Posted on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Welcome to the new Hartz blog where you can find everything you want to know about the dog, cat, bird, reptile, fish and small animal kingdom!
Hartz is a purveyor of quality pet supplies ranging from dog and cat toys to goldfish food with everything in between. We are excitedto launch this new blog, and hope you visit regularly for the latest on caring for your pets.
Before we dive right into great pet information, we want to share our story.
Hartz was founded in 1926 by German immigrant Max Stern when, with hardly a penny in his pocket, he started selling singing canaries in New York City. As a young man he would take ships to Germany to purchase canaries, and would return to New York to sell them at a profit to major retailers such as Sears Roebuck and Macy’s. With his importing business growing, Stern soon introduced a line of packaged bird foods, thus creating the Hartz Mountain line of pet goods.
The company quickly grew when Stern’s son joined the company, and introduced a full line of aquatic pet goods as well as the Hartz flea & tick collar: still the #1 selling flea & tick collar to this day. By the end of the century, Hartz products were sold in over 40,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada with products reaching into the pet toys, treats, and food categories.
In 2000, Hartz was sold to J.W. Childs Associate, LP with a new company focus on research and development. After an acquisition in 2004 by Sumitomo Corporation of America, the company now produces over 1,500 products that cater to a variety of pets’ needs.
We are proud of where we have been, and are proud of where we are going. Above all, we are pet people who want the best not only for our pets but for every pet and pet parent that uses one of our products. So, please take the time to connect with us on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. We look forward to hearing from you and hope for continued visits to our new blog.