Why I Started Rick’s Dog Deli

Rick’s Dog Deli was founded on the simple, yet game-changing, belief that your dog needs the best nutrition in order to reach their optimal health.

Just like you, I have always taken my dog’s health seriously and tried to feed them the best-quality food I could find. But after a recall of dog food in 2007, I became curious about what my pets were really eating.

What I found was astonishing.

During my research, I uncovered some “industry secrets” that immediately had me concerned.

The cocktail of additives, preservatives, and fillers that make up most (if not all) commercially processed dog foods leave very little room for the nutrition that your dog needs. Many brands have tested positive for toxins such as mercury and arsenic. Others contain meat from diseased and euthanized animals.

Even the more premium brands didn’t use ingredients that I was comfortable feeding my beloved companions. If it wasn’t safe for me to eat it, I sure didn’t want to give it to my dog!

It became clear that, if I wanted to improve my dogs’ health, I had to start with their diet.

Your dog’s wellness shouldn’t start in the veterinarian’s office, but in the kitchen.

Cooking nutritious food for my best friends seemed like the best way to give them a happy, healthy life. And trust me: they’re much happier eating a delicious meal rather than taking a pill!

At Rick’s Dog Deli, we only use fresh, USDA-inspected ingredients, gently cooked and flash-frozen to seal in the nutrients (and the flavor!). And each of our artisan recipes has skillfully developed for complete nutrition.

I know your dog will love it just as much as you love them!


Charlie Guns

Managing Partner