Make the World Better One Bowl at a Time

 HOPE: \ ˈhōp verb : to want something to happen, and have good reason to believe it will

We can all use a little hope right now for the future of our planet. Creating products that are great for our pets and great for our planet gives our team hope. If you are looking for some inspiration, HOPE Pet Foods offers a great place to start.

Our Mission

We find ways of addressing climate change, biodiversity depletion and food insecurity so that all living things can live in harmony with the needs of our planet. We are guided by nature, science and kindness to make radically better, meat-free, sustainable pet food.

Protect the Planet

Improve Animal Welfare

Keep Nutrition First

Natural, High Quality Ingredients

Our food is beyond meat and beyond plants – we use a variety of natural ingredients and craft our recipes with intention. By combining expert innovation and natural ingredients, we deliver the protein-packed food your dog craves without the compromise.

Our Impact

As a social enterprise, we put our mission first. This means measuring our impact at every stage. We intend to report constantly about about our progress surrounding:

  • Land Use

  • Water Use

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Farm Animals Saved

Proudly sourced, formulated and manufactured in Canada

Our Values

  • We believe that if we can do better, we should do better; innovating constantly to find solutions for the future.

  • We believe that all animals should live with dignity and be treated humanely

  • We support pet adoption, and work with local rescues and shelters to support the front line work

  • We believe that all of the nutrients and ingredients we need can be found in nature

  • Our passion is to do good for our pets, our communities and our planet

HOPE puts your values into action

Exceptional nutrition you can feel good about

The Team Behind HOPE

Sofia Bonilla, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO

I am Scientist by training and I am in love with biology and nature. For the past 10+ years I have been doing research at the intersection of biology, environment and engineering and it always comes back to nature and her wisdom. How can we learn from her? A couple of years ago I became...

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Kasey Dunn


Loving animals has been a theme throughout my life. I got a kitten when I was 2 years old, and never looked back. Over the past decade, I have dedicated my life to helping those who have no voice – from volunteering with local animal shelters, to starting a cat rescue organization, and successfully lobbying...

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Alex Camara

Pet Nutrition Specialist

I have always been an animal lover and I have always had dogs in my home. From a young age, I knew I wanted to make a career out of my passion for animals and so I attended the University of Guelph to study animal biology. During my undergraduate degree, I fell in love with nutrition...

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HOPE in the News!


University of Toronto News

Focused on sustainability, U of T startup puts insects on the menu – for your pet


Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry

Two ChemE entrepreneurs receive funding for solutions-based social enterprises


Total Mom Pitch

HOPE Pet Food has been selected out of more than 730 applications to Canada’s Total Mom Pitch for the semi-finals.

How close are we to hitting the shelves?

Ingredients Sourced, Manufacturer Ready ✔
Recipe Created with Pet Nutrition Specialists ✔
Pilot Test Run to Test Cooking Process - Underway!
Post-Cooking Nutritional Analysis
Flavour Testing - Currently Seeking Doggo Taste-Testers
Preorder now for February 2021 shipment!
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