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We Are NDependent Launches New FISH and SKINS Pet Treats

Company aligns with SeaTrees to help restore Coastal Ecosystems.




(PRESS RELEASE) TUMWATER, WA – We Are NDependent, the company focused on products for the Independent Pet Channel, officially announced its affiliation with SeaTrees for the launch of its “Ocean Line” of sustainably sourced Pet Treats. The line consists of 3 Fish SKU’s (Faroe Islands Blue Whiting, Newfoundland Whole Capelin, and Cold Water Pollock Cutlets) and 3 Skins SKU’s (Nova Scotia Haddock, North Atlantic Small Cod Skins, and North Atlantic Large Cod Skins).

“We are really excited to partner with SeaTrees on these single ingredient treats. Every bag of our Ocean Line not only tells the SeaTrees story, but also contributes to their mission of restoring the health of our coastal ecosystems,” said Rusty Hawes, one of the company’s co-founders.

“SeaTrees is stoked to be collaborating with NDependent for their ocean line of sustainably sourced pet teats. We love seeing a brand and its customers committed to protecting our ocean planet, and we’re very grateful for their support as it’ll help us restore degraded kelp forests off the coast of Southern California,” said Michael Stewart, co-founder of SeaTrees by Sustainable Surf.

For more information on carrying the We Are NDependent line contact your Pet Food Experts’ representative, Packer Mellem rep, or visit

About We Are NDependent

We Are NDependent Was founded in 2021 by Jeff Sandy, Rob Mellem and Rusty Hawes to create unique Independent Pet channel specific products. Its philosophies of “Return to Community” and “Everyday Uncommon” are born from their 70+ years of experience in the independent pet channel. For more information, please visit

About SeaTrees

SeaTrees is a program of non-profit Sustainable Surf that plants, protects, and restores blue carbon coastal ecosystems around the world. They make it easy for brands and individuals to take direct action to protect ocean health, reverse the effects of climate change, and support local communities. SeaTrees uses a sustainable development approach that creates jobs and livelihoods that will maintain these healthy ecosystems for future generations. Learn more here.




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