divvy dog menu supports Humane Society for Hamilton County


This menu is for the dogs.

As dog lovers, Carmel restaurant owners Richelle and Kevin “Woody” Rider felt compelled to do something special for their furry, four-legged diners.

“We had a lot more time during the shutdowns, and my wife came up with the idea,” Kevin said of the Bow Wow Menu.

Richelle, a chef, designed a menu for dogs for divvy. Dogs are allowed on the patio of both divvy and Woody’s Library Restaurant, both owned by the Riders, but Woody’s doesn’t yet have a menu. Richelle is in charge of both kitchens.

Proceeds from the sales go to the Humane Society for Hamilton County, with $1,000 already donated, Kevin said.

The Bow Wow Menu items include Crunchers (matchstick carrots, cucumbers and apple slices); Barky Berries (fresh blueberries and strawberries); Protein Picks (grilled New York strip or shredded chicken); Sticky Spoon (filled with peanut butter); and Whippy Cream Cup (traditional milk or vegan coconut).

“The New York strip is really nice,” said Kevin, a Carmel city councilor. “It’s the same one we use on the (regular) menu.”

Before the menu, canine diners received a bone and water.

“My wife wanted to take it to the next step,” Kevin said.

Kevin said Woody’s dog diners are served a bone now but will eventually have a menu.

There is a Wall of Fame featuring the dogs in a divvy hallway.

“Our dogs are up there and every dog that orders food that we get a picture of we add to the Wall of Fame,” Kevin said. “We have dogs that are regulars.”

The Riders have a papillon poodle and shih tzu Yorkie.


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