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    31 Products You Can Count On To Bring Joy To You *And* Your Pet

    The only way to describe a scratch pad that looks like a video game and ice cream made specifically for dogs is *pawfect*.

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    1. An adorable "bone voyage" toy set for any pet owner who would like to think their dog has as much wanderlust as they do.


    Get it from Petco for $9.99.

    2. A pet bed that looks like a tart, so your snuggle buddy will always be warm while also looking like a ~snack~.

    a buzzfeed writer's cat in a bed shaped like a fruit tart
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    Check out BuzzFeed writer Mallory Mower's review of the fruit tart bed (#6) for more deets and some seriously cute photos of her cats enjoying it.

    Promising review: "My kitten loves this bed. Along with looking cute, it is incredibly soft. The fruit give extra support for her to lie on, and she loves to play with the fruit. The lemon and kiwi are her favorite to play with. It doubles as a bed and some toys. She took to this bed immediately, and she often won't leave it. It's also pretty flexible, so I can put it in her carrier for vet visits so she'll feel comfortable. Everyone I show this bed to thinks it's the cutest thing ever, and I'm so glad to have found this." —Casandra B

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    3. A cat teaser toy starring Mary from Hocus Pocus flying on her iconic vacuum so you and Fluffy (or dare I say, Binx???) can recreate your fave scene from the movie during playtime.


    Get it from Chewy for $9.98.

    4. A training toy that'll actually encourage your doggo to enjoy spending time in their crate — slather it with some peanut butter and enjoy some peace and quiet while they enjoy a delightful treat.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Chewy

    We got this for my sister's puppy, Mac (seen above at 4 months, he's quite larger now) and it was great for helping him while he was teething/adjusting to crate life. In addition to putting peanut butter on it, you can also add yogurt and fruit and pop it in the freezer to turn it into an ice pop of sorts!

    Promising review: "The Groov tool has been an awesome help with crate training our dog Frankie. Being that he is a rescue, he likes to have his own space where he feels safe but sometimes needs some 'motivation' to go in. We just put some peanut butter on the Groov and he is more than happy to go in his crate. Also, the design on the side of the Groov helps make the peanut butter last. Would highly recommend to anyone crate training or needing a tool to help with training in general!" —Andrew

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in four colors) or Chewy for $31.99.

    5. A gorgeous dog basket made from elephant grass and with traditional Ghanaian techniques that'll be a more of an accent piece in your home than just your pup's hangout spot.

    a small dog sits atop a fluffy cushion inside of a handmade basket bed
    Design Dua/Etsy

    Design Dua is an HGTV Award–winning small business handcrafting baskets, basinets, bags, and so much more!

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful bed of fantastic quality. My dog jumped right in without even having to be coaxed. The mattress part is super fluffy and comfy, and the cover is removable for easy washing." —Audrey

    Get it from Design Dua on Etsy for $139.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    6. A hidden litter box for any cat owner who has simply decided they no longer want a stinky, unsightly, poop-filled sandbox in the middle of their home — this one will get the job done and look way cuter.

    A white hidden litter box planter with a white arrow pointing to it and the words "spray paint" above it

    Promising review: "Then I found this fantastic solution, someone made a litter box look like a potted palm fern! YOU GENIUS! This arrived in two halves that you have to look at carefully to slide together, the top rim fits into the slot around the bottom half. Then you put a thin foam piece down first on the top and then stick the palm into the top, it's one piece, and you adjust the fronds. And the final bit is a baggie of shredded raffia for a nice grass mulch look. The cat loves it. It's big enough for my Maine coon. And I face the entrance away from me, so all I see when I'm in the bathroom now is a potted plant. It's the best litter box on the planet!" —THX1138

    Get it from Amazon for $64.14 (originally $99.99; available in two colors).

    7. A two-tier window perch that'll be waaaay easier to install than that desk you bought yourself (and took three days to build). It'll look super chic hanging in your window and even better than a clunky cat tower would look in the middle of the room.

    cat sitting in a window perch looking out the window

    Promising review: "My cat absolutely loves this! He hasn’t left it all morning and basically slept all day in it. He’s 18 pounds and it has surprisingly held up. The suction cup at the top has a locking mechanism that makes it extra secure." —Chewy Reviewer

    Get it from Chewy for $36.22 (originally $60.99).

    8. Or a macramé cat hammock that might be mistaken for a piece of purposeful, bohemian decor when your beloved furry friend isn't lounging in it.

    Two cats lounging on separate macrame hammock beds
    Macrame Beautiful / Etsy

    Macrame Beautiful is a small business based in Beijing that sells stunning macrame pieces like planters, wall decors, and baskets.

    Promising review: "This is my second purchase and I will continue to buy!! The craftsmanship is so beautiful. It is evident she enjoys what she does. Every item is packed with care and in adorable resealable pouches. Sweet stickers with handwritten notes and beautifully printed 'how to care for and clean the items.' My kittens love their hammock!" —Annie Zummo

    Get it from Macrame Beautiful on Etsy for $59.99+ (available in two styles and with one, two, or no cushions).

    9. A spooktacular handmade pet bed, a must-have for anyone who prefers to celebrate Halloween 24/7 instead of just one measly month out of the year. I can totally see Jack Skellington getting one of these for Zero.

    a small pup in a handmade donut dog bed covered in a spider print
    4 Luv Designs

    Note: these beds are *not* machine washable.

    4 Luv Designs is a Black woman–owned small business based in the UK blending spirituality, luxury, and a little magic to give you fun, high-quality home and pet goods.

    Get it from 4 Luv Designs for $53.39+ (available in six patterns).

    10. A set of stacking cups for your playful bunny, who will love nudging 'em over to unveil the treats you've hidden underneath.

    bunny stacking cups
    BinkyBakeShop / Etsy

    BinkyBakeShop is a small business based in Toronto and offers several adorable toys and treats for bunnies.

    Promising review: "Meaghan was a pleasure to deal with. My buns are having fun figuring out their stacking cups. It's a great activity for them! Loved the extra touches, like special wrapping, heart-shaped stickers, and surprise treat samples! Clearly Meaghan is a sincere bunny lover!" —Leslie

    Get a set of eight from BinkyBakeShop from Etsy for $15.04.

    11. A Starbarks plush toy that'll let your pup pretend they're as basic as you. Pupkin Spice Latte, anyone?,

    Promising review: "I got this toy 10 months ago for my dog and it is still going strong! She normally rips all her stuffed animals apart within an hour, but this toy has lasted her longer than any toy I've gotten for her. It looks adorable, she loves to cuddle it and play with the squeaker. So happy it's lasted so long!" —Sydney McGagin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in XS–XL and 16 styles).

    12. A set of blocks that look like they're for a toddler but are actually a treat for any small creature to chew on — so cute!

    the wooden blocks with numbers, letters, and shapes on them

    Promising review: "These are the best chew blocks for small animals. They are hardwood, not cheap pine like most blocks." —Kokosnapmom

    Get them from Petco for $3.49 (originally $4.99).

    13. An automatic laser toy you can count on to buy you a few moments of peace while your kitten playfully tries to capture the randomly moving light.

    a small black cat chasing the laser from the white, standing laser pointer

    Promising review: "The cats have started asking me to turn this thing on. Several times a day. They meow at me if I don't comply. The other day they tipped it over and the laser was sweeping across the ceiling. The orange cat was attempting parkour to try to get the ceiling red dot thingie. The other cat makes cooing noises as he chases the dot around the living room. He has never made cooing noises before. This has given them hours upon hours of entertainment and I am quite pleased with the purchase." —Andrea Huckaba Rome

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    14. An Aladdin-inspired hide-and-seek toy featuring the genie and his magic lamp, because who said the magic of Disney was just for humans???

    a dog playing with a plush lamp and small genie, raja, and magic carpet toys

    Promising review: "This toy is such a memory from my childhood. I love that I can share that with my pup. I like to toss a few treats in the lamp along with the toys for more playtime." —Kitten

    Get it from Chewy for $19.98.

    15. A funny toy designed to look like a classic Skee-Ball game you can use to transform your pup's playtime into one worthy of a night out at a carnival.


    Promising review: "This was one of my pup's FAVORITE toys from our BarkBox so I was very happy to see it offered here!! We have an almost 2-year-old Border collie and he has loved this toy so much!! He’s able to hold the stretchy part and shake it, he’ll toss it up and play, very happy with this one." —g2girls

    Get it from BarkShop for $10.

    16. A critter cruiser you won't be able to help but giggle at while your lil' creature "drives" around the house as if they were racing in a Fast and Furious film.

    a blue car with a hamster wheel in the middle

    Promising review: "Who doesn't want to watch their little critter drive around the house...they even drive in reverse so watch out! Very entertaining for you and your little friend!" —Mouse Master

    Get it from Petco for $17.99 (comes in assorted colors).

    17. Catnip disguised as a baguette, because why should you be the only one enjoying delicious carbs?

    a cat sniffing a basket of bread toys
    MiniTigerDesign / Etsy

    MiniTigerDesign is a small business based out of Canada that sells handmade cat toys, gifts, and treats.

    Promising review: "I bought this for the image of my cat carrying a baguette in his mouth. I ordered it in the past and had to reorder cause they wore it down so much! But be careful, the cats go crazy for these sticks! Had to hide them when I went to sleep to make sure they wouldn’t annihilate it in the night LOL. It’s one of their favorites. Would buy again, did buy again, they’re amazing, 10/10." —Kaylene Calligaro

    Get it from MiniTigerDesign on Etsy for $13.17 (available in white or whole wheat).

    18. A set of plush toys designed around all of your favorite fast food treats, so your pup can feel like they're part of the fun when you're late-night snacking.

    a dog sitting in front of toys that look like aa hot dog, fries, a shake, a burger, and a chicken wing

    Promising review: "Perfect Christmas gift for my 8-year-old boxer/pit mix (his FAVORITE food is a burger). He took each toy carefully out of the box and he carries them around, hides them in his bed. Very good quality, soft for his mouth. I was so happy to find these for him!!" —CatLady

    Get them from Chewy for $49.90.

    19. An eco-friendly stuffed llama toy with filling made from plastic bottles you can count on to keep your doggo entertained and looking cuter than ever during playtime.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Harry Barker

    I was dog sitting recently and gifted the adorable pup this delightful toy from Harry Barker, a small business that has been selling pet products since 1997. It's super soft and has two squeakers inside to keep your dog entertained. Cocoa (the 8-month-old pup pictured above) and I had a blast playing fetch with it for hours. Added bonus? This toy is machine washable!

    Promising review: "Softest plush my Westie loves to cuddle with it after tossing it around with her mouth!" —Stacey B.

    Get it from Harry Barker for $16.

    20. A chewable carrot kebab to keep your rabbit occupied so somebunny in the house can actually get some work done instead of listening to Peter Rabbit's relentless scratching to be let out.

    chewable rabbit toy in cage

    Promising review: "My bunnies (picky and spoiled) really like this toy. They managed to chew off the end already, so the little pieces came off of the kebab. They still play with/chew the smaller pieces. I've had about three or four of these for my rabbits over time now; it's a good go-to toy for them. The toy has a little clip so you can hang it in their hutch; I just leave it on the ground where they can find it, and they still have fun with it." —Talie

    Get it from Amazon for $2.82.

    21. A catnip-filled fruit, because why wouldn't you want to watch your kitten hilariously go ~bananas~ over a toy?


    Promising review: "I decided to buy this for my cat after she stayed at our pet sitter's house and played all day with one of these bananas there. This is by far the greatest toy I have ever purchased for her. She just spent the last 2.5 hours playing with it with no breaks. Normally she sticks with a toy for about 10 minutes before returning to a nap." —Meg

    Get it from Amazon for $5.89 (originally $8.95).

    22. A piñata toy that'll keep your Chatty Kathy parrot quiet for a bit (imagine that???) while also satisfying their natural need to chew.

    parrot playing with pinata toy

    Promising review: "Parrots need to have things to destroy to keep them happy. They are not simply contented with plastic, nondestructible toys; they need to shred and chew things. Some wood toys will suit their need to chew things up — but other toys, like this one, fulfill their needs to destroy and shred things. I've had these before and my bird loves to tear them apart. It keeps him busy and content for hours and quieter. If you're new to parrot keeping don't buy toys on the basis of longevity alone, but things that they can destroy to fulfill their need for more active chewing activities. I like the piñata because not only does it fulfill the shredding need but it also lasts a lot longer than other shreddable toys. Sometimes it may take a few days for them to get into them, but they provide good activity and are longer lasting." —Tomsde

    Get it from Amazon for $6.75+ (available in four sizes).

    23. A toy shaped like Arnold from the classic Nickelodeon show you'll giggle while watching your pup play with — feel free to yell "move it, football head!" whenever the time feels right.

    a shiba inu cuddling with a toy shaped like hey arnold's head

    Get it from Petco for $6.95 (originally $7.99).

    24. A dog raincoat (or pygmy goat coat???) to protect their fur on wet walks and absolutely delight anyone who sees 'em wearing it.,

    Promising review: "Love these raincoats. Ordered three altogether. They are tough, cute, and keep my dogs dry. I have purchased other flimsy raincoats that did not keep my dogs dry. I am extremely pleased with these. The little hoods are cute, too. The purpose of the raincoats are so that I only have to dry off their feet when they return from their walk. These sturdy little coats are great. And my furry kids seem to like them and and they stay in place without slipping and sliding. Fantastic price for great product. Awesome! :-)" —Barbara N.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.71+ (available in sizes XS–2XL).

    25. Matching skeleton costumes for you and your pup, so regardless of what your plans may look like for Halloween you guys will already have a head start at winning Best Costume.

    a small dog and a man in matching black sweaters with skeleton bones on them

    My sister and her dog will be wearing these in October and I honestly couldn't be more excited about it.

    Get them from PetSmart for $24.99 (available in pet sizes XS–XL and unisex adult sizes XS–2XL).

    26. A pair of felt Velcro wings you can use to transform you cat into a too-cute bat for Halloween.,

    Promising review: "Cutest costume of the year. The wings sit like a harness would, so if your cat is harness trained this is a minor learning curve." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    27. A yacht dog float made of a puncture-resistant material so you and your furry pal can soak up the sun without concern you'll hear a "pop" and find yourselves sinking into the water. Added bonus? It even has a treat compartment!

    white and orange pool float sized for a dog with a yellow lab chilling on it in water with a model next to it

    Funboy is a family-founded small business that has been creating fun pool floats for all (including babies and pets) since 2015!

    Get it from Funboy for $47 (originally $59) or Petco for $59.99

    28. A pint of maple bacon ice cream made specifically for pups (make a note of that for your family, plz) and will definitely be a much-appreciated treat after a not-so-fun vet visit.,

    Promising review: "My dog can be picky, so I was unsure about this, but she loved it! I bought it for her birthday, and she licked it up without hesitation. She particularly liked it when it was half melted. Didn't cause her any tummy troubles either. I would definitely try this in other flavors." —Courtney Gantt

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

    29. A video game–inspired scratcher for the gamer who also happens to be a cat owner. Apologies that this one doesn't come loaded with a Mario or Pokèmon game — but it does have fun balls hidden inside the "buttons"!

    A cat on top of the video game scratcher

    Promising review: "My sweet (and picky) tuxedo cat could not care less about toys...except for this one. He loves the screen scratcher and sticking his paws into the 'buttons' to swat around the bell balls. He loves this thing so much, in fact, that he often naps on it. Will be buying a few more to keep in the closet for when he wears this one out, though, it's quite sturdy." —Erin

    Get it from Chewy for $14.94 (originally $15.73).

    30. A toy kit made out of natural rubber, cotton, *and* a reinforced core for added strength your puppy will love to play with and chew on without destroying.

    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed, Wild One

    BuzzFeed editor Abby Kass has this kit for her pup:

    "My family's puppy loves these toys. The minute we opened up the box, she was enamored. She was 9 weeks old when we got the toys and biting a lot. In the first couple of days, she would seriously have all three toys around her and none of the other perfectly good toys we got her. These toys are perfect for her to both play with and chew on. She plays with them a lot every single day. I like that they don't look like traditional dog toys, and they're better than most of the toys you find at the pet store. Yes, they are a bit pricier than most, but the quality is worth it for the price."

    Get it from Wild One for $36 (originally $39; available in four colors).

    31. And a geometric treat-dispensing toy that rolls and bounces in unpredictable ways and'll keep you and your doggo entertained for hours (or at least until they find all the hidden snacks).


    The toy balls interlock so you can attach them for bigger dogs and to keep playtime exciting.

    Up Dog Toys is a family-founded small business.

    Get it from Up Dog Toys for $23.95 (available in two colors).

    Actual footage of you and your pet just having the best time ever:

    The Walt Disney Company / Pixar

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    a row of decorative blue presents with different colored bows
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