You love them.
So when you feed them,
#MakeitGAP.

Look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified seal and feel good about the food and treats you’re feeding your pet.

Global Animal Partnership (G.A.P.) is a non-profit organization that develops comprehensive animal welfare standards and works with independent, third-party certifiers to audit and certify the farms and processing facilities are meeting these standards. When you see the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label, you know that the animals have:

MORE SPACE

A SAFE & ENRICHED ENVIRONMENT

ACCESS TO PASTURE OR OUTDOORS

(STEPS 3 & ABOVE)

A HEALTHY, VEGETARIAN DIET

(NO ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS)

NO ADDED HORMONES OR ANTIBIOTICS

Consumers Care About Animal Welfare

Consumers care about animal welfare when it comes to their food products, so we are confident that these same preferences apply to their pet food choices as well.

63%

OF CONSUMERS LOOK FOR LABELS THAT CALL OUT HOW THE ANIMAL WAS RAISED WHEN PURCHASING MEAT

Global Animal Partnership SurveyMonkey Audience study, June 2018

46%

OF AMERICANS SAY THAT CLAIMS ON FOOD PRODUCTS HAVE A DIRECT INFLUENCE ON THEIR PURCHASE DECISION

Nielsen Shopper Trend survey from Label Insight, October 2018

93%

OF CONSUMERS SAY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR BRANDS AND MANUFACTURERS TO PROVIDE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT’S IN FOOD AND HOW IT’S MADE

Food Management Institute (FMI) 2018 Transparency Study

Global Animal Partnership SurveyMonkey Audience study, June 2018

Nielsen Shopper Trend survey from Label Insight, October 2018

Food Management Institute (FMI) 2018 Transparency Study

What makes G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification better?

Why G.A.P.? QualityWhy G.A.P.? Quality

Quality

Better raising and handling of animals results in better tasting meat – another reason to feel good about supporting change with your purchases.

Why G.A.P.? IntegrityWhy G.A.P.? Integrity

Integrity

Unlike other animal welfare certifications who audit only a sample of farms, G.A.P. certifiers audit every farm every 15 months. If our third-party certifiers don’t see it, we won’t certify it.

Why G.A.P.? Supply Chain SupportWhy G.A.P.? Supply Chain Support

Supply Chain Support

Our team of meat industry experts have the know-how to connect manufacturers, and bring value to the entire supply chain from farm to fork.

Look for the G.A.P. Label

Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 1
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 2
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 3
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 4
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 5
Global Animal Partnership Animal Welfare Certified Step 5+

G.A.P.’s Animal Welfare Certified label means that animals are raised without antibiotics or added hormones, and are fed a vegetarian diet with no animal by-products. The higher the number, the more the animal’s environment mimics its natural environment.

Learn More About Each Step

Look for These Brands When You Shop

Campfire Treats

Pet Food Brands

Canidae

Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 2

Earth Animal

Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 1

Freshpet

Pet Food Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 1

Halo Pets

Products & Brands:

Happy N’ Healthy Pet Products

Pet Food Brands:
Chicken, Beef

The Honest Kitchen

Products & Brands
Chicken, Step 1

Nuggets Healthy Eats

Pet Food Products & Brands:
Chicken, Step 2

Open Farm Pet

Pet Food Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Lamb, Step 4

Tender & True Pet Nutrition

Pet Food Brands:
Chicken, Step 2 / Chicken, Step 3 Organic / Turkey, Step 1 / Pork, Step 1 / Lamb, Step 4

Whole Paws

Pet Food Brands: