Sunday, October 21, 2012

JW Pet Toys: Modern Toys for Modern Dogs Giveaway and Review~ 10/26

Before I'd even brought Nora home I began collecting toys for her. Much like anticipating a new baby, one of the most exciting parts about this family addition was all of the shopping and prep to welcome her! Of course Nora, being a teacup sized Morkie, was just over 2lbs when we brought her home, and has almost doubled since. Even with this size increase, she is still too small for many common dog toys (I have been hunting for appropriately sized 'tennis balls' everywhere!) But I digress; we must have gone into over 15 pet stores while searching for the perfect harness, collar,or bowl. And at each and every one I was tempted by adorable dog toys with human appeal. Unfortunately toys themed to attract humans aren't always the safest, or most practical, for your pet. I know from experience, with Frankie and Truffles, pet toys bought to look cute or fit decor are often the first to be left alone in a corner of the floor.
Regardless, I had a miniature dog on the way, and there were thousands of adorable miniature things to buy. While up North we happened to walk into a small hometown Pet Shop immediately following a big brand chain. The difference in inventory and intelligent variety was evident. Row upon row of neatly organized pet toys and treats; stuff we had never seen before! Have you ever heard of catnip mice made from schoolhouse erasers? I'm sure I released a few squeals as I approached a tower of neon hued rubber based dog toys. They were arranged by theme, and size (smallest at the top), with adorable 3D shapes like giant Gummy Bears, adorable Monsters, and even a Rubber Chicken. My heart skipped a beat as my eyes came across a Green Bowling Pin Rubber Chew Toy. It was perfect for our family, as we bowl league all year- but only in stock in the larger sizes. Thankfully, most of the toys JW Pet manufactures are sold in a 3 size tier when appropriate. This means I can easily order the right size, for our breed, through their website or licensed vendors such as Amazon.
It's not hard to spot JW Pet products among a slew of contenders at the pet store; their style is defined and their toys stand together as a cohesive collection, while still integrating various concepts and functions. Their repertoire not only covers dogs and cats, but domesticated birds, fish, and small animals as well. JW Pet truly is a pet company, and their passion for animals is clearly evident in their attitude towards animals in the workplace and engaging playtime. I could go into their durable bird toys, or whimsical pet habitats, but just their Dog category alone overwhelms me! While I, personally, am attracted to the colorful toys JW Pet also offers a line of bowls and grooming aids- and their toys aren't just rubber based! The brand has innovated a nearly indestructible material called Megalast, and also is home to an adorable assortment of colorful crinkle characters known as Crackle Heads. And, expanding upon the big 'water bottle' toy trend this year, JW Pets has a unique Crackle Ball, within the Crackle Head line, that combines the fun of rubber based chews with a crinkly plastic center!
Even though I'm already a customer ambassador for the brand (at least that's what I consider myself, as I buy JW Pet products for all of my PetPals), they were kind enough to send some of their hottest toys over for us to feature here on Time Out For Truffles. We received some kitty products as well- so look for those in a following article! While there were many interesting things, it's no surprise I was most tickled to see they had heard my plea for a Small Bowling Pin Rubber Chew Toy. It's narrow head and nub was the perfect size for teething Nora to chew on. Unfortunately, I think it's turned into somewhat of a game, her rolling it off the couch, then waiting for me to retrieve it. What a brat! We also received a Megalast Gummi Bear that is a tad too thick for Nora at this age, but adorable none the less. It's texture is a little more waxed in appearance (compared to the bowling pin), and it has an audible, but not annoyingly loud squeaker.
Another popular find was the included Hol-Ee Cuz, which resembles a gold ball with feet. Through the mesh like print ball there is a soft yellow filling stuffed inside, making this great for teething pups and long lasting chewing. We've found this quite easy on her developing jaw, and she just loves gnawing at the edges and feet. It even gives way to a little squeak now and then, thanks to the small squeaker tucked away inside the fabric core. I could likely go on about all of the amazing toys JW Pet has to offer for each and every size and breed. I, personally, find myself browsing their selection on Amazon now and then, filling my cart. The price point is exceptionally affordable for such durable toys! Of course, unless you are shopping in a physical storefront, you'll be at mercy to the distribution center for color choices. JW Pet has gone with a very modern, bright neon, palette that, for the most part, is fairly gender neutral.
We've yet to have any products break down or become damaged from ordinary use, which is saying a lot with a teething puppy. I just ordered a JW Pets Squeakster Penguin the other week, and have no plans on buying any other brand for a very long time. Why would I need to with hundreds of products to choose from and such intelligent styling and design?


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29 comments:

  1. Trixie would LOVE the Stretchin' & Fetchin'™ plush line, and I'd have to get her "Dudley Dog". I grew up with a dog named Dudley!! :)

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  2. My dogs would love the Great Ape

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  3. My dogs would enjoy the Duck Dummies.
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  4. I am most excited about- Megalast Toy (bone, or anything)

    -ashley
    ashley lowens at yahoo dot.

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  5. I'm sure my parents' dog would love the Ruffians Chicken

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  6. Artie would like the Megalast Ball. He loves all balls but destroys most of them.

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  7. My cats LOVE dog toys (for some weird reason) but they'd also love the cat want toys!

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  8. Riley would love the stretching and fetching toys!

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  9. My dog Lily loves ANYTHING that squeaks :)

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  10. Oh I can say that the Eli Elephant™ stretching toy would be a hit with Molly!

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  11. My Dad's new puppy would love the Crackle Heads.

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  12. He'd love teh Stretchin' & Fetchin' :)lol

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  13. My babies would love the Strechin' & Fetchin" toys.

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  14. Our dog Lucy would love this!!
    http://www.jwpet.com/dog/newstretchin-fetchin.html

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  15. So Many cute things but the Ruffian Chicken would be great.

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  16. My dog would like iSqueak Bone.


    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. Brutus would like the megalast bone.

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  18. I think she'd like the Megalast Long Dog.

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  19. My babies would love the Crackle Heads Ricky the Racoon
    alsmalu at hotmail.com

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  20. ellenr886@gmail.com

    my babies would love the crackle head toys for sure!

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  21. Buzz would love the Rubber Horseshoe!

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  22. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2012/10/jw-pet-toys-giveaway.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. My 2 little dogs would love the Randi Rhino™!

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  24. Stretchin & fetchin' my dog would love & the Kittie love rattle balls

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  25. My dogs would love the interactive treat dispensing toys.

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  26. I am soooo thankful I found your blog!! I have had the green bowling pin for some time, but couldn't remember where I purchased it. My chi-poo has chewed on it forever and no I have a yorkie/maltese/poodle that loves it, so I really need to buy a new one. I'm headed to their website and amazon RIGHT NOW!! Thanks!!

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  27. Lately, my dog has been destroying her toys and because of this, I decided to make sturdy toys that will last a long time. She's quite a handful and I think there's a need for me to train her on how to play "right", if you know what I mean. I've cut some denim and put a squeeky toy inside to make it more fun for her. She's now having a blast and keeping herself busy. For more information on how to keep our furry friend busy, see this link: http://dogsaholic.com/care/dog-toys-to-keep-them-busy.html

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