Who owns HiLife Petfoods?

We are Town & Country Petfoods, owners of the popular HiLife brand of dog and cat foods, a family-run business based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

Established in 1974, by John Parkinson, we originally supplied Hilliards, Fine Fare and Gateway with own-label pet foods, and we made HiLife branded pet foods for our largest customer Boots the Chemist.

In 1987, when Boots decided to stop selling pet foods, a decision that disappointed a lot of pet owners, John took the brave step of buying the HiLife brand name from Boots.

John and his son Tony set about building HiLife into a trusted national pet food brand and it was not long before his other son Peter and daughter Julie joined the business too.  Making Town & Country Petfoods a real pet-owning family business.

Over the years our retail sales value has grown to more than £30 million and we now supply assorted ranges to all major UK grocery stores, the pet specialist trade and other independent retailers and our range is also available to buy online.

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Where can I buy HiLife products?

HiLife products are available from all major supermarkets, pet specialist stores and from an increasing number of other outlets.

If you can't find the product that you are looking for from a local stockist or don't know where a product is stocked, please take a look at the "our products" page and find the dedicated product page for that item.  Each of these pages lists where our ranges can be bought from, and if it can be bought online, there is also a handy link.  Alternatively, we have a "where to buy" page which will link you to lots of online retailers that stock our products.

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Would you sponsor my charity or event?

As a group of people that care deeply about the welfare of animals, we would naturally love to be able to help out every registered charity in caring for them. However, the number of requests we receive for sponsorship and product donations has increased to such an extent that we have decided to concentrate our support on one main national charity and those charities and events in our local community.  

We are proud to say that our nominated national charity is Pets as Therapy (PAT). PAT is a community based charity providing therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other establishments.  Every week visiting PAT teams bring comfort and companionship to 1,000’s of people, both young and old, by giving them the opportunity to stroke, hold and talk to one of these calm and friendly dogs and cats.  PAT also provide individual animal assisted therapy (AAT), working with stroke patients and people with dog phobias.

For more details of their fantastic work, visit http://www.petsastherapy.org/ 

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