Meet the Maker: Arianne Sackville, Founder of Bell & Bone
Team Buy Aussie Now
This story was written by several Buy Aussie Now team members.
With a strong passion for the health of animals, Arianne Sackville, the founder of Bell & Bone works closely with experts such as pet nutritionists, food technologists and vet scientists to develop dog treats and dental sticks.
Along with being innovative, the treats are delicious (according to the wagging tails of our pets, not us, we haven't tried them). All products are made in Melbourne, are grain (gluten) free and contain natural ingredients including superfoods like turmeric, chia seeds, coconut oil and ginger. There are no cheap fillers and Bell & Bone ensure they have a transparent ingredient list so owners can stay informed.
Let's chat to the founder of Bell & Bone and learn more about their dental sticks, raw dog treats and puppy training treats that promote healthy skin and coats, while immunity-boosting your pet’s system.
How did you start your homegrown business?
Bell & Bone is very personal, and I created this brand initially to give the dogs I love a better life through healthier options. The market messages are so confusing, and in a highly unregulated industry, brands send mixed messages to shoppers often resulting in poor quality choices for pets.
What inspires you?
Louie, our beautiful dog! He is the reason I get up in the morning – literally, as he needs to be walked before work!
Our values have brought the business such success in such a short time. Owners know that they can trust us to care for their pets and provide them with healthier options.
What are the benefits of manufacturing locally?
As Bell & Bone is a small Australian made business, supporting our local community is one of our key goals. The key benefit of manufacturing locally is the positive impact on the Australian economy. It creates jobs and promotes employment, which helps support the local community and economy.
What is the best business advice you have ever received?
The best business advice I have received is to be resilient. Nothing worth working for is easy (if it were everyone would be doing it). As long as you remain passionate and truly believe in what you are doing and why you’re doing it, you’ll be able to overcome any hurdle in your way.
Do you keep your vegemite in the fridge or pantry?
We keep our vegemite in the pantry! Don’t you?
Which classic Aussie song would you perform at karaoke?
John Farnham’s 'You’re The Voice.' How can you not love a classic like that?
Check out Bell & Bone's range of quality pet treats today and keep your best furry friend healthy and happy!