It Started with Singing Canaries

Our story begins in 1926 when an almost penniless 26-year-old Max Stern decided to leave his native Germany for the promise of America. Mas Stern immigrated to the United States with 5,000 singing canaries he accepted as a repayment of a loan from a childhood friend.

Max sold his canaries to stores such as R.H. Macy, Sears Roebuck, F.H. Woolworth, W.T. Grant, S.S Kresge and others.

The Canaries Take Off

The canary Business had grown; Max Stern was the largest live-stock importer in America and decided to expand into pack-aged bird food. The Harts Mountain line of pet products was born.

In 1959, Max’s son, Leonard Stern joins the comp any and expands its product line into goldfish, tropical fish and a full line of aquatic supplies.

Hartz built in 1995 two state of-the-art laboratory and research facilities supporting the Hartz mission through innovative and technological solutions developed with proven science.

Hartz launches new squeeze-on topical flea and tick treatments in 1998.

Reader's Digest

Hartz is named Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand, Pet Category / Non-foods voted on by more than 4,500 Americans.

Women's Choice Award

Women’s Choice Award Winner for America’s Most Recommended Dog Shampoo.
Our Values

We strongly believe...

1.

Our people make the difference.

3.

In straight talk especially when it is hard.

5.

We are demanding of ourselves and one another.

7.

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

2.

We are passionate about what we do - especially about caring for pets.

4.

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

6.

We always strive for growth to win in the marketplace.

8.

We are committed to honest communications about our products and their benefits.

Our Values

We strongly believe...

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 communications about our products and their benefits.

Hartz Mountain Pet Care

  • Hartz is a 94 year old Pet Care company
  • #1 or #2 market share position in each of our priority categories;
    (Wet cat treats, Dog Pads, Flea Tick, Grooming & Dog Treats)
  • Hartz also has 8 of the top 15 Dog Toy skus in MULO
  • Unicharm is a Japanese CPG company with leadership in Pet & Personal Care that purchased Hartz in 2011 as its first U.S. business venture
  • Unicharm’s two key areas of technology expertise it shared with Hartz:
  • Absorption technology(Dog Pads/Diapers)
  • Superior Palatability(Delectables Wet Cat Treats)

Hartz Production Facility in Ohio, US.

Domestically Produced Items
  • Flea & Tick (Collars, Drops and Shampoo’s)
  • Dog Pads (Branded)
  • Grooming Shampoo’s