Elsa Wulff opened the doors of the first Mud Bay store in 1988 believing two things: People should feel welcomed and happy they visited, and she had a duty to graciously help everyone who came to the store—even if it didn’t result in a sale.
What began as a single store opened by Elsa just outside Olympia, Washington, is now the largest pet retailer headquartered in the Pacific Northwest. And we’re still tightly focused on creating a culture that makes all feel welcome, while creating a helpful experience for everyone who visits us.
Our responsibility to be gracious doesn’t stop at our customers—we also want the best for our people, too. That’s why we’ve worked together to create an employee stock ownership plan to contribute to a meaningful career and secure financial future for all Muddies. And today, the people who work at Mud Bay continually make the commitment to one another to build a strong, lasting company we’re all proud to work for.