AUSTIN, TEXAS — A Pup Above has partnered with Fauna Foods Corp., an independent pet distributor, to expand its distribution. Fauna Foods began carrying A Pup Above’s line of “gently cooked” bone broths at the end of May.

Founded in 1976, Fauna Foods exclusively serves the independent pet channel. The company carries high-quality products, including natural, organic, frozen, holistic pet foods, treats and supplies. Fauna Foods’ customers include pet stores, veterinarians, breeders, groomers, animal shelters and more.

“Fauna Foods is very excited to be partnering with A Pup Above a family owned and operated company like ours,” said Ira Slovin, chief executive officer of Fauna Foods. “The relatively new gently cooked category is growing at an impressive rate and A Pup Above is uniquely positioned to help our retailers capitalize on this trend.”

With the new distribution partnership, A Pup Above expects to be in 2,000 retail locations throughout the United States by the end of 2022. In 2021, the pet food company expanded its presence to include more than 1,000 new stores.

“A Pup Above is thrilled to expand its distribution to the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut with Fauna Foods, one of the most respected pet supply and food distributors in the Northeast,” said Javier Marriott, co-founder and president of A Pup Above. “With over 45 years of experience, Fauna Foods exceeds expectations in customer service and has a dedicated team to fuel retailer growth in the region.

“We are proud to support and partner exclusively with the neighborhood pet channel to grow the gently cooked category,” Marriott added. “With the release of our new revamped recipes with bone broth, we expect to see increased excitement and growth. Bone broth is an amazing superfood, packed with collagen and amino acids to nourish our pups.”

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