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    29 Pet Toys You Can Get On Amazon That People Actually Swear By

    These toys are paw-sitively purr-fect 🐾

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    1. A squirrel-hiding toy that your dog (and you!) will quickly become obsessed with.


    Seriously, pups LOVE this thing! It has 5,599 positive reviews β€” which means a lot of people took the time out to review a dog toy, guys. It's available in four different sizes, so your furry bundle of joy can find the one that perfectly fits their needs.

    Promising review: "I purchased this toy for my 3.5 lb Yorkshire Terrier puppy, and she loves it. Even though the toy is almost as big as she is, she easily carries it around, wrestles with it, and is able to extract the squirrels. Another good thing is that the toy is well made - no issues here with any part of this toy coming apart, even though my pup has teeth like needles and plays with it all time time." β€”Moonglow

    Read a full review of the Outward Hound Interactive Puzzle Toy here.

    Price: $7.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in four styles)

    2. A coco fiber ball your rabbit would love to tell some-bunny about if they had the ability to speak. It's perfect for playtime and will help floss their teeth at the same time!


    Promising review: "My bunny is obsessed with this ball! He likes to chew it, and plays catch with it. And it’s still in really good condition after a couple months of use!" β€”Joanne

    Price: $5.95+ (also available in a pack of three).

    3. A Kong Extreme Dog Toy so strong, even the toughest of chewers won't be able to destroy it., Amazon

    I have an 80-pound golden retriever β€” and he can really tear into toys like it's nobody's business. However he (and thousands of dogs all over the country) can't destroy this Kong Extreme Dog Toy. This toy is so amazing that 4,978 Amazon customers have given it a five-star review!

    Promising review: "Well, my adolescent dog is finally old enough that he can destroy most dog toys out there. People rave about Kongs for good reason! He doesn't seem to be able to chew through these toys, thank goodness! We're a busy family, so I use these Kong Extremes to keep him busy and out of my hair. I mix approximately half a can of wet dog food with water to make a soupy concoction. Then I mix in some dry kibble and fill the kong with this moistened, extra-tasty dog food. Then I freeze it. A frozen filled Kong will keep my dog (approx 60 lbs) busy for at least an hour." β€”Cholla Cactus

    Read a full review of the Kong Extreme Dog Toy.

    Price: $8.48+ (available in sizes S-XXL)

    4. A soothing toy to help your furry friend cope with loneliness and anxiety in the cutest way possible.,,

    The product review photos of this precious item have me squealing β€” they are so damn cute! This stuffed animal features a realistic pulsing heartbeat and a battery-operated heart source that will help keep your uptight dog or cat calm and collected.

    Promising 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." β€”ashmeg84

    Read a full review of the SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy Toy (#2).

    Price: $39.95+ (available in four colors)

    5. An aerodynamic frisbee, perfect for taking a typical of game of fetch to ~new heights~.,

    This frisbee is like no other β€” it's lightweight, buoyant in water, easy to clean, and gentle on dogs' mouths. What more could you want in a toy?

    Promising review: "This is my dog's favorite thing EVER. He's a rowdy boxer/Lab boy who loves to tug, and these Frisbees hold up really well. He holds onto it with both his little paws so no one can take it away. I have to replace them every couple months after continuous play. Of all the toys he has, this is always number one. It's his most prized thing and he loves to show it off and dance around with it. Seeing him that happy is definitely worth it!" β€”Super Awesome

    Price: $9.60+ (available in small and medium)

    6. A treat-dispensing ball that'll have your furry pal begging you to play at all times (sorry).,

    Looking for a versatile toy sure to have your pup jumping for joy? This is it, my friends! This breathable rubber ball is ideal for playing fetch, tossing, and tugging β€” it's everything your dog wants in a toy!

    Promising review: "I was searching for a great toy for my pit bull (8 months old) and decided on this toy. He is a chewer, and destroys anything he can rip apart. I went with the green XL size ball, and he just loves it. It has some weight to it, and he still picks it up and runs around with it with ease. I try to only let him play with it while supervised, and so far it is still in one piece after a month now! When you throw it, it rolls, does not bounce." β€”DZ

    Price: $4.95+ (available in five sizes and also in packs of two)

    7. A handheld ball launcher, for when you and your doggo head to the park for some one-on-one playtime.,

    I do not have the best throwing arm β€” and my golden retriever, Luke, always looks at me like, "R U KIDDING?" when I throw him his favorite tennis ball. Luckily for me, the Chuckit! ball launcher exists to help me (and him) have a better game of fetch.

    Promising review: "Without these launchers I would need my arms amputated. They are incredibly useful. You don't have to touch slobbery balls or risk damaging your arm from throwing too much. The 25- or 26-inch lengths are the ones that most people probably want. You don't have to bend all the way over to reload. These make playing fetch so much easier and more enjoyable for both me and my fetching-obsessed golden retriever." β€”RG

    Price: $5.49+ (available in sizes 14S-26L)

    8. A three-way tunnel, so your beloved furball can have endless adventures.,

    Ideal for puppies, cats, rabbits, and other furry friends, this is a toy you're definitely going to want to bring into your home. It includes three connected tunnels, built-in crinkle paper, a peephole, and a soft ball toy. It will give both you and your pal hours of enjoyment. It's made of durable, tear-resistant polyester and is framed with a sprung-steel. It's also collapsible and portable so you can take it with you to a friend's house.

    Promising review: "I do not own any cats, but do have two rabbits. I've been on the hunt for toys and things for my rabbits to do to keep them busy and to prevent them from chewing on my base boards. My female rabbit has been playing around in the tunnels and enjoying herself. I would definitely recommend this to any rabbit owners looking for things for their rabbits to play with." β€”Diane Compagnone-Twist

    Price: $14.99+ (available in 17 styles)

    9. An adorable plush toy with a squeaker inside your pet will think is snuggly as duck.,

    According to the 3,292 Amazon customers that gave this toy a five-star review, pups are obsessed with this duck. The review photos alone prove that dogs of all ages and sizes love cuddling and playing with this adorable thing. Can't wait to order one for my dog!

    Promising review: "We rescued a sweet boy from a shelter this week β€” he doesn't seem to have ever been in a home or had any toy ever. As he's been acclimating to his new home, I wanted to give him something that was special and in reading all the reviews on this little duck and seeing so many adorable dogs cuddling with theirs, I knew this was going to be the first toy we gave him. When we gave this to him today and reinforced that this was his a few times he quickly started carrying it with him everywhere he went in the house. Cutest was when he carried it upstairs (which also are a new thing that scare him) to go to bed tonight then found him cuddling with it sleeping. Highly recommended this little duck as a sweet surprise for probably any dog." β€”runsonblackcoffee

    Price: $7.90+ (also available in a pack of two)

    10. An interactive cat toy that's simply purr-fect for entertaining your precious feline.,

    Put down the laser pointer and get your cat something you can play with together! This fun tower features multi-level tracks that will keep your kitty entertained for hours as they bat balls around. It's suitable for one or more cats and will help them have a more active lifestyle. AND think of all the great IG content you'll get!

    Promising review: "This is by far the best investment in a toy that I have ever made for my cat. He loves interacting with it and did not like other ball chasers in the past. Balls glide around smoothly. Cat's paws don't get stuck in the tracks. Balls are brightly colored and easy to see for my one-eyed little boy who has depth perception issues with his vision. I hear him playing with it at least a few times a day, and I tell you the god's honest truth, as I'm writing this review, he just went over and laid next to it and swatted a ball, just this minute!" β€”Fussy New Yorker

    Price: $9.76

    11. A bobbling ball, ideal for exercising and feeding your dog at the same time.,

    This lil' contraption will not only keep your pup playing and running around, but it can fit an entire full meal inside of it! It wobbles around, but has an anti-slip bottom so it won't fall over. So fun!

    Promising review: "Was looking for something to keep our dog busy on his own when we aren't home. I am so impressed with this toy! When he was in the mood and hungry, he opened up and went right to work. The instructions that come with the toy are very helpful. The material of this toy doesn't sound annoying on our wood floor either. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!" β€”R. Jain

    Price: $13.49+ (available in sizes small and large)

    12. A big 'ol box of cat toys that you can use to shower your kitty in presents., Amazon

    Is it your cat's birthday? Or maybe you just brought home a new kitty? This affordable purchase comes with 20 toys for your cat to enjoy! Pet lovers enjoy nothing more than watching their beloved react to a new toy β€” just think of all the fun you'll both have with this item!

    Promising review: "My cats are completely in love with their new toys! There is a little something for each of my three cats to enjoy and play with. The mother cat goes crazy for the shiny tinsel balls. One of my brother cats loves the mice and the other has a blast chasing the balls." β€”Allison Watt

    Price: $10.98+ (available in packs of 13 or 20)

    13. A well-made plush toy, so your pup always has someone to hug and snug with.,

    Made with a durable two-layer lining, these lil' guys are STRONG. Your pup can whip 'em around, tug on 'em and squeak away all day long with this knotted toy. I know what I'm getting my dog for his birthday!

    Promising review: "HuggleHounds are a must for all dog owners! I love every single one of their durable dog toys and my dog loves playing with them endlessly. I have purchased four or five of them now and every one is just as great as the one before! They are so durable and definitely are geared towards puppies who like to bite and chew. They have multiple squeakers in each one to keep your puppy entertained for hours. I have never had any issues with them coming apart and my puppy plays with them every day. I would highly recommend." β€”Mindy

    Price: $14.99+ (available in sizes small and large and in 23 styles)

    14. A Wobble Wag Giggle ball that'll have you LOLing while your dog freaks out over this fun toy., Amazon

    All your dog has to do is nudge the ball with their nose to get it going. It shakes, wiggles, and makes sounds that will have your pup engaged immediately. They'll be able to knock it around with their paws thanks to the many clutch pockets. It's sure to be a winner in your home.

    Promising review: "I have a 7-month-old corgi puppy and this was his favorite toy out of all his toys he got for Christmas! He loves it so much that I have to put it up and away just so I can sleep. It's sturdy and not too noisy (I live in an apartment). His toy preference is for toys that make noise instead of plush toys without squeakers. It's lasted a whole week of play without any problems unlike another toy he already tore up, so it seems durable, at least for small to medium breeds." β€”Amanda

    Price: $11.52

    15. A treat ball with adjustable difficulty levels, so your fur baby won't ever tire of playing with it.,

    What dog or cat doesn't want a toy they can play with for hours upon and hours that also rewards them with treats? This simple ball will keep your pet happy all day long. Added bonus? It's super easy to clean!

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this toy. I have a 5-month-old, 30 lb Labradoodle and she enjoys playing games rather than sitting and chewing on something. I fill the toy with her dog food or small treats and she will play with it until there are no treats left. It is worth the price, buy it!" β€”AOlesky

    Price: $5.99+ (available in 2, 3 or 4 inches in size)

    16. A Turbo Scratcher, which is a must-have if you've had to replace your kitchen chairs 10 times because your cat keeps SCRATCHING THEM UP., Amazon

    Your kitty is going to love this new toy! It has a channel for a small ball your cat can nudge with its nose or shove with its paw around the circular scratch pad, and over 7,175 Amazon customers have given it a positive review, so you know it's the real deal.

    Promising review: "Can I give this 10 stars? My mom ordered this for my cat Felicia who can come and go as she pleases via a cat door. I originally thought there's no way it would hold her interest because she's use to chasing, catching, torturing, and halfway eating living creatures. Boy was I wrong! That dang ball is like the elusive prey she can't quite disable, she will play with it hardcore for 15 minutes straight then go catch a lizard for satisfaction and come back and try to kill the ball. She's absolutely hilarious with this toy!" β€”Riverlivin

    Price: $9.99+ (available in two styles)

    17. A 12-pack of catnip-filled toys that'll make your kitty want to play right ~meow~., Amazon

    Is there anything cats enjoy more than catnip and chasing mice? This toy combines both of those things, so they can play to their hearts' content.

    Promising review: "These were one of the first toys I picked up for my cat when I brought her home from the shelter ten and a half years ago. She used to go crazy for them and would destroy the mouse in a day or two tops. A huge favorite for her, and I had to give her a mouse one at a time to avoid them all being destroyed at once. Now that she is in her senior years she is not so hard on her toys. I purchased these for her for Christmas this year, and I gave her the whole pack at once. She still likes them and throws and chases them all over, but she no longer destroys them. I highly recommend these, especially for younger cats, but even older cats will enjoy!" β€”Kristin

    Price: $5.51+ (available in four styles)

    18. A rainbow cat charmer, great for entertaining both you and your kitty at the same time. Win-win!,

    Did anyone else have one of those ribbon dancer toys as a kid? This magical product reminds me of that in the best way. Think of all the fun you and your cat will have playing with this rainbow charmer!

    Promising review: "My cat typically doesn't take much interest in toys β€” she's very lazy and will at most roll on her back to play. But this toy changed the game altogether. She goes nuts for ribbon-type toys and will run up and down stairs and even jump to try to grab this twirling, dazzling toy. The handle is an acrylic-looking deal, the ribbon is polyester, it seems, and stretchy, and the tip is attached with some kind of rubber sleeving." β€”M.

    Price: $3.49+ (also available as a pack of two)

    19. A durable set of rope toys that you and Fido will be able to play with time and time again without worrying about breakage.


    Right after he finishes dinner, my dog goes CRAZY. He gets a sudden burst of energy and wants to play immediately, usually urging one of my family members to indulge in a rope toy tug-of-war. He would looove this pack of four, that's for sure.

    Promising review: "These were great for my puppy. The sizes go up basically in thickness, and so the toy grows with her in that regard (while she doesn't outgrow the earlier sizes). The price is super affordable, and they are tough! My puppy is an avid chewer and these items have survived many tug-o-wars thus far." β€”Colleen Sinclair

    Price: $9.87 for a set of four

    20. A stuffing-less toy your pup can chew on without making a complete mess of your living room.,

    One of my dog's favorite hobbies includes chewing apart his stuffed toys to reveal the squeaker inside, then scattering the stuffing EVERYWHERE. If your pup is anything like mine, this toy is sure to give them the chewing satisfaction they crave without creating a lot of clean-up for us dog parents.

    Promising review: "Not the best looking toy on the planet, but it doesn't bother my dog any, and it doesn't bother me either! It's long and easy for him to grab, so he loves playing tug-o-war with it, and the squeakers are an added bonus. The fact that he didn't destroy it the first time he played with it is a plus. It seems sturdy and like it will last a while. I would definitely purchase this product again!" β€”Franquie

    Price: $6.97+ (available in seven sizes and 13 styles)

    21. A ball that whistles when you throw it to make fetch the most exciting thing in your dog's life (aside from dinner time, obvs)., Amazon

    Even though he's getting a little older, my dog is usually up for chasing a ball around the yard. On the days he's feeling a little sluggish, I love knowing I can turn to this whistling ball to encourage him to get going. Pick up one of these for your fave furry friend β€” you won't be disappointed!

    Promising review: "Chuckit makes the best balls for retrievers. They are very durable. Far better than tennis balls. Good value as these last for years, not days or weeks. The whistle balls are great for dogs who retrieve by sight AND sound. The whistling gives them better feedback in case they miss seeing the ball launch." β€”Dutton and Beth Peabody, Editors

    Price: $4.95+ (available in sizes S-L and in packs of one, two, or four)

    22. A plush Gumby-shaped toy that'll quickly become your pet's new BFF β€”any animal will enjoy cuddling up with after a tiring day.,

    Promising review: "Gumby has been in my home for about two weeks now. My dog grabbed Gumby out of my hand when I took it out of the box and it has become his new favorite toy. Everywhere that he goes in the house, Gumby is hanging out of his mouth. If he is laying down somewhere, Gumby isn't far away. He treats this toy different than the other ones that I have purchased for him. It's not a chew toy to him and he doesn't throw it around. He just holds it in his mouth. All the time. It's just odd but we are going with it because it seems to make him happy." β€”Lanie

    Price: $3.99

    23. An automatic rotating laser to keep your cat entertained and give them yet another reason to ignore you.


    Promising review: "This is such a playful toy for all small animals including kids and cats, maybe dogs if I had. My 10-year-old cat has been watching it carefully. But my 2-year-old cat enjoys every second. I plan to train the younger cat to turn on the toy by herself. I believe the training could be interesting. Another positive side effect is that my kids are doing clean-up more often since they want to watch cats playing." β€”Hao W.

    Price: $19

    24. Or a quirky plush toy with two squeakers to keep your pup entertained for hours.,,

    Promising review: "Now that she's out of the puppy phase, she can play with these and not chew to pieces. She is a JRT/pointer mix so she loves to have me throw this and she can retrieve it, shaking it and chomping it all the way back to me. I have had to reinforce an ear or appendage because she likes to grab and shake holding onto an appendage. But it squeaks and is an easy size to play with. I'll get another whenever this one wears out." β€”YellowRoseTX

    Price: $1.99 (colors will vary)

    25. A fountain you can use both to keep your pets hydrated and provide them with an extra gadget to play with., Amazon

    Promising review: "Our cat will not stop messing with water. One day I watched him from the hall after I filled his dish. He tipped it over with his paw. We tried a larger, heavier dish, a baking dish, a pie pan with a smaller bowl inside it. Nothing worked. He tipped them all over. We finally took his water dish away and had him share the dog's water. Huge stainless bowl. He tipped it over three or four times. He likes drinking from the faucet, he gets in the shower when it's on, he stands in the dog's water dish and plays in it with his paws. The cat loves playing with water, and nothing helped. I looked at a vet website for help. First I'd heard of pet water fountains. The cat loves it. He can drink running water, play in it with his paws. It's early yet, but hoping this puts a stop to his water spilling." β€”Watson

    Price: $26.99 (available in blue or grey)

    26. A secret hideaway with a fun ladder made of natural materials anyone who owns a bird or hamster will want to invest in just to watch 'em play with in it.,

    Promising review: "This is such a fun find for my budgie. She loves to whistle or talk in it, I think she likes the echo. I catch her sleeping in there too, just adorable! She is an English budgie, so yours will fit in there too :) Advice: She wasn't sure at first but I made sure the ladder was secure enough to ensure her confidence, and also put some spray millet in there and it didn't take long before she liked it." β€”Candace

    Price: $8.99

    27. A BarkBox filled with '90s gems your pup can enjoy while you marathon through Saved By The Bell...again., Amazon

    I treated my dog to this set recently and he was SO excited to rifle through the toys and select his favorite as soon as the box was opened. It's so fun to see him playing with items that look like things I loved from my childhood!

    Promising review: "Our goldens loved the toys in this box. As you can see, we're still working on sharing...and these toys were just too good to try very hard, it seems! It was fun for us to open them and see how creative the '90s theme was, and we continue to admire them as they are strewn across our floor from constant playing with (ahem ...fighting over...)" β€”C.M.

    Price: $36

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

    Not only is this just a funny toy for cat parents to enjoy, but it is a top-rated product on Amazon. With 4.5 stars and over 2,061 five-star reviews, this is a must-have toy for any cat owner.

    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." β€”Meg

    Price: $5.99+ (available in four styles and as a two-pack)

    29. And a playpen to create a designated spot for your pet to have the time of their life without (hopefully) destroying your home! Win-win!,

    Promising review: "My piggie Gus loves this thing for floor time, and it's the perfect size for one bath towel. I haven't been able to find a companion for Gus yet, so one is fine for one Guinea pig. But I would probably buy two and put them together if I had two piggies. My cat likes to go in here and sit with Gus, and they both seem very happy. Gus is able to stand and put his paws on the top of this thing, so if your piggie is very feisty, he might be able to jump over or knock it down." β€”Milly

    Price: $9.98+ (also available in packs of 2, 3, and 4)

    Your pet, trying to play with all of their new toys at once:

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