Who We Are …
Tigertail Foods is dedicated to promoting better health and longer, quality lives for our companion animals through optimal nutrition. We believe that this is achieved from using only human-grade ingredients in all our dog and cat products. We are committed to helping rescue organizations because one homeless animal is one too many. We support recycling and reuse our packing and shipping containers whenever possible in an effort to keep our planet as healthy as we want our animal friends to be.
Ann Thomas and Jo Willson started Tigertail Foods in 1998. Friends since elementary school, Jo and Ann grew up with dogs, horses and cats. After the premature loss of beloved pets they, separately, began studying animal nutrition as a way to help enhance the quality and longevity of their animal friends’ lives. A year later Ann began making raw dog food for her own pets and sharing with friends and neighbors. Jo started making healthy treats to compliment the healthier diet her dogs were enjoying. Meanwhile Ann was also developing healthy treats for horses, rabbits, and small animals. Finally, they realized that what each was doing was a perfect complement to the other’s products. They joined forces and Tigertail Foods was born.
Tigertail Foods is located in Encinitas, California and the majority of sales are in Southern California. Tigertail Foods does sell both nationwide and internationally to individuals, as well as qualified retail stores. Tigertail Foods will NEVER knowingly sell in a retail location that sells puppies and/or kittens. Adoption efforts from rescue organizations, however, are strongly supported.
The owners and the majority of employees are women, and the business is geared toward being family friendly. Hours are flexible enough to allow time off for family events and child and pet care. Employees are allowed to bring their well-socialized dogs to work with them.
Tigertail Foods’ commitment to giving back for all the love they’ve received from their pets is most evident in the Rescue Rebate Program. It operates on the basis that a percentage of each order placed is given back to individually named rescue organizations. For more information on this important program please call or visit our Rescue Rebate Program page.