• Maureen
  • Richard
  • Michelle
  • Michael Dos Santos
  • Maryann
  • Danielle
  • Bill
  • Dr. Al
  • Kelly
  • Cathleen
  • Darrick
  • Tom
  • Maureen
  • Richard
  • Michelle
  • Michael Dos Santos
  • Maryann
  • Danielle
  • Bill
  • Dr. Al
  • Kelly
  • Cathleen
  • Darrick
  • Tom

Maureen

Sales

What's great about working at WellPet:

I have fed my pets Wellness for a long time, and now I get to talk about it every day and help people understand why quality nutrition is so important to their pet's life. WellPet is a great company that has quality products and work environment. Our mission is strong and there is always a challenge to meet. It's a lot of fun, and I feel like I make a difference every day.

Any pets in your life?

I have 1 dog and 2 cats. My dog Trudy Pie is 12 years old; she is a hound mix. My cats Beiju and Sheeba are 21 and 15 years old. I've adopted all of my animals from the local shelter where I have done volunteer work. All of the animals we've adopted from the shelter over the years have been loving and wonderful. We sometimes foster puppies that need time or need to get healthy before going up for adoption. We've had as many as 5 dogs at the same time!

At home, I spend my time:

Enjoying the outdoors of Northern California. The regional parks, trails and walking paths are great. I've also been teaching myself the acoustic guitar.

Richard

Quality Assurance

What's great about working at WellPet:

Being part of a organization that is truly committed to the natural and holistic approach to pet food. My position in Quality Assurance enables me to be on the frontline to ensure that we provide our pets with only the best.

Any pets in your life?

My wife and I have a cat named Zoe, She is the Queen Simba of the household. We both love coming home from the day at work and seeing her excitement; it makes the evening better.

At home, I spend my time:

Cooking, reading and quality time with my lovely wife.

Favorite WellPet product:

Wellness canned cat Minced Tuna, Zoe loves this product!

Michelle

Mishawaka Plant Controller, Operations

What’s great about working at WellPet:

The best part about working at WellPet is being a part of a team that focuses on improving the lives of pets and their parents. I take pride knowing that the products we produce are safe, and made from natural ingredients. I also like that the company has a family atmosphere and that it’s small enough that each employee's contributions make an impact on our company every day.

Any pets in your life?

We have 3 cats and 3 dogs, ranging in age from 5 to 18. Five of them are rescues. Each family member jokingly argues over whose pet belongs to who, depending on which pet gives them the most attention. My oldest dog, Oliver, is 18 years old. He takes medications for arthritis and frequently has to get blood work to monitor his health. When he started on WellPet foods, the vet knew right away. She told us to keep it up, because Oliver was the healthiest he'd been in years. Since we started feeding Wellness and Holistic Select, all of my pets are more energized, they have lost weight, and their coats are silky soft.   

At home, I spend my time...

I spend most of my time with my husband and 3 children. When we are not at sporting events, band concerts or cheer competitions, we walk our dogs and travel. My “me” time is spent doing volunteer work and going to charity functions. I love to give back to my community.   

Favorite WellPet products?

Our pets love the Holistic Select dry food and the Wellness canned food. The dogs’ favorite wet food is the Wellness Chicken Stew and their favorite treats are the Old Mother Hubbard Assorted Biscuits. 

Michael Dos Santos

Consumer Affairs Representative

What's great about working at WellPet?

What’s great about working at WellPet?
I love working at WellPet. I feel like I’m part of a family that cares and shares my passion and love for pets.  I always look forward to waking up every day, and wonder what new experiences and stories I will get to share with other pet owners.  It’s just warms my heart to know that I’m part of a pet loving family and able to help other pet parents. 
Any pets in your life?
I have a fun, loving gentle giant called Thor. He is a Bullmastiff Puppy.  He came into my life in October of 2014. I have to admit that it has been one big adventure raising him and sharing my life experiences with him.  I take him everywhere with me and try to enjoy as much time as I can with him. For example, walking along the beach and watching how much he loves to play with the sand and little ocean waves.  I have to admit that I have learned so much from him and about how a pet can offer a person unconditional love and a life of laughter and happiness.  He is truly, man’s best friend. 
At home I like to spend time… 
I like to spend time with my family and Thor. I like to do garden work in my backyard when it is nice out.  It’s just so much fun working outside and also watching Thor enjoy the weather and run around the backyard looking for new things to explore. I also like to stay inside listening to music and being creative as I draw, sculpt or paint.  
Favorite WellPet products?
Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Puppy Health Lamb Meal & Oatmeal Dry Puppy food.  I love how it includes probiotics, healthy fiber and digestive enzymes to support my pet’s digestive health.  Every time I pour the kibble in Thor’s bowl, he just gets so excited and gobbles it all up.What’s great about working at WellPet?

I love working at WellPet. I feel like I’m part of a family that cares and shares my passion and love for pets.  I always look forward to waking up every day, and wonder what new experiences and stories I will get to share with other pet owners.  It’s just warms my heart to know that I’m part of a pet loving family and able to help other pet parents. 


Any pets in your life?

I have a fun, loving gentle giant called Thor. He is a Bullmastiff Puppy.  He came into my life in October of 2014. I have to admit that it has been one big adventure raising him and sharing my life experiences with him.  I take him everywhere with me and try to enjoy as much time as I can with him. For example, walking along the beach and watching how much he loves to play with the sand and little ocean waves.  I have to admit that I have learned so much from him and about how a pet can offer a person unconditional love and a life of laughter and happiness.  He is truly, man’s best friend. 

At home I like to spend time… 

I like to spend time with my family and Thor. I like to do garden work in my backyard when it is nice out.  It’s just so much fun working outside and also watching Thor enjoy the weather and run around the backyard looking for new things to explore. I also like to stay inside listening to music and being creative as I draw, sculpt or paint.

Favorite WellPet products?

Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Puppy Health Lamb Meal & Oatmeal Dry Puppy food.  I love how it includes probiotics, healthy fiber and digestive enzymes to support my pet’s digestive health.  Every time I pour the kibble in Thor’s bowl, he just gets so excited and gobbles it all up.

Maryann

Consumer Affairs Representative

What's great about working at WellPet:

I always feel like a valued and appreciated employee at WellPet. They listen to ideas from their employees. I have friends that comment on how lucky I am to have such a great job. I love going to work!

Any pets in your life?

Our family adopted Harley in October 2012 from The Great Dog Rescue in Andover, MA. He was a stray in Tennessee found wandering the streets with his two puppy sons. Harley is a Beagle mix, and we think he is 2 ½ - 3 years old. He is so sweet and gentle; we couldn’t imagine our lives without him.

At home, I spend my time:

I always spend time with my family and Harley. My husband Sal and I have been married 19 years and I have two children, Leo who is 14 and Giovanna who is 13. I am definitely a sports mom driving to baseball games and cheering competitions. I love all animals, the Red Sox, and cooking big Italian Sunday dinners.

Favorite WellPet product is:

Holistic Select Grain Free Anchovy for dogs because of its concentration on digestive health. Harley dives right in at meal time!

Danielle

Marketing

What's great about working at WellPet?

It’s feeling like we are making a positive difference in the pet’s lives that we create our products for. It’s working on brands I both believe in and feel good about putting into the marketplace, and it’s definitely the people that I’ve had the opportunity to work with. WellPet has a lot of talented and passionate people that have created a very warm and family-like atmosphere to work in.

Any Pets in Your Life?

Zoey is a miniature Schnoodle and became an instant member of the family the moment I saw her. She is very sweet and has a calm temperament. She is very shy when she first meets someone new, but is quick to warm up, especially when a snack is involved! She loves being outdoors and often will pick a nice sunny spot and just stretch out in the sun. 

At home, what’s your favorite way to spend free time?

Like Zoey, I really enjoy the outdoors, so during free time I enjoy taking Zoey for walks. I also enjoy boating, reading and photography.

Favorite WellPet product

At mealtime Zoey loves the Wellness CORE Original Formula. She is a very enthusiastic eater and she makes sure no kibble is left behind both in or out of the bowl!  For snacks Zoey fancies variety, but some of her favorites are Wellness Crunchy Peanuts & Honey WellBars and in the Old Mother Hubbard line Chick’N’Apples, PB Hearts and the Soft & Chewy Bitz Chicken Flavor.

Bill

Finance

What's great about working at WellPet:

WellPet's commitment to providing high quality products that truly work and improve the health and lives of pets and pet parents. The opportunity to be challenged professionally in a fast-paced, growing environment. I also love the team atmosphere and working with such committed and talented individuals.

At home, I spend my time:

In the outdoors – hiking, skiing, etc. I spend a lot of my time with my wife and 2 boys.

Favorite WellPet product is:

Wellness Just for Puppy – I have turned a lot of my friends and family with new pets onto the brand via this great entry product into natural food.

Dr. Al

Staff Veterinarian

What’s great about working at WellPet:

The people at WellPet are a dedicated and highly motivated team. The products are some of the very best within the natural and holistic market, providing benefits beyond many of the foods within our segment of the pet food industry. It is a great job when you believe in the products you are promoting, and you know others will see the benefits too.

Any pets in your life?

We have one cat named Simon, a 15 year old rescued Siamese. We lost our dog some time ago to cancer.

At home, I spend my time:

Most of my time is spent in the yard. We have a large pond with fish and plants that require regular attention as does our landscaping. In addition I love to cook and entertain.

Favorite WellPet product is:

Holistic Select Anchovy Sardine and Salmon is my favorite recipe. I also am partial to the Wellness Simple and CORE recipes as they can have particular benefit to pets with specific medical conditions.

Kelly

Finance

What's great about working at WellPet:

That there is a common passion for the company, for our products, and most of all, for animals.  Having come from a large-company atmosphere, it's nice to get to know everyone across all departments and work together in a team environment.

Any pets in your life?

I have 2 dogs: Willie who is a 6-year old Puggle, and Reggie who is a 6-year old Yellow Lab. They are only 3-months apart and grew up together so they are very much brothers…one can't go anywhere without the other! Their personalities couldn't be more different, but they are both loving animals. They are a huge part of my family, and I typically refer to them as "my boys" when talking about them. They are spoiled beyond recognition!

At home, I spend my time:

Spending time with my husband/family/friends, cooking, trying new restaurants, going to sporting events, and playing with my boys in the backyard.

Favorite WellPet product is:

Wellness Super5Mix Healthy Weight because both of them have a tendency to pack on the pounds.  Ever since they started eating Wellness, I have noticed they don't shed as much and their coats are soft and shiny.  And best of all, they love eating it!

Cathleen

Sales

What's great about working at WellPet:

The opportunity to work with a dynamic and diverse group of people with a passion for pets.

 

Any pets in your life?

I have three dogs, two Boston Terriers, Lilo and Stitch both 1 ½ yrs old,  who my daughter named from her favorite cartoon, and a Mini Schnauzer named Rosie (five yrs old) who belongs to my son. We also have one cat, Sam, he’s a year old and absolutely crazy, but he loves the dogs.

 

At home, I spend my time:

Cooking, gardening, crafting and attending my daughters sports events.  We also enjoy R Ving with the dogs. There are so many pets traveling these days with their pet parents.

 

Favorite WellPet product is:

Wellness WellBites natural dog snacks – all the flavors

Darrick

Operations

What’s great about working at WellPet?
Great people and a great work environment make coming to work every day enjoyable. I also feel strongly about working at WellPet, where we make products that truly transform pets’ lives—and their owners’ lives.
Any pets in your life?
I have a Wheaton Terrier named Digby, who was a frequent visitor to the Sojos office. He’s very playful and energetic; a bit temperamental at times (he can get grumpy on haircut days).
At home, I spend my time:
Walks/Runs with my pup Digby, I enjoy movies and anything that gets me outdoors.
Favorite Wellpet Product:
Digby’s staple is Sojos Complete Turkey recipe—he eats it every day, twice a day. He also hasn’t met a Sojos treat he didn’t love.

Tom

Sales

What’s great about working at WellPet?
The culture, along with the camaraderie between everyone at the company. This, accompanied with the results that WellPet produces time after time, makes it feel like you are involved in something that is changing lives in pet owners and their companions.
Any pets in your life?
Just a couple months ago we lost our beloved Cairn Terrier Shadow, he was 15 years old. He lived a great life and we know his life was extended by eating Sojos. We adopted Celia after my wife saw her video and fell in love with her and her under-bite. Now, she’s happier and healthier than ever.
At home, I spend my time:
Golfing, knitting and cooking—especially on the grill.
Favorite Wellpet Product:
Celia can’t get enough turkey. She loves Sojos Complete Turkey and Simply Turkey treats.