Champion Petfoods: Trusted by Pet Lovers Everywhere

Champion Petfoods has been making award-winning pet food for decades. Sold in over 80 countries, Champion is trusted by pet lovers everywhere to make the world’s best dog and cat food.

Champion employees are pet lovers who want to provide your beloved companions with the most nutritious food for a long, healthy life. We are passionate about what we do and how we do it. This shows in our commitment to our core values and informs everything we do from concept to completion.


T.R.A.I.L. — The Champion Value System

  • Teamwork – We are a close-knit team bound by our mission of creating the absolute best pet food in the world.
  • Responsibility – Our family of pet lovers around the world is our first priority and we are committed to growing our relationship with them every day.
  • 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 – We are always looking for new ways to deliver the best pet food to pet lovers. We value bold thinking and will never rest in our pursuit of excellence.


Everyone who works at Champion is a leader and we bring that mindset to every step in the manufacturing process.

The Ingredients of Champion Petfoods

Champion manufactures pet food with high-quality animal protein, minimal carbohydrates, and naturally sourced vitamins and minerals as well as a balanced fatty-acid profile. Our foods are made in accordance with three simple, fundamental standards: 

  • Biologically Appropriate™
  • Fresh Regional Ingredients
  • Never Outsourced

Biologically Appropriate™

Our Biologically Appropriate™ pet food is created to mirror the quantity, freshness, and variety of meats that cats and dogs have evolved to eat in nature, providing them with optimal nourishment. 


Fresh Regional Ingredients

We source all of our ingredients locally from trusted supply partners—ranchers, farmers, and fishermen. They provide us these ingredients in their freshest, most natural, and nourishing form.

Never Outsourced

Champion produces the most authentic, highest quality pet food, which is why all of it is made in our award-winning kitchens in Alberta, Canada and Kentucky, USA. We never outsource any of our production nor do we manufacture food for anyone else. Our kitchens were designed by us, for us.


Company Culture

We are excited to come to work every day because what we do is important. It makes us happy to know that our commitment to making the best pet food means that your treasured companion will have nutritious food that is perfect for all stages of life. We are nonetheless proud to have been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing our innovation and relentless pursuit of making the finest pet food in the world. 


Award-Winning Pet Food Made at Award-Winning Kitchens

Champion’s pet foods are made in our two state-of-the-art kitchens—NorthStar® in Canada and DogStar® in the United States. These kitchens are custom designed to meet our stringent specifications in the use of over 50 different types of fresh meat, poultry, and fish ingredients besides farm-fresh produce. 

Top view of Champion Petfoods award-winning kitchen

In particular, the Dogstar® kitchen won the inaugural 2017 Global Markets Award from the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). This prestigious award was one of many recognitions to follow, including the 2016 Design-Build Institute of America Award in the Industrial, Process and/or Research Facilities category. Our kitchen was the first pet-food kitchen to win this award and set the industry standard for what is possible in purpose-driven design.


Taste Matters

Every pet lover knows that you can have the best, most nutritious food, but if it doesn’t taste good, your pet will not eat it. We use proprietary freeze dryers and hydrolyzing units to develop the natural flavors of our ingredients so you can rest assured that your pet will love them. 

Food Safety for Healthy Pets

The trust of pet lovers everywhere is of paramount importance to us and we are zealous about food safety. We conduct on-site testing to validate the quality and nutritional specifications of our ingredients. We review our processes and test the food at all stages of production. Your peace of mind and the health of your companions is our first priority.