At Hartz®, our passion for pets all began in 1926, when Max and Gustav Stern came to America with 5,000 singing canaries. The canaries, called the Harz Roller, came from the Upper Harz Mountain region (somebody along the way added a “t”). Eventually they started selling food for the birds as well.
As time went on, Hartz®, added hamster food and tropical fish to their pet supply line along with many more helpful pet products. Hartz® actually became the first company to create pet supply departments in supermarkets across the country. Today, we take careful care of your pet with everything from Hartz® UltraGuard® flea and tick products, to our dog biscuits & cat treats to our full line of pet toys to round out our selection of pet supplies.
But our passion for quality pet supplies doesn’t end with providing for pet parents. Here at Hartz, we’re pet people in every way. If you visited our offices you’d see many of us bring our own pets to work. There is Jen, who’s often joined by Bosco, a Chihuahua with a serious overbite, Mirella and her bearded dragon, Ki-Lan and Sue, who is normally followed by her lovable mini Schnauzer, Daisy, not to mention many, many more. You’d also find veterinarians, pet nutritionists, entomologists, reptologists, experts in pet play, and all sorts of incredible specialists working together. We’re all constantly researching new ways to help pet’s live happier, healthier lives – and to connect them with the families who love them.