Being a pet owner is a big responsibility that also comes with a lot of perks. Giving a pet a home can bring a lot of joy into your life. Playing with your pet is an activity the whole family can enjoy and, to help you find fun and healthy toys, here are 5 sustainable toy companies your pet will love.
1. West Paw
West Paw dog beds and toys are made utilizing eco-friendly materials and processes. For example, keeping waste out of landfills, chemicals out of soil and water and toxins out of their products is their mission. In addition to creating “durable, beautiful toys and beds your pets will love.” Each dog toy is made in the U.S. by toymakers in Bozeman, Montana.
2. Jax & Bones
New from Jax & Bones is the Good Karma Rope Toy collection. Your pet will love these adorable, rope toys made from cotton threads and using all-natural vegetable dyes. They are machine washable and biodegradable. In addition, when you purchase a Good Karma toy the company donates 10 percent of the proceeds to rescue and animal welfare groups.
3. Cycle Dog
Cycle Dog started when the founder started making inner tube-backed dog collars from discarded bicycle inner tubes. Since 2009, Cycle Dog has reclaimed hundreds of thousands of discarded inner tube rubber from landfills to create their pet products. The products are still handmade in Portland, Oregon and now include not only collars but also leashes, beds, toys, travel bowls and accessories.
4. Foggy Dog
Foggy Dog offers both sustainable dog and cat products. The cat toys are felted by Fair Trade artisans in Nepal and made of 100 percent sheep’s wool infused with premium organic catnip. Foggy Dog strives for zero waste manufacturing. For instance, many of their pet toys and accessories are made from fabric scraps from their pet beds. And, their packaging is 100 percent recycled.
P.L.A.Y. makes pet beds and adorable stuffed pet toys. Each are made with PlanetFill stuffing, which is created out of 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. For example, their extra-large pet bed is made from 108 recycled bottles. They also keep packaging to a minimum and the product tags are made from paper that is certified safe by the Forest Stewardship Council.