Meet U.S. Army Veteran McLean Raybon and his service dog, Merrick. K9s For Warriors provides service canines to our military veterans with PTSD who are struggling to return to civilian life. We couldn’t be more honored to support them, and as part of this partnership they were kind enough to name one of their dogs after us.


Help give a new leash on life to rescue dogs + Military Heroes

New Merrick Backcountry Hero’s Banquet recipes were introduced to give pet parents a way to support K9s For Warriors while feeding a nutritious, ancestral canine diet to their dogs. Merrick Backcountry is available nationally year-round at Petco, independent pet supply stores and online.

Since 2015, Merrick Pet Care has been K9s For Warriors exclusive dog food partner, providing each K9s For Warriors service dog with all their meals and training treats as they train for their service of empowering their Warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

New backcountry recipes

Merrick Backcountry Hero’s Banquet recipes are a protein-packed ancestral canine diet made for dogs. This line features two recipes: a kibble infused with freeze-dried raw meat; and a complementary wet food. Each of these recipes starts with real deboned beef as the first ingredient.