Our mission is to ensure our retail and brand partners delight their customers every day and capture a greater share of the dynamic Pet Treat market with custom programs that leverage our expertise and capabilities in the category.
We are a highly regarded contract manufacturer of specialty meat-based dog and cat treats. We have a diverse range of protein/meat options from which to create a compelling and trend-right line of private label pet treats. We are organic specialists, USA-made, and SQF Level II certified with the expertise to create an exciting assortment of "smokehouse-style" meat and meat jerky treats with premium, trend-right, and functional ingredients specifically designed to meet the nutritional and lifestyle needs of your target customers.
Unlike some of our competitors, we actually have invested in the on-site capabilities to develop, source, mix, cook, and package our pet treats right here in our facilities in Rockford. This give us the unique advantage of having complete visibility and control of the process from start-to-finish...which often is critical in responding to the needs of a dynamic market.
We also have a portfolio of our own proprietary brands as another potential alternative for growth.
Better for Your Pet "Better" means "better"...and to us, "better" means creating "meat-first" pet treats in combination with a wide variety of complementary ingredients. Our specialty is creating products that that support pet owners' desires to provide healthy snacks for their best friends. In fact, many of our customers leverage our certified capabilities to produce natural and/or organic pet treats.
"Clean Label" is another specialty area for us as we have created tasty recipes without the use of additives and chemicals. You actually can pronounce the words on our ingredient lists and most all of them are grown not too far from us here in the Midwest. Similar to human food trends, more and more pet owners are looking to upgrade the quality of what their pets eat. Sure, it is easier and cheaper to stick with artificial and chemical-based ingredient lists, but we believe our pets deserve better.
Certifications: Safety & Quality
We are committed to meeting and/or exceeding the highest safety and quality standards in the industry. Our Rockford, Illinois facilities have passed multiple 3rd party and retailer audits, have SQF Level 2 Certification, received APHIS Certification (Canada, EU, et. al), comply with the Marine Stewardship Council requirements, and are USDA Organic Certified through Oregon Tilth.
Phelps Pet Team
We have assembled a team of experienced dedicated professionals who work closely together to produce the finest pet treats on the market. We know that your dog is a member of your family, and that is why we use the best meats, spices, and tail-wagging ingredients. And, our team slow cooks everything smokehouse style to ensure every treat tastes great.
Our team has expertise in sourcing the best beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, pork, duck, rabbit, pheasant, quail, salmon, tuna, venison, wild boar, buffalo, and even alligator! We can create recipes that support a full spectrum of product claims including USDA organic certified, all-natural, no GMOs, no wheat/no corn/no soy, gluten free, glycerin free, no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, grass fed, antibiotic free, humanely treated, and Marine Stewardship Council approved, among many others.
We also are very proud to be endorsed by dogs all over the country. It's not a surprise since we've been treating dogs as our number one priority for more than 50 years. We're always looking to create exciting new recipes every year highlighting the latest ingredients, learnings, and customer preferences.