We established Ma Snax Superior Dog Treats in beautiful Sonoma, California in 2005. Both of us [ Mary Ellen Oertel and Ray Masnack ] are professional chefs and have worked in catering and restaurants for over 20 years. The entrepreneurial spirit took hold of us when a beautiful puppy named Penny came into our lives. A strong desire to feed and treat her with the very best possible proved to be challenging with what was available on the market. Undaunted, we set out to bake a better biscuit.
Running ahead of the pack
Ray & Penny
Recipes were developed and tested. Friends and family members were called upon to sample the various organic whole-grain, grain-free and handcrafted cookies. All of the dogs were very happy. Next, what to name our business? Well, Ray’s last name is “Masnack”, so with a little creative license "Ma Snax" was born. We developed original new natural biscuit flavors using botanicals & supplements and whole fruits, seeds & nuts. Goodies & gift products, artfully decorated confections, packaging and inspirations continue to flow through our sweet & pretty muse Penny. The little company is here to stay.
Away we grow...
Ma & Pa Snax with Penny photo by: Maria Villano
Merrily we roll along, and hope to be able to continue to make dogs happy with super organic, fresh and healthy treats for a very long time. Ma Snax produces a full line of super healthy and rewarding dog biscuits, DIY cake & biscuits mixes, beautiful hand-decorated iced cookies, amazing custom decorated gingerbread doghouses & cookies. Additionally, we offer private label branding for retailers, custom labeled packaged treats for consumers and non-profits and welcome custom orders. We support our local shelters whenever we can and we're pit bull terrier and bully breed dog lovers. Actually, we love all dogs & animals. We do try and make donations or promote non-profit pet related events, so please inquire. Cheers & woofs, Mary Ellen, Ray & Penny