Since 2004, we’ve been a small company focused on dogs. Our business decisions have always grown from what’s best for our animal companions. Their health and happiness is tied to our own.
We started our first small business in the dog care industry, owning and operating a large dog boarding and daycare facility in Atlanta. We began offering a curated selection of foods, treats and accessories for our customers based on our own personal research of what we would want for our own pack and they loved it!
From daycare and boarding, our mission evolved into the retail space, where we currently own and operate dog-centered pet retail stores called The Whole Dog Market. Our goal has always been to provide the very best nutritional options and guidance for our fellow dog lovers.
In 2015, a farmer from White Oak Pastures, located in Bluffton, GA, came into one of our stores to discuss developing all-natural treats and chews direct from the farm. We jumped at the chance to work with them and built a relationship based on trust, honesty, and loyalty.
We found kindred spirits at White Oak Pastures and were awed by their dedication to radically traditional farming. We were inspired and started sourcing and dehydrating products like liver, kidney, heart, and gizzards in our home kitchen, bagging and selling them in The Whole Dog Market. They were a hit with our customers and we knew there was nothing like them on the market.
From there, Farm Hounds was born. We began to pursue what we found so fulfilling about our partnership with White Oak Pastures: providing pure, transparently sourced products with ingredients and quality that are beyond reproach.
The story behind our name
While visiting White Oak Pastures, our first farm partner, we saw their happy “farm hounds” frolicking around their property. We could see that dogs who live on these farms are some of the most content and well-fed dogs we’ve ever met. They get to do what they were bred to do while having access to fresh, organic protein. We knew we had found our ideal farm partner and a name for our new business, since farm hounds are the luckiest dogs!
With a commitment to transparency, quality, and nutrition, we make products that we can be proud of and that our customers can be confident in — because they know the source and the farmers behind it!
Our treats and chews are unlike anything else available because they are curated directly from the best small family farms. Our customers will know the farm where we sourced the product they are purchasing.
Our partnership with small farms guarantees that our treats are made from 100% farm-fresh ingredients and are completely free of antibiotics, hormones, chemicals, and pesticides.
As our partnerships developed, our goal came into focus: represent an additional source of revenue for our hard-working, small-farm partners while also providing our customers with products that will help keep their dogs happy, healthy and spry.