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Do you have a dog who’s destined to tear apart every toy they get their paws (and teeth) on? Well, if you’re tired of piles of fluff littering your living room, then these no-stuffing toys are just the thing for your family. Dog toys with no stuffing mean less mess, period.
And no need to spend time looking for the best one for your pup—we’ve done the hard work for you by gathering together our favorite options, focusing on products that are reasonably priced and receive rave reviews from users.
1. Best All-Around Stuffingless Toy: Dizzy Hedgehog Squeaky Dog Toy (Verified Review)
Instead of stuffing, this dog toy has an extra durable squeaky ball hidden beneath its plush shell. It’s designed this way because the manufacturers understand dogs have an innate desire, as they explain in the product description, to “destroy and annihilate their toys” and know the mess that can result from overstuffed plush toys. Our tester’s pit bull put it to the test and loved it. Read our verified review below.
Verified Review: “My power chewer loved it! Looks sturdier than a tennis ball, and I like that the eyes and nose are stitched in and not removable pieces. Ball is non-toxic and there’s no stuffing to deal with. It has a bright squeak, but the outer cover kept her focused on ripping instead of crushing the ball in her jaws. It was just the right size to hold steady in her paws while she tore and ripped at the outer cloth cover. Did not take long to reach the ball. Within 15-20 minutes, she had about .25 of the ball exposed. However, cloth cover holds together pretty well, in spite of a determined chewer. I would love to give her a Dizzy Hedgehog every few months.”Buy Now on Amazon
This snake toy has vibrant, funky patterning and makes an intriguing crinkle sound when your dog pulls on it. The soft fleece cover is easy on canine mouths, and the shape of the toy encourages interactive play between dogs and owners.
Helpful Review: “My dogs typically de-stuff dog toys in about 30 mins after first receiving them. After two weeks of lots of play and tug with it, they haven’t even tried to de-stuff this toy. However, that means I can’t really speak to its durability if a dog did try. But maybe that is the trick, make a toy that dogs don’t want to try and gut.”Buy Now on Amazon
This toy is great for pups who love an interactive toy (not so much for aggressive chewers). Made of durable materials, this sweet squirrel has twisted rope limbs that are soft on your dog’s mouth, and great for their oral hygiene. It’s also only 11 inches long, which makes it a nice size for smaller mouths!
Helpful Review: “I love this toy! More importantly, my dog loves his new toy! He usually destroys toys incredibly fast but this toy is tough, durable, and keeps him very entertained! It has crinkle insides, ropes on the edges and the perfect amount of softness to chew on for my Labrador retriever (who LOVES to chew). He even uses the head of this toy as a pillow to sleep on! By far a great purchase for aggressive chewers!”Buy Now on Amazon
Your dog will love chasing, throwing, and chewing this realistic-looking toy skunk. Luckily it’s made of durable material that’ll stand up to those chompers. It’s also machine washable so it won’t have to stay damp and dirty for long. And at 24 inches long, it’s great for breeds of all sizes.
Helpful Review: “I thoroughly enjoy seeing this toy in my black lab’s mouth. It’s like having a stuffed toy, but without all the mess of him ripping it up and surprising me with a cotton-covered floor when I get home. It’s relatively durable and an overall great little friend for my dog. I love it and so does my dog.”
This toy is a huge hit and it’s not just because of the chocolate frosting. Yes, these donuts are adorable, but each one also includes two crescent-shaped squeakers that’ll keep your canine entertained. These are best for small to medium-sized breeds.
Helpful Review: “This is my puppies favorite toy. It’s nice to be able to buy a three pack so when she destroys one I can swap it out and she’ll never know the difference. My other dogs love it as well, and it’s pretty durable..”Buy Now on Amazon
This silly donkey toy has seven squeakers, plus crinkle paper and a soft, soothing coat. Made from a non-toxic, extra strong material, this toy can be tossed into the washing machine (just use a laundry bag for extra care). Though durable and able to take some thrashing, this toy is best for light chewers or pups who like to cuddle.
Helpful Review: “I love the durability of this toy. It’s one of the few soft ones that he hasn’t absolutely destroyed. My puppy loves the squeaks and the softness. I also love that there is no stuffing or filling for him to “find” and eat. The toy is well worth it for the price. Will be ordering more of these toys in the future.”Buy Now on Amazon
Not only is this toy extra-long for bigger breeds, but it’s also made with bumpy, green fabric that’ll probably feel great on your pet’s mouth. The squeakers inside are spread around for maximum entertainment, and the flat body makes it easy to pull around. Plus, you can toss it in the washing machine if it happens to take a dive in any puddles!
Helpful Review: “My dogs love this. It has lasted much longer than any toy with stuffing ever did. It’s adorable and even cuter when the dogs are carrying it around.”Buy Now on Amazon
Four toys are better than one, especially when they’re vibrantly-colored, stuffing-free animals! Whether your pup is playing with the dog, duck, hedgehog or pig, they’re welcome to get rough with these guys since they’re reinforced with double-layered seams and Dura-Tuff inner lining which prevents ripping.
Helpful Review: “My English Springer Spaniels all love these toys! While they aren’t “invincible”, my dogs will still carry these around even once the squeakers quit working! I throw them in the washer and they come out just like they did when we first got them.”Buy Now on Amazon
Perfect for tossing and fetching, this dog toy stimulates mental play for dogs of all abilities. Not only is the toy covered in soft material that your pup will enjoy chewing, but it also features two squeakers that make different sounds. Tough enough to stand up to exuberant canines, this toy helps keep boredom and destructive tendencies at bay.
Helpful Review: “She hasn’t put it down since it arrived a couple of hours ago! Usually by this point, she’d have the squeaker out and the stuffing snowing everywhere. She’s doing her best to destroy it, but so far the toy is winning. This one has 2 oversized squeakers with different sounds (and dachshunds love their squeakies) and enough novelty to keep her interested. Don’t know how long it will last, but it’s already outlasted many others and at this price, I’ll order more and switch them out if needed.”Buy Now on Amazon
Let your pet pick their favorite from this set—fox, raccoon, squirrel, skunk, or duck—and watch their animal instincts kick in. The built-in squeakers will give them a thrill, while the interactive play keeps them entertained and helps combat anxiety and boredom (which we know can lead to destruction). Though these toys are tough, they aren’t indestructible—not recommended for aggressive chewers.
Helpful Review: “My big and feisty German shepherd dog carries these around like they’re her puppies. She loves these toys. At five in a pack, you can’t go wrong.”Buy Now on Amazon
This brilliant dog toy has a simple step you must take—insert an empty water bottle into the fabric to create an irresistible toy! The toy actually comes with one bottle (and a squeaky cap), so you’ll just need to replace it when the time comes.
The cover is made from multi-layered fabric and is super durable, so you won’t have to worry about your dog’s mouth, only how much fun they’re having!
Helpful Review: “I have an adolescent dog who’s intent on destroying my house. He’s an incorrigible counter surfer. Hundreds of dollars worth of dog toys all over the house and he needs to eat my re-useable Keurig cups. BUT he LOVES this toy. I think it’s because of the plastic bottle inside. It sounds and feels like something he shouldn’t be chewing so—voila—he wants to chew it.”Buy Now on Amazon
Some dogs just can’t help but immediately de-stuff a toy, so a stuffless alternative can save you money and a mess. We hope this list provides your pup with long-lasting entertainment.