About Us

The Pound Bakery is proud to offer pet treats that are safely formulated and baked right here in the heartland of America; Harvard, Illinois.  These treats are made with high-quality ingredients that are carefully selected and contain no preservatives. 

The Pound Bakery is your one-stop-shop to help meet your needs. No matter what phase of the process you're in, we can help manufacture your pet treats and guide you in the right direction.


In 1996 Kurt Stricker left his family bakery to bake pet treats.  Keeping with the same concept and ingredients he set out to make "human-like" treats for pets. He started out baking several recipes for pets that used only the highest quality ingredients. The company quickly grew as more and more customers wanted to provide these healthy treats for their pets. Since then, the business has relocated three times.

In 2017, The Pound Bakery built and moved into a brand new, 212,000 square foot facility located in Harvard, IL and added several new capabilities including hot extrusion, cold extrusion, and dry blending. 


The Pound Bakery is a one-stop-shop for pet treats businesses. We will help with everything from initial concept creation and formulation and shipping your products to your end consumer. We specialize in high-quality pet treats with as few ingredients as possible and only high-quality, healthy inclusions. 

Pet Treat Manufacturing

The Pound Bakery has been operating as a pet treat manufacturing company for over twenty years. We offer treats in bulk in our online wholesale store that brands can purchase and sell under their own brand name. This opportunity is a great way for new businesses to get started in the pet treat world.

The Pound Bakery also offers private label treat manufacturing. Whether you're looking for grain-free, wheat-free or other pet treat solutions, we can help.