Sofa, our three-year-old Fluffy Mastiff, shows his love for the Jolly Ball.
We have two big dogs — one is 165 pounds, and the other, still a puppy, weighs about 67. Finding toys and beds that last has been, as you might imagine, a bit of a challenge. Here are some recent finds that we’re liking a lot. –Mary T.
Ruff Wear Urban Sprawl dog bed, $74.95–149.95. I’m not kidding, the largest size could comfortably sleep a human. (Which is good, because stretched out, a full-grown mastiff is that big.) These have held up terrifically, there are no loose parts for the dogs to chew, and the cover is washable and can be dried in the dryer. (Mastiffs drool!)
WETNOZ products, $2.95-129.95. We haven’t tried the toys yet, but I’m loving the dishes. The Studio scoop bowl is great — it’s easy to handle, it looks cool, and because the bowl is slightly angled, your dog can access the contents easily even if it’s slightly elevated.
Jolly Pets dog toys, $5.99-19.99. Our favorite is the Romp-n-Roll Jolly Ball; our big guy liked this so much when we brought it home, he cried when we put it away for the night. Though enough tug-of-war dislodged the rope, Jolly Pets toys are virtually indestructible — our dogs have chewed on them for months without dislodging any bits of rubber — and come in large sizes so that big dogs won’t choke on them.
Good Cuz and Bad Cuz dog toys, $2.95-5.95. Okay, this one is a mixed review — I am delighted with how these look (the Bad Cuz is cute enough to just display on a shelf) but the rubber could be a little stronger; most of the feet and the tips of the horns were gone almost instantly once our puppy got ahold of it. However, the rest of the ball is holding up great — even the squeak is still intact. It also has a fun off-kilter bounce that our buddies love.