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There are all kinds of technical toys you can get for your pet—ones made out of rubber, rope toys, puzzle toys, even electronic ones. You can go high tech or low tech, durable or squishy, colorful or muted. But sometimes what you really want is something that is just as cute as your dog is.
Whether it’s a smiling cartoonish character or a realistic-looking stuffed animal, you really can’t have too many cute dog toys—especially when they’re all inexpensive (under $15!) like the ones below.
With that in mind, here are the absolute best cute dog toys available right now.
If you’re a taco lover, why not share the joy of those crunchy wonders with your dog via this smiling taco plush toy? Soft, stuffed with faux lettuce, cheese, and two squeakers, this toy definitely has an “aww” factor.
Helpful review: “I absolutely love this toy!! It’s definitely one of my favorites and my dog loves it as well. The two squeakers drive him crazy and he just loves playing with it!! He loves taking it outside and just laying with it.”Buy Now on Amazon
Is there anything cuter than a hedgehog—especially one that doesn’t have real spines? This package comes in pairs, too, so you can wash one while your pet plays with the other. Plus, they squeak when you squeeze them. Ahem, we mean when your dog squeezes them.
Helpful review: “Just the absolute cutest! My maltipoo loves these and spends all day cuddling them. It’s nice they come in a pair so you have an easy replacement when one starts looking shabby. They really last a long time too.”Buy Now on Amazon
When your dog loves puzzles as much as they love plush, this stuffable coral and its seahorse companions make for a real treat. Hide treats inside with the squeaking seahorses to give your dog even more incentive to dig around under the sea.
Helpful review: “My dog is a part dachshund (around 20 pounds), so this is right up her alley since dachshunds were bred to dig! She loves these games. She can easily squeak the fish and likes to stick her nose in the 2 holes to fish them out. Once they’re all out, she plays with the square plush container and digs at it. It’s soft and maintains some of its shape but the sides fold in which is fun for her! She loves this. :)”Buy Now on Amazon
Another stuffable soft puzzle, this one is made up of cute pandas living in their bamboo home. Each panda has a squeaker, and it’s perfectly sized for small to medium-sized dogs.
Helpful review: “My four-pound toy chihuahua is OBSESSED with this toy! I ordered the smallest size and it’s the perfect size for her, she can retrieve the pandas from inside and even carry around the panda house!”Buy Now on Amazon
We checked, and Spongebob doesn’t live in this particular pineapple. This sweet, smiley-faced plush is a great soft chew toy for your dog to chase, squeak, or cuddle with. It’s meant for small to medium-sized dogs.
Helpful review: “My dogs got this toy as a Christmas gift and loved it so much they destroyed it pretty quickly from taking it outside. I bought them a new one and they LOVE it! Two sqeakers and holds up pretty good as long as it stays in the house haha it’s super cheap and worth every penny!”Buy Now on Chewy
Another nautical-themed cute toy, this stuffed whale is surprisingly durable for a plush toy. The whale’s body is made of cuddly corduroy, it has a squeaker, and it comes in three different sizes for whatever kind of dog you want to send some toy-love to.
Helpful review: “I gave the Kong Whale Dog Toy to my two grand dogs who are very aggressive chewers. They’ve had the toy for over a week and it’s still intact. I’m very impressed by its sturdiness.”Buy Now on Chewy
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