We believe we can make truly good food for our pets, while being a force for good. We never stop pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. And while we know we’re not perfect, we do all we can to lessen our environmental impact while giving pets the freshest, healthiest food there is. We strive to always source ingredients as locally as possible, while getting our pets all the nutrition they need. To support farmers who share our values. To reduce the amount of packaging we use while keeping food fresh. To protect the welfare of our four-legged friends with determination and devotion. To do what’s right. It’s why we love what we do every day.
When we started Freshpet, we knew we could make better foods for pets. In the process of building the company, we wanted to change the industry through positive innovation that is good for pets, pet parents and the planet all at the same time.
We set out on a mission to revolutionize the way all pets are fed by making fresh, natural food. We gathered a team of the best in both pet and human food and in October 2006, we were cooking nutritious, fresh meals for pets. Soon, our little company started to grow and we found ourselves delivering fresh, refrigerated pet food to more and more stores.
We are incredibly proud and humbled that over 1 million pet parents now use our food from our retail network of over 20,000 fridges across North America. We’ve even had the honor of being featured among
Adweek’s Top Status Quo Defying Brands.
It’s amazing what can happen when you start completely fresh!
We believe in loving our pets as much as they love us (if that’s possible!) So we nurture all pets with wholesome, nutritious foods, whether they’re part of a caring family or waiting patiently for a forever home. We partner with pet shelters and rescues to give pets in need the happy, healthy, second chance in life they deserve. We’re tireless advocates for no-kill shelters and anti-cruelty programs, and strongly support healthcare, recovery, and rehabilitation. To cherish and nourish the bond between humans and animals is a joy for us.
Everyone that’s a part of Freshpet shares in its successes and challenges, its ups and downs, its love for our four-legged friends.
Whether it’s the cooks in our kitchens or farmers who grow our ingredients, drivers who deliver our food, or retail partners who help us grow each day, every person who touches our lives is one of the family. We’ve got some great human success stories we love to share. Here’s one: Through our stock program, one of our FreshPet people was able fund the first child in the family ever to go to college. When one of us does well, we all do. We believe that’s how work—and life–should always work together.
Whether you’re a pet or a pet parent, a greener, more sustainable planet means a better life. So we’re always pushing to improve
our place in the world.
We never use landfills—we recycle or reuse everything. We’re working nonstop toward a zero carbon footprint. We use wind energy to power all the places where our food is made. And wherever being energy neutral isn’t possible, we buy carbon credits.
Loving our planet can mean taking the tough path instead of the easy one. For our pets, our people and our planet we say:
“Bring it on.”
We take care to source our food locally whenever we can, and always from producers that maintain our high standards for responsible farming and ranching practices. All our meat is 100% farm-raised and shipped fresh to our Kitchens in Bethlehem, PA.