Our Story

Wouldn't it be great if you could give your dog treats that contribute to their wellbeing? Treats that keep their teeth white, their breath fresh, their coats glossy and their gut healthy.

We thought that would be great too, and so that's exactly what you get from us.

No preservatives, nothing added, just healthy Australian treats. As a qualified canine nutritionist, I understand the importance of a healthy diet. If you want to give your pet natural, healthy and nutritious treats, you have come to the right place.

 

Who We Are


I'm Julie, Director of Doggie Happiness and I'm originally from UK, but now call Culburra Beach home. I have a Diploma in Canine Health and Nutrition which enables me to choose the best treats for you. I am helped on a daily basis by Chief Taste Tester Baldrick Beagle and his deputy, Marvinnotabeagle the foster fail Amstador.

Julie Baldrick & Marvin Our Story Bonza Dog Treats


They are diligent taste testers, and are always hoping that there will be a tasty morsel dropped somewhere - their optimism knows no bounds!!

When I am not busy in the Bonza kitchen, I can be found volunteering for Beagle Rescue NSW - I'm currently VP, and also maintain their website.

How We Began


Way back in October 2008 we made the long journey from UK with Bodie Beagle and Maz the cat. Sadly they are no longer under my feet in the kitchen, but Bodie was the inspiration for Bonza Dog Treats.

 

 

Bodie enjoyed a biscuit treat at bedtime, and when she went to her crate, but the brand we used to buy weren't available here, and we couldn't find any that weren't full of preservatives and additives. Most of them seemed to be imported from China.

I started making biscuits for her, and developed a few different recipes - when I shared them with other doggies they loved them too.

I was volunteering for a rescue in Sydney, and each month we held a monthly fundraiser. I donated biscuits which sold out every time, and people kept asking where else they could buy them.

Bonza Dog Treats started trading in 2015 and we are proud to have been selected as Finalists in the Illawarra and South Coast Business Awards 2020 and again in 2021.

Why Choose Us?

All the doggie people I know treat their dogs like a member of their family - I know I do - and you are probably just the same.

You buy the best food you can, and you're looking for healthy treats - treats that will keep your dogs teeth clean, their coat nice and shiny and that taste great too.

You can trust my advice, my Diploma in Canine Health & Nutrition gives me an understanding which you won't find at the big box retailer.

The dehydrated meat and fish treats we sell are selected from quality Australian companies - we are proud members of the Australian Made campaign. It is important to us to support other Australian businesses, and we know our customers value that approach.

When you choose our meat and fish treats, you are choosing single ingredient Australian treats, not just packaged here, but real Australian produce.

We do all the hard work for you, sourcing all our treats from Australian businesses supporting Aussie farmers and fishermen.

Bonza Dog Treats supply the best all natural healthy Australian dog treats. Raw, nutritious, wholefood air dried treats, absolutely no nasties. Treats that contribute to your dogs wellbeing, that you can be confident are exactly what they say they are.

About Our Treats


Our dehydrated meat and fish treats are single ingredient 100% Australian produce, other than the green lipped mussels which are sourced from New Zealand. The protein is air dried, slowly removing the water content of the best quality meat and bones. Nothing is artificial.

Our treats are real meat and bone, which is a healthy addition to pet diets. There are no preservatives, colours or sweeteners used in our treats, and as they are all 100% Australian, you can rest assured they haven't been chemically treated when imported.

These treats are especially suited to raw feeders, and our Moo Tubes and Beef Toe Nails can be used to add enrichment to mealtimes.

Our gourmet biscuits and baked treats are hand baked to order in NSW using locally obtained produce. We blend our own peanut butter using Australian peanuts, roast Australian pumpkin and sweet potato, and make our own nutritious bone broths using Australian meat and fish.

Some of our baked treats are grain free, gluten free or vegan. 

We are committed to providing the best Aussie treats for your furry family member.

Many people do not realise that a lot of treats available for sale in Australia are packaged here, but the meat is imported. Many treats are imported from China, where quality control and animal husbandry are not comparable to our own standards.

By buying Australian treats, you are buying a quality product for your dog, and supporting Australian farmers and related businesses.

You may see glycerin included in the ingredients list of meat treats (and jerky) available in supermarkets and big box retailers. You can read more about this in our blog post here.

When you buy from us, you can be certain that all our dehydrated meat and fish treats are 100% Australian, 100% natural, 100% preservative free.

Choose Bonza Dog Treats and keep your best mate healthy from the inside out.