Setting The New Standard

In 2017, Castor & Pollux did what only the leader in organic pet can do: we set the new standard with the introduction of the only comprehensive portfolio of purposeful pet food. We elevated our ORGANIX recipes to all be USDA Organic – making it the only complete line of USDA organically certified pet food – and introduced PRISTINE – the only complete line of pet food made with responsibly sourced ingredients.
 

Committed to Feeding Pets in Need

We are committed to feeding pets in need, so we partner with non-profit pet rescue organizations around the country through our PetWorks Partners program. As long as there are dogs and cats in the world, we’ll be constantly looking for new ways to make their lives better through wholesome, organic and natural nutrition.

 

A Legacy of
INNOVATION

Timeline  

 1999  2003  2004  2006  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2015  2017

In 1999, Castor & Pollux Natural PetWorks was the first branded, premium quality line of natural specialty food and supplies for pets. ORGANIX, certified organic food and treats for dogs and cats, debuted in March 2003 and Natural Ultramix® was introduced in early 2004.

ORGANIX food and treats, the first and only complete line of organic pet food, launches in March.

Recognized as a recommended brand in Whole Dog Journal (and every year since)

Launched Natural Ultramix®

• Castor & Pollux is named in the INC. Top 500/5000 list for the third consecutive year, as one of the nation's fastest growing companies

• Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Cookies earn Editors' Choice Honor in Dog Fancy Magazine

Castor & Pollux is the first organic pet food sold in PetSmart stores

The first organic, grain free food for dogs is launched.

In 2012, Castor & Pollux was acquired by Merrick Pet Care, Inc. to further expand its pioneering efforts in natural and organic pet food. In addition to its own successful line of food and treats for pets, Merrick is the only U.S. manufacturer certified to make both dry and canned organic food for pets.

During the spring, Castor & Pollux introduced 24 indulgent recipes for dogs and cats. The lineup then included a new ORGANIX dry food for dogs, recipes for large breeds, five new ORGANIX Butcher & Buschel canned food for dog recipes, plus an array of appetizing new recipes for dogs and cats of all sizes and life stages.

Organic freeze-dried raw bites is launched for both ORGANIX and Natural Ultramix.

Castor & Pollux set the new standard in pet food with the introduction of the only comprehensive portfolio of purposeful pet food. We elevated all ORGANIX recipes for dogs and cats to be USDA Organic, made with 95 percent or more certified organic ingredients – including our kibble. And, we introduced PRISTINE, the only complete line up of pet food made with responsibly sourced ingredients.

2017

Castor & Pollux set the new standard in pet food with the introduction of the only comprehensive portfolio of purposeful pet food. We elevated all ORGANIX recipes for dogs and cats to be USDA Organic, made with 95 percent or more certified organic ingredients – including our kibble. And, we introduced PRISTINE, the only complete line up of pet food made with responsibly sourced ingredients.

2015

Organic freeze-dried raw bites is launched for both ORGANIX and Natural Ultramix.

2013

During the spring, Castor & Pollux introduced 24 indulgent recipes for dogs and cats. The lineup then included a new ORGANIX dry food for dogs, recipes for large breeds, five new ORGANIX Butcher & Buschel canned food for dog recipes, plus an array of appetizing new recipes for dogs and cats of all sizes and life stages.

2012

In 2012, Castor & Pollux was acquired by Merrick Pet Care, Inc. to further expand its pioneering efforts in natural and organic pet food. In addition to its own successful line of food and treats for pets, Merrick is the only U.S. manufacturer certified to make both dry and canned organic food for pets.

2011

The first organic, grain free food for dogs is launched.

2010

Castor & Pollux is the first organic pet food sold in PetSmart stores

2009

• Castor & Pollux is named in the INC. Top 500/5000 list for the third consecutive year, as one of the nation's fastest growing companies

• Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Cookies earn Editors' Choice Honor in Dog Fancy Magazine

2006

Launched Natural Ultramix®

2004

Recognized as a recommended brand in Whole Dog Journal (and every year since)

2003

ORGANIX food and treats, the first and only complete line of organic pet food, launches in March.

1999

In 1999, Castor & Pollux Natural PetWorks was the first branded, premium quality line of natural specialty food and supplies for pets. ORGANIX, certified organic food and treats for dogs and cats, debuted in March 2003 and Natural Ultramix® was introduced in early 2004.

TIMELINE

1999

In 1999, Castor & Pollux Natural PetWorks was the first branded, premium quality line of natural specialty food and supplies for pets. ORGANIX, certified organic food and treats for dogs and cats, debuted in March 2003 and Natural Ultramix® was introduced in early 2004.

TIMELINE

2003

ORGANIX food and treats, the first and only complete line of organic pet food, launches in March.

TIMELINE

2004

Recognized as a recommended brand in Whole Dog Journal (and every year since)

TIMELINE

2006

Launched Natural Ultramix®

TIMELINE

2009

• Castor & Pollux is named in the INC. Top 500/5000 list for the third consecutive year, as one of the nation's fastest growing companies

• Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Cookies earn Editors' Choice Honor in Dog Fancy Magazine

TIMELINE

2010

Castor & Pollux is the first organic pet food sold in PetSmart stores

TIMELINE

2011

The first organic, grain free food for dogs is launched.

TIMELINE

2012

In 2012, Castor & Pollux was acquired by Merrick Pet Care, Inc. to further expand its pioneering efforts in natural and organic pet food. In addition to its own successful line of food and treats for pets, Merrick is the only U.S. manufacturer certified to make both dry and canned organic food for pets.

TIMELINE

2013

During the spring, Castor & Pollux introduced 24 indulgent recipes for dogs and cats. The lineup then included a new ORGANIX dry food for dogs, recipes for large breeds, five new ORGANIX Butcher & Buschel canned food for dog recipes, plus an array of appetizing new recipes for dogs and cats of all sizes and life stages.

TIMELINE

2015

Organic freeze-dried raw bites is launched for both ORGANIX and Natural Ultramix.

TIMELINE

2017

Castor & Pollux set the new standard in pet food with the introduction of the only comprehensive portfolio of purposeful pet food. We elevated all ORGANIX recipes for dogs and cats to be USDA Organic, made with 95 percent or more certified organic ingredients – including our kibble. And, we introduced PRISTINE, the only complete line up of pet food made with responsibly sourced ingredients.

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