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Why not invest in a pet toy made closer to home? Your dog will enjoy the exciting gift while you can feel good about supporting a USA-based company and knowing that fewer emissions were used to transport the dog toy to you. It’s a win-win! Plus, USA-made dog toys are often subjected to high-quality standards, which gives you extra peace of mind.
We’ve gathered together a plethora of fun dog toy products made in the USA—from flying objects to cuddly plush toys to well-loved classics. Here are our top picks for USA-made dog toys in 2019.
1. Top Pick: ZippyPaws Woodland Friends Hide & Seek Toy (Verified Review)
This interactive puzzle toy gets rave reviews from essentially everyone on the internet, including our own reviewer, who tested it on her dog, Lana, a German shepherd mix.
Complete with one log and three squeaky squirrels, this toy encourages dogs to dig around—keeping them busy and engaged. Made from soft but sturdy plush material that’s easy on canine teeth, this woodland-inspired toy appeals to dogs of all sizes.
Rover Review: “Both Lana and I adore this product. It’s so fun to watch her work to pull the chipmunks out of the log, and she plays with the log and chipmunks individually as well. I was not sure how Lana would take to the puzzle aspect of this toy since it didn’t involve food, but she was very eager to try and get the chipmunks out. I love how busy it keeps her and it’s also entertaining to watch her play.”Buy Now on Amazon
Designed by mechanical and polymer engineers, this USA-made dog toy is touted as indestructible. But if your dog does manage to chew through the outside layer and expose the red underneath, you can get it replaced for free!
You can take this toy to the beach too—the GoughNut floats, and its special shape makes it easy for dogs to grab onto.
Helpful Review: “My two dogs love this thing and they have yet to destroy it. It’s been a few months of them chewing on it and other chew toys have come and gone and this thing still looks like new (relatively speaking). Very impressed as my dogs are hard chewers and readily chew through most rubber toys including the extreme Kongs. Would definitely recommend for anyone with a dog that likes to chew through toys.”Buy Now on Amazon
This cuddly toy was created to curb negative behaviors in dogs experiencing anxiety and loneliness. The pulsing heartbeat (that can be heard and felt) is designed to soothe pets and keep whining and barking to a minimum. Considered especially effective for puppies who are adjusting to life without their mother, the Snuggle Puppy is machine-washable and comes with disposable heat packs for extra comfort.
Helpful Review: “My pup was separated from her mother way too early and has crazy separation anxiety. I opened this as soon as I got it and she instantaneously passed out on top of it. Already know it was a good purchase.”Buy Now on Amazon
This high-flying disc is made of soft plastic, making it a lightweight, floatable, and easy-to-clean toy (you can even throw it in the dishwasher). Available in two sizes, the frisbee is flexible enough for tug-of-war but is still gentle on your pet’s mouth.
Made in Bozeman, Montana, West Paw’s flying disc is 100% guaranteed against dog damage—so let them know if it’s not holding up!
Helpful Review: “This frisbee is awesome. The glow in the dark version is great for my dog during the winter when the sun goes down so early. I “charge it” by shining a bright flashlight on it before we head outside. After this, the glow lasts plenty long enough for a fetch session. This frisbee is pretty tough, but it won’t stand up to a heavy chewer left to his own devices.”Buy Now on Amazon
Water-loving canines have a friend in this simple, yet effective dog-friendly bumper that floats! Made from recycled plastic, this USA-made dog toy is built to be strong, durable, and safe, whether on dry land or in the waves. And feel free to throw it in the dishwasher if it gets slobbery.
Helpful Review: “This is a very well made bumper. Our dog has not been able to chew through it (80lb lab) and loves fetching it from the swimming pool over and over again. The rope is very sturdy and we have not had any issues with it molding or fraying.”Buy Now on Amazon
Not just an incredible accessory, this toy spruces up canine smiles while and stimulates their minds. Designed for playing fetch on land or water (surprise—it floats!), these lips are made from 1000D Cordura, making them extra tough. There’s also a strategically placed squeaker hiding in there, so get ready for your dog to have a rousing good time.
Helpful Review: “The big red lips are so adorable! Bought two as Christmas gifts. They appear to be very well made of sturdy fabric and the squeakers work. And most important they are made in the USA!”Buy Now on Amazon
Headquartered in Maine, Planet Dog has been creating eco-friendly dog toys since 1997. Made from special non-toxic, super durable material (called Orbee-Tuff), this ball is designed to stand up to strong chewers, and look good while doing it. It also sports a bright yellow ribbon that makes tug-of-war and fetch your pup’s new favorite pastime.
Helpful Review: “My dog loves these!! They are extremely durable, although I don’t let her ‘chew’ on them. This is strictly a fetch toy for us. One I throw for her, and the other I keep in a pocket…just in case. These weren’t really cheap, but to me, a great investment!”Buy Now on Amazon
No need to mess with a classic! The KONG has been rolling around houses for over forty years and continues to be a staple for dogs (and owners) around the world. Made in the USA, these all-natural rubber products are available in multiples sizes—and are always ready to be stuffed with kibble, peanut butter, and other favorite treats.
They are even designed to clean teeth, meaning less doggy breath to worry about!
Helpful Review: “These really are the world’s best dog toys! It’s a perfect slow feeder for dogs who bolt their food. It can be used with wet food, dry kibble, or a mixture of both. Stick it in the refrigerator or freezer to get a nice cooling effect for sore gums in teething puppies. It’s a stimulating, problem-solving puzzle for bored dogs, especially high energy dogs that always need something to do.”Buy Now on Amazon
From a secret pocket for treats to extra-floating abilities and a powerful squeaker, this USA-made dog toy was designed with all the bells and whistles. It can also float, so fetch at the beach is a breeze. The High Roller is made from post-consumer recycled material, making it both durable and better for the environment.
Helpful Review: “This Ecolast ball does last! With a dog who is 100+ pounds, he tears through toys pretty easily. This one is made of durable rubber. He loves to run around the back yard and toss it (himself) into the snow. Then he’ll dig it up and toss it up again.”Buy Now on Amazon
The folks at SodaPup are very concerned with keeping both the environment, and your pets, healthy and happy. That’s one of the reasons this interactive toy is made from natural rubber, which makes it durable (though not indestructible). Designed with an opening on each end for treats, it’s a challenging and fun plaything for pups craving mental stimulation.
Helpful Review: “I love this toy! More importantly, though, my dog loves it! I fill the inside with treats & he enjoys spending time getting his treats out. When I fill it with yogurt or peanut butter & it needs to be washed, no worries as it is dishwasher safe as well. Great product! Stands the test of time for sure, as my dog hasn’t destroyed his first one and he’s had it over a year!”Buy Now on Amazon
Though this flying disc may look a little strange (a spiky thing my dog is supposed to catch in their mouth?!), it’s popular with the four-legged, furry folks. It’s created with non-toxic, soft materials that are soft on gums, but is also aerodynamic which means it can really catch some air. And if for some reason your dog isn’t a fan, you can return it for a 100% refund—no questions asked.
Helpful Review: “While my lab Jax is technically a “retriever,” he historically isn’t into fetching anything other than snacks… The Floppy Spike is a game changer. Jax absolutely loves it and continues to shock the family by enjoying playing fetch. He’s a heavy chewer and this thing is legit. Highly recommend!”Buy Now on Amazon
Not only are these toys made in the USA (New York, to be exact), but this company is so community-oriented that every week they donate dog toys to shelters around the country. These Benebones are infused with 100% USA-sourced real bacon, and shaped in a way that makes it easy for dogs to hold onto them.
Just keep an eye on your pup as they enjoy—this is just a chew toy not an edible snack.
Helpful Review: “My 45 lb lab mix is a big-time chewer, shredder, and destroyer of dog toys. This is one of the few toys that lasts at least a month or two and that he enjoys chewing on a regular basis. I have ordered a second one to replace the one he already chewed down pretty well. I also like that he was not able to break off pieces. It wears out in such a way that it helps clean your dog’s teeth.”Buy Now on Amazon
Designed for the most playful of pets, this toy is made in the USA and available in a variety of hues. The large handle can be used for playing fetch (it’s built for throwing and retrieving), and the bright color ensures that it won’t get lost in your lawn. Created to be puncture-resistant, the ball floats and bounces for extra fun.
Helpful Review: “My dog loves it. He can spend hours playing with it, dragging it all over the yard. My pup is not quite a year old and the handle has held up well to all of his chewing. My folks have one for their dog too….he loves it as well. Played with his last one so much he wore it out. Took him about 5 years to get it done.”Buy Now on Amazon
Looking for more interactive puzzle toys, or fun ways to keep your busy dog curious and engaged? Check out one of the links below.
- 6 New Puzzle Toys for Dogs
- The 19 Best Puzzle Toys That Actually Help Bored Dogs
- The Best Puzzle Toys for Dogs, Reviewed (Video)