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Starting Today – Use Your Employee Benefits to Pay For Tom&Sawyer Pet Meals!

Using Employee Benefits to promote health, happiness and longer lives for the Dependent Dogs and Cats in your family.

Do you want your cats and dogs to live longer, happier and healthier lives? We sure do. Tom&Sawyer ( is Canada’s leader in providing the tastiest meals for pets, using real food ingredients from farm-to-bowl, made by chefs in an open kitchen, and delivered right to your front door across Canada. Starting today, Tom&Sawyer has become the first company to provide fresh and healthy pet meals to Canadians who have Employee Benefits through League ( Yes, you read that right. You can use your Employee Benefits to purchase nutritious meals for the dogs and cats in your family!

So many of us include our pets as important members of our family, so it only makes sense to allow people to use their Employee Benefits for these important furry dependents in their families. “For many families, dogs and cats are our children, so it only made sense for us to offer our fresh pet meal service to an equally creative business in the benefits space, finally bringing health and wellness to the entire family” says Kristin Matthews, Co-Founder of Tom&Sawyer.

Tom&Sawyer wanted to attract the best employees from the culinary world and other disciplines to their high-growth team, so they were an early adopter of the innovative League health benefits program for employees. Through League’s Lifestyle Spending Account offering and marketplace, Tom&Sawyer immediately saw an opportunity to offer their pet meals and treats to League Benefits customers.

Tom&Sawyer’s mission is to bring real human food, nutritionally balanced for dogs and cats, to more pet parents across Canada and soon across the US. “We have all learned the benefits of proper nutrition to promote a healthier and longer life for our family members, yet we still feed our pets products that are sold in the cleaning supply aisle of grocery stores. Think about this, especially in relation to the increase in pet illnesses and associated health costs”, says Tom&Sawyer Co-Founder Peter AP Zakarow. Tom&Sawyer does just about everything at the opposite end of the spectrum from traditional pet food makers, in an attempt to disrupt a market that is very closed to any public/consumer scrutiny and doesn’t place priority on the health and longevity of pet lives.

Having retail stores with open kitchens where trained chefs use real food ingredients may seem as extravagant to some, but Tom&Sawyer’s owners see it very differently. They explain that it is effectively impossible to see how traditional pet food is made, including the ingredients used, so openness and honestly is a good counter balance to the misleading marketing used by traditional pet food conglomerates. Where traditional pet food is highly processed “fast food”, Tom&Sawyer doesn’t see their real food meals as a “treat” or for “pampered” pets, but rather as action against the growing number of illnesses affecting our pets and the increasing expense for medications and vet visits.

Getting pet owners to be more active to improve their pet’s health is the reason Tom&Sawyer exists. They make it easy to order pet meals, and to deliver it right to your door. Now, if you have employee benefits through League you can purchase directly from Tom&Sawyer either through our online store ( or their Toronto retail location and expense your purchase through your League account. You are responsible for making all of the decisions that affect the lives of your dependents, and now it is even easier to include your pets!