About us

Hartz’s Heritage


We understand how important your pet is to you & your family. That’s why we’ve dedicated more than 90 years to providing products that keep pets happy, healthy and thriving.

Our Mission


At Hartz, we strengthen the bond between all pets and their families by providing innovative, trustworthy and affordable products; along with the knowledge and support to care for pets.

Our Vision


To become the leading pet care company by playing a major role to create a world where every pet leads a healthy, happy and long life in a loving home.

Our Values


  1. our people make the difference.

  2. we are passionate about what we do – especially about caring for pets.

  3. in straight talk especially when it is hard.

  4. in building relationships based on mutual trust and respect, while embracing diversity.

  5. we are demanding of ourselves and one another.

  6. we always strive for growth to win in the marketplace.

  7. we want to win but not at the expense of our employees, customers, suppliers, communities, stakeholders, or planet.

  8. we are committed to honest communication about our products and their benefits.

Our Research & Innovation


Our diverse team of researchers look for new and progressive ways to deliver top-quality pet care.

At the Hartz Mountain Research Center, our research team is made up of veterinarians, entomologists, engineers, chemists, nutritionists, and biochemists, all committed to providing you, your pet, and your family a safe environment. Our scientists are continually striving to develop exceptional products that are scientifically based and differentiated — while also offering the highest quality and best price/value. Likewise, they seek out new technologies that can be applied to products to bring you, the consumer, unique products that fulfill unmet needs and better enhance your pet’s wellness.

A cat toy isn’t just a piece of string nor is a dog treat just a piece of cookie dough in a bone shape. That’s why we devote ourselves to creating toys, treats, accessories, and much more — all designed to deliver quality along with health benefits for your pet. Our Dentist’s Best™ dog chews, for example, offer superior dental care, protecting your dog’s teeth from tartar and plaque. Our bird and fish foods are carefully blended to supply both optimal nutrition and taste. Likewise, we are serious about taking play to the next level with every cat toy we develop, by tapping into the instinctual play patterns of cats. With each product we create, we are thinking beyond the basics to deliver exceptional pet care.

More on our Research Innovations


Dr. Georgette Wilson

Georgette Wilson, DVM, is the director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, and resident veterinarian at Hartz.


Hartz Nodor Litter Spray Has Cat Parents Saying Goodbye to Cat Litter Odor

Hartz listened to cat parents and learned that litter odor was one of their biggest concerns.


Strategic Partnerships

We recognize the better collective good that can be achieved by partnering with other like-minded organizations.


Research & Innovation

With every product we make, we strive for exceptional pet care.


Chew ‘n Clean

We’re committed to developing safe and effective products and policies that respect our environment.


DentaShield® reduces the tartar that can cause “Dog Breath”

DentaShield® was developed at the Indiana University School of Dentistry by a team of researchers led by Dr. George Stookey, a pioneer in fluoride research and preventative dentistry for both animals and humans.


Hartz® Grooming Tools

At Hartz, our R&D experts are involved in every new product that we introduce.


Training Pad Flash Dry® technology

Hartz Develops a Training Pad That Stop Leaks and Prevent Dogs from Tracking Messes.

Product Efficacy


Hartz holds its products to the strictest of standards held by leading bodies such as the federal EPA.


Hartz Product Safety

The safety of Hartz flea and tick products is a top priority for Hartz.


Safety & Environmental Pledge

We’re committed to developing safe and effective products and policies that respect our environment.


The Environmental Protection Agency’s Evaluation of Pet Spot-On Products

Answers to common questions regarding EPA’s pet spot-on product evaluation and recommendations.


The Facts About Hartz Flea and Tick Drops

Our confidence in Hartz topical flea and tick products is based on facts, science and data.

Community Outreach


Hartz is committed to helping shelters and other community organizations.


Hartz is committed to supporting non-kill shelters and other community organizations that care for and protect pets until they find their forever homes.

Through product donations, we are able to extend our support and make an impact on the health and well-being of companion animals while they are in the guardianship of foster families, sanctuaries and shelters.


Home For Good

We help shelters across the country improve their adoption rates.


The Hartz Mountain Corporation Annual
Holiday Drives

The annual holiday drives start right after the Labor Day weekend wherein the generous employees of The Hartz Mountain Corporation contribute and donate to various organizations.


Strut Your Mutt NYC

To benefit homeless pets


Hartz Sponsors the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and PAWS Atlanta “Trails for Tails” 5K Walk/Run

The Hartz Mountain Corporation was a proud sponsor of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) and PAWS Atlanta event “Trails for Tails” 5K Run/Walk in Atlanta, GA on August 1, 2010.


Shelter and Rescue Support

We help shelters across the country improve their adoption rates.