Where it all began…
Aussie Dogs humble beginnings began in 1992 with the partnership of two unique characters – Joe Parsons and a Frisbee obsessed blue Heeler named “Mitch”.
Frisbees that were available at the time became very brittle with UV exposure and caused Mitch many gum injuries. Not one to accept this for what it was, ‘Aussie Dog Joe’ set about to produce a dog friendly disc that would not become brittle.
The Aussie Dog disc was the start of the journey. The next product was pop proof balls addressing the need for a safe ball for dogs. Tennis balls are of course the easy solution for unwitting owners but they can cause great damage internally and even death. Now, Aussie Dog has over 30 products in the range all conforming to our strict design principles. Firstly, the products must be safe, non-toxic, and durable. Secondly, the products must stimulate the dog’s natural instincts of taste, smell, noise, touch and sight.
Your pets are like family so keep them safe with products that cannot hurt them. If you think you are saving money by purchasing a cheaper product that you know will be destroyed in a short period of time then consider what the cost of a trip to your local Veterinarian will be. It is just not worth it!
Aussie Dog Zoo Products
The Aussie Dog Zoo range began in 1993 after Melbourne Zoo approached Aussie Dog Joe to design and make some safe and durable enrichment products for their Seal enclosure.
Word quickly spread throughout the Zoo and Joe was then approached by other keepers at Melbourne Zoo to produce enrichment products for their Lions, Orangutan and Elephants. Aussie Dog now offers over 150 products ranging from medical boots for Elephants, hammocks for Monkeys, enrichment toys for Polar bears and everything in between and ship the products to zoos all around the world.
With close to 25 years’ industry experience, Aussie Dog is by far the global leaders in producing enrichment products for both the family pet and captive animals worldwide. If only the safest and most durable products will do for your best friend, then the choice is simple…