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Good Reasons® is a not-for-profit dog treat company on a mission. We create delicious and healthy dog treats while providing opportunity and employment for people with autism and other disabilities, in an integrated work environment. Unleashing love and potential in every bite!

Here are a few good reasons to choose us for your dog treat needs:

Our Founder, Vicki Sylvester, Ph. D., merged her professional experience as an advocate for the disabled community with her love of animals to create a company that supports an integrated workforce. Initially called “Three Brown Dog Barkery, LLC.” the company was named for Sylvester’s beloved Springer Spaniels and underwent a name change to reflect the company’s overall mission. Our workforce is made up of people of all abilities – we strive to help people live a more productive and integrated life.

We produce delicious, healthy dog treats for our furry friends – our head chef, Allan Katz, is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. He brings his expertise to the canine world, cooking up delicious morsels sure to melt in your pup’s mouth. We have a full line of dog treats sure to please any pooch’s palate.

Check out our treat shop to see what we’ve been cooking up!


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If you’ve got a good reason to treat your four-legged friend, then we’ve got some good reasons to choose us! Using only the finest, all-natural ingredients, we’ve created a line of the most mouth-watering morsels for man’s best friend. Our drool-worthy dog treats are enough of an incentive to spoil your favorite companion, but we’re so much more than just a dog treatery! We’re also an inclusive workplace that supports and values each of our employee’s unique abilities.

Good Reasons®  was bred from a love of all living creatures and a deep understanding of the value of a diverse, inclusive society. As the CEO of Community Based Services, Good Reasons’ founder, Vicki Sylvester, PhD., has been an advocate for the disabled community for over 30 years. When the state of New York asked its network of providers to help create jobs for people with disabilities, Sylvester decided to combine her love of animals with her professional experience to create a company committed to making a meaningful difference. Three Brown Dogs Barkery, LLC. was born. Named for Sylvester’s own trio of tail-waggers, Three Brown Dogs Barkery, LLC. serves up delicious, all-natural dog treats with a recipe stirred together by chef Allan Katz, an alumnus of The Culinary Institute of America, and produced by an integrated workforce.

As Three Brown Dogs Barkery, LLC. started to claw its way to the top of the dog treat trade, Sylvester sought out a new name for the company that was more reflective of its overall mission and values. She decided to change the name of the brand to Good Reasons®.

“We want to let our customers know that by buying our dog treats their pets get to experience the best human-grade, tasty treats on the market while helping people with autism and other special needs achieve independence through the power of an integrated workplace,” explained Sylvester. “We are a company that employs people with and without special needs in an inclusive, supportive environment. We’re here to sell dog treats, create opportunities and prove to other companies that hiring people with disabilities works!”

With each and every purchase you make, you’re not only offering your best friend a dog treat, you’re providing an opportunity for a more productive and meaningful life to people of all abilities. All profits from our treat shop go directly back to our mission. Now, those are good reasons to wag your tail!


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If you are interested in joining our Good Reasons community please contact our friendly team at or 914.277.4771 ext 500

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