History & Developments
Scott Pet, Inc. headquartered in Rockville, Indiana was established in 1975 by
T.E. Scott, an avid canine enthusiast. As a lifelong hunter and dog trainer, Scott
spent years studying the habits of dogs and their handlers in order to engineer
and develop products to suit their needs and enhance the hunting and training
Scott Pet product lines have expanded to include basics and accessories for everyday dog needs, as well as healthy chew treats and natural treats. We are now one of the largest producers of natural treats in the world.
Beginning as a three-person garage operation, Scott Pet has expanded operation to over 250,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and distribution space. We now manufacture and distribute over 4,000 items and are the most diverse manufacturer in the industry. Much of our product line is made in the U.S. Our nylon and leather products are handcrafted at our facility in Rockville, Indiana. Many of the the skilled craftsmen who make these products have worked here 20 years or more.
In 2006, Scott Pet introduced the first dog chew made from expanded pork skin under a patented process and launched the Pork Chomps brand. Pork Chomps, considered to be the most revolutionary Scott Pet brand to date, is in more retailers nationwide than all other product lines.
In September, 2010 Scott Pet introduced the Big Tine brand to the Scott Pet family. Big Tine is the only premium deer blend fortified with the Whitetail Institute's Imperial 30-06.
Recent major developments include the 2013 relocation of our treat processing operations from Tishomingo, Oklahoma to a new facility in Newport, Indiana. The new plant boasts 50,000 sq. ft. of freezer storage as well as cooking and smoking ovens. The move is a boon to the local economy, and will create up to 80 new jobs by 2014.
Scott Pet has been a pioneer in the pet products industry. From the curved buckle which we introduced over 30 years ago, to the adjustable collar, to the suitcase style fold-up crate (all now industry standards), to our more recent stand-up wild bird seed packaging, we are always looking to improve processes and inspire innovation.
Pet Parents, not Pet Owners
The motto at Scott Pet has always been “Helping Pets Lead Quality Lives.” We pride ourselves in our understanding of dogs, their needs, and what is best for their health and overall happiness. Our goal is for the pet experience to be an enjoyable and positive one, by providing products that are designed and manufactured with quality and practicality in mind. For over 38 years, we’ve been devoted to helping dogs lead quality lives by providing a full range of high-quality products that fit their needs.
Over the past fifty years dogs have come from “the backyard to the bedroom”. Dogs are now considered to be family, not just pets, and people feel they are “pet parents”, not just “pet owners”. We like to think that we have known that all along.
We at Scott Pet support canine related causes and organizations, including the
American Cancer Society Bark for Life events, which honors the life-long contributions
of Canine Caregivers. We are proud to provide assistance to dogs in need, as well as
the people who are involved in these causes.