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Hong Kong dog-food subscription service has broader Asian ambitions

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, it seems that not only humans can take advantage of food delivery services but also their canine companions.

With this in mind, British entrepreneurs Chris Lee and Ryan Black have launched Buddy Bites, a door-to-door dog-food delivery service in Hong Kong. The local startup uses a direct-to-consumer model to sell and deliver its own-branded kibble.

“We recognised the needs of a subscription-based dog food delivery service in Hong Kong for both dog owners and shelters, especially during the pandemic,” said Black

According to the co-founders, the service offers more than just convenience; the door-to-door delivery gives back to the local dog community by donating 1kg of kibble to local dog shelters for every 2kg delivered to customers.

“The city also has a very close-knit community of dog owners, a huge portion of whom have adopted from shelters in the city. So when we worked out a model to marry both conveniences with a route to give back to shelters, Hong Kong is the perfect market.” 

Black also added that they are still fine-tuning their model to expand into other Asian cities.

“We are a super young startup, and Hong Kong provides a perfect testing ground for a brand that we believe has the potential to be multinational.” 

Buddy Bites’ kibbles are made in Europe and formulated by veterinarians in Hong Kong, catering to different needs of puppies and adult dogs.

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