Our Story

DalmatianOnce upon a time back in the early 90s, there was a picky pooch named Chauncey. Chauncey was a dachshund who was a fussy eater. He belonged to the family of Pampered Pet Treats, Inc. founder and CEO, Nancy Anne Volin.

Poor Chauncey … he was a good boy and he deserved just as much love and pampering as any dog, but he had a sensitive tummy. He wouldn’t even touch the typical brand-name dog biscuits Nancy Anne and her mom offered him. So, Nancy Anne went to work. In her kitchen, she started whipping up some secret-recipe dog cookies of her own.

After one bite, Chauncey was sold and so were a bunch of other dogs in the neighborhood. The dogs seemed to be saying, “Two paws up for Nancy Anne’s pet treats!”

When she founded Pampered Pet Treats, Inc.,in March 1994, Nancy Anne knew she was on to something big. At the time, the availability of all-natural pet treats was sparse, but the demand was growing. Nancy Anne had found her niche.

 Entrepreneur of the Year

It’s no surprise that Nancy Anne found success so quickly. After going back to college as an adult and graduating from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., with a major in communications and a minor in entrepreneurship, Nancy was awarded an “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 1994 by the University. She blended together her education, her knowledge gained from a few cooking classes, and her experiences with Chauncey to establish Pampered Pet Treats, Inc.

tag-sliderPampered Pet Treats, Inc. is a pet-treat-company headquartered in Alpine, California. The company is dedicated to providing premium pet snacks that combine delectable flavors with optimal nutrition … guaranteed to keep tails wagging for more – with irresistible flavors like Cheddar Cheese … Cheese and Bacon … Oatmeal, Cinnamon & Honey … Peanut Butter & Honey … and Pumpkin.

Your pets provide an endless amount of love and support every day, so it only makes sense to reward their loyalty by giving them high-quality, American-made, oven-baked treats that show you really know how to pamper your pet. Your Best Friend Deserves the Best Treats!

Pampered Pet Treats, Inc., not only set out to please pet palates, but it was founded on the need for healthier dog treats. The tide is shifting in pet-product demand. More and more pet owners are catching on to the fact that traditional pet treats contain ingredients that can be harmful to their pets.

Concerns about overseas food by-products, allergens, and unhealthy additives in pet treats are growing. Many dog treats contain corn, wheat, soy, and other fillers, most of which can cause harsh allergic reactions including itching, ear infections, and upset stomachs.

So, Nancy Anne decided to make a fresh start in developing her delicious, nutritious dog treats. Nancy Anne worked with veterinarians, nutritionists, and bakers to take pet treats to a whole, new level. She developed recipes that start with high-quality, human-grade North American ingredients that are known to contribute to the overall health of dogs … ingredients such as oatmeal, garbanzo bean flour, palm oil, applesauce, honey, yogurt, eggs, cheese, pumpkin, and real peanut butter.

The response over the past 15 years has been overwhelming. As demand for Pampered Pet Treats grew, Nancy Anne began a successful partnership with a Chicago-based bakery that’s been owned by the same family for five generations. This top-of-the-line facility not only ensures consistent quality, but also takes care of our company’s storage, shipping, receiving, and, of course, baking capabilities.

When you buy our pet treats you aren’t alone in wanting the best for pets. We are a proud member of the American Pet Products Association. This membership represents a profound level of commitment to the highest quality of service throughout the company.