STAMFORD - Ryan Kelly, an 11-year-old from Stamford, was recently featured on the ABC show 'Shark Tank' for his business selling all-natural dog treats.
Kelly says he got the idea for Ryan's Barkery after he adopted his dog, Barkley. He says the treats on the market are full of preservatives, and he thought the treats may be bad for his new dog, so he decided to make his own.
Kelly's business inspiration comes from his grandfather, who owned a photo shop that Kelly used to play in. He says that he always wanted to start a business that he can bring his grandkids to one day.
Kelly also says that he wants the profits from his business to go to rescue groups to try and help other dogs in need.
Ryans' mother, who suffered two strokes about two years ago, says that it's nice waking up every morning and being able to find things to do.