Our Story

moon bear

Co-Founder Carly Ward literally had sleepless nights when she came across the mistreatment of moon bears in China and Vietnam who experience cruelty beyond belief in the barbaric bear bile farming industry. Carly started to volunteer to raise money for the bears by staging comedy nights at local pubs, but it simply wasn’t enough in Carly’s eyes. Carly had had a business idea years before she discovered Animals Asia who drive the cause against bear bile farming which was to create a dog food brand making human grade dog food using free range chicken and grass fed beef and lamb and to make it simple for dog parents to feed only the very best food to their dogs.

Her desire to help save the bears and to help and improve animal welfare generally across the world is a huge part of why she took action to finally launch Perfect Pawtions in 2020.  The company has evolved fast culminating in a rebrand to Bow and Bear Cornwall following a relocation to Cornwall and wanting to bring her own dogs into the branding, they are after all, an integral part of the team. 

Carly is a qualified canine nutritionist having achieved The British College of Canine Studies diploma in dog nutrition, BCCS.Nut and is acting upon her dreams to produce the best dog food possible and to make the world a better place for mistreated animals.

Bow and Bear Cornwall donate 10% of their profits to Animal Welfare causes globally, see Animal Welfare for our work.  By feeding your dog the very best food with us you are helping other less fortunate animals so thank you!

Bow and Bear Cornwall is the vehicle to promote better animal welfare through the highest quality dog food and products. Carly runs the business with her mother Penny.