PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Pet Food Company employees were up bright and early this morning to make their simple treats that dogs love.
Katie McCarron started the company in 2014 after experimenting with dog foods to help her aging dog, Rosie.
“It really wasn’t planned,” she said. “I started the company for Rosie who was ailing at the time and not eating well. I just thought if we started feeding her whole ingredients that she would start to recover and she did — she lived to be 16 and a half eating Portland Pet Food.”
In addition to 7 varieties of treats, Portland Pet Food makes four types of pet food with all-natural, human-grade ingredients you’d typically be able to find in your pantry. In just five years Portland Pet Food products have become available in natural food type grocery stores across the country, Amazon, Nordstrom, Sur La Table and soon Duluth Trading Company will be selling it.
With all these locations selling their products, Portland Pet Food sales are soaring.
“These are shelf-stable for two years,” said McCarron. “They’re really easy, you just rip them open — you can take them backpacking, hiking, or just as a convenient meal at home too.”
Dogs are the companion of choice as America ages. Portland Pet Foods finds itself in the right place with the right product at the right time as dog owners increasingly give their dogs a taste of the good life — all made possible with foods from Portland Pet Food Company.