Jeff, Warehouse Manager, DogStar Kitchens

Never outsourced

Jeff, Warehouse Manager, DogStar Kitchens
Walter and Kim on the packaging line, DogStar Kitchens

Never outsourced

Walter and Kim on the packaging line, DogStar Kitchens

Our own food. Our own kitchen.

The food you choose for your dog or cat is one of the most important decisions you can make. we’re proud of our reputation, passionate about our foods, and dedicated to the highest standards of authenticity, nutritional integrity, and food safety.

That’s why we prepare ORIJEN in our own kitchen, where we handle every detail from food development to ingredient sourcing, ensuring that our stringent food-safety processes are upheld.

Our DogStar Kitchen prepares ORIJEN and ACANA exclusively — we don’t make foods for other companies and we don’t allow our foods to be made by anyone else. We wouldn’t have it any other way and believe you wouldn’t either.

Award-winning kitchen

Award-winning kitchen

Award-winning kitchen

AWARD-WINNING KITCHEN Situated in the heart of Kentucky and driven by our mission to earn the trust of Pet Lovers everywhere, our award-winning DogStar Kitchen meets the strictest standards with ingredient suppliers approved by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Our foods only

Our foods only

Our foods only

We prepare ORIJEN and ACANA exclusively. That means we don’t make foods for other companies and we don’t allow our foods to be made by anyone else. We wouldn’t have it any other way and believe you wouldn’t either.

Steam-cooked in natural juices

Steam-cooked in natural juices

Steam-cooked in natural juices

To retain their natural goodness, we steam-cook our fresh meat ingredients at a low temperature in their own natural juices, without adding any water. Most conventional pet foods utilize highly processed commodity ingredients, such as powdered meat, that are low-cost, easily transported, and stored for months on end. Unlike steam-cooking fresh ingredients, dried and powdered ingredients require large amounts of water to be added before cooking.

Pet food maker or pet food marketer?

Pet food maker or pet food marketer?

Pet food maker or pet food marketer?

Many pet food brands are actually owned by marketing companies who outsource their food production to third-party factories. How can you tell the difference?

  • Pet Food Marketer: the package says “made for”, “produced for”, distributed by”, “distributed under licence by”, or “private label”.
  • Pet Food Maker: the package says “made by” or “produced by”.

At Champion, we develop and make ORIJEN and ACANA foods in our own kitchen.