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In recognition of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up this list of eco-friendly dog toys and treats that celebrate your love of your pet—and the planet.
From organic ingredients to natural materials, these eight affordable ideas are for pet parents concerned about reducing their carbon “pawprint.”
We hope you enjoy a lifetime of happiness with your pet that’s as rich and rewarding as it is eco-friendly!
8 Eco-Friendly Toys and Treats
This post was originally published on April 19, 2019, and was updated on April 22, 2020.
Made of 100% sustainable wool from New Zealand, these simple dog ball toys have a texture and smell that pets love, and when they get super gross, just pop them in the wash—they’re machine washable.
You’ll feel good supporting this small, home-based business (and getting to know brand ambassador, Walter), and you’ll also have the peace of mind knowing that they’re 100% free of harmful or synthetic chemicals.
How about a game of fetch?Find on Amazon
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? The same goes for dog food, and these eco-friendly dog treats don’t disappoint.
Made from 100 percent beef, chicken, and lamb, there’s no question about what’s in the bag.Shop on REI
What do you get when you cross a bone with a ball? The best sustainable 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.
Plus, certified B-corp West Paw observes some of the most stringent quality standards when it comes to sustainable dog toys, makes most of its products out of recycled materials, and even offers a recycling program for used West Paw toys.
Eco-friendly and fun for our dogs? Sign us up!Find on Amazon
In its range of products from dogs beds to toys to biodegradable shampoos, Harry Barker uses earth-friendly fabrics, azo-free dyes (dyes common in the textile industry known to be carcinogens), eco-friendly inserts and batting, and 100% post-consumer recycled plastics.
This little plush pillow toy, complete with squeaker, might just match your decor, too.Shop on Bed Bath & Beyond
Made by sustainable pet product company Planet Dog, these treats are all-natural and preservative-free. Each crunchy bite is made in the USA and contains few, but wholesome, ingredients like turkey, sweet potato, flaxseed, and chickpeas.
We’re pretty sure you could train your dog to do just about anything with a reward like these.Shop on Chewy
Welp, this little guy just stole our hearts. This stuffed owl toy is painfully cute and features non-toxic, all natural organic cotton with a squeaker inside.
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Simply Fido is an eco-friendly dog toy company focused on earth-friendly manufacturing processes and fair treatment of workers worldwide. Combine that with its cute designs, and you can feel good about your purchase.Find on Amazon
Right in Rover’s own Washington backyard, 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 with rye flour, molasses, cheddar, garlic, dill, crushed peanuts, canola, and water.Find on Amazon
Is it a treat? Well, if your dog likes being showered with non-toxic love, then, yes!
This dog shampoo 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.
In addition to soothing oatmeal, this 100% biodegradable dog shampoo also contains aloe and lavender for added moisture and calm.Find on Amazon
Learn more about earth friendly living with your pet in our articles below.
- Sustainable Dog Toys to Help You Go Green With Your Pet
- Cricket Protein for Dogs Could be the Future of Pet Food. Here’s Why.
- A Guide to Eco-Friendly Pet Parenthood
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