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Here at Rover, we’re all about sustainability — for ourselves AND our dogs. From organic ingredients to natural materials, there are a ton of awesome, affordable options for pet parents concerned about reducing their carbon paw print. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite green dog toys and treats, just in time for Earth Day.
Honest Pet Products has a whole suite of goodies for pets. The first in the woman-owned, Wisconsin–based company’s line, the Eco-Fetcher is essentially a fancy frisbee, only instead of being made out of plastic, it’s made from 100 percent natural felt encased by hemp canvas. It flies (or rolls, depending on your skills), comes in three sizes to best suit your dog’s style, and can be rinsed with cold water and mild soap when it gets muddy from all that fun you’re having.
You know how they say when purchasing human-friendly food, you should know — or at least be able to pronounce — each of the ingredients on the label? Yeah, the same goes for dogs. Which is why everyone loves these Trail Buddy Treats from Portland, Oregon earth-friendly pet company Cycle Dog. Made from 100 percent beef, chicken and lamb, there’s no questioning what you’re putting in Fido’s body.
What do you get when you cross a bone with a ball? The best dog toy ever, that’s what. The Hurley Dog Toy is made with a super fun, pliable, durable material dubbed Zogoflex, which bounces when tossed and floats in water. There are basically a gazillion ways to keep your dog entertained with this bad boy, which comes in four colors and, of course, is recyclable, creating virtually no waste during the manufacturing process. At $11 a pop, you might as well buy one of each.
Harry Barker uses earth friendly fabrics and azo-free dyes, eco-fleece and and 100% post consumer recycled plastics. This little toy might just match your decor, too.
Made by the Portland, Maine company’s friends just down the coast in Boston, Planet Dog Eats are 100 precent natural and come in two delicious flavors. For those who like things savory, the Chicken and Pumpkin Pot Pie option is made with barley flour, rye flour, chicken, canola oil, ginger and pumpkin for prime digestion. For those with a bit of a sweet tooth, the PB&J treats are made from barley flour, rye flour, peanut butter, blueberries and cinnamon. We’re pretty sure you could train your dog to do just about anything with a reward like these.
Welp, this little guy just stole our hearts. The Oscar Monkey Simply Fido Stuffless Dog Toy is painfully cute, which makes it a win in our book, but also features zero stuffing (which makes cleaning up the eventual torn-apart non-stuffed animal so much easier) and an organic cotton build. And if that weren’t enough, Olive ships using low-impact packaging, using recycled boxes and biodegradable packing peanuts.
Right in Rover’s Washington backyard, Wet Noses has 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 everyone loves cheese, we’re suggesting the Cheddar Little Stars. Not only are they tiny — perfect for training and keeping a trim figure! — but they’re completely organic with rye flour, molasses, cheddar, garlic, dill, crushed peanuts, canola and water. Plus, we’re all about that calcium, which helps dogs build strong bones and teeth. $7.
This balm is not only certified organic and vegan, but it’s also made in the USA by a company founded by a dedicated dog mom and cancer survivor. After her battle with breast cancer, she committed to using only safe, nontoxic ingredients for both herself and her pets. In addition to naturally antibacterial and soothing ingredients, this balm boasts an SPF of 15 for sun protection.
Does your dog have a favorite eco-friendly toy or treat? We’d love to hear about it!
Featured image: Honest Pet Products