Chef & Owner
Hi there! My name is Jen!
I'm a professional chef with more than 20 years experience across all aspects of the culinary industry! I've been a professional dog-spoiler for basically my entire life. I have a passion for animals and I believe that our pets deserve not only to be spoiled, but that we can do so while being conscience of our effect on the local environment. I hope to encourage as many people as possible to think sustainably (while spoiling their pets, of course)!
Candy, The Chocolate Lab
Darwin, The Rat Terrier Mix
Candy and Darwin were the inspiration for our logo and our name! Their locally famous trick, "Piggyback" came about when Darwin was goofing around, flying through the air, and haphazardly landed on Candy's back! We were inspired to teach this to them as a new trick, and they picked it up instantly! This was before I would design this business on a mission to reduce food waste. I didn't now it at the time, but these two would help me put a name and a face to my dream! Some things are just meant to be, you see!
Our Reason For Being
We create each original recipe with the goal of making the main ingredient a "rescued" food item. What that means, is that we piggyback with local and regional businesses to help reduce their food waste, and maximize on their hard work, time and dedication to their farm or business. Fallen apples from orchards, spent grains from breweries, fish skins from cleaning stations, and by-products from butcher shops. We even partner with small farms to purchase their lesser popular meat items; like heart, liver, and tongue, so that they aren't wasting freezer space for items they have trouble selling. We produce top quality, human-grade treats without the use of preservatives, imitation flavors, sugars or unnecessary additives. Each of our ingredients serves a purpose! We only use fresh, quality ingredients from reputable sources. Please don't be confused! Nothing we use has gone bad or is close to doing so! We believe that everything can be used when thinking with a creative mind-set!