Holiday Shopping for Dog Toys


Holiday Shopping for Dog Toys

When you think about it, all dogs really want is your love and attention. They want to be around you and be able to snuggle up next to you. If they can't, they'll just find a way to get your attention. Sometimes this means barking at nothing for hours on end or other times it could mean chewing on a shoe that's laying out just a little too long.

If you're thinking of getting a dog, or already have one, then here are some great toys that will make your pup play and happy for the rest of their doggo lives!

Just like humans, dogs need to have their own toys. They are very picky about what they want to play with and what they want to chew on. Dogs can be easily distracted by their toys and need something that doesn’t break too easily. Having the right toy for your dog will make him or her happy and healthy - which is why it is important to buy a toy that will stand the test of time.

Some of the best dog toys include those made from their favorite materials, those that resemble real life items, those that give them food as a reward, those with squeakers in them, those that light up or make noise, and those that you can stash snacks in (like peanut butter).

From popsicle toys to watermelons or sushi-themed dog stuffies, we’ve got options for you! Check ‘em out:

Our favorite new items!

Gone to the Dogs sells sustainable and ethically sourced toys and accessories for dogs. We offer a variety of plush toys that will keep your furry friends entertained for hours on end. Check out some of our newest stock, which all make incredible last minute gifts or stocking stuffers! 

Handmade felt toys, by artisans in Kathmandu, Nepal

Gone to the Dogs was founded by two women who love our dogs! We didn't want them to play with ugly, cheap plastic toys. They also don’t want them to chew on hazardous products like tennis balls, paper products, or anything that will give them a stomach ache. Our goal is for customers to know that they are buying a product that is good for their dog, good for the environment, and good for the community.

Some dogs love squeakers; others hate them. Some dogs like stuffed animals; others want ropes or balls. Some dogs just want to cuddle with people--we have toys for all of these types of dogs! 

What Makes a Good Toy For a Dog?

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Dogs are usually the most obedient companions, so why not give them some toys to play with? They can either be plush animals or balls. But before you buy any of these toys, there are things you should know about.

Plush animals: Dogs love to chew on their stuffed animals. They use their teeth to tear at the fabric and then they lick it up. So if you don't want your pet's toy to get ruined, it's best that you buy a new one after your dog destroys the old one.

Balls: These are very popular with dogs because they make noise when they bounce around and act as a distraction for your pet when he is trying to cry or cause some trouble. The best kinds of balls for dogs are ones that make noise and provide them with a type of engagement, like a squeaker toy!

The Benefits of Playing with Your Dog With Toys

Playing with your dog for a few minutes each day not only provides fun and entertainment but can also be great for their physical and mental health.

A common misconception about playing is that it will make your pup rowdy and unruly, but this is untrue. Playing with your dog will actually help them to be calmer and easier to handle when they are not playing. It also provides a great opportunity for bonding time between the two of you. Sometimes it can be a challenge to find a toy that they will enjoy. Interactive dog toys are the perfect solution.

Interactive dog toys come in many different shapes and forms, from plushies that you can throw for your pup to chase after or fetch, fun puzzles that they can open to get a treat, and even interactive games where you can compete against them! There are so many options out there for dog toys so you'll never have to worry about getting bored of your old toy again.

Playing with your dog is a rewarding experience for both the dog and the owner. Since dogs are natural hunters, their instincts are to chase, capture, and paw at objects, making them perfect candidates for playtime. Toys provide enrichment opportunities for dogs by allowing them to explore their environment in a healthy way. Interactive toys can boost a dog’s physical activity, mental stimulation, and socialization skills.

Now that you've chosen the perfect cute and fun toy for your four footed friend; it's time to let them unleash their playful side!

It’s that time of year again where you are struggling to find that perfect gift for family and friends, and also rewarding ourselves for the last 12 months of hard work. 

We all know that pets are more than just animals, they are our best friends. Holiday shopping (even for yourself!) should be a rewarding experience. Whether you’re heading to your local pet store to find dog toys for your pup, or shopping online, you can easily spend hours looking at all of the options! Save some time and check out what we have in stock on our site or at our retail shop: 103 7th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC!