Our story begins in 2002 in Boulder, Colorado, a haven for people dedicated to an all natural lifestyle (including for their pets). My wife and I are life-long pet lovers, and had a large family of rescue pets, including a St. Bernard named Ralphie and a cat named P.C. (aka the Perfect Cat). Like many pet parents, we have always read pet food labels very carefully. Due to safety and quality concerns, we wanted to feed our pets only food and treats made in the USA. We weren't satisfied with the quality of pet treats on the market and refused to feed our pets anything with an ingredient list that required a degree in chemistry to understand. We also didn't trust large multi-national manufacturers of pet products to source their ingredients, especially their meat, in the United States, and to do the right thing when it came to choosing quality, all-natural ingredients over profit. Above all, we love our own family of dogs and cats and wanted to provide them with all natural, grain-free dog treats that don't have any toxic preservatives, chemicals or hidden ingredients that could make them sick. To solve this problem, Boulder Dog Food Company LLC was born.