Happy 27th Birthday to Nature's Select Pet Food!

Happy 27th Birthday to us!

This month marks 27 years of business for Nature's Select Pet Food! For almost three decades now, we have provided quality pet food products with friendly personalized service to thousands of customers all across America.  With Nature's Select of the Carolinas serving the Carolinas since 2002!  We are so honored to be able to continue to provide you quality service and quality products well into the future. We appreciate you supporting our family owned pet food business over the years, and welcome the opportunity to continue to serve you and your pets for many years to come. Thank you for always supporting us, for continuously providing us feedback so we can always improve, and and for letting us be part of your family. 

Cheers to the next chapter ahead.


Nature's Select Pet Food 



A Nature's Select History in Photos

Our First Delivery

Pictured Above: Paul Cavanaugh, CEO & Founder, unloading our very first truckload of pet food back in 1994! 

Pauls Pet Food Delivery Truck

Pictured Above: The First Local Delivery Van. Fun Fact: When Paul first started the business, we were "Paul's Pet Food Delivery Express" and he would deliver locally to the Orange County & surrounding areas in Southern California. In fact, we were technically* the first pet food company to deliver straight to your door...long before Amazon, Chewy, and the internet. Who knew!

Customers had local delivery days, which would be provided to them via a fridge magnet upon their first order, and pet food buckets to refill upon local delivery.

Pet Food Delivery Buckets

Pictured Above: The original Paul's Pet Food Buckets. Some of you who have been with us since the early 1990s may still have these...and this is the number one item we still get asked about after all these years!

PPF Swap Meet

Pictured Above: An original Paul's Pet Food show setup! Paul would go to his local swap meet in Costa Mesa, CA, and offer free pet food samples to locals in and around the Orange County areas. That's how he grew his business over the first few years!

Our original mill

Pictured Above: Our pet food mill and manufacturer in Mount Pleasant, Texas in the early 2000s when they were first started out. While our pet food was originally produced in Riverside, California, Paul knew he needed to move it outside of the state once production demands grew as our customer base grew across the country. We were one of their first customers, and have stuck by them as they've grown to become one of the best mills in the country. 

We are proud to say that our Texas-based pet food manufacturer has earned the SQF Code for Manufacturing 8.0, the SQF Quality Code 8.0, and the FSC 36 Safe Feed/Safe Food in 2018. In addition, all our recipes are formulated to meet AAFCO regulations. We constantly analyze both raw materials and finished diets to validate AAFCO standards.

Old Pet Food Bag Designs

Pictured Above: Early 50 lb. bags when we become Nature's Select. These formulas are still in use today, you may know them as our Classic Recipe (blue bag), Our Plus Recipe (yellow bag) and our New Zealand Recipe (Red Bag).

Old Cold River Bag

Pictured Above: Our Wild Alaskan Salmon & Sweet Potato Dog Food Recipe in the signature orange bag with our old logo with Ennis the golden retriever dog! You may now know this recipe as Cold Water Recipe, but it was also called "Cold River" for awhile too. No matter what it's always been the "recipe in the orange bag!" and remains our top seller and most popular product among our customer base.

Nature's Select Recipes Today

Pictured Above: The 30 lb Nature's Select Dog Food Recipes (and new logo!) you know and love today! 

Our Pet Food Manufacturer Present Day

Pictured Above: Our Pet Food Manufacturer today in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. They have grown above and beyond than what we originally thought, and are so pleased with their amazing human-grade facility, safety measures and protocols, and quality of ingredients. All our ingredients are sourced within 80 miles of our plant, and our food is still made right here in the USA!

NS Dog

Cheers to the Future

While we are always evolving, growing, and changing, we hope to never lose sight of what's truly been our mission all along - to provide quality, healthy pet food products for your pets at a competitive fair price, delivered straight to your door, and to provide you friendly customer service along the way. While we have grown over the years since our humble beginnings, we still have big dreams and hope to reach even more Nature's Select customers as time goes on. We remain a private family owned and operated business, ensuring quality and food safety are always top of mind for our family of customers across the USA. Thank you for being part of our journey over the years. We can't wait to see what's to come!

Send us your Photos

Are you a long-time Nature's Select customer? Have you been with us for over 10 years? We want to hear from YOU! Send us your best old-school Nature's Select we'd love to feature you.

Email photos to naturesselect@petpeople.us we'd love to know your name, pets name and how you originally heard about us 😀