The Cheyenne Dog Food Company was founded by Leonard Bowman. An avid outdoorsman and dog lover, he could always find a way to do what he loves and bring his dogs along for the adventure. Leonard believes dogs were created to be our special companions, and are uniquely designed to fit into our lives, and his dogs are an integral part of his lifestyle and a natural fit.
In 2007 the dog and cat food industry experienced a horrific failure, as many food companies using contract manufacturers to make their food woke up one day to discover that a highly toxic ingredient had been used in their product. Leonard was feeding one of the brands affected, and his dogs became deathly ill. Thousands and thousands of dogs and cats died from this poisoning. Leonard’s vet acted quickly to identify the symptoms and after extensive hospital care, all three dogs survived and lived a full healthy life. Elijah Blue, his Vizsla, is still with us.
Because Leonard began feeding his dogs’ premium food, a diet of raw meat and bone, from known sources in the USA, he had peace of mind that his dogs were getting all they needed nutritionally. This experience kicked off a passion for learning about dog nutrition and eventually leads to the decision to leave the high tech business and start a dog/cat food store with the best foods and treats available.
The independent dog food industry has grown by leaps and bounds recently, and Cheyenne Dog Food Company is proud to offer the best food on the planet for your companions. They can offer this food with confidence, because much of what they offer is manufactured with human grade ingredients in human grade kitchens.
All of Cheyenne Dog Food Company’s foods are made in the USA, with regional ingredients from known good sources. The chosen food manufacturers are also passionate about their foods, their processes, and their commitment to our pets. They have dogs and cats too, Leonard and Company are pleased to offer food made with compassion, love, commitment and care, and unsurpassable quality. Dogs show true happiness when fed what they really need. That’s why we are all about loving our dogs, inside and out!
The Wyoming Entrepreneur Small Business Development Center assisted the start-up of Cheyenne Dog Food Company with business planning, including market research information detailing industry trends, consumer and retail trends, and competition. This information significantly contributed to Leonard’s selection of Cheyenne as the place to start the Cheyenne Dog Food Company.