(Sasha, Ilya and their dog Lluvia)
When Lluvia, our Great Dane mix, first looked into our eyes on the streets of Bogota, Colombia, we knew we had to adopt her. Her bright personality captured our hearts, and we went on a wild journey to adopt her and bring her home to Southern California.
But when we got back, a new journey began. Lluvia wouldn't eat kibble. She was also scared, malnourished, and had a dry, brittle coat with lots of patches missing. With advice (and some medicines) from our vet and some ingredients from the local grocery store, we set to work to turn her health around. Within a few weeks, she was glowing! Our once sickly street pup had tons of energy, a full, shiny coat with almost no shedding, and a happy glint in her eye.
The change was profound. After some time as busy teachers and workers, we needed to find a way to have Lluvia's fresh-cooked food prepared for us by someone else. We explored every fresh food brand on the dog market to feed Lluvia. But none of them were local, and everything felt as mass-produced as the "big box pet store" brands.
Confident that we could do better, we started SoCal Dog Kitchen to help other dog owners feed their dogs nourishing, fresh-cooked food that didn't come from some mysterious factory in the middle of the country. We consulted with PhD vet nutritionists, veterinarians, and a food testing lab to refine our formulas. Picky Lluvia was our (extremely willing) taste-tester, and during our updates we always kept nourishment and tastiness as top priorities. The end result is freshly-made whole food that we love feeding Lluvia. We hope you and your dogs enjoy it as much as we do!
Successful taste-test ends with excessive bowl-licking:
About SoCal Dog Kitchen
At Southern California Dog Kitchen, our values are to be local, which always means our food is freshly cooked in small batches, use whole foods and minimally processed ingredients (you see the actual food in your dog's food!), source USDA-grade vegetables and meats (as opposed to 4D remnant meats), and to build community with our dog families. We deliver our food by hand, never by mail where food can spoil or be damaged. We schedule each delivery for a specific time, so you know exactly when your dog's food will arrive. Taking care of your best friend is a lot of work, and we're happy to make it easier and happier for you both. If you can think of any ways that we can do that better, please send us a message!
Since starting this journey, we've heard incredible stories from our customer family about their dogs and our food. You may have noticed that fresh dog food companies are popping up all over the place-- there's a revolution happening in the pet food industry. We're excited to be part of it, and to offer people a way to feed their dogs great food that is made in their own community!