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Based at the heart of Southern California, Cali Raw Nutrition is on a passionate mission to enhance the health & longevity of dogs through optimal nutrition. We make it easy and convenient for you to feed your dog a  life stage specific, species-appropriate raw dog food diet made from human-grade ingredients. Our  complete & balancedpremium formulas are specially designed for optimum bioavailability of nutrition, easy digestion & delicious taste.

A Cali Raw diet is great for improving the health of dogs with sensitive stomachs, sensitive skin, dogs that are overweight, those with allergies, those that have been diagnosed with cancer, experience inflammation or digestive problems, are prone to ear infections or are generally aging. There is no healthier food for dogs than a complete & balanced raw diet. 

Our quality standards for nutrition, ingredients & production are second to none. Cali Raw dog food is 100% human-grade & produced in a USDA inspected facility with a USDA inspector on-site. We source only USDA certified humanely raised animals & fresh local vegetables. Additionally, having a SQF Safe Quality Foods Certification, our food production is held to the strictest auditing guidelines in the industry. 
 

We produce our B.A.R.F Diet products in small micro batches of 250-280lbs for precise accuracy. Each batch includes only certified humanely raised meat sources combined with fresh vegetables & fruits, plus added organic vitamins & minerals to ensure a complete & balanced diet. Our formulas also contain 18 EPA /12 DHA Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil.

Our team is personally available to be your trusted guide in the journey to better health for your dog. Reach out with questions anytime at 949-482-DOGS.

 

WHAT WE DO  

We Formulate

cali raw local raw dog foodAt Cali Raw Nutrition we believe in feeding a natural, holistic BARF Diet made from human-grade ingredients to our beloved pets. We start by formulating  complete and balanced raw diet based on your dog'slife-stage needs. Our whole food dog food provides your dog everything they need to thrive based onAAFCO guidelines. Absent of any fillers or preservatives, we are focused on nutrition over everything. We believe optimal nutrition canenhance your dogs healthy & longevity, while helping to prevent chronic health problems often experience with popular, cheap processed low-grade, high-carb diets. Remember, cheap dog food is not the best dog food! 

  

We Source & Produce 

Our fresh raw dog food ingredients are 100% human-grade, USDA certified & responsibly sourced in the United States. Our natural ingredients are precisely measured, ground, mixed & packaged in a USDA inspected facility in California. Our production quality standards are second to none, making us one of the absolute best dog foods on the market. We package our fresh dog food to make raw feeding your dog as easy and convenient as possible for you.

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We Guide You

Have questions about raw feeding for dogs? We're here for you. Switching from processed foods is the best thing you can do for your dog's health, but there are important things you need to know to make the transition smooth for your dog. Our easy raw feeding calculator helps you determine a daily feeding guideline for your dog based on weight, age and activity level. Use this to build a monthly order and never pick up dog food again. Our friendly staff is always available & eager to guide you on this raw dog food journey. 

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We Attend & Host Local Pet Events 

We host a local "Pack Walk & Raw Talk" in Newport Beach, California. Our objective is to bring together like-minded local dog moms and dog dads for an active social hour! Anyone is welcome to join. We would love to see you and your dog there! 

    

We Cold Ship Every Week

raw dog food shippedCali Raw Nutrition currently services the 20 Western United States with home delivery raw dog food subscription boxes & as needed meals, shipping from Newport Beach, California every single Monday & Tuesday. We ship our raw dog food products frozen in a 14x14x14 box lined with 72 hour rated eco-friendly insulationand dry ice as needed. Typically, the dry ice has exhausted itself prior to arrival for your safety. We do not use styrofoam! 

Shipping cost for our frozen raw dog food direct to your door is just $19.99-$29.99 per box. Each box holds 10-36lbs.

Only orders over 10lbs qualify for shipping to ensure our product stays frozen in transit. Orders are fulfilled & shipped every Monday (out of state and CA orders) & Tuesday (CA orders only). Orders are shipped UPS and are delivered within 1-4 days from the ship date.

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We Offer Free Local Curbside Pickup

Local curbside pickup is available at our location in Newport Beach, CA. 

Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm at 880 West 16th Street Newport Beach, California, 92663.

We welcome you to bring your dog! Just place and order online and select curbside pickup at checkout, or call/text 949-482-DOGS to schedule your pickup! 

      

We Offer Local Delivery

In addition to cold shipping, Cali Raw Nutrition hand delivers fresh natural dog food direct to your doorstep in Orange County, California. We delivery every single Wednesday between 10am-10pm.

Orange County local delivery is available to qualifying zip codes and is $4.99 for orders over $150. Orders between $50-$149.99 are subject to a $12.99 Delivery Fee. All orders must be placed 24 hours prior to the desired Wednesday delivery date. 

 

We Are Trusted

  • In 2020, Truth About Pet Food has added Cali Raw as one of the brands to trust! 

  • In 2021, Cali Raw was included in Truth About Pet Food.

  • In 2021, Cali Raw was nominated as one of Wag's Top Food Brands!

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Our Story

Our Founder: Brandine Strand

Brandine strand raw dog food company founderCali Raw Nutrition was founded in 2018 by an avid life-long dog mom & entrepreneur, passionate about holistic health & natural medicine. Brandine grew up in a family of dog lovers & hasn't gone a day without dogs around since she was 5. 

Her first dog as an adult, was Clyde. He was a golden long-haired chihuahua with a chocolate brown nose, romantic eyes & the most charming personality. Clyde was deeply loved and spoiled beyond measure, but he was fed kibble his whole life. As a young twenty-something Brandine didn't know any better at the time. Like so many of us, she didn't think to question the norm until it was too late.

After battling a long list of health problems, including canine cognitive disfunction & eventually loosing Clyde to kidney failure, she immediately began to rethink the "dog food" she was feeding her other 2 dogs.  Astonished by what she found when researching dog nutrition & holistic health for dogs, she now understood why Clyde had years of health problems and ultimately succumb to them. She also now knew why her 2 year old Pitbull had skin allergies & digestive problems, as well as why her 10 year old Chiweenie was quite overweight & lethargic. Without hesitation Brandine switched them both to a raw diet. 

As expected, their health completely turned around. They flourished. Energy levels increased, skin allergies went away, weight improved, digestion problems ceased, plus their stool became smaller, firmer & less stinky. Both dogs also loved their new diet, finally licking their bowls clean with enthusiasm. In less than 30 days, her dogs were very thriving in ways they never had on a kibble diet.

cali raw nutrition founderDeeply regretful that she didn't know until it was too late for Clyde, she felt compelled to educate her friends and family about the dangers of feeding a kibble diet. It didn't stop there, her passion grew rapidly and eventually she decided to use her entrepreneurial talent to build a company with a meaningful & impactful purpose, a company that would change the world one dog at a time.

When Brandine joined forces with our seasoned animal diet formulator, James Pendergast, his experience & deep understanding of dog nutrition coupled with her entrepreneurial talent made for aforce of good for dogs everywhere. Cali Raw Nutrition has quickly became a recognized supplier of home delivery raw dog food nationwide. Together, Brandine & James continue to push the raw dog food movement to new heights. 

Brandine has 3 dogs, including Clyde's original partner in crime, Capone the Chi-weenie. The princess of the bunch is Dharma, she's a rescue Pitbull. Her sidekick and center part is Bodhi, the comedic French Bulldog who was a Christmas present for Dharma in 2017. Brandine has been a long time resident of the Costa Mesa & Newport Beach communities since graduating college. She is passionately devoted to the mission of Cali Raw and helping others to enhance their dog's health & longevity with a fresh raw diet. 

  

Our Director of Communications & Managing Partner: Molly Marscellas

cali raw nutrition team membersMolly first came to Cali Raw Nutrition in 2019 as a recent college graduate looking to get her foot in the door of the natural pet food industry as a marketing assistant. With her high quality standards, positive mindset, people skills & creative thinking, she found herself learning & thriving within the company right away. 

Molly's passion for dogs combined with her massive appetite for knowledge & growth, lead her to move her way up from a Marketing Assistant to a Manager & now into a Director role, as a Managing Partner. In January 2022, Molly became an owner of the company, by way of massive dedication & hard work.

While Molly primarily heads our Customer Care department, she also contributes to the overall success of the company in helping to lead both the Operations & Marketing teams. She embodies the heart and mission of the company & leads the team in staying focused on what matters most, your dogs. 

If you've ever been to our Newport Beach location or called our office, you've probably been greeted by Molly's glowing energy and sweet temperament. We're extremely lucky to have her on the team, leading the growth that helps us improve the health & longevity of our dogs with a truly healthy dog food. 


Our Formulator: James Pendergast

James Pendergast formulator raw dog foodAs a raw dog & cat food formulator for more than 14 years, James Pendergast is a veteran of raw dog food, bringing with him unparalleled professional pet food formulation experience, research and proven results. James is driven to positively impact as many dogs as possible with complete & balanced formulations of fresh foods for dogs. 

Blessed with the mentorship of world renown animal nutrition expert Steve Brown & hundreds of holistic veterinarians over the years, James is uniquely exceptional at formulating raw pet foods. His approach & expertise is turning heads when it comes to optimal, age-specific raw pet food. It's not his first time paving the way with new advancements in pet food nutrition, James has also collaborated with leading holistic veterinarians, formulating some of the most ground-breaking prescription raw pet food recipes available today.

Deeply passionate about life-stage nutrition for dogs, James proudly formulated Cali Raw's dog food to be age-specific; developing a complete & balanced line of raw dog food for both Puppy & Adult dogs. 

James resides in Seattle, Washington where he is the proud Dog Dad of Reeby - a 14 year old rescue Shepherd. Besides, formulating our coveted recipes, he advises and educates the team at Cali Raw, sharing his deep knowledge & extensive experience in order to further develop our growing team of animal nutrition experts.  You can send James your raw feeding questions for inclusion on his podcast at AskJames@CaliRaw.com

 

Our Chief Tasting Officer - Bodhi 

cali raw nutrition french bulldogCali Raw Nutrition wouldn’t be here today without the influence and contribution of our own dogs! Bodhi, our office dog, has been eating a raw diet since he was 13 weeks old and is a perfect example of the benefits of a raw diet.

His passion for raw food, and dedication to share with dogs across the country earned him a position as our CTO (Chief Tasting Officer)! Nothing leaves our office without it being tested by Bodhi, as he tastes to make sure all of the treats and food meet dog-standards!

His favorite things are his Cali Raw, Lamb Lung, and of course, butt scratches. Haven’t met Bodhi yet? You can find him at our office in Newport Beach throughout the week, as well as at our local events and social media. 

 

  

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