When you’re a “my pet is the best pet ever” pet parent, no food could ever be too natural, nutritious or delicious. Believe us, we get it. That’s how we got our start. Merrick was born over 30 years ago in Garth Merrick’s family kitchen in Hereford, Texas. That’s when Garth began home-cooking food for his beloved dog, Gracie, to make sure she was eating the most wholesome and nutritious food possible. We’ve grown quite a bit since then—we have a lot more recipes for dogs and cats and a much bigger team—but we still hold true to the vision and beliefs that started it all.