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    29 Products That'll Keep Your Pet Entertained Indoors

    Because your precious pooches and fabulous felines should be having fun all day, every day.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A dog bowl that turns meal time into a mentally stimulating game of "find the treat." It'll stop your pup from devouring their dinner in approximately five seconds, meaning you'll actually have time to eat yours in peace.


    You can hide their favorite treats inside the flip-top compartments and liftable dog-bone shapes, all of which have tiny air holes on top so your doggo can smell that something is hiding underneath. You might have to show them how to access the compartments the first time they use it, but reviewers say most dogs get the hang of it very quickly!

    Promising review: "My puppy Chabuddy loves this puzzle ... He uses his nose and paws to remove covers, flip open the lids, and slide the boxes to reveal more treats. I didn’t have to teach Chabuddy what to do with the puzzle, I just gave him a single peak under one lid to show him food was in fact accessible and his nose did the rest of the work." —Clementine

    Get it from Amazon for $14.32.

    2. A sturdy hammock you can attach right on the window so your cat can soak up some sun and spend all afternoon living its best life like it truly deserves.

    Cat lounging on window cat shelf

    Promising review: "This is perfect for our situation. We needed something sturdy that could easily be placed, moved, replaced, and not lose its integrity or leave any marks/wear behind. I was worried when purchasing if the suction cups would hold, and if the material of the hammock would be easily cleaned of hair, etc. After receiving and placing the item, I saw how sturdy the general frame, hammock, and suction cups were. This was clearly designed my someone who has cats as well.

    The wire that attaches it to the window is sturdy and thick. It seems like it will stand the test of time against my cats teeth. I have three cats under 1 year old and one 2-year-old cat. There is a lot of energy, and lots of chewing. Immediately I felt at ease that the structure will not be tampered with by their fangs." —The Cat Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two colors).

    3. A Baby Yoda squeaky toy for the precious pup who sat with you through both seasons of The Mandalorian. This'll keep them entertained until season three arrives.

    Dog playing with Baby Yoda dog toy

    Promising review: "This toy is durable and the dogs are having so much fun pushing it around and rolling it. Quality material and stitching!" —FourBulldogs

    Get it from Chewy for $9.98.

    4. And! A cozy bed shaped like The Child that's perfect if your pet is basically your child. You can even flatten it down into a bolster bed if the cave-style setup is just a little too confining for your picky pet.

    Dog inside Baby Yoda dog bed

    Promising review: "Super cute and very worth it especially if you're a fan of Star Wars! I wanted to see if my Mochi would like it as much as I do and she now lives in it. This is her go-to place to nap and sleep away from my own bed now which is super cute to see her sleep here!" —MochiGorl

    Get it from Chewy for $26.14.

    5. A multi-level cat tree so your fluffy friend can climb and perch to their heart's desire. There's even a scratch pad and dangling ball to keep them distracted from tearing up your actual furniture.

    Cat playing inside cat tree

    Promising review: "I have a large cat who is 20 pounds. This is very sturdy and he can fit in the cubby and on the top platform. The top platform it is at a convenient height. It fits just underneath standard windows, allowing the cat to peer outside while sitting on the perch. He has black fur. The cat tower is gray. The fur doesn't show much at all." —CMW

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three colors).

    6. A handmade knitted mouse-shaped toy that's stuffed with soft and squishy wool but will still stand up to the most ferocious feline.

    Cat touching pile of mouse-shaped yarn toys
    Happy Cats Farm/Etsy

    Promising review: "So... we went out after bringing the package inside. Our cat was so excited that he ripped open the package and got all his new mouse toys out himself before we got back home. He was very pleased! 10/10 from Louis the cat!" —Holly Y.

    Happy Cats Farm is a small Etsy shop based in Linden, Tennessee.

    Get it from Happy Cats Farm on Etsy for $7+ (available in four color varieties and a pack of three). 

    7. A tunnel with three pathways for your kitten to explore and a top opening so they can pop their head out and keep an eye on their domain. It also comes in patterns so pretty you won't mind leaving it out for guests to see.,

    Promising review: "I have never seen so much fun being had by my cat as I have with this tunnel. He is so fun to watch! We are very happy with this purchase and it is pretty enough to stay out in our living room. I love the gray and white pattern." —x1blais2x

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    8. A subscription to Dog TV, which is basically like Netflix for doggos. It has content specifically designed to keep your canine relaxed, calm, and entertained — so they'll probably be binge-watching all day long.

    Dog sitting on bed and looking at laptop

    Dog TV is available to stream on popular streaming devices like Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku, so you won't even have to buy any new equipment! 

    Get a monthly subscription from DogTV for $9.99 (also available as a yearly subscription for $84.99).

    9. An auto-rotating laser pointer that'll have your pet bouncing and pouncing all over the house until it's time to take a much-earned cat nap.


    Promising review: "I’m pretty busy working five days a week which doesn't leave me a lot of time that I can spend having fun with my kitties. This toy does a great job keeping them active and gives me much joy watching them play with it. It sends out a red flashing dot periodically and attracts my cats towards it. I really love this product." —Candice

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    10. A super soft snuffle mat so your pooch can forage for treats instead of inhaling everything in their dog bowl in less than 60 seconds.

    Dog sniffing in burrow activity toy

    Promising review: "My chiweenie absolutely loves this! He loves to dig and sniff around the kitchen floor so when I saw this I thought it would be a better way for him to release those canine desires. I feed him his dinner and breakfast in this somedays, it keeps him busy for about 30 minutes. He really seems to enjoy sniffing around the fake grass and digging at it for his food. He usually eats his entire bowl in under a minute so this is a great option also for those who have fast eaters! I am very happy I bought this item." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $16.59.

    11. An interactive cat toy to keep them stimulated even when you're not at home. They can satisfy their hunting instincts with the springy mouse toy on top or spend all afternoon chasing the rolling ball on the bottom.

    Collage of four cats playing with interactive cat toy

    Promising review: "This is our kittens new favorite toy. The little mouse part comes off and easily gets put back on, which is nice because otherwise they would have broken it off when tumbling with the whole thing." —Kelli

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. A tiny ball that lights up and makes sounds every time your pupper walks by or touches it, meaning they'll stay occupied for hours without you even having to throw it.

    Dog playing with light up ball chew toy

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying, I was skeptical buying this toy like I am every toy for my German shepherd. She destroys toys within minutes but the reviews gave me hope. And it was cheap so I wouldn't be losing much. This ball has lasted for three weeks of her hardcore chewing on it and it looks bad, but it's held up great! And she loves it! She chews on it like she does her bones and it's held up great and still makes all the sounds and lights up!" —Cory

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes).

    13. A rolling cat kicker toy filled with an irresistible blend of catnip, valerian root, and silver vine that will keep your kitty entertained for hours.

    Hoffnpaw Pet Toys/Etsy

    Promising review: "Very happy with this! I got the small size, which works well as a roller toy. Both of our cats like it, but it works particularly well for our blind cat. The internal rattle helps him track it, and he can grab onto the textured sisal really well. Highly recommended, especially if your cat has sight issues!" —nutmegmeg

    Hoffnpaw Pet Toys is a small Etsy shop based in Chicago, Illinois.

    Get it for Hoffnpaw Pet Toys on Etsy for $14.50+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    14. A two-in-one cactus-shaped plush toy with a bonus squeaker inside, meaning it's the one toy you won't mind if they destroy almost immediately.


    Promising review: "Got this for my basset hound’s third birthday last week. He loved it! And the squeaker (which he usually kills immediately) is still squeaking. He did pull all of the spikes out right away, but that’s not a big deal. I think it will take him a while to get to the inner toys. I would recommend this!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two sizes; also available in seven other styles).

    15. A dangling Spider-Man cat toy stuffed with catnip that'll definitely get your furball's spidey senses tingling.

    Cat playing with Spider-Man toy

    Promising review: "This family is big on superheroes so naturally the cats are fans also. Much fun teasing the cats and dangling in their faces. This is built well as the cats hang from it like caught fish." —Cindy

    Get it from Chewy for $9.98.

    16. A super soft and squishy ball that's specifically designed for indoor play — because I think I speak for all dogs when I say playing fetch should not be an exclusively outdoor activity.


    Promising review: "We have a golden retriever who is just shy of 2 years old. We recently purchased our first home and were so excited to get her some new toys with all the new space. I found this for a fantastic price and am thrilled at how it’s held up. She can be rough on toys and this has shown little wear compared to similar toys. Another plus is not having to worry about if it is going break something or scratch floor. It bounces off things gently.

    Overall, I cannot think of a better indoor toy. I will always try to keep an extra on hand in case the current one starts to fall apart!" —narnnnia

    Get it from Amazon for $7.09.

    17. A fun tug toy made of repurposed fire hose material, so it's perfect for the rowdy pup who typically tears right through their other flimsy chew toys.

    TAG Dog Toys/Etsy

    Promising review: "These chew toys are great! My huskies love to chew and pull on them. What I love is the sturdiness of the product. I had searched high and low for a chew toy that would last at least a week, and now I finally found ones that may last a while month!" —fabiola del muro

    TAG Dog Toys is a small Etsy shop based in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

    Get it from TAG Dog Toys on Etsy for $25.

    18. A three-tiered ball tower that'll immediately attract your feline's attention and have them batting and swatting the brightly colored balls all day long.

    Cat playing with ball tower toy

    Promising review: "My kitty LOVES this toy, and hasn't lost interest in it since I introduced it two months ago. She was formerly an 'outdoor kitty', but transitioned to indoor life this winter. So, I needed something to keep her mind and energy level occupied, and this is doing a great job. The tower is fairly sturdy, and isn't too noisy. The balls are a bit on the light side compared to a single track unit I had ages ago, but that's actually a plus with this item. My gal has to 'work for it' a little, and that's keeping her interested during play time. The four foam pads on the bottom side keep it from sliding around, and the hollow top is providing some extra play by dropping items down inside for her to fish out with her paws." —Mitchell M.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (also available in six other designs).

    19. A tiny toy stuffed with tantalizing organic catnip that's perfect for the cat who spends all afternoon bird watching through the window.


    Promising review: "This is my cats' favorite toy. Hidden away on a closet shelf for Christmas, my cats somehow found this toy, still in its wrapping and dug it out of the closet. I came home and found the cardboard card it was stuck to and the wrapping paper in the hall and all three cats playing with this toy! Ever since then, It has been a favorite, chosen for daily use by at least one of the cats ever since. It's holding up remarkably well, all considered. I'll be buying a replacement or two when they've wrecked this one!" —Stacye

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94+ (available in two styles and a pack of two).

    20. An activity mat to keep your pupperonis mentally stimulated while searching for their treats, which means you'll actually have time to kick back and eat your meals in peace.

    Reviewer photo showing two dogs playing with the activity mat

    Promising review: "My puppy LOVES this mat! He gets super excited whenever he sees it. He sometimes doesn't like to eat his kibbles in his bowl, but he has so much fun finding and eating kibbles when I hide them into this mat. I heard nose work is also good for reducing separation anxiety in dogs, so I give him this mat whenever I need to leave more than two hours. He deals with separation way better with this. I'm 100% satisfied!" —Bom

    Get it from Amazon for $32.96+ (available in two sizes).

    21. An interactive dog toy for the dog who loves to play hide-and-seek. Your curious canine will be entertained for hours while trying to get their paws on the squeaky squirrels.,

    Promising review: "My son's Yorkie-poo stays at my place a lot. He is obsessed with squirrels now, so we thought this would be a fun Christmas toy for him. We followed the advice of other reviewers and supervised to try to delay the death of all the squirrels. We let him play with the tree trunk after he had rooted out all the squirrels and tried to kill them, as a dog will do. He loves the tree trunk — so much so that he makes love to it every time we let him play with it. He is nearly 5 years old, and was neutered as a pup, and never was much for humping, but he goes after that tree trunk like a prisoner on a conjugal visit every time we set it out for him to play with. If we have guests, it's a floor show. He doesn't care. I'm not quite sure what to make of all this, but as long as it makes him happy." —PBH

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    22. A dog-friendly bath bomb your pupperoncini will be absolutely mesmerized by as it swirls and fizzes around your tub. It'll infuse the water with moisturizing oils and a delicious grapefruit scent so your dog will feel and smell better than ever.


    MuttCosmetics is a small Etsy shop based in San Francisco.

    Get it from MuttCosmetics on Etsy for $6.95.

    23. Or! A jar of handmade dog-friendly bubble bath powder so your dog can be surrounded by mountains of fluffy, frothy strawberry-scented goodness.

    Mutt Cosmetics/Etsy

    Get it from Mutt Cosmetics on Etsy for $21.95.

    24. Folding pet steps so your ball of fluff can easily climb up on the bed and distract you from all the work you're supposed to be doing.

    Product photo showing a corgi sitting next to pet steps

    Promising review: "Great value and works really well. We have two large dogs (85 lbs and 92 lbs) and two big trucks (large SUV and GMC Sierra, a tall pick-up truck) and this works just fine. It's just an inch or two short of the back of my SUV and maybe 6 inches shorter than the back of the Sierra. It's an easy extra step for the dogs. Folds down nicely to fit in either truck and the dogs really do not have any problems getting in or out. Really helping our backs… NOT lifting these big (old) dogs in and out of our vehicles!" —Kristina

    Get it from Amazon for $33.95+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    25. A Barkbox subscription so you can treat your dog to a monthly box filled with delicious treats and durable toys. It's about time your pup gets as many packages as you do.

    Product photo showing a Bark Box and some things that might come inside it each month

    Promising review: "I've been a subscriber for years. They offer a great amount of flexibility and care. They offer some customization to your dog (or dogs if they share a box) that suits what they like. In the past when there were fires in the area they gave us a free box. Since we weren't affected they were even willing to donate it to the shelter of our choice. Any questions you have they get back to you within a day." —Nick D.

    Get it from Amazon for $35/month (available in three sizes).

    26. A cozy burrow bed so they'll stop hogging the couch and have their own comfy place to relax. It features an orthopedic foam base, so it'll be super easy on their tired joints.,

    Promising review: "This bed is amazing. I have had it for about three months now, and it is by far my dog's favorite thing to lay in (including furniture). She’ll even pass up the opportunity to sleep in my bed 80% of the time so she can sleep in her burrow bed. The inside is very soft and keeps her warm. She doesn’t have a thick coat and I keep the apartment cold at night so that was important for me. The plastic tubing is pretty cheap but she likes it better without it so that wasn’t a concern. So far, the bed has held up well but she also doesn’t chew up her beds. Even if I have to buy this bed again in six months, it is still the best money I’ve spent on my dog and she’s pretty spoiled. I would highly recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in nine sizes, seven styles, and 22 colors).

    27. A Snuggle Puppy to relieve anxiety and help make crate training a total breeze. It features a realistic pulsing heartbeat and heat pack to keep your doggo feeling safe and secure — even when those Labor Day fireworks are going off.

    Reviewer photo showing a small puppy cuddling with its SmartPetLove snuggle puppy

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about getting a $40 stuffed animal for my dog, but I’m so glad I did! We got our Frenchie on a Monday night and we were up three times that night with her and Tuesday night. The puppy buddy came in on Wednesday evening and I immediately let her use it. I turned on the heart beat for her and she was immediately intrigued by it. The final test was seeing how she did overnight. She slept all night! We heard her whine for not even a full minute at one point but she went back to sleep quickly. She now looks for her puppy when she is ready to lay down." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $38.64+ (available in five colors).

    28. The Furbo camera that'll basically become your new live-in dog sitter. You can use the accompanying app to see what your pup is up to or toss a midday treat to add some excitement to their day.


    Promising review: "I was always concerned leaving my puppy home alone because he will cry a lot... When I got the Furbo, things got much better! Furbo sent me notifications to my phone when he was crying, so I would log on and talk to him right away. This changed everything!! My puppy knows I'm always there, so his separation anxiety is getting better. He cries less, and I feel much more relieved." —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $162.50.

    29. And a plush version of Aladdin's magic lamp so your pup can play hide-and-seek with Genie, Rajah, and the magic flying carpet. It's like ~a whole new world~ of fun! I'll see myself out.

    Dog playing with Aladdin magic lamp dog toy

    Promising review: "My mini poodle mix really loves pulling out all of the toys out of the lamp and it doesn’t get old for him. It’s the perfect size for him (he’s about 17 lbs) and I love the movie Aladdin so it’s also a ridiculously cute toy." —Gabi

    Get it from Chewy for $19.98.

    If all else fails, just turn on the stand mixer:

    Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures

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