Durability Rating: [Rating:1/5]
I’m a sucker for cheap stuff, I admit, so when I saw the Woodland Amigos 3 Pack Dog Toys by “think! dog play” on sale at Costco (with a coupon) for about $5.00, it seemed like a slam dunk. Especially since the box stated, “Pet parents suggested – We listened! Now you can have these great toys with reinforced fabric, making the toys much more durable! Enjoy!”
It was cheap and they stated the toys were durable… I took the bait. Silly me!
I gave the three toys to the dogs last night around 7:30… by 8:30, the stuffing was already flying. First, Cassie bit the little tails off, then went for the jugular to get the squeaker. Once she had gotten inside, I took a look at the “reinforced fabric.” Yes, there was a second bit of thin fabric in there… I suppose that is what they mean by reinforced. Also the squeakers were sewed into a fabric pouch, which made it easier to get them away from the dogs before they chewed the plastic squeaker.
But, holy cow, there’s a lot of stuffing to pull out of these toys! Stuffing was everywhere! When Moxie shook the toy, it reminded me of one of those pillow fights you see on tv… it was practically snowing fluff in my living room!
I am still picking up stuffing, but I wanted to show you the pile so far. The dogs had a blast killing these toys, don’t get me wrong. But even at $5.00, these toys have an extremely short shelf life, and a big mess to pick up. Save your money!
Interestingly, on the bottom of the box, it states, “CAUTION: It is recommended that dogs be supervised when playing with all toys. Remove the toy from the pet immediately if any part becomes loose or detached. This product is not to be consumed.” Do all pet toy manufacturers use the same lawyers?