Portland Pet Food Company out of the need to care for our pets the same way 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, with her family by her side, expanded on her meals and dog biscuits.