be brushed and groomed regularly. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip and elbow dysplasia and eye disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Shetland Sheepdogs are healthy dogs.

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Monmouth University Fundraiser

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Love Dogs, Love Cookies? Come to Monmouth University and support the Monmouth County SPCA. The Puppy Protectors will be hosting a bake sale fundraiser on Wednesday, April 5 from 11 to 3pm in support of the MCSPCA. All proceeds will go their organization.

In addition, B98.5 Jersey Shore’s #1 Hit Music Station will be playing music and giving out prizes for every donation made. There will be certified therapy dogs as well to greet everyone who comes to the fundraiser. They love attention so come and join in on the fun!

The Monmouth County SPCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and advocate for all animals. They are dedicated to enforcing animal cruelty laws; providing a safe haven for homeless, abused and abandoned pets while they await adoption; reducing pet over-population through spay/neutering; and cultivating their humane treatment through education and service as a valuable community resource.

For more information about their mission, vision, and even pet adoption, visit their website at