Tinley Park indigenous Joel Lee has found himself smack dab in the center of a dog address business.

His primary occupation is as an engineer at Illinois Tool Functions in Frankfort, in which he has labored for 22 years, most not too long ago as an innovation engineer.

He helped come up with an thought that could make some canines joyful.

Lee and co-employee Tom Chlystek have a side gig generating and promoting Rx Bone doggy treats, which Lee suggests are much healthier than numerous of the treats on the current market now.

“When we went to the keep, we noticed a hole in the market place for quality bones,” he reported. “You can get puppy bones on the decrease conclude — like cookies for kids. They have fillers and factors like that. We’re seeking to hold these away from our animals. We place the recipe together, and the puppies enjoy it. So, we made a decision to start off providing it.”

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The company commenced to get serious soon before virtually almost everything in the globe was shut down in 2020 mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lee, his spouse, Michelle, and Chlystek, a senior project engineer who lives in the western suburbs, ended up completely ready to head out to occasions in the summer to get the term out on their new goods. But COVID had other suggestions as 2020 had extremely number of community gatherings .

Now they are giving it a different go.

“Last December, almost everything started out to loosen up,” Joel mentioned. “So, we made the decision to go ahead.”

The Rx group has plans to go to pet exhibits, pet parks and festivals all through the south suburbs. Gatherings in Frankfort and Tinley Park are on the docket. In 1 of their earliest appearances, it gave out cost-free samples of the bones at a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Firemen’s Park in Monee on May 21.

The treats are available at the Cornerstone Coffee Household in Peotone, but Rx will shortly be launching a site wherever the treats can be procured.

Michelle Lee, an Oak Forest native who is doing the job on the website and assisting to make the treats, was a lot more than receptive when her spouse introduced the strategy of a pet dog handle small business.

“I appreciate the thought,” she said. “When they first informed me about it, I thought it was wonderful in particular for the reason that there is a ton out there with fillers.

“A lot of persons are a lot more into their pet dogs, and it’s like their family members and they want to acquire treatment of them.”

Joel Lee, a Tinley Park Higher University graduate who went to Prairie State School and James Madison College, claimed that there was a small strike-or-overlook just before coming up with the ideal combination.

“We wondered what could we do to get back again to the essentials?” he reported. “We arrived up with some recipes and tried using them out with our have dogs. We have actual bone in each and every bone and no fillers. True meat. All normal.”

Joel Lee claimed his healthier treats are very good for canines of all ages.

“Dog owners who are into diet like the fact that there are no fillers at all,” he claimed. “It’s all all-natural and that’s great for the dogs’ muscle mass and joints.

“Young pet dogs want that to mature and outdated dogs need that when their joints are achy. These are straightforward to digest.”