The Freshpet Blog


Bringing the Joy of a Holiday Feast to Rescue Pets

By: Karina Delaine


At Freshpet, we believe that our pets deserve fresh, real food just like we do. With the holidays coming up, we felt even more inspired by our mission. We’re fortunate enough to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family around the dinner table, delighting in fresh, delicious meals. So this year, we decided to bring this timeless tradition to our furry families as well.


We invited 14 dogs and cats to our Freshpet Holiday Feast. Many of these pets joined us from the Humane Society of Utah, one of our partner rescues. It was incredibly important to us to include dogs and cats from the rescue community to highlight just how amazing they are: beautiful, loving, and often incredibly well behaved.


All of the attendees were treated to a menu of Freshpet food and treats, plated by our friends at the Utah Valley Culinary Arts Institute. And while many human holiday feasts can take hours to prepare, the chefs had it easy for this feast: all of our meals were plated straight from the fridge. Here was the full menu:



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Our guests were asked to dress in festive attire, and promised to be on their best behavior for a very special night together. But as with many holiday parties, some of the dogs got very silly as the dinner went on.


In support of the great work the Humane Society of Utah does every day for animals, we will be covering the cost of adoption fees for the wonderful dogs and cats featured in our video. We will also be giving their new families a supply of Freshpet food to get them started.


We’re also spreading the love to many of our shelter partners through our Giving Paws Holiday Drive. We’re collecting money to complete their holiday wish lists, and we’d love your help to donate even more. A small donation can mean a new blanket , toy, or towel for a pet in need. You can learn more and even donate by visiting




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