33 Pet Toys On Amazon That People Actually Swear By
From catnip-filled creations to tricky pet puzzles, you furry friends are going to go wild for these toys.
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delicious-looking puzzle for your pup, because every member of the family should be able to participate in pizza night!
Promising review: "My dog loves this pizza. I thought she'd like the idea of tearing the pieces apart from one another, but she really just enjoys the individual pieces themselves. They fit perfectly in her mouth, and she carries one around while squeaking it. I bought a second pizza for back up in case she wears out the first one." — StallisChelle
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.
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 and 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 exercise... so I am quite pleased with the purchase." — Andrea Huckaba Rome
Price: $18.95+ (available in four styles)
Seriously, pups LOVE this thing! It has
8,500 positive reviews — which means a lot of people took the time out to review a dog toy, guys. Eighty-five hundred! It's available in four different sizes, so your furry bundle of joy can find the one that perfectly fits their needs. Promising review: "Purchased for a 10 lb pup who loves toys and it was a hit. She was into it immediately and eventually carried it in the other room so she could play without us bothering her. We've had it for months and she still likes it. She carries the squirrels around with her (very cute). All the pieces have held together really well and all the squeakers still work." — Kylie
full review of the Hide-A-Squirrel toy here.
Price: $9.72+ (available in sizes S-XL and in four styles)
I have an 80-pound golden retriever — 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 6,251 Amazon customers have given it a
5-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." — Cholla Cactus
Read a full review of the
Kong Extreme Dog Toy here.
Price: $13.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL)
Promising review: "My fat, lazy cat hates this thing. I love it. She hates it because she can't gobble her food down as fast as possible and she has to work to get the food. I love it because she can't gobble her food down and cry for more. She is actually eating a little less since she is to lazy to keep at it too long. Thanks Catit." — Beatrice Anderson
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 — 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." — ashmeg84
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review of the SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Toy here (#2).
Price: $39.95+ (available in four colors)
circuit toy that'll keep your cat busy for a bit while also entertaining you and your roommate as you watch them chase the ball round and round — sounds like a win-win to me!
Promising review: "I don't usually leave reviews, but I have to with this product. I have two cats and I buy them toys once in a while. They play with it at first and then not so much interested. I have two cats with different tastes in toys. Both of my cats can not stop playing with this on a daily basis. This has been going on for two months. In fact one of my cats will play, fall asleep on it, wake up and start playing again. This has been the best purchase I ever made for my cats. This is even better than catnip. A must toy for every cat!!!!" — MP
challenging puzzle in which pets will have to use their adorable lil' paws or noses to slide and open flaps to reveal treats.
Promising review: " This is awesome! My border collie’s level of intelligence is a part time job for me. He requires engagement and he figures out everything fast. This puzzle took him a good hour and a half to figure out the first time and every time after that, he sits with this for about an hour. He’s really calm (which he’s normally not) and concentrated with it, methodically moving pieces. I ordered a second, different puzzle a day after we received this first one. It’s easy to clean because the sliding tiles just pop right off but I’ve just been using his regular kibble in it so it hasn’t hardly gotten dirty at all." — Courtney Oldham
self-grooming cat toy that'll help you check off multiple things on your to-do list. Entertain Fluffy? Check. Brush out their fur? Check, check.
Promising review: "I got this for my three-legged cat because he can't scratch his left side. He'll be trying to scratch and all you see is his little nub going crazy. I found these and he immediately LOVED it! The expression on his face when he first tried it was priceless. The only downside is that it's possible it'll fall off because it was hard for me to get all pieces of tape to stick on a corner at the same time, but I can always buy more double sided tape so not a big deal to me. The product is for Floyd, not me, and he's happy so five stars." — Pippa Runs
ring track to stimulate your kitty's hunting and chasing instincts and help add a little bit of exercise into their typical daily routine of lounging around and giving you the stink eye.
Promising review: "Two of our new kittens just love it. We can stand it on its end and roll it, they'll chase it and push it around with their paws. But usually we just lay it on its side, and they reach in and bat the ball around. So far they've been having a lot of fun with it. It's pretty big, but then that works out fine whether you've got small kittens or a larger cat. Our puppy also likes to investigate it as well, I think he's intrigued by the sound. Pretty fun cat toy, we'd recommend it." — Peter Weyland
This flying disc toy is like no other — 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 flying discs 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!" — Super Awesome
Price $9+ (available in small and medium)
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 — it's everything your dog wants in a toy!
Promising review: "I was searching for a great toy for my pit bull (8-month-old) and decided on this toy. He is a chewer, and destroys anything he can rip apart. I went with the green x-large 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." — DZ
cat condo, so your ferocious feline can feel like they're exploring the great outdoors from the comfort of your living room.
Not only will this cat condo give your kitty a fun place to hide/climb/hang out in, but it will add some much-needed greenery to your home. Big win!
Promising review: "At first, our cat wouldn't climb onto it, even with coaxing her with treats and catnip. We think it might have had a smell or something about it from the container. But now, it's her FAVORITE part of the house, she's on it all the time! It was pretty easy to assemble and is a really cool cat tree. We didn't want a carpet tree, and the extra foliage fits nicely in our house!" — The Queen of Anneland
Price: $118.27 (available with a square or round base)
I openly admit to loving my dog more than any other living being in my life. I'm sure many of you feel the same, so you know how heartbreaking it is when your pup is begging for a game of fetch but you're simply too caught up in something else to stop and play with them. This gadget is about to solve that problem — see ya, guilt!
Promising review: "My dogs love it! I have two small dogs and when it is too cold or wet outside and they can't go out, this is how we play. I aim the launcher toward the hallway and they chase after it and bring ball back to me every time. I use two balls and as one is brought to me, I launch the next. Keeps them busy and tires them out so I get a little peace and quiet on cold or rainy days. Still working on getting dogs to drop the ball into machine but it works out great. I purchased They are cheaper to replace and work well with the machine and are a bit sturdier." — Kong Air Balls in extra small-size as replacements when other balls are chewed or lost. Medinagirl
handheld ball launcher, for when you and your doggo head to the park for some one-on-one playtime.
Promising review: "Bought this to spare my back and my hand from slobber when playing fetch with our 3-year-old Labradoodle. Anyone with a doodle knows they require lots of exercise and our big boy is no exception! It's great to have something like this to help with that while playing in our backyard. I like that it's small/thin and takes up very little space in the entry closet or under my car seats for trips to the dog park. I can also strap it to the cross bar of my bike if needed! The real benefit in this product is not having to touch the balls and get your hands all slobbery or bend all the way over time and time again to pick them up. Highly recommend!" — Kate Mahoney
Price: $9.92+ (available in 11 styles)
Chuckit! Ultra Ball you'll be glad you purchased when your pup inevitably destroys the tennis ball probably you've been using for fetch.
Promising review: "Well, this is the ONLY toy that our dog LOVES. The ChuckIt Ultra is her obsession. She has them strategically hidden around the house for quick/easy access, she follows us around with one, she sometimes even brings one to bed with her. Squeaky toys are FINE in a pinch, but really, nothing in her world compares with this ball. She is a 50 lb. Springer Spaniel and has only managed to 'crack' one of these balls in 2+ years, and she chews on them almost like a pacifier (she'll just sit there and chomp chomp chomp on it). She prefers the medium size, but we have a large size Ultra and she enjoys that too." — P Hanson
Price: $4.97+ (available in sizes M–XL)
avocado-shaped toy designed to keep your cat's teeth in tip top shape but'll make you smile since now your pet can seemingly join you for Sunday brunch.
Promising review: "This is my kitten Juniper's FAVORITE toy! She randomly started to play fetch and this is the only toy she plays fetch with. She's always carrying it around in her mouth. She's randomly woken me up by dropping this toy on my face because she wants to play fetch, haha. I'll definitely buy another one once the one I have gets worn out." — Jaimee
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: "This was purchased for my dwarf rabbit and she gives it two bitty ears up, LOL. She spends pretty much all day going in and out of all the tunnels and hopping out of the middle hole. I plan to purchase a second for backup. It's very easy to clean. She has had it for three months and it has held up very well, even to her 'digging.' Great purchase for bunnies, not just cats." — Erica
Price: $13.69+ (available in red and blue)
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!" — Fussy New Yorker
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!!" — R. Jain
Price: $12.83 (available in sizes small and large)
interactive digging toy that'll bring out the fierce hunter side of your precious kitten (and probs be really fun for you to watch 'em play with).
Promising review: "Life hasn't been much fun for my cat Edward since last year, when the vet confirmed that he is completely blind. So no more fun with feather wands or mousey fish poles, and he's never been much for catnip. But he loves food. I thought this item would be a great toy for him, since it relies on smell and touch. Sure enough, he loves it! And he got the hang of it very quickly, which is something worth mentioning, since he is old and a little senile." — NW Dryad
Promising review: "This is easily the best dog toy I have ever purchased. My dog is a beast that will destroy pretty much anything. I stopped buying her stuffed toys because they would be in pieces in a matter of minutes. Even Kong toys only manage to last a few days. The only thing that has lasted is a nylon bone, but even that has been pretty well chewed up. We have had this for about five months, however, and it's still mostly intact. She is very rough with her little moose, but he has managed to hold up. My dog has exposed a few seams and it would appear that she was finally able to remove one of the small squeakers today, but the toys is still in surprisingly good shape. I could see this easily lasting another year before it has to be replaced. For the price, I'm totally okay with that." — Chris Meichtry
Price: $14.99+ (available in small and large and in 23 styles)
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 — 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." — Allison Watt
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!" — AOlesky
Price: $9.45 (available in two sizes)
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." — Amanda
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.
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 5,521 Amazon customers have given it a 5-star rating, 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!" — Riverlivin
durable fetching stick your pup will love racing around the yard after — hope your throwing arm is ready!
Promising review: "This is one of my go-to items! Definitely highly recommended. My dog is a heavy-duty chewer, soft toys are dust in minutes. This holds up, doesn't show signs of wear and tear, cleans up easy, and the bright colors make it easy to spot in the yard. The ends have slots that you can wedge treats into for longer focus play. Throws nice, long enough to keep your fingers clear of excited teeth. " — C. Hart
Price: $9.99+ (available in sizes S–L and three colors)
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 10 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!" — Kristin
Price: $2.99+ (available in four styles)
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 — 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." — M.
durable set of rope toys that you and Fido will be able to play with time and time again without worrying about breakage.
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." — Colleen Sinclair
stuffing-less toy your pup can chew on without making a complete mess of your living room.
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!" — Franquie
Price: $5.39 (available in five styles)
ball that whistles when you throw it to make fetch the most exciting thing in your dog's life (aside from dinner time, obvs).
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." — Dutton and Beth Peabody, Editors
catnip-filled fruit, because why wouldn't you want to watch your kitten hilariously go ~bananas~ over a toy?
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 1,700
5-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." — Meg
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