Katie “Top Dog” McCarron founded Portland Pet Food Company to help her elderly Standard Poodle, Rosie. Rosie was showing all the signs of being an aging dog and had become very fussy about her canned food -- she could no longer eat kibble due to an injured mouth. Her weight loss became a concern, so Katie began researching natural, human-grade foods for dogs. She tried a few recipes from the internet, combined with her own ideas after consulting AAFCO guidelines, until she'd developed her own formulas/recipes. Just like that, Portland Pet Food Company was born and she never looked back. Katie's experience with human food labeling and nutrition provided her a solid background as she researched and consulted experts on her formulas. Portland Pet Food Company looks to provide the cooking, local delivery, variety, and quality that people seek without the hassle of cooking meals at home! Most importantly, Rosie started eating, gained weight, and got a bounce back in her step. Rosie lived to the age of 16.5, enjoying only her mom's meals! Happy pets make happy owners.
Matt “Under Dog” McCarron
joined Portland Pet Food Company after graduating from Williams College in June 2014. While taking the year off before going to Keck Medical School at USC, he decided he wanted to help his mother, Katie, get this business started. He has been impressed by his own dogs’ response to a homemade diet, and looks forward to sharing Portland Pet Food Company’s amazing benefits with others. Matt continue's his role with PPFC as he pursues his medical education.
Maggie “Star Dog” McCarron joined Portland Pet Food Company while attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She joined her family when on breaks from college and at trade shows throughout the year. Now graduated, she has returned to full time at the family business. Maggie loves getting to meet all owners and their pups when out and about!
David "Hound Dog” McCarron has been the delivery man and cheerleader for his wife's start up. You can find him on any given day making multiple trips on behalf of Portland Pet Food Company while juggling his career in Nutrition Sciences. He is an internationally recognized authority on the role of dietary nutrients in cardiovascular disease. After decades battling American dietary restrictions, conducting large clinical trials on nutrition and consulting for some of the largest food manufacturers, David brings experience on the human food debate to the pet food world.