About Us

The Humans and Paw Patrol Behind Pet Pasta

Angie Hohensee - Human, Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Trevor Hellebuyck - Human, Chief Operating Officer
Ingrid Minchow - Human, Chief Marketing and Design Officer
Toby Hohensee - Dog and Head of Tasting
Teddy Hohensee - Dog and Clean-up Crew
Bo Minchow - Dog and Head of Advocacy
Dennis Weibling - Board Member, Partner,  Advisor and Strategist

Formulated by a Board Certified Companion Animal Nutritionist and a Veterinarian through BSM Partners, LLC.  

The Founder of Pet Pasta's Healthy Dog Treats

From the Founder:

My name is Angie Hohensee. I am married with 2 boys and live in Lincoln, Nebraska. We have 2 dogs, Teddy and Toby, which we love to spoil with treats and belly rubs. Our dogs are part of our family and there is nothing better than seeing tails wagging and goofy dog smiles. But at the same time, there is nothing worse than seeing sad puppy eyes or dealing with doggie health issues. Over the last 15+ years of having Teddy and Toby, we spent a lot of time and money searching for the right treats because they are picky eaters, have sensitive stomachs, and a number of food allergies. We have always been super careful of what we feed them because we want them to live long, happy, healthy lives. 
How we started:
One evening, after making pasta for my family, I threw a few pieces of pasta to my dogs. I figured my dogs wouldn't have any issues because plain pasta, while not really healthy, only consists of a few ingredients. I watched my pups  gobble them up and beg for more. It was at that moment that I had a thought...why not make a pasta that is healthy? But not just any pasta! I wanted to create a healthy pasta just for dogs that could be fed as a treat, was allergy friendly, gentle on dogs stomachs and yet still beg-worthy! After searching the internet and not finding anything even remotely similar, I started the journey of making the perfect 'pasta' treat. 
I quickly learned how to make artisanal pasta but I knew I needed experts in canine nutrition to take my idea to the next step and make it a reality. I made a call to the CEO of BSM Partners and told him about my idea, which he loved, and we immediately formed a partnership. After 2 years of working closely with BSM's innovation team of veterinarians and veterinarian nutritionists, making many, many batches of pasta, going through multiple rounds of testing, and finding lots of doggie taste testers...we did it! We created an all-natural, nutrient-rich, tasty "pasta" treat specifically designed for a dog's whole-body health.
I am excited that Pet Pasta's first product to sell commercially is Begatoni which is: 
  • Vegan 
  • Veterinarian Formulated 
  • Made with oats, a super food for dogs 
  • Essential vitamins and minerals
  • Ready-to-eat and beg-worthy
  • Limited ingredients
  • NO corn, wheat, soy, dairy, egg or meat
  • NO by-products, NO artificial preservatives
  • Gently air-dried to preserve nutrients
None of this would be possible without my talented sister-in-law, Ingrid, who is doing all of the creative and design work and also my advisor Dennis, who is also my friend and mentor who believed in me and my vision.
Our Mission
Pet Pasta is committed to crafting delicious and nutritious treats that promote the health and happiness of pets everywhere. Our mission is to provide pet owners with high-quality, wholesome treats that not only satisfy their pets' taste buds but also contribute to their overall well-being. We believe in using only the finest ingredients and innovative recipes to create treats that pets love and owners trust. With every treat we make, we aim to strengthen the bond between pets and their owners and enrich the lives of furry companions with moments of joy and healthy goodness.