Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Pet Treats Promises Customers Human Edible Ingredients USA Sourcing Transparency And More Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Pet Treats Promises Customers Human Edible Ingredients USA Sourcing Transparency And More

An Honest To Goodness Promise from Our Kitchen to Yours

We promise to care for the nutritional well-being of your dog or cat as we would our own. We are parents of beautiful bundles of love, and we know that like us, these sweet souls are at the center of your heart.
Goodness Gracious Makes Human Grade Treats Using Only Human Edible Ingredients In A Licensed And Inspected Human Food Facility Following Current Good Manufacturing Practices Goodness Gracious Promises To Make Human Grade Treats Using Only Human Edible Ingredients In A Licensed And Inspected Human Food Facility Following Current Good Manufacturing Practices

Human Grade

We affirm that our ingredients are human edible, that we hand craft our treats in small batches in a licensed and inspected USA human food facility, and that we follow current Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure food safety. This is what human-grade means.
Goodness Gracious Pledges To Make High Protein Treats For Dogs And Cats Like Their Single Ingredient Jerky That is Low Glycemic Goodness Gracious Pledges To Make High Protein Treats For Dogs And Cats Like Their Single Ingredient Jerky That is Low Glycemic

High Protein

We pledge to hold ourselves to the highest nutritional standards for making species-appropriate treats. Our Hula Lula jerky and Nibbles for dogs, and our Nibbles for kitties will always be just one ingredient. This means these treats will always be high-protein, low-fat, no-carbohydrates. This makes them low-glycemic.
Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Pet Treats Promises Traceability Of Every Ingredient And Full Transparency Of Sourcing And Discloses Country Of Origin Of Every Ingredient Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Pet Treats Promises Traceability Of Every Ingredient And Full Transparency Of Sourcing And Discloses Country Of Origin Of Every Ingredient

Traceability &
Transparency

We dedicate ourselves to traceability of every ingredient and full transparency of sourcing. We can trace each ingredient received to the lot number of a finished product. Likewise, we can trace the lot number of each finished product back to its constituent ingredients. It's called forward and backward traceability. We also publish the country of origin for every ingredient we buy.
Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Pet Treats Promises To Source All Ingredients From The USA Except For When The USA Does Not Grow That Ingredient Or Another Country Produces A Better Product Like Grass Fed Lamb From Australia Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Pet Treats Promises To Source All Ingredients From The USA Except For When The USA Does Not Grow That Ingredient Or Another Country Produces A Better Product Like Grass Fed Lamb From Australia

Country of Origin

We vow to source all our ingredients from the USA except when either (a.) the USA does not grow that ingredient (like bananas) or (b.) another country does a better job (as is the case with our grass-fed lamb from Australia and New Zealand and grass-fed beef from Costa Rica.)
Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Pet Treats Promises To Source Humanely Raised Sustainably Grown Non GMO Organic Ingredients For Its Dog Treats And Cat Treats Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Pet Treats Promises To Source Humanely Raised Sustainably Grown Non GMO Organic Ingredients For Its Dog Treats And Cat Treats

Sourcing Ethics

We commit to selecting humanely-raised, sustainably-grown, non-GMO, organic ingredients at every feasible opportunity.
Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Dog Treats Promises To Use Only Whole Food Ingredients And Uses No Byproducts No Meals No Additives No Glycerin And No Gluten Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Dog Treats Promises To Use Only Whole Food Ingredients And Uses No Byproducts No Meals No Additives No Glycerin And No Gluten

Whole Foods

We assure you that we will use only whole food ingredients that serve a nutritional purpose. This means our treats contain no byproducts, no meals, no preservatives, no fillers, and no additives (like glycerin or rice syrup). They also contain no soy, no corn, and no gluten-containing grains (like wheat, barley, or rye). We will never use white potato or white rice either.
Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Dog Treats Uses Low Temperature Air Drying To Retain Nutrition And Flavor Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Dog Treats Uses Low Temperature Air Drying To Retain Nutrition And Flavor

Minimal Processing

We promise that our treats will be minimally-processed. We hand craft ingredients into treats using low temperature air-drying sufficient for killing food borne pathogens while retaining the fullest nutrition and flavor possible.
Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Dog Treats Thanks Customers For Loyalty And Trust Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Dog Treats Thanks Customers For Loyalty And Trust

Our Thanks

We value your business and the trust you place in us. To be selected by you for your pet is a blessing.

Goodness Gracious is as much a company as it is a spirit.

We handcraft human edible pet treats in small batches and give 51% of our profits to community animal charities. Our diverse team came to life in 2010 in the small, historic seaside town of Marblehead, MA.

Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Pet Treats Celebrates Diversity
Diversity
We Shine Our Own Heart Lights

Goodness Gracious is energized every day by a naturally diverse group of people. Sixty percent of us are women. Over one-third of us come from Massachusetts’ underserved communities. Twenty-five percent are people of color; 25% were not born in the US; 15% speak Spanish as their first language; 15% have learning differences. We also are honored with contributions from people with diverse orientations. We come together and empower each other to shine brightly.

Woman-owned
Meet Amy Renz, CEO

Meet Grace, Lula and Amy. Amy has led or worked for entrepreneurial businesses all her adult life. Like many women, Amy found that endless source of strength, courage, commitment, compassion, and love in motherhood. She started Goodness Gracious in 2009 believing she could empower a company with those same attributes to make a difference in the lives of others.

Lula's tail-wagging dance inspired the name of our single-ingredient jerky treats and Grace inspired the company name, Goodness Gracious. Together, we believe we can enable all fortunate companion animals to help all less fortunate ones, one delicious treat at a time.

We Walk Heart First

We make treats pets love and parents love to give. We also give 51% of our profits to animal charities. We do this in a number of ways – from our Tuesday’s Child program, to our Run for Rescue 5k, and straight up donations “just because”.

Tuesday's child
One Donation at a Time

Inspired by the favorite childhood poem, "... Tuesday's Child is full of grace..." This award of $500 in cash and treats is given with love and gratitude in recognition of the amazing work done by community non-profit animal rescues and charities. Have a rescue you would like to nominate? Contact us!

Run for Rescue 5k
Stronger Together

The Run for Rescue 5k is a run or walk for people and their dogs that Goodness Gracious hosts every other year. It has raised over $100,000 for animal charities to date.

Goodness Gracious Maker Of Human Grade Dog Treats Hosts A Run For Rescue 5k To Support Animal Shelters And Rescue Groups
Starting Line At The Goodness Gracious Run For Rescue 5k 2019 Which Has Raised Over $100,000 For Animal Shelters And Rescue Groups