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Our Global Story

Our passion for pets goes beyond pushing pet nutrition forward, and into forging partnerships in the pet welfare world and raising awareness of what pets truly need. After all, we’ve seen firsthand how powerful the bond with a pet can be, and the many unique ways that pets can strengthen our families and bring our communities closer. Because we want dedicated and passionate employees on our team, we make sure that Purina is a great place to work. You can tell from the moment you walk in the door that our world revolves around pets, whether you’re seeing the art on the walls or the many cats and dogs that employees bring to work every day.    

Meet Our Local People

01. Shivaun & Cassie
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Shivaun & Cassie

I am a Senior PetCare Advisor at Purina. I am one of the people that pet owners can contact on our PetCare Advice line and through our website. I answer any questions pet owners might have about the health, behaviour and care of their pets and queries about our Purina pet foods. You might also find me out and about talking to pet owners at special Purina events.I love speaking to pet owners about their pets and no day is the same! My dogs love coming to work as much as I do, and they create such a positive, happy working environment at Purina. I feel privileged to work with people who are so genuinely passionate about improving pet’s lives every day. A company who installs a dog drinking station and dog door in their office is just great in my book! Cassie my little scruffy white rescue dog knows how good she has it now after being found homeless and wandering by a rescue society and then adopted by me. She is so at home in the Purina office that she can frequently be found sunning herself by the big office windows, or attending (very important) meetings. She loves her big brother Basil, another rescued fur baby who can usually be found at my feet or chasing balls through the office.
02. Beth & Shayla
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Beth & Shayla

I am the Technical Specialist here at Purina. My role consists of producing training material, training external store staff and internal staff and also regulatory work, such as, ensuring we adhere to industry regulations, registering our products and assisting staff with technical queries.I love working for Purina as I’m no longer a crazy dog lady on my own….there’s a heap of us!! I’m proud to work for a company that is so passionate about pets and their wellbeing. Shayla is my fur baby, she constantly makes me laugh with her silly antics and ball obsession. I don’t bring her to work (as I know I wouldn’t get anything done) but I always look forward to getting out and about with her each day after work.
03. Dave & Murphy
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Dave & Murphy

I am the Field Manager for Purina Lower North Island, I look after the Field Team and work with our Supermarkets to educate our customers and grow the Pet Food category.I really enjoy working for Purina as the company has great values and a real passion for our pets. I also love the feeling that you get when customers, friends and family start talking about their pets and they cannot resist the urge to show you photos and tell you all about what they get up to with their fur babies.Murphy was my first dog who has just turned 9 years old, his favourite toy is his duck which he tries to take everywhere he goes and he sleeps with it at night. His other passion is to dive down to the bottom of rivers and the sea to rescue rocks from drowning and bring them to shore before returning to rescue more. He also loves his RUFFS dog treats. He will carry these around, tail wagging, showing them off to everyone before he heads off to enjoy them out the back under his lemon tree.
04. Mel & Otto
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Mel & Otto

I manage the marketing for our Dog Portfolio of brands at Purina. I have an incredible amount of passion for the brands that I look after and feel extremely privileged to work on such amazing quality brands. In my role I’m responsible for all innovation on our brands and the advertising for them. I’ve worked at Purina for nearly 11 years.I have two fur babies, Bailey a Golden Retriever and Otto a Maltese cross. Otto and Bailey have been coming into Purina their whole lives. They love it and still get excited when they arrive in the office each day. Otto has a bed under my desk and Bailey just lies wherever he can find a comfy space which is usually in the middle of walkways. Everyone in the office is very good at just stepping over him. Bailey loves tennis balls and he always manages to find someone to throw one for him. Both my fur babies also attend all meetings with me, Bailey sleeps under the meeting room table and Otto plays musical laps moving from one lap to another.As a passionate pet lover and a strong advocate for animal welfare in New Zealand, being able to work for a business that is genuinely committed to improving the lives of pets is really important to me and I love coming to work each day knowing that I’m contributing to that.
05. Stu & Scarlet
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Stu & Scarlet

I am the South Island Regional Manager for Purina. In my role, I look to provide our retail customers with the resource needed to offer our pet owners ease of shop ability and access to our awesome Purina Brands. I have been a part of the Nestlé Purina family for almost 20 years, and during this time, it has been my passion to enrich the lives of pets and the people that love them.I have been told that I am a “Crazy Cat Guy”… I had a good think about it, and I have to agree! In my role, I am required to travel extensively and I have been known to call home and leave a message on the answer phone for our cat.Scarlet is our beautiful Russian Blue, we found her at our local RSPCA and instantly fell in love with her. She is not big on going outside and tends to just chill out around the house all day. However, she loves playing hide and seek with our son Levi. She drives us crazy both in the morning and at dinner time… she meows extremely loud, until we finally give in and open up her favourite can of FANCY FEAST. Scarlet has been known to come and hang out at the office with me… She absolutely loves the adventure!

A Company of Pet Lovers

At Purina, we believe that pets and people are better together. In fact, many of us are so attached to our pets that we bring them to work every day. Not only do our pets get more time to socialise and play, but we find that it boosts our work environments well.

We know the benefits of pets in the workplace firsthand. That’s why we’re working to inspire other workplaces to become pet-friendly too.

Going to work

Welcome to the office

Play time

Lunchtime walk


Why Purina? Because We Put Our Values to Work

See how we're acting on our values every day.

Nutrition

We've spent the last 8 decades honing our approach to nutrition.

Pet Welfare

What pet welfare means to us, and what we're doing to make a difference.

Our Global History

For over 80 years, we've been guided by the belief that pets and people are better together.

We Support Grains for Dogs

Nature, a highly cited interdisciplinary scientific journal, recently announce the discovery.

How to contact the Purina PetCare Advice Team

If you've got a question about any aspect of caring for your cat or dog, we're here to help. Our dedicated team of pet care professionals, veterinary nurses, and customer service experts are available to offer advice and support on a wide range of pet care issues, from health and nutrition to behaviour, training and socialisation, as well as information about Purina products and services.

Much more than just a customer care line, ASK Purina offers a unique service, by phone, post or online. We'd be delighted to help, whatever your interest or concern.
by telephone by telephone

0800 738 847 (0800 Pet VIP)
8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

by post by post

Nestlé Purina PetCare Ltd,
PO Box 1784
Shortland Street,
Auckland 1140

online online

Click here to email ASK Purina.