About – Huntaway

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T h e   S t o r y

Our mission is for Huntaway to be the most sustainable, convenient and nutritious food for dogs. Starting with our signature raw frozen recipe we are developing a range of treats, chews and toppers to suit your dog and your busy lifestyle.

In early 2020 we started to make dog food samples at home in our kitchen and fed them to our own dogs. We compared notes, researched what else was in the market, studied AAFCO, BARF, PMR and other industry feeding standards to come up with what we think is a great signature raw recipe.

Based on 85% sustainable Wild Venison and 15% natural ingredients to provide other vitamins and minerals, Huntaway is a nutritious raw frozen food for your dog.

Sustainably sourced raw venison, from the New Zealand wilderness Shop Now

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most frequently asked questions are just a click away.

How are Huntaway products sustainable?

Wild deer are an invasive species in New Zealand. Wild deer numbers in New Zealand's South Island are increasing, damaging local crops and depleting young growth in native forests. 

Through thoughtful harvesting of these wild deer, there are no conventional farming impacts on the environment with regards to land-use, carbon and waterway pollution.

Our ingredients solve a problem of an invasive species, whilst also providing a nutrient dense source of protein for your dog.

Is Huntaway packaging sustainable?

All of our packaging is either recyclable or compostable, even the packing tape we use to seal the cartons. The contents of our gel packs can be used on your garden. 

Is the Huntaway supply chain sustainable?

We ship by sea from New Zealand to the USA, which is slower but has proportionately lower carbon emissions. We are always looking for ways to make our products more sustainable. As part of this effort we are developing a carbon footprint profile for our products and supply chain.

What makes Huntaway products more convenient?

Our product is flash-frozen in cube portions, which stack very efficiently for transit and in your freezer. They take up less freezer space, are easy to separate and to thaw for your dog. 

How are Huntaway products delivered?

Depending on your location we will use our own driver, Uber or couriers like Fedex and UPS for raw frozen dog food deliveries.

Can I arrange a return if I have to?

Yes, our team will be happy to help you with a return or we can arrange donation to a nearby shelter if they handle raw food. 

What type of diet is Huntaway raw dog food suitable for?

Huntaway raw dog food can be served in rotation with other proteins or as part of a raw food or mixed food diet. It is possible to transition your dog from kibble to raw food using huntaway raw dog food introduced slowly over four weeks. 

What if my dog has food allergies or intolerances?

Food allergies are often linked to familiar protein sources, such as chicken, turkey and beef, which are common in many dog foods.

Wild New Zealand venison makes up 85% of our raw frozen dog food, with the rest being natural ingredients like blueberries, carrots and beetroot.

If your dog is struggling with a food allergy or sensitivity, then wild venison may be a great alternative protein to try.

Why should I try Huntaway for my dog?

Huntaway is made from wild venison, a hypoallergenic novel protein that is great for weight control as well as for dogs with food intolerances or allergies.

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