Champion Petfoods — Makers of the World’s Best Pet Food
Champion Petfoods is the award-winning creator and manufacturer of Biologically Appropriate pet foods, ORIJEN and ACANA.
What Makes Champion Petfoods So Unique?
First, our foods are Biologically Appropriate, which means that they are suited to the physiology, metabolism, and anatomy of your pets. Our foods contain high amounts of protein, limited carbs, and a variety of fresh, quality animal ingredients, essentially mimicking the diet that nature intended for cats and dogs. Our animal ingredients are delivered FRESH or RAW in WholePrey ratios, meaning we use every part of the animal, including meat, organs, cartilage, and bone, unlike other pet food companies which typically only use animal frames.
In accordance with Champion’s transparency policy, you can see just how much meat is included in each bag of pet food, how many different animals the ingredients come from, and how much is fresh, raw, freeze-dried, and dehydrated. Meat inclusions account for a minimum of 50% of every Champion recipe.
What Else Makes Champion Petfoods Unique?
Our pet foods are made from Fresh Regional Ingredients which are sourced from farmers, ranchers, and fishers who share the same values as we do and adhere to our strict guidelines. Champion cultivates partnerships with these suppliers so that they have a continual stock of fresh, free-range products.
We take pride in our Never Outsourced promise. When you outsource, you lose control over the quality of the food and exactly what goes into it. Champion’s goal is to be Trusted by Pet Lovers Everywhere, and this means creating food at our own state-of-the-art, award-winning kitchens, overseeing every step of the process.
Champion has two custom-built kitchens, our NorthStar Kitchen in Alberta, Canada, and our DogStar Kitchen in Auburn, Kentucky. We also have our Research & Innovation Centre in Alberta, where the science behind Biologically Appropriate dog and cat foods is tested and validated by our team of highly qualified and skilled scientists and nutritionists.
The People Behind the World’s Best Pet Food
The founders of Champion Petfoods are Pet Lovers who feed their pets ORIJEN and ACANA. Visitors to the kitchens are always amazed to see that each employee is also a Pet Lover, and that working at Champion is more than a job – it’s a passion. From the suppliers who provide our quality ingredients to the R&I team who set a new standard of nutritional excellence, each member of the Champion Petfoods family brings enthusiasm to the job and contributes to the vibrant company culture.
Champion’s Five Core Values—T.R.A.I.L.
The energetic team at Champion Petfoods operates on five core values best summarized by the acronym T.R.A.I.L.:
- Teamwork – The whole team works towards the same goal of creating the World’s Best Petfood. We work together sharing the same goal of creating the World’s Best Petfood.
- Responsibility – Everyone is responsible for their own part in creating high-quality pet food, and everyone takes pride in that responsibility. We take ownership for our successes and in our commitment to creating high-quality pet foods.
- Authenticity – Integrity and transparency guide us in everything we do. We are proud to reaffirm the principles that are behind our dedication to quality in every way.
- Innovation – Company employees are always encouraged to be bold and unique in creating high-quality products.
- Leadership – Everyone who works at Champion is a leader in their own right, and every person contributes to the diverse company culture.
Champion Petfoods has won numerous awards for our committed team members, Biologically Appropriate foods, trendsetting kitchens, and use of Fresh Regional Ingredients. One particularly outstanding award was the Global Markets Programme Award, issued in 2017 by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). These awards are renowned in the food-safety industry, so it was a big testament to our commitment to food-safety leadership and culture.
Where Can You Buy Champion Products?
Champion Petfoods’ ORIJEN and ACANA products are available in over 90 countries and can be purchased from authorized retailers who meet high customer-service standards, including specialized support services and Champion’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.