28 amazing dog toys you’ll want to fetch for your pup

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So, you just brought Fido home. No matter if Fido is a 5-pound Chihuahua or an 80-pound Doberman, your precious new furbaby is probably going to want toys.

Luckily, the dog toy market has exploded after more people adopted dogs during the pandemic, which exploded the already-existing trend of more folks wanting fur babies as opposed to human ones.

In fact, for a new fur parent, the dog toy market can be very overwhelming. So we’ve rounded up a list of the most common types of toys and a few options for each category depending on your dog’s size and, perhaps most importantly, how easily she can destroy a stuffed animal!

We’ve also included a few options from independent sellers on Etsy if you’re looking to avoid shopping on larger online stores.

Note that many of these options come in different sizes and strengths. Additionally, prices and availability are accurate as of publication and are subject to change.

Plushies

1. Starbarks Dog Name Toy

  • Find it on: Etsy
  • Price:$10.94
  • Best for: Many of the reviewers say they bought this for a new pup, but some reviewers also indicated that it’s suitable for larger dogs who may be more gentle chewers, too.

2. White Paw

  • Find it on: Etsy
  • Price: $9.99
  • Best for: Any sized dog who can handle the average plushie

3. Boba Milk

  • Find it on: Etsy
  • Price: $11.99
  • Best for: Reviewers indicated that their strong chewers didn’t destroy this plushie.

4. Baguette

  • Find it on: Etsy
  • Price: Starts at $14
  • Best for: This comes in M/L and XL, making it appropriate for most dogs.

Squeakers

5. Fruit Buffet

  • Find it on: Etsy
  • Price: $12.99 each (must buy each toy individually)
  • Best for: These fruity toys are on the smaller side and may be best for small-to-medium dogs.

6. Tacos (and other adorable foods!)

  • Find it on: Amazon 
  • Price: $6.99, although other food plushies listed may be more expensive (such as $7.99 for the ice cream cone)
  • Best for: These squeakers don’t have any stuffing, making them a great choice for dogs that like to tear the stuffing out of their toys (and for more gentle chewers, too!)

7. Hedge Hog

  • Find it on: Chewy
  • Price: Starts at $3.99 for a small and goes up to $12 for an XL
  • Best for: This toy comes in a variety of sizes, making it perfect for any doggy.

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Chewy

8. Burrito

  • Find it on: Chewy
  • Price: $4.98
  • Best for: Reviewers say this is great for gentle chewers. However, it may be a pass if your dog is prone to destroying toys!

Ropes

9. Jolly Ball and Rope

  • Find it on: Amazon
  • Price: Starts at $10.17 for a small and goes up to $23.64 for the largest size
  • Best for: Many reviewers say this is great for any sized dog who’s active, athletic and a heavy chewer.

10. 5-Knot Rope

  • Find it on: Chewy
  • Price: Starts at $7.27 for an XL and goes up to $12.07 for an XXL
  • Best for: Large dogs or owners of multiple dogs who like to play together!

11. Flossy Chews

  • Find it on: Amazon
  • Price: $4.12
  • Best for: Small-medium dogs, puppies

12. Fida Dog Rope

  • Find it on: Amazon
  • Price: $11.98
  • Best for: Large-to-XL dogs who need a thicker, sturdier rope

Bones

13.Whiskerz Indestructible Dog Bone

  • Find it on: Etsy
  • Price: $12.99
  • Best for: Many reviewers say it’s great for strong chewers, big and small alike.

14. Pet Qwerks Bark Bone

  • Find it on: Amazon
  • Price: $8.59 for barbecue-flavored, $9.97 for bacon
  • Best for: Many reviewers say this is great for strong chewers, although some also caution that ultra-chewers may break off bits of the nylabone.

15. Peanut butter-filled bone

  • Find it on: Chewy
  • Price: $4.21
  • Best for: Many reviewers say the bone may be best suited for small-to-medium dogs, although reviewers with dogs as small as Frenchies and as large as Goldendoodlies gave it 5/5 stars!

16. Elk antlers

  • Find it on: Etsy
  • Price: $9.65
  • Best for: This particular listing is best for larger dogs, although you can find smaller antlers at most pet stores, too.

Balls

17. Kong Extreme Ball

  • Find it on: Amazon
  • Price: $9.99 for a small, $13.99 for M/L
  • Best for: Any sized heavy chewer

18. Kong Squeezz

  • Find it on: Chewy
  • Price: Starts at $2.19 for a medium up to $3.97 for an XL
  • Best for: The size range makes it great for most dog sizes, although heavy chewers may want to pass.

19. Snuffle Ball

  • Find it on: Etsy
  • Price: $15 for small, $20 for large
  • Best for: Most reviewers say this is great for any sized dog and can be washed, making it perfect for dogs who may slobber on it trying to get the treats out!

20. Chuck It! Ultra Ball

  • Find it on: Amazon
  • Price: $5.99 for a medium
  • Best for: This ball will be suitable for most dogs, but you can get it in a bigger or smaller size, too!

Strong Chewers

21. Chewable Sticks

  • Find it on: Amazon
  • Price: Depends on size and material, but Dogwood, pictured here, ranges from $6 to $7.50
  • Best for: Heavy chewers of any shape and size!

22. Monster K9

  • Find it on: Chewy
  • Price: $17.95
  • Best for: Many reviewers say it was a hit for their XL dogs, such as Dobermans, Pitbulls and German Shepherds.

23. Dental Treadz Gorilla

  • Find it on: Chewy
  • Price: $5.99 for small, $10.26 for large
  • Best for: Strong chewers of all sizes who are also looking to clean their teeth!

24. Nylabone Dura Chew

  • Find it on: Chewy
  • Price: Starts at $2.77 for an XS and goes up to $9.49 for an XL
  • Best for: All dogs who love to chew!

Puzzles

25. Guacamole Hide and Seek

  • Find it on: Chewy
  • Price: $9.98
  • Best for: Medium-to-large dogs who aren’t super chewers

26. Nosey Nose

  • Find it on: Etsy
  • Price: $38.99
  • Best for: Any dog looking for a few sniffing training games

27. Pet Zone IQ Treat Dispenser

  • Find it on: Chewy
  • Price: $9.95 for a 3-inch ball, $12.45 for a 4-inch
  • Best for: Many reviewers say this is perfect for puppies and dogs who aren’t super-chewers.

28. Hound Brick Puzzle

  • Find it on: Chewy
  • Price: $14.32
  • Best for: With three levels of difficulty, many reviewers say this is best for puppies and younger dogs so you can build up the difficulty level as they get older.

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Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.

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