Member Spotlight: Earth Rated

Earth Rated was founded by a group of friends who recognized a need for quality poop bags at affordable prices. The team identified a demand for new options for pet owners to dispose of pet waste as plastic bags were slowly being phased out of stores due to environmental concerns. Their focus being to keep both pet owner needs and the planet in mind.

Founded in 2010, Earth Rated saw rapid growth which presented an exciting challenge for the small Canadian company. It required them to rapidly adjust distribution, production, and communication systems. By doing so it helped to ensure their ability to offer the same high-quality products and level of service they had always been committed to.


Within the pet industry, Earth Rated strives to make, what can be considered a not so fun task, …fun! Therefore, branding has been extremely important to the company as they develop their product line, design innovative trade exhibits, and create engaging social media campaigns. They believe that being open and available to their customers and staying on top of what pet owners are looking for in a quality brand is what led to their success.

One of PIJAC Canada’s trade shows was the first that Earth Rated attended and it was instrumental in helping them connect with the right people in the industry. Tara Garland, Project Manager at Earth Rated shared that “PIJAC Canada has an amazing team and has always been supportive, helped us navigate the industry as well as our growth and development. Several years later we continue to work with them as we grow and expand into international markets.”

From a small group of friends pitching an idea to an internationally recognized company, Earth Rated is a true entrepreneurial success story. In just eight short year, this team of young Canadian trend setters are leading the way into the future of not just how we care for our pets but also how we care for the planet.

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