For about two months now both Ralph and Luna have been on a trial of Wellness® CORE®. Back in October, we stopped by one of our local PetSmart’s to pick up two 22 lb bags of Wellness CORE dry dog food. We picked two different recipes to try – Grain Free Wild Game and Grain Free Ocean.

Just last week we finished up the first bag, which was the Ocean recipe and now we have moved on to giving Wild Game a try. So far both dogs have been doing well on their new protein packed, grain free diet. We have great reports on all 5 Signs of Wellness – healthy skin & coat, plenty of energy, no sickness or issues with their eyes, teeth, or gums.

TerraCycle and Wellness Pet Food allow pet parents to recycle and earn rewards

This post is sponsored by Wellness and the BlogPaws™ Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share the availability of Wellness Products at PetSmart, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Neither Wellness nor PetSmart is responsible for the content of this article.

We’ve still got at least a month of food left for both Ralph and Luna, but so far this experience has left us even bigger fans of Wellness that we previously were. I was lucky that both Ralph and Luna were happy and healthy prior to this trial, so I haven’t seen a huge transformation, but I do know they are doing great on the new food!

Wellness has a mission that we can certainly get behind – To help you provide your pet a healthy, happy, and long life through the power of natural nutrition. But not only do they strive to create the best food for your pets, they also give back in ways few other companies in the pet food industry can.

Wellness CORE dry dog food - pyramid shaped kibble.

The WellPet Foundation is commited to helping pets in need. Most recently during the flooding in Louisiana, the Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge (CAABR) took in nearly 650 displaced dogs and cats. Wellness stepped up and donated 50,000 pounds of food to CAABR and other nearby shelters. You can learn more about the WellPet Foundation by visiting their website.

Wellness also gives back to the planet by teaming up with TerraCycle® to encourage pet parents, shelters, and doggy day cares to recycle their empty Wellness packaging. In fact, they are the first pet food company in the U.S. to do this!

Wellness Pet Food has partnered with TerraCycle to reduce pet industry waste

The program with TerraCycle allows Wellness customers to recycle empty packaging completely free of charge by mailing them in at no cost. Not only does this program help protect the environment, but you can also earn rewards or cash for your favorite school or non-profit organization. It’s a great way to give back twice!

Wellness decided to pursue this partnership with TerraCycle because they are dedicated to long-term sustainability by embracing and supporting recycling efforts. Their goal is to eliminate waste and minimize the foot print they and the pet industry leaves behind.

Got empty dog food bags? Recycle them with Wellness and TerraCycle to earn rewards!

To sign up for the Wellness Recycling Program, all you have to do is visit TerraCycle’s website. You can also learn more about the program on Wellness’s website.

So how does the recycling program actually work? You mail in your empty packaging free of charge. Each pound of waste sent in equals 100 TerraCycle points, which can be redeemed for gifts or cash for schools and non-profits. It’s best to save your packages and then mail in a few at a time because only packages over 2 lbs will actually receive points!

Recycle your empty dog food packaging with the Wellness Recycling Program

Currently, the Wellness Recycling Program accepts three different product packages for recycling. They include 1. Wellness® Complete Health™ and Wellness® Complete Health™ Grain Free dry food packaging, 2. Wellness® CORE dry food packaging, and 3. Wellness® TruFood® Baked Blends dry food packaging.

Once TerraCycle has collected the packaging, it is shredded and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. To streamline the process, make sure all excess pet food is removed and the packaging is dry prior to shipping it to be recycled.

Ralph and Luna go shopping at PetSmart for Wellness Pet Food

Don’t forget to visit PetSmart to check out the extensive lineup of Wellness CORE and Wellness Complete Health products. Compare both lines in order to pick the right food for your dog! You can find your local PetSmart by using their online store locator tool.

Wellness Pet Food Logo

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Do you recycle your pet food packaging?

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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  • Linda Szymoniak

    I recycle what I can – metal and aluminum cans, plastic containers, etc. I’m not sure if the bags from the brand of dog and cat kibble I buy are recyclable, but I do use them for garbage, which saves putting another plastic garbage bag in the trash. I’ve been big on recycling since long before we had curbside pickup for it. Our recycling gets picked up every other week, while our garbage gets picked up weekly. Our trash is often 1/4 full (sometimes less), while our recycling is usually overflowing. I believe strongly in the concept of reduce/reuse/recycle, and do watch that the products I buy for the most part come in at least partly recycled packing, and can be recycled again. I even started a compost bin over 20 years ago (although my husband still can’t get it through his head just how to care for it, including turning it).

  • tiffany dayton

    We don’t recycle. Don’t have the time.The dog food sounds good.

  • Ellen Reardon

    Of course I recycle! It’s ridiculous not to. I am glad Wellness is taking time to care for the environment.

  • Erin Topp

    We feed RAW so there isn’t really any packaging to recycle 🙂

  • sandy weinstein

    no, but i know there are many companies that do now. one of the local pet food stores even has a recycling place for one of the companies.

  • Carolyn

    I recycle the cardboard box for my dog’s food

  • Amy A

    I love that Wellness has a recycling program and I am happy that Luna and Ralph are doing well on The Core line

  • Christine Aiello

    I think this is such a great thing that they are doing! Wow! I didn’t know about it and my dog eats Wellness food. This is great to find out! Thanks for the info!

  • This is so fantastic, just another reason why we love and support Wellness! So happy to hear that Ralph and Luna like CORE. Miley is loving the Complete Health!

  • Emily Endrizzi

    That is wonderful that they offer this. We make our own pet food for the dogs’ dinner. It’s just canned sweet potatoes and canned salmon. We do recycle the cans. But we don’t recycle the packaging that their dry food (that they get for breakfast) comes in.

  • Danielle Murgia

    We do not recycle our pet food packaging but this initiative makes me think twice! I am a teacher and we could earn cash for our school!

  • Elizabeth Hoffman

    This is an awesome idea!

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