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In recognition of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up this list of dog toys and treats made with recycled, biodegradable, or biobased materials that celebrate your love of your pet—and the planet.
From treats using organic ingredients to toys made of natural materials, these 10 affordable ideas are perfect for pet parents concerned about reducing their household’s carbon pawprint.
We hope you enjoy a lifetime of happiness with your pet that’s as rich and rewarding as it is light on the earth!
10 Dog Toys and Treats That Are Made With Recycled, Biodegradable, or Biobased Materials
How about a game of fetch? These balls are made of 100% wool from New Zealand; they’re simple, biobased dog toys with a texture and smell that pets love. When they get super gross, just pop them in the wash.
You’ll feel good supporting this small, home-based business (and getting to know brand ambassador Walter), and you’ll also have peace of mind knowing that they’re 100% free of harmful or synthetic chemicals.Find on Amazon
You know how they say when purchasing human food, you should know—or at least be able to pronounce—each of the ingredients on the label? The same goes for dog food, and these one-ingredient dog treats don’t disappoint.Find on Amazon
What do you get when you cross a bone with a ball? The best dog toy ever, that’s what.
The Hurley is made with a super fun, pliable, durable material dubbed Zogoflex, which bounces when tossed and floats in water.
Plus, certified B-corp West Paw observes some of the most stringent quality standards when it comes to dog toys, makes most of its products out of recycled materials, and even offers a recycling program for used West Paw toys.Find on Amazon
In its line of products, from dog beds to toys to biodegradable shampoos, Harry Barker uses biobased fabrics, azo-free dyes (carcinogenic dyes common in the textile industry), environmentally kind inserts and batting, and 100% post-consumer recycled plastics. This plush little number, complete with squeaker, might just match your decor, too.Shop on Petco
These freeze-dried dog treats are all-natural, hypoallergenic, and preservative- and hormone-free. Each bite is made by Treat Planet in the U.S.A. from 100% rabbit.
We’re pretty sure you could train your dog to do just about anything with a reward like these.Shop on Chewy
This little elephant dog toy, along with the other Jax and Bones animal friends, just stole our hearts. Not only is Coco painfully cute, but this sweet toy is hand-tied from non-toxic cotton with all-natural vegetable dyes.
The knotted texture is good for your doggo’s teeth, and when Coco gets a little slobbery, just pop her in the washing machine. Note that it’s not meant for destructive chewers but great for teething—you can get this toy wet and freeze to soothe sore puppy mouths.Shop on Chewy
Right in Rover’s own backyard in Washington state, Wet Noses offers a ton of organic treats to choose from. Everything is tasty (not that we can vouch for it ourselves or anything…), certified organic, and non-GMO—but based on the fact that most dogs love peanut butter, we’re suggesting the peanut butter Little Stars.
Not only are they tiny, but they’re completely organic, made with rye flour, molasses, cheddar, garlic, dill, crushed peanuts, canola, and water.Shop on Chewy
Treat your dog with this biobased dog shampoo, which is not only certified organic and vegan, but it’s also made in the U.S.A. by a company founded by a dedicated dog mom and cancer survivor.
In addition to soothing oatmeal, this formula also contains aloe and lavender for added moisture and calm.Shop on Chewy
It’s not a toy, but this durable and beautifully crafted biobased dog harness is a handmade treat. It’s constructed from apple skins and a biobased polymer—making it completely vegan. It claims to be stronger than traditional leather and waterproof.Shop on Project Blu
Why settle on one dog toy when you can have a whole basketful, plus some extra goodies? This bundle makes a perfect gift—or bring it home to your new four-legged family member. Harry Barker uses dog-safe materials for all its products. Inside the handy rope bin you’ll find a blanket, leash, two toys, and farmhouse checkered waste bag holder.Shop on Harry Barker
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