Our Story

Family Owned.
Community Focused.

Shop Local

You won’t find our foods in mega pet stores because we believe innovation thrives in the independent stores where the focus is on health and nutrition.

photo of family-owned pet store owners

The world today is changing. People are buried in smartphones and tablets. Consumers increasingly shop online! Email, text and social media pass for what used to be conversation.


While we certainly embrace what technology has to offer…we have not forgotten the importance of real interaction. Actual face to face discussion. A handshake agreement. Where helping others is just what you do. When you say what you mean – and mean what you say.

Ingrained in our company – from ownership to the newest employee – is a very real sense of community, honest hard work and a belief that we will write our own destiny.

We support our local communities and the small businesses that share our values. We shop local whenever we can. We don’t worry about return policies or being treated unfairly. We do business with those we know will treat you like family. Where your word is who you are.

We CHOOSE to feature our products in the independent pet specialty stores that dot our great nation. We support the mom and pop retailers that pass their business from generation to generation. Our experience is that these people are like us. They are passionate about pet health, pet food and providing the value added service and knowledge that treats you with the one on one attention and respect you deserve.

NutriSource’s support of the Shop Local effort is a value practiced by the company. NutriSource enjoys strong relationships with local growers and seeks to source the highest quality ingredients and supplies from our friends and neighbors whenever possible. Not only does this support local economies, but it also allows Tuffy’s to use ingredients and products that we can verify are responsibly sourced and will support the health and well-being of pets.