Our Story

We handcraft everything in small batches in our own Human Grade facility in the tiny historic seaside town of Marblehead, MA. All our treats are made from scratch using the freshest ingredients delivered daily and every bag is hand-packaged by us. We don't use massive machinery, or "rocket science" to make fancy colored, puffed-up processed food. Call us cavemen or cowgirls. We make shelf stable, nutritious food the old fashioned way. We simply dehydrate everything!
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.

USDA inspected and passed
Certified Human Grade

We meet AAFCO's standards for "Human Grade" certification. It's the gold standard and it means:

1. 100% human edible ingredients (USDA inspected and passed.)

2. 100% made in our own licensed, and inspected human food facility.

3. 100% Compliance with good manufacturing practices.

51% To Animal Charities

We walk heart first.  Through sales of our 100% human-grade treats we give 51% of our profits to community animal charities. Inspired by the children's poem: "Tuesday's child is full of grace..." we make these donations of cash and treats on Tuesdays to nominated, non-profit animal rescues and shelters.

Diverse Workforce

Goodness Gracious celebrates diversity. We are honored with a diverse work-force. We believe in supporting and empowering people to be the very best version of their unique selves.

USA Sourced Ingredients

All our ingredients are USA sourced-except for two. Our grass-fed lamb comes from Australia or New Zealand, and since all bananas are imported into the US from Central or South America, ours come from there too. Traceability of every ingredient is essential. We can trace every lot we produce back to its constituents.


Goodness Gracious treats are seriously the best. I highly recommend them for your cat or dog. They are super healthy and you know exactly what goes into them. There’s no fake products of any kind. My cat Dexter absolutely loves these treats. And I love that I know what I’m giving him is100% healthy. I think it’s fantastic what this company is doing, you can tell they really care about their customers and that’s such a wonderful feeling. I recently ordered a small bag of cat treats and when I got them I noticed a letter inside and an extra bag of cat treats. And the letter had said that they felt bad because my priority shipping was so high so they gave me an extra bag of treats. And that was just such a nice gesture. I am beyond grateful that I discovered this company and I’m going to continue to order treats through them


Our big Mastiff mix River, has eaten a home cooked diet since we rescued him as a pup. He is not finicky about food, but his digestion sure is. Once in a while we made the mistake of giving him a supermarket brand treat and the poor fella paid the price. When his former vet tried to offer him one of their biscuits and he refused to take it I had to explain to them that he only eats jerky I make myself or Goodness Gracious treats ! Since I just happened to have a couple in my pocket (always be prepared is my motto) , we were good to go, and he eagerly took your treat from the vet. His favorite is the cheeseburger cookies right now, and since he is being doctored for an injured paw, your cookies make the doctoring much, much easier. Thank you for caring about our dogs enough to make these wholesome and delicious treats and bless your hearts for donating to rescues. I sing your praises to everyone, and so does River!