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Portland Pet Food Receives Emerging Exporter Award 2022

Portland Pet Food Company recognized as an Outstanding Emerging Exporter by the Oregon Consular Corps. and Celebrate Trade 2022

 PORTLAND, Ore. (May 23, 2022) – Portland Pet Food Company (PPFC), has been recognized by Celebrate Trade 2022 and the Oregon Consular Corps Scholarship Fund as one of its 2022 Celebrate Trade 2022 recipients. The Celebrate Trade awards focus on the significant contributions that Oregon’s trade-sector companies make to the Northwest’s economic vitality and quality of life.

 Katie McCarron, a long time Oregonian, founded PPFC in 2014 after seeking out an alternative human-grade meal for her 14-year-old Standard Poodle, Rosie, who was having trouble eating. Rosie lived to be nearly 17 years old eating only the recipes McCarron developed. Today, PPFC manufactures human-grade dog treats and meals using the same recipes that Rosie ate. Its mission is to provide pets with the same quality, human-grade ingredients that are palatable and nutritious. PPFC can be found in pet specialty and natural grocery stores across the USA, Canada and Japan, as well as online.

 “We are honored to receive this award from Celebrate Trade 2022 Committee and thank the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Program, Prosper Portland, WUSATA and our local US commercial Services for their expertise and guidance as we expanded into international markets.” said founder Katie McCarron, “This award was not possible without our international partners and of course our great employees that are dedicated to feeding dogs around the world a better diet.”

 “We are pleased to be the distributor of Portland Pet Food Company’s products in Japan so that dogs can enjoy nutritious human-grade dog meals and treats from Oregon.” said Tomoko Hirosaki, Owner, KK Ask Planning International.

 This award recognizes an Oregon company that has been trading internationally for two years or less at the time of nomination. Evaluators looked at entrepreneurial aptitude, commercial acumen, vision, ambition, and drive to build a successful international enterprise. Evaluators were impressed at how Portland Pet Food developed new growth opportunities in Canada, China, South Korea, and Japan, resulting in increased geographical expansion.

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About Portland Pet Food Company

Portland Pet Food Company (PPFC) is a family-owned pet food manufacturer based in Portland, Oregon that makes human-grade dog meals and treats with ingredients sourced and made exclusively in the U.S. Its mission is to provide pets with the same quality food that their humans eat. Each product contains 11 ingredients or fewer and is free of any preservatives or artificial ingredients. PPFC, certified as a woman-owned business with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, was founded in 2014 after Katie McCarron, founder and “Top Dog,” discovered the health benefits of human-grade ingredients for pets through personal experience with her aging dog Rosie. In 2022, we introduced healthy, nutritional food cat food! Our salmon and pumpkin flavored cat food and chicken and pumpkin cat food are gently cooked and packaged in retort pouches.


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