Our journey started back in 2017 when we adopted our dog Uma from WAG Animal Shelter. It was a love from first sight!
Little Uma ( aka Olive) was one of the WAG's critical care cases. She was suffering from demodectic mange and entropion – a rare condition in which the eyelid is rolled inward against the eyeball.
A week after adoption, her skin condition started getting worse. She lost a lot of hair, and her skin was pink and covered in sores and scobes. Poor Uma was struggling with intense itchiness, significant hair loss, and on top of that, her eyeballs were continuously irritated by eyelashes.
We had fantastic support from both the shelter and our local veterinarian clinic but seeing her in pain every day without the ability to help was just terrible. While the only way to fix entropion was surgery (which we were patiently waiting for), we began looking for alternative solutions for mange treatment.
That was a time when my husband, who was a professional human chef, started his research in dog nutrition and a holistic approach to pet care and diet. It was eye-opening! We learned about natural remedies, but we also realized that we knew nothing about the food & treats we were buying in the stores.
Almost every bag of dog treats was full of additives and high in carbohydrates and other junky ingredients. It was virtually impossible to find dog treats with clear and simple ingredients, so we decided to make our own. Since then, we have never bought "commercial" treats again.
Thankfully, in Pemberton, we had access to the best possible products from the local organic farms. Constantine kept experimenting and making a variety of delicious and nutritious treats for our friends, family and neighbours' dogs.
In Summer 2018, we joined Pemberton Farmers' Market to share our passion and, of course, delicious treats with local pet parents. The community response was terrific, and that encouraged us to keep growing.
From the very beginning, we decided that we would never compromise the quality. Our goal was to educate pet owners and encourage them to feed their dogs differently so that they can live a longer and healthier life.
- We use organic and locally sourced ingredients, even when cheaper alternatives are available at the market.
- We work with trusted companies to ensure the highest quality of our products.
- We partner with local farmers to support our community.
It was also crucial for us to have a social component in our company, be involved in community life, and support animal shelters. It was just a natural right thing to do for two animal lovers and the parents of two rescues.
- We regularly collaborate with local animal shelters to raise awareness for rescue animals.
- We donate a portion of the proceeds to support shelters' critical care funds.
- We supply treats for shelter animals to share our love.
...Our story continues because of YOU.
We are thankful for your trust and support, and we promise to keep doing what we do the best - creating delicious and nutritious products for your four-legged family members.
Tina, Constantine, Uma & Ice