About Us

The Growlin’ Gourmet developed out of our love for dogs and passion for healthy eating.  Our first two rescue dogs, Java and Thumper, were the inspiration behind the company.  Concerned about the ingredients in store bought treats, we started baking our own healthy dog biscuits. The treats were a big hit with Java and Thumper as well as their four-legged friends.  It was after much encouragement from family and friends that we started The Growlin’ Gourmet allowing us to share these wholesome treats with you.

The Growlin’ Gourmet is located in the historic North Dam Mill in the coastal Maine town of Biddeford.  Our biscuits are handcrafted in small batches using only the finest organic, human-grade ingredients.  We source local ingredients whenever possible.  Our number one priority is to provide a high quality product.  We are also committed to giving back to the animals in need.  We provide products to local non-profits which support animal welfare.  A portion of our profits are donated to local agencies supporting animals in need. 


Meet the Team


Steve is co-owner of The Growlin' Gourmet and chief biscuit maker.  He is a professional chef with over 30 years of experience







Marianne is co-owner of the Growlin' Gourmet and the official toy maker.  She is also a nurse and holistic health practitioner.  She believes in an integrative approach to health and wellness, and the healing power of food as medicine for both people and their pets.





Casco and Piper, our taste testers, and our newest furry companions.  They came to us from the south with the help of a wonderful organization, Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.  Whether it's toys or biscuits, they take their job of quality control very seriously and love to spread the word about our wonderful products.






We can't forget our two feline friends, Maya and Luna.  They are also rescues and thoroughly enjoy the job of testing all of the cat toys.  Luna, who is really a dog in disguise, thinks our peanut butter and cheddar biscuits make pretty good cat treats as well.  






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