Mud Bay began in 1988 when Elsa Wulff bought a tiny farm store.
The store was housed in an eighty-year old building on Mud Bay Road, which runs west out of Olympia and spans the bottom end of Mud Bay, one of the southern arms of Puget Sound.
During Mud Bay's first decade, the company grew by giving things up. Item by item, the company eliminated everything that wasn't made for animals. No more pop tarts. No more fertilizer. No more oysters.
With a tiny facility surrounded by farms that were giving way to housing developments, we realized that it was unlikely that we could excel at selling fertilizer and farm feed. Instead, we focused our efforts on researching canine and feline nutrition and on searching for healthy, natural foods for dogs and cats and other animals.
In recent years, they've continued to focus on becoming better at helping people choose healthy foods for their dogs and cats.