Wellness Pet Food is part of a privately-owned company with a history dating back to 1926, almost 100 years! 

It starts with inception of Old Mother Hubbard®, oven-baked dog biscuits. Although the dog biscuit company known as Old Mother Hubbard began in 1926, the company’s roots extend back even further to a bakery called A. Hubbard and Sons bakery in Gloucester, Massachusetts, makers of hard tack sea biscuits. One day a local sailor threw a biscuit to his dog that happily gobbled it up. The rest, as they say, is history.... 

Upon its official establishment in 1926, Old Mother Hubbard began baking dog biscuits for distribution throughout the Northeast of the USA.

In 1961, the company was purchased by Jim Scott, Sr., a professional in animal nutrition with a commitment to developing highly nutritious products for animals. As the company began to grow, Mr. Scott moved its headquarters from the original Gloucester location to new facilities in Lowell, Massachusetts.

In an effort to further its commitment to improving its products, and providing the highest quality ingredients for our animal companions, Old Mother Hubbard reformulated its traditional baked dog biscuits and gourmet snacks to 100% natural, home-style recipes across the entire product line. The use of 100% natural ingredients offers the perfect nutritional complement to a healthy canine diet. The biscuits and gourmet snacks include home-style ingredients like high-quality meats, apples and carrots, sweet potatoes, and a myriad of additional nutritious ingredients. You can read more about our ingredients here.

In the 1990’s, our dedicated team began working with a team of animal nutrition experts, veterinarians and scientists to develop a food that would revolutionise the pet food industry. The result was Wellness. Wellness recipes for Dogs were introduced in 1997 and Wellness Cat recipes were added to the line in 2000.

The Wellness formula instantly created a revolution in the pet food industry by taking carefully selected, authentic ingredients from only trustworthy sources with an ideal nutritional balance – never ‘empty calories.’ Containing only whole foods, with no wheat, corn, soy, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, Wellness represented a new generation in pet food. And the care taken to prepare these recipes for pets is second-to-none. You can learn more about the Wellness Philosophy here.

Natural pet food made from real ingredients is what we believe in. It is all we have ever made and all we will ever make. With all this experience, we truly are are the experts in natural pet nutrition. Wellness is part of the WellPet family of brands, makers of healthy natural products for pets.