TORONTO — Fresh dog food company Dog Standards recently expanded its footprint, launching into British Columbia and Québec. The Canadian company’s products also recently hit retail shelves.

Founded in 2021 by Jessica Bevilacqua, Dog Standards seeks to offer dogs more tailored diets, formulated with human-grade ingredients and developed with veterinarian expertise. Bevilacqua founded the company inspired by an approach to her own nutrition. Dog Standards currently offers three fresh formulas for dogs — Chicken and Sweet Potato, Beef and Carrot, and Turkey and Pumpkin — all of which are made with human-grade, limited ingredients to offer pups more superior nutrition while also accommodating food sensitives and allergies.

With demand from pet parents rising for more tailored, fresh pet food formulas, Dog Standards has expanded its footprint to bring it closer to serving consumers across Canada. The company previously shipped its formulas to dog owners just in Ontario.

“Dog Standards expansion into two new provinces, British Columbia and Québec, brings us one large step closer to servicing the entire country,” Bevilacqua said. “Keeping our operations close to home in Ontario for the first year of operations allowed us to truly understand our customer and their needs before reaching new markets.

“Now that we’ve grown past our home province, we’re incredibly excited to get to know our customers in these two new provinces and replicate the similar success we’ve seen in Ontario,” she added. “British Columbia and Québec were our two most requested markets to be present in, with Alberta most likely being our next expansion.”

Learn more about Dog Standards and its journey to launch.

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