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Himalayan Dog Chew comes from an ancient recipe of the people of the Himalayas. In the mountains at more than 15,000 feet, it is made using traditional methods with Yak and Cow Milk, and all natural products with no chemicals or preservatives.

The idea of Himalayan Dog Chew began in 2005 when two friends - Suman and Nishes - discovered that a popular mountain treat was loved by their dogs. One day, Nishes invited Suman to his house for dinner he spotted Nishes’s dog chewing on Himalayan hard cheese that are chewed by the people of the Himalayas for centuries. Out of curiosity, the founders tried the cheese on more dogs of their friends and families. The result encouraged the founders to do extensive research about the cheese for canine purpose for four years.

On Sunday, September 2nd of 2007, Himalayan’s first product – the Himalayan Dog Chew – was sold in a small dog show Fair in Bellingham, Washington. After producing Himalayan Dog Chew at Nishes’s kitchen for three months, the operation was moved to Seattle under Sujan K Shrestha’s leadership in January 2008.

Under guidance and support from Mr. Ram Bahadur Shrestha, Himalayan Corporation was then founded (incorporated in the State of Washington) by the two friends, along with Sujan and Surendra Shrestha in late 2008. The following year, our products were available at stores across US and Canadian states. Started in the kitchen at Nishes's house, the operation finally moved to a 17,000 sq. ft. space at our current location in Mukilteo, Washington in 2011. At the same time, we launched our new lines of products - the Yaky Yam, Nugget and Puff.

Himalayan Dog Chew was first sold at a Fair in Bellingham, WA in 2007. Currently, our products are available at many stores in the USA, Canada and Japan, and employ 25 people in production and support. Remaining within the USDA and Washington States guides and rules, we implement codes and conduct at all levels and operations. We prioritize our customer's satisfaction as the highest for both - humans and canines.

We were recognized "Best in Show - Overall" by the The Daily News at the Global Pet Expo in 2011, where over 4,000 companies related to Pets participated from over 50 countries. In 2012, we were awarded the "Best in Show" in the New Dog Product Category which was competed by over 900 best companies of the world at the same expo.

We are currently the corporate sponsor for support to build a new Dog Park in association with the City of Mukilteo and Japanese Gulch Group in Mukilteo, and for KAT Center to lessen the ongoing problems with street and stray dogs of Kathmandu. In addition to helping these canines of the world, we have also supported Healing the Children Foundation, who provide treatments to thousands of children around the globe, with medical trips including one to the Nepal Orthopedic Hospital and have donated laptops to various libraries of rural Nepal. With promotions for sustainable future and environment, we continue to find new ways to bring the best products and at the same time give back to help all who need them.

Vision

To be recognized and respected as the healthiest and highest quality of pet food and product producer of the world.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Himalayan Corporation to venture in different pet food and products, and accelerate in every products pursued, to become the most prominent company in the pet industry. To achieve such pre-eminence, Himalayan Corporation is driven by 6 core values:
  • Engage in businesses of highest quality and confidence.
  • Expand the client base and enhance Himalayan by referrals and reputation.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Take most care of all employees.
  • Maximize earnings and allocate profits towards growth initiatives.
  • Give back to the community directly and through foundations.
Himalayan Corporation, like its namesake, embodies a collection of diverse pet products with the highest aspirations.

Timeline

  • 2002 : Nishes and Suman discovers that Dogs love the popular chew from Nepal.
  • 2006 : Sujan and Suren joins Himalayan Dog Chew research and tests
  • 2007 : Using the tradename "Himalayan Dog Chew" is offered at Bellingham Fair under Shrestha Enterprise LLC
  • 2008 : Company reorganized as Himalayan Corporation and moved to Seattle, WA. Himalayan sold in 150 stores. Hired our first Employee.
  • 2009 : First 1,000 kgs shipment arrives from Nepal. Himalayan is sold in about 300 stores. Year End Employees Employee: 5.
  • 2010 : Operation moves to 5,000 sq ft space in Lake Stevens. Himalayan is sold in about 600 stores. Year End Employees: 11.
  • 2011 : Operation moves to 17,000 sq ft space in Mukilteo. Our first Ocean Freight with 10,000 kgs arrives. Added the Yaky lines of Products. Was awarded Best in Show by The Dog News Daily in the Overall category at the Global Pet Expo. Himalayan is sold in about 1,200 stores. Year End Employees: 26
  • 2012 : Awarded Best in Show 1st Place by The Global Pet Expo in the Dog Category for the Yaky Puff. Himalayan products are sold in about 5,000 stores. Products available in New Zealand and Japan. Launched three variations of a new product - the Yaky Yam. Purchased our first building at the current location. Year End Employees: 32


Himalayan Crew as of Nov 2011



From Left to Right
Back Row » Nishes, Suman, David F, Emanda, Phil, Jesse, David B, Matthew,
Kasahun, Kaley, Jessica, Nathan, Anthony, Behzad, Amar, Sujan
Front Row » Rocio, Carmen, Jesus, Cady, Vania, Bibiana, Julissa, Amara, Eyerusalem.

Himalayan Crew as of Dec 2012



From Left to Right
Back Row » Chris, Amar, Omar, Jesus, David, Bryce, Rocio, Nathan, Vania, Matt,
Rami, Shima, Jason, Sandra, Leisa, Henry, Julie, Nishes, Eyerusalem, Sujan
Front Row » Cyrus, Jill, Kristi, Emanda, Laura, Suman, Patrick, Paul, Bushra, Kris, Henny.
And » Eddie and Norge