Tender & True was the first GAP Certified humanely raised pet food. We still remain the only full line of GAP certified pet food available!

“Improving the lives of Farm Animals Step by Step™” –
Global Animal Partnership

We believe that farm animal welfare is more than just touting the phrase “Humanely Raised”. That’s why we work with the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) to ensure we partner with farms that minimize stress, suffering, and provide an increased quality of life.


Check your current pet food for this certification. We take the steps to ensure that we don’t just say we use environmentally friendly humanely raised ingredients, we get the certification to prove it. We are committed to sustainable farming practices and only using ingredients that were raised in enriched environment with access to food, water and outdoor environments. Because it’s the right thing to do!

GAP’s Animal Welfare Program defines animal welfare as increased health & productivity, natural living, and better emotional well being. The program is built around enhancing the quality of an animal’s life. So this means that farms encourage good health, treating animals if ill, providing quality feed and water, shelter, and the animals are free from disease. Providing animals with natural living allows the animals to behave in natural ways, promoting positive experiences inside and outside. The emotional well being of the animal provides them with the ability to play, minimize stress, frustration, and pain as much as possible.


Gap Certified Humanely Raised
GAP Certification Information

The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program:

  • Provides transparency for consumers on animal production systems
  • Encourages and support farmers and rancher to move up the animal welfare ladder
  • Recognizes producers for their commitment to animal welfare practices
  • Offers a wider variety of products to consumers and retailers

GAP recognizes farmers that raise their animals to these standards. By choosing to support farmers and ranchers who are committed to animal welfare standards, we can collectively make a significant difference in the lives of billions of animals. Each one of us has the power to impact animals’ lives on a daily basis simply by choosing products that are certified.

GAP Certification Process
Organic Pet Food Certified Humanely Raised

Our USDA Certified Organic recipes are GAP Certified, which means our chickens and turkeys are humanely raised in an enhanced environment with outdoor access. All of our GAP certified chickens and turkeys sourced from U.S. farmers and were humanely raised in a reduced-stress environment without added hormones or antibiotics! Providing your pets with premium ingredients is our TOP priority at Tender & True!

We start with premium chicken or turkey as the #1 ingredient within all of our with grain pet foods. Our recipes are made with a precise blend of natural ingredients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals expressly blended for optimal nutrition. No corn, wheat or soy is added to any of our recipes. The chicken and turkey used in our Chicken & Brown Rice and Turkey & Brown Rice recipes have been certified humanely raised by the Global Animal Partnership, GAP, a third-party organization.

Humanely raised with grain recipes
The Label You Can Trust - Humanely Raised Pet Food