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About Us

We founded Portland Pet Food Company out of the need to care for our pets the same way that we care for ourselves. After spending over 20 years as a health communications consultant, founder Katie McCarron turned her nutritional eye to Rosie, her aging standard poodle's diet. Unsure of what to feed finicky Rosie, who no longer enjoyed canned food and had begun to lose weight, the amount of unnatural supplements in basic dog food shocked Katie. She began to cook Rosie’s meals at home, always focusing on locally sourced, natural ingredients. Rosie regained the weight she had lost and Katie expanded on her meals and dog treats. Portland Pet Food Company was born!

Portland Pet Food Company believes you should feed your dog like you feed yourself. We worked with the Oregon Food Innovation Program to develop our sustainable, local, AAFCO regulated line of products. We also partner with Pacific Northwest companies to ensure that 100% of your dog’s food is sourced and made in the United States. We hand roll and cut our dog biscuits and cook all meals from scratch. 

Over the last two years, our delicious line of dog treats has expanded from biscuits to shelf-stable dog food toppers. The first of their kind, these convenient shelf-stable pouch meals work as dry food toppers, soft treats and smaller and senior dogs may enjoy them all on their own! Their lightweight and easy portability make them perfect for camping, backpacking or adventuring with your pup! 

About Our Products

Portland Pet Food Company cooks all meal and treat recipes in small batches. We work out of human grade approved commercial facilities, which is just the beginning of our quality control that assures our commitment to simple, nutritious food. We select high-quality restaurant-grade meat, fresh vegetables, and whole grains from local vendors. Our meat cuts include chicken thighs, pork loins, ground beef and turkey thighs, just like you would purchase for your own meal. No rendered products. Each meal is human-grade, but these recipes have been formulated to meet your pet’s nutritional needs.

Simple is best, which is why you’ll always see less than 11 ingredients in each recipe, something that dogs love, particularly senior dogs with sensitive stomachs. A balanced diet is one that provides adequate nutrition over a lifetime, not necessarily in one meal. So switch it up… Tuxedo’s Chicken & Yams in the morning and Rosie’s Beef N' Rice in the evening.

Palatable meals make happy dogs and owners. We offer five varieties of meals which are intended for a special meal, treat, intermittent or supplemental feeding. Suggested uses include:

-as a meal for an older dog or sick dog that refuses to eat or take its medication

-as a mixable solution to add to kibble or wet meals to add nutrition and variety

-as a dog food topper added to a diet that offers a complete balanced diet according to AAFCO guidelines.

Our pouch meals are shelf stable for two years. Any unused portion of our shelf stable meals should be refrigerated immediately. The unused portions will last between 3-5 days depending upon the type of product.

Our dog biscuit treats are all natural, made with only USA-sourced ingredients, and contain no preservatives or additives. We hand mix, roll and cut our biscuits, then bake them not once but twice to assure your pet has a dry, tasty and crunchy treat. We use Bob's Red Mill flour exclusively. The organic rye flour used in our brew biscuit treats provide a crunchy texture for your pet. The gluten and wheat-free flours used in our pumpkin and bacon biscuits assure your dog has a tasty treat without the worry of allergies to wheat or gluten.

As always speak to your vet about nutritional requirements for your dog!