Meet the team behind The Golden Bone Bakery

Hi, we’re Katharina and Reiner, founders of The Golden Bone Bakery. We’re a little Aussie company with a love for animals. We’re on a mission to transform the pet industry with our Australian-made range of natural pet treats. We also want to grow a company that supports the animal and human communities around us. 


We believe pets deserve better

At The Golden Bone Bakery, we believe that pets are an important part of the family. They bring joy, happiness, and excitement into our homes, so it only makes sense for us to do the same for them.

What makes them happy? Plenty of loving attention, and food, food, food!

Treats are an integral part of any human-animal bond. Whether it is for training, snacking, or playtime, you want to be sure you’re looking out for their health at the same time.

The problem with many treats out there for dogs and cats is that while our four-legged friends might think they taste great, they are far from healthy.

Many of the additives used to keep treats soft, make them smell meatier, or preserve them are either unnecessary or potentially damaging to your pet's health.

A growing number of veterinarians and other pet professionals are becoming concerned about the extensive use of additives in pet food. Research has shown that these additives may cause weight gain, skin allergies, diabetes, and maybe even cancer.

So we’ve made it our mission to provide excellent alternatives that are not just delicious but nutritious too.  

The Golden Bone Bakery has thoughtfully created a range of natural pet treats for your fur babies since 2015.

They are not only 100 percent free from artificial ingredients, but nutritious too.

And they are so delicious, your pets will go crazy for them.

Both my dogs loved the blueberry&beetroot (Immune boost) treats. Even Lotta with chronic gut issues, tolerated the treats very well. We like that they are small for teaching tricks and muzzle training. As they are dry, you can stick them in your pockets with no worries. - Anne K

It all started with Jett

This journey began with our Labrador X Blue Heeler, Jett. We were using treats to teach him tricks.

He loved them. But his tummy didn’t.

Looking at the back of the packet shocked us. We saw a whole list of ingredients that we didn’t think should be in a ‘treat.’ - certainly nothing we wanted to give our beautiful Jett. 

Katharina, with a background in pharmaceutical science and animal husbandry started making him dog bikkies from scratch in her own kitchen. Jett loved them, and so did every other dog we made them for.

We soon realised there were definitely more animals out there who could benefit from a more thoughtful product with 100% natural ingredients. 

And with that, The Golden Bone Bakery was born.

Before formulating our recipes at The Golden Bone Bakery, we did extensive research. We interviewed more than 100 veterinarians, trainers, breeders and dog and cat owners. We wanted to know what our pets needed, what was out there, and how we could innovate to make the highest quality products.


Here’s what makes up every bite of The Golden Bone Bakery natural pet treats

Highest quality ingredients

The health of your pet is our mission. That’s why we utilise ingredients which bring optimal nutrition to your pet, from meat sourced in Australia. And that ingredients list is always available. That way, you can be reassured you are providing the very best high quality treat for your pet.

Made with love

We process and bake our treats with your pets in mind, not us. If something is better for them, we do it that way. Always. If we are making or baking it, then what we produce will be much more than a ‘treat’ - it will be nutritional gold in every bite.

Independent approval

Our recipes are veterinarian-approved. They are also tested for nutrition levels with Symbio Laboratories, an Australian independent lab. Plus, we always follow the guidelines of the PFIAA (Pet Food Industry Association of Australia).

100% natural

Just - Eat - Real - Food

Works for people and pets alike. Our treats are 100% free of artificial additives. Our products contain no added salt, sugar or preservatives. They are also low in fat. Ideal for allergies, digestive issues, dental issues or weight management.

"It’s hard to find real healthy treats with nutritional benefits for dogs. The Golden Bone Bakery uses fantastic ingredients that are beneficial to dog health and are not only delicious but also low in fat. ” Dr. Gillian Sylvestre BVSc (Hons. 1A) – Holistic Veterinarian at Little Critters Peterinary Care Clinc

We love our customers

We love meeting our customers and getting your feedback. Over the past few years the whole TGBB team has enjoyed going on the road and meeting customers at events such as The Pet Expo, and Sydney's Dog Lovers Festival

Australian Made and Owned

The Golden Bone Bakery is committed to using high-quality ingredients, choosing to utilise Australian ingredients and staff wherever possible. 

Dedicated to giving back


By purchasing our products you are helping us to give back to the community. Over the years we have developed into a social enterprise which supports charities such as:

  • RSPCA School For Dogs (official sponsor)

  • WorkRestart (From 2017-2022 we have helped give paid work experience to 42 inmates, reducing their reoffending rate from 44% to 7%)

Our other charitable causes also include BOLTED - The Kinder Melbourne Cup, Flyball Racing, and many other local events. 

We believe that both people and pets deserve a second chance. That’s why we partnered with WorkRestart (Borallon Correction Center) from 2017 to 2022. It was a wonderful program supporting inmates to rehabilitate while providing them with a salary so they could transition into society easier after their sentence. 


"My 2 Labradoodles love these, I like the mix so there’s a bit of variety for the and knowing it’s good for them!" - Sarah



Dr Gillian Sylvestre BVSc (Hons. 1A) – Holistic Veterinarian

"It’s hard to find real healthy treats with nutritional benefits for dogs. The Golden Bone Bakery uses fantastic ingredients that are beneficial to dog health and are not only delicious but also low in fat.” Dr. Gillian Sylvestre

Gillian has been a full-time small animal Vet, in private and Government practice, since graduating from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours in 2006. She now manages Little Critters Peterinary Care with her wonderful team and has a particular interest into healthy dog nutrition while currently studying a post-graduate certificate about Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine.

Amongst other interests, Gillian is also a fully qualified Horticulturist and her team are well known in the community for their genuine support of rescue animal work for charities.


RSPCA QLD – RSPCA School For Pets 

The RSPCA School for Pets fills the gap many dog owners experience after their puppy preschool class, and is based on a proven positive reinforcement methodology, and guided by the RSPCA five freedoms for animals.

The program was developed to empower dog lovers with the important know how of understanding the animal’s behaviour. This ensures that there are fewer animals  surrendered to the RSPCA and local pounds each year, and to ensure that every dog has the opportunity to live happily in the wider community.

We are also the official sponsor of the RSPCA School For Dogs?

We proudly sponsor all RSPCA School for Dogs facilities by providing our healthy dog treats as graduation gifts to each graduate. This can lead to over a 100 bags per month.