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Healthy Pet once again welcomes several new hires to support continued growth in the pet industry

Our most recent hire is Robert Burrell as our new Production Planner, replacing Paul Doty who has been promoted to the newly created position of Demand Planner.  Robert comes to us with several years of planning experience, having spent the last seven years working in the Planning Department at Safran, a manufacturer of aircraft and space vehicle supplies and parts. He held several positions there including IPT Planning Lead, Master Scheduler, and most recently Planner 3.  He have a 15 year old cat and helps foster mother-to-be cats and their kittens. His hobbies include snowboarding, fishing, and camping.  Jenn Baird has joined as our newest CX Associate to help with processing sales orders, supporting the sales team and communicating with consumers about Healthy Pet products. Jenn recently relocated to Washington from New Mexico.  She shares her busy home with three dogs—Simon, Zoey, Todd, and two cats named Samantha and Fitz.  Jenn loves reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time outside hiking or exploring the beach.  Jenn has even had some of her poetry published in academic journals! Finally, Isadora Samson is our new Sales Coordinator, supporting sales and business intelligence while also assisting CX as needed. Isadora is originally from Maryland but has spent the last decade on the West Coast and moved the Pacific Northwest in May 2021. In her spare time she enjoys working out, cooking, baking, crafting, and spending time with her boyfriend and 14 year old American Bulldog mix named Jingles.  These valued new and previous employees are an essential part of Healthy Pet's rapid company growth as we strive to meet the growing demand for sustainable pet products that meet today's discerning pet parent needs.
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ökocat Donates to Shelters and Rescues in Need with 2022 ökocause4paws Campaign

FERNDALE, WASH. (Sept. 1, 2022) – ökocat has announced it is now accepting nominations for the brand’s annual ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program throughout the month of September in conjunction with Happy Cat Month. The program awards deserving animal shelters and rescues around the U.S. and Canada with a donation of ökocat’s natural, plant-based litter.  The public is encouraged to nominate their favorite shelter or rescue, particularly smaller shelters that have fewer resources and a greater need. Winning rescues and shelters will receive a donation of ökocat litter, and each respective shelter’s cat adopters will receive a coupon for a free box of the brand’s eco-friendly litter when taking home their new furry friend. Each person who submits a nomination will also be entered to win a one-year supply of ökocat litter.  “Every year, we look forward to the chance to have a meaningful impact on shelters and rescues through ökocause4paws,” said ökocat’s Consumer Communications Manager Leslie Ellis. “Since its inception in 2018, the program has donated more than 24,000 pounds of ökocat natural litter to shelters and rescues around the U.S. and Canada. We are proud to make a difference in the lives of shelter cats nationwide, and we can’t wait to change the world one litter box at a time.”  This year, ökocat has announced it will also be collaborating with Mission Meow to create an even larger impact for more small shelters in need. Mission Meow is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to increase the level of charitable donations for small feline-centric nonprofits. ökocat will work with Mission Meow to amplify its impact on the feline community and increase donations to deserving organizations.   ökocat creates next generation plant-based, biodegradable litter meant to be cleaner and healthier for cats, families and their homes. The natural litter is made in the U.S. from sustainably sourced, responsibly rescued natural fiber without harmful chemicals, fragrance, dyes or GMOs. ökocat provides outstanding odor control, easy-clean clumping and is 99% dust free.  For more information on ökocause4paws, visit Healthy-Pet.com/pages/okocause4paws. For more information on ökocat products, visit healthy-pet.com/collections/okocat                         
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Poised for Continued Growth, Healthy Pet Welcomes New Hires

FERNDALE, WASH. (June 9, 2022)  - Healthy Pet is proud to welcome several new employees to support rapid growth driven by overall unprecedented demand in the pet category and an increase in pet parents seeking sustainable product solutions.   Nicole Martin recently joined Healthy Pet in the newly created position of Sales Strategy Analyst. She brings with her over a decade of CPG experience and a well-rounded background in sales planning, forecasting and strategy implementation. She will be working remotely from her home in Connecticut. “Nicole is passionate about process improvement and leveraging data to identify business opportunities and drive revenue growth,” said Kelly Rogers, Director of Sales for Healthy Pet. “Nicole’s skills will help strengthen our team as we head into another phase of growth.”   Another recent addition is Michael Van Duisen to the Healthy Pet Supply Chain team in the Ferndale home office as the new Procurement Manager responsible for sourcing, purchasing and managing material and packaging for all Healthy Pet products. Michael brings with him several years of manufacturing and purchasing experience which will lead to improved efficiencies and sourcing needs as Healthy Pet continues to grow.  Cori Mager joined us this month in another newly created role of Purchasing Clerk, responsible for supporting the Procurement Manager and entire Supply Chain Team. Cori’s Business and Accounting education, along with experience in service related fields will be a great benefit to Healthy Pet  Katie Guiler was hired in April as an addition to the growing Customer Experience team. Katie is a recent graduate of Western Washington University and in her new role as a CX Associate will be processing sales orders, supporting the sales team and communicating with consumers about Healthy Pet products. Katie is already an asset to the CX team.  To help meet the demand of our products Healthy Pet has added an additional production shift at the Ferndale, WA facility. For the first time ever, we are now operating 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, leading to the need for Jeff Kelton, a recent addition as Production Shift Supervisor. Jeff comes to Healthy Pet from the seafood industry and has more than 30 years of experience in production facilities. We look forward to reaping the benefits of Jeff’s experience.   “As with many businesses, the past two years have been extremely challenging to recruit and retain employees," said Natalie Pacheco, Human Resource Manager at Healthy Pet. "We are honored to have these individuals join our Healthy Pet family. It is our ability to grow and continue to work well together, despite the many challenges that makes Healthy Pet so successful."  These valued new employees are an essential part of Healthy Pet's rapid company growth as we strive to meet the growing demand for sustainable pet products that meet today's discerning pet parent needs.
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ökocat Litter Launches in Pet Supplies Plus Locations Nationwide

FERNDALE, WASH. (March 1, 2022) – ökocat, the creator of next-generation natural cat litter, has announced it will now be sold at Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s leading pet retail franchise. Every location across the country will carry ökocat’s Original Premium Clumping Wood Cat Litter when the brand officially launches in stores this month, with majority of locations also offering Less Mess Clumping Low-Tracking, Mini-Pellets Wood Cat Litter.  ökocat is a superior, natural litter that is cleaner and healthier for your cat, family and home. The litter is made entirely from sustainably sourced, responsibly rescued natural wood fiber, and it is 99% dust free. Using no artificial fragrance, synthetic chemicals, toxic dyes or GMO’s, ökocat litter stops odors before they start. “Pet Supplies Plus has been committed to helping pet owners best serve their pets since 1988,” said ökocat’s Consumer Communications Manager Leslie Ellis. “We are proud to work with one of the leading pet retailers in the country to bring ökocat litter to more homes across the United States.”  Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide array of natural pet foods and a variety of made-in-the-USA pet consumables, in addition to everyday products like toys, grooming and health care items and accessories for dogs, cats and pocket pets. Full-service grooming, self-serve pet wash stations and a bakery case are also available in-store at many locations. The retailer is committed to ensuring pet owners have everything they need to treat their pets as beloved family members, making a partnership with ökocat a natural fit. “We take great pride in the variety of quality products we offer pet parents nationwide and knew ökocat would be a strong addition,” shared Chris Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Supplies Plus. “We’ve seen a great shift in making healthier choices in the home, and adding ökocat’s litter to our aisles gives our neighbors a sustainable, clean and plant-based litter option.”  Visit Healthy-Pet.com/okocat for more information on ökocat products, as well as PetSuppliesPlus.com for details on the nearest Pet Supplies Plus location.   About ökocat® ökocat, a Healthy Pet® brand, is the next generation of natural cat litter. Made in the U.S. from sustainably sourced, responsibly rescued natural wood fiber without harmful chemicals, fragrance, dyes or GMOs. ökocat® is the U.S. version of the world’s number one natural litter, CAT’S BEST, sold primarily in Europe. Due to the brilliance of European engineering, ökocat provides outstanding odor control, easy-clean clumping, and is 99% dust free to provide a cleaner, healthier litter choice for the home. For more information, please visit healthy-pet.com/okocat or connect on Facebook or Instagram.   About Healthy Pet®:Healthy Pet®, a leader in the pet category, offers Best in Home™ pet bedding and litter made from sustainably sourced, responsibly rescued natural fiber. As an accredited member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), Healthy Pet utilizes materials such as cellulose fiber and natural wood from sustainable sources, free from harmful chemicals and other pollutants and have been doing it for over 35 years. Healthy Pet brands include the number one brand of small animal bedding, carefresh®, as well as CritterCare®, natural cat litters ökocat® and Simply Pine™ and Puppy Go Potty™ natural dog litter. For more information visit healthy-pet.com.   About Pet Supplies Plus:Your neighborhood Pet Supplies Plus has everything you need for your furry, scaly and feathery friends. Our shelves are stocked with the right products, including a wide selection of natural and made in the USA products. Easily find all their favorites at prices you love, whether you shop with us in store or online using free curbside pickup, same-day delivery or Autoship. To help keep your pets happy and healthy, pet prescriptions can be filled online and delivered directly to your door. As the nation’s largest independent pet store with over 600 locations in 39 states and counting, we make shopping local simple. For more information visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.   
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ökocat Gives Back to Shelters and Rescues in Need with 2021 ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program

FERNDALE, WASH. (Sept. 2, 2021) – ökocat has announced it is accepting nominations for this year’s ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program through Sept. 24. From the nominations, up to 10 deserving shelters throughout the U.S. and Canada will be selected to receive a donation of free next generation plant- and paper-based cat litter.  ökocat has donated over 21,000 pounds of ökocat natural litter to chosen shelters in eco-friendly cities across the country, with thousands of cats receiving free ökocat litter through the ökocause4paws program since it started in 2018.  “We want to honor and give back to the shelters and rescues that have helped give countless cats a new life, and September’s Happy Cat Month is the perfect time to do it,” said ökocat’s Consumer Communications Manager Leslie Ellis. “This year, our focus is on awarding litter to smaller shelters that likely have less resources and a greater need and might not typically receive donations. We want to hear from all our öko-fans – tell us about the rescues out there that have gone above and beyond to support our feline friends!”  To nominate a shelter, simply complete the online form with basic information about the shelter including why the rescue is deserving of a litter donation. Nominations must be submitted by Sept. 24, and shelters must be located in the U.S. or Canada to receive donations. Nominators will also be eligible to win a year supply of ökocat, as well as a custom cat pillow of their cat. Selected rescues will receive a donation of ökocat litter and their cat adopters will receive a coupon for a free box of ökocat litter.  ökocat creates next generation plant-based, biodegradable litter meant to be cleaner and healthier for cats, families and their homes. The natural litter is made in the U.S. from sustainably sourced, responsibly rescued natural fiber without harmful chemicals, fragrance, dyes or GMOs. ökocat provides outstanding odor control, easy-clean clumping and is 99% dust free.  For more information on ökocause4paws, visit Healthy-Pet.com/pages/okocause4paws. Or visit healthy-pet.com/collections/okocat for more information on ökocat products.
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ökocat Gives Back to Shelters and Rescues in Need with 2021 ökocause4paws Litter Donation Program

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Bringing home your new small pet: best care tips for hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits & more

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