Gunner was living on the west coast, feeding his dogs the best kibble he could find, until his integrative veterinarian, a raw food advocate, suggested he try raw dog food. Gunner found a local provider and started Max and Dakota on a raw diet. Within two weeks he noticed a difference for the better! Both dogs' energy levels went through the roof!! They leaned out, and their skin problems cleared up too. They were happier and healthier thanks to their new raw diet for the remainder of their lives.
Wonder twin powers ACTIVATE! Gunner and AJ knew their mission was to help other pet owners discover the preventative health benefits of feeding their dogs a whole, raw diet. When they welcomed Duke into their lives in 2013, they knew what they had to do... create their own natural, healthy, fresh, wholesome raw dog food! A business was born! The spirit of Max and Dakota lives on in their legacy of improving the health and lives of pets all over California.
Having a BS in nutritional science and agriculture, Gunner spent years working at the famed Canyon Ranch, where he was exposed to holistic health practices and preventive medicine. He became an Environmental Health Specialist and Registered Sanitarian. As a Health Inspector, Gunner learned the HACCP system which helped him develop safe food handling practices and production skills.
AJ was living on the east coast, has a BFA and MFA, and spent years working in retail management, customer service, and owned her own art business. Sparked by her family health history and her own health concerns, AJ researches and implements Nutritional Therapy.
When you become a customer at Maxota Raw, you get hands-on help designing the perfect meal plan for your pet from AJ and Gunner, personally. That's what makes the Maxota Raw experience SO special. Stop by our open kitchen, or schedule a consultation to talk to us today. Bring your pooch - we love meeting new Urban Wolves!Visit Our Open Kitchen!