Diamond History

Diamond Pet Foods is committed to constantly developing new and innovative products and processes to ensure your pet is getting the very best nutrition possible. This includes a commitment to product safety that has led to one of the most comprehensive food safety programs in the industry.

Diamond has always been a family-owned and privately held company. We began in 1970 with a shared vision. Our founders, brothers-in-law Gary Schell and Richard Kampeter, believed that premium pet food could be produced at an affordable price. Together, they purchased a former milling company in the town of Meta, Missouri (population 220), and the Diamond company was born.

Since then, we have modernized equipment and expanded production capacity to meet growing demand, with plants in Lathrop, California; Gaston, South Carolina; and Ripon, California.

Today, Diamond Pet Foods remains one of the fastest growing pet food manufacturers in the country. Our products are trusted by professional breeders, trainers, veterinarians and pet owners in all 50 states and in over 100 countries around the world. The second generation of Schell and Kampeter families still own and operate the company. And we still believe that every pet is worthy of the best nutrition. Including yours.