Our Story


Hi, I'm Julie, Founder and Director at Bonza Dog Treats. I have made doggie happiness and health my mission. 

How It All 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.


cat and beagle sitting on deck in backyard

Bodie enjoyed a biscuit treat at bedtime, 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. And most of them seemed to be imported.

I started making biscuits for her, and developed a few different recipes . And 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. And this is how it all began.

Bonza Dog Treats started trading in 2015 and since then we have made thousands of doggies happy. And have been selected as Finalists in the Illawarra and South Coast Business Awards 2020 and again in 2021, and Finalists in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2022.

The Team

With my Diploma in Canine Health and Nutrition I can curate and create healthy treats for your doggo. But I couldn't do this without Chief Taste Tester Baldrick Beagle and his deputy Marvinnotabeagle, the foster fail Amstador. 

man with 2 dogs on clifftop by ocean

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

Mr Bonza is the newest member of the team, and we couldn't make so many doggies happy without his help.  We're a family business, dedicated to looking after your four legged family.



Good For Their Wellbeing

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.


Giving Back

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. If you see BRNSW fundraising at a Bunnings sausage sizzle, please stop by. I continue to donate the original biscuits which were the catalyst for Bonza Dog Treats, and they still sell out every time.