27 Puppy Toys That Are Almost Too Cute To Handle (You’ve Been Warned)

1. A dental chew ring to satiate your nippy little pupper who loves to chew anything they can sink their tiny teefers into. It’s got multiple textures for them to dig into so they can spare your pants legs and fingers.

Promising review: “This toy was a lifesaver! Our puppy yellow lab was teething and chewing everything he could find. This toy worked perfectly to redirect his chewing! He did chew through the middle rope ring first, but that still left us with two blue rings that he loves to chew. The blue rings have held strong and continue to save our socks and shoes from puppy teeth. The price point is excellent. When he starts to chew on anything we immediately give him one of the blue rings instead and he happily plays and chews it. It has helped some of his loose teeth fall out as well. I’ve bought this for two other friends who recently got puppies and they love it too!” —jaimers123

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

2. A Kong puppy binkie that doubles as both yummy treat dispenser and teething relief — being a young doggie is very hard work, after all, and it’s your job to make sure they have the tools they need.

Promising review: “This Kong is one of our puppy’s favorites. He just loves being able to chew on the pacifier ‘handle’ while he is teething. It’s also great for his nighttime treat as a safe thing to leave in his crate with him and it is large enough for him to have plenty of kibbles and peanut butter to keep him busy while he relaxes before sleeping.” —PuppyPacifierKong

Get it from Chewy for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors, chosen by Chewy).

3. A cooling teething stick to soothe your puppy’s gums by soaking and freezing it. Just sit back and wait for that tail to start wagging.

Promising review: “Durable, sturdy, and great for teething pups. I have been giving this to my 12-week-old Samoyed puppy every night for the last three weeks. I run it underwater for a few seconds, and then stick it in the freezer for a little bit so it’s like a Popsicle. Then, when we come back inside from our middle-of-the-night potty break, he gets re-crated, and I give him this as his treat. It consistently keeps him quiet, busy, and happy while allowing me to sleep until it’s time for his morning potty. I honestly expected something this cheap and flimsy feeling to fall apart pretty quickly, but, honestly, after three weeks of regular use, this thing has legit ZERO damage to it. I seriously can’t believe how well this toy has held up. Overall, great for teething puppy!” —Amanda

Get it from Amazon for $4.71.

4. A puzzle feeder toy that will delightfully frustrate your mentally active pupper and give them a mealtime activity that doesn’t involve begging at the table.

Promising review: “This has been one of the best investments I’ve made, for both my own sanity and the stimulation for my new puppy. It only took my 8-week-old corgi puppy one time of me showing him how it worked, then the next feeding was golden! He spent upwards of 20–30 minutes working for his food and challenging his creative problem-solving skills. I’m so happy I made this purchase and hope to find more products like it.” —Bryan Coogler

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

For more, check out our list of the best dog puzzle toys.

5. A lamb plushie they’ll fall in heart-rendering, google-eye-making, puppy love with the moment they lay their little snoot on the lamb’s soft, squeaky body.

Promising review: “Honestly, it’s his favorite toy. I don’t know what it is, but he’s so gentle and sweet to this little lambchop. I would definitely buy again if he was ever rough to it, but I don’t see that happening any time soon. 🤷🏻‍♀️” —TAG

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

6. A heartbeat plushie because you want to make your homesick lil babe feel safe in their new home. If you buy this for your puppy, chances are you’re making a lifetime investment in their new toy BFF.

Buzzfeed staffer Hannah Loewentheil says this is her dog’s favorite toy — read her full review!

Promising review: “Safe to say, Hudson and his Snuggle Puppy (who we later named Ruby) became fast friends. Wherever Hudson went in our apartment, Ruby went with him. We’d find them snuggling on the floor, on the couch, or in his crate. When we’d go on vacation, Ruby came in Hudson’s weekend bag.

When we first got Hudson, I felt terrible leaving him alone because he would whine and cry. But I soon discovered that leaving him with the Snuggle Puppy stuffed animal would calm him down.

Hudson doesn’t really care about toys. He has about 20 different stuffed animals we’ve accumulated over the years, but he only plays and cuddles with one: His Snuggle Puppy.” —Hannah Loewentheil

Get it from Amazon for $39.90 (available in five colors).

7. A Kong puppy tire to tire out your energetic pup for a little bit while you regain your strength for another day taking care of your lovable scruffball.

Promising review: “I bought this recently for a Doberman puppy and I’m SO glad I did. Durable enough for a large breed pup but soft enough for teething. I stuff some treats in it and throw it in the crate and it makes sending him to bed SO much easier! He willingly runs in after it and it keeps him occupied for a little while!” —Dobemom22

Get it from Petco for $11.99+ (available in two sizes and assorted colors, chosen for you by Petco).

8. A water bottle dog toy with the perfect amount of crinch and cronch, plus it’s kind of like recycling your old plastic bottles. Speaking of recycling, this company donates a toy to a rescue dog for every toy they sell!

Promising review: “I just got this today for my puppy who loves water bottles. Before this toy, she would destroy a bottle in 30 seconds. Once she got what was happening (which took about 30 seconds) she went crazy! The bottle inside is smushed but it still makes the noise and she loves it. I’m over here chugging water so I can stuff the other two toys for her, haha. I also love that this company donates a toy to a rescue. :)” —Andy

Get the pack of three from Amazon for $16.99.

9. A set of plush mini toys for little nibblers who have some time before they graduate to being the big dog; plus, soft bone = no broken teeth = no early visits to the doggie dentist.

Chopper & Otis is an Asian-woman owned small biz based in Pittsburgh dedicated to stocking and making environmentally friendly dog products.

Cycle Dog is an eco-friendly pet brand based in Portland, Oregon.

Promising review: “My little one loved all three toys at once. For me, the quality of the toys and the fact that they are made in the United States was very important in deciding to buy them. Another reason for the high rating is how easy it is for me to throw them and my little 9-pound dog to pick them up.” —E A C

Get the pack of three for $17.

10. A silent squeaker toy, well, ultrasonic to be exact — so your squeak-happy pup can chew on it to their heart’s content without making you wish you were born without ears.

Promising review: “My 25-lb. doodle loves his new panda baby! He is still a baby and loves to chew but this has remained in very good shape and is loved. My kiddo likes it too because he doesn’t like the sound of squeaky toys and this one just sounds like air.” —EclecticMode

Get it from Target for $8.99.

11. A puppy play mat with squeakers in the head and tail, four detachable chew toys, and an anti-slip bottom that your doggie will proudly claim as their happy place.

It also comes with a free rope toy as an added bonus.

Promising review: “I haven’t been writing reviews recently — too busy — but I had to sit down and write this one! We recently welcomed our Bordoodle puppy Gracie into our lives. I had purchased numerous toys including the puppy play mat. I thought it looked rather flimsy at first and was debating whether to return it or not. I decided to go ahead and give it to our pup…omg she LOVES IT!!!!! She runs around the house with it and loves all the attachments which are very durable, and the blanket itself is extremely durable so far and puppy proof. She so enjoys her mat and I am so thankful I didn’t return it. Would highly recommend this to provide hours of entertainment for your four-legged-baby :)” —Kadydog06

Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in two colors).

12. A latex squeaker almost begging to be tossed around and chewed up in the most loving way, willing and able to lay down its life for your precious little monster.

Promising review: “My new puppy loves this toy! It has such a strong loud squeaker! Having the whole toy squeak makes it easy for any puppy the squeak this pup! The latex makes the toy very soft and easy for my little Serena to bite and squeak with her little mouth! Great product! Will re-purchase!” —Dest

Get it from Chewy for $3.71 (available in two colors).

13. A teething toy for your gentle creature who doesn’t bite, or more so gnaws and nibbles their way to a good time. Spread some toothpaste on it to clean their teeth while you’re at it!

Promising review: “My puppy loves this chew toy. She also has not been able to destroy it. Even my old dogs like it. I bought a second one because they fight over who gets it. So far it has been indestructible. Best bang for the buck.” —Jean Fraser

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in six or seven inches).

14. An enrichment toy designed to be knotted into whatever shape your pup desires, providing endless preztel-y combinations of mind-molding play. Not to mention it’s so gorgeous it’s basically also decor for your house.

Lambwolf Collective is a woman-owned small biz that makes play objects and pet accessories that are design-focused, and meant to be shared between pet and owner.

Promising review: “This is the perfect size for my small dog! He never really liked playing with toys but somehow he’s just obsessed with the crinkly sound. We started being more creative with the knots and ways of hiding treats in the Nounou. My boy seems to love the challenge! Great activity for rainy days!” —sally

Get it from Lambwolf Collective for $18 (also available in crinkly, tinkly, and extra small silent versions for whatever your pup prefers).

15. A unique wobble ball with an intricate design that’s basically a work of art, destined to develop your doggie into a sophisticated connoisseur of all the finer things in life.

Promising review: “My lab puppy enjoys moving his wobble ball around to dispense his kibble! Sometimes he enjoys moving it so much that he forgets to eat the treats as they come out and he goes back to eat them after! 🤣 Great product and lots of fun! I’d definitely recommend.” —Kari

Get it from P.L.A.Y. for $18.90 (available in four colors).

16. An aromatherapy ring for fighting the thunderstorm terrors and vacuum cleaner scaries. It releases a calming lavender scent to calm any anxious puppos out there and make them feel safe.

Promising review: “My 4-month-old puppy absolutely loves his new friend! He sleeps cuddling it. I don’t smell any lavender but our sense of smell is nothing compared to theirs and it certainly does help him relax! My only teensy complaint is I wish we could choose which one we get. I was lucky and got the one I wanted but I’d like to order them all and I don’t want to have three the same :D” —Abbeymore

Get it from Chewy for $12.90.

17. A woven plushie that will be your baby’s precious baby (your grandbaby, if you will) they’ll love almost as much as they love you.

Lily Anne Store is a family-owned small biz based in Houston that makes adorable handcrafted pet toys.

The woven material is great for gentle to medium chewers or teething puppies who need some texture.

Promising review: “My 8-week-old aggressive chewer Aussie puppy loves this toy! He actually bolted out the door with it (which he otherwise never leaves without me going first)! 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 it’s still holding up strong even though it’s been only a day. He brings it in his crate and it’s his baby! So pleased!” —Caris Marie

Get it from Lily Anne Store on Etsy for $11.99 (available in three animals).

18. A volcano hide-and-seek toy for your very own puposaurus rex to unstuff, restuff, and stick their snoot down like an adorable little dinosaur hunter.

Promising review: “My pup loves this so much he intentionally doesn’t tear it up. My puppy loves his toys and is pretty rough with them, but this one is special. He loves shaking the little dinosaurs out of the volcano and then brings that part to me so I can restuff it for him. Then he repeats the process. It’s really cute to watch and I’m happy it’s lasting him so long (several months and counting).” —Pilcher

Get it from Chewy for $17.99.

19. An indoor squirrel toy so when it’s raining cats and dogs outside your outdoor-loving pup can still play fetch. You and your puppy can toss this thing around for hours of indoor play without destroying a single piece of furniture.

Promising review: “Let me tell you, this thing is a lifesaver. We have a 6-month-old energetic puppy who loved the outdoor Chuckit! Squirrel, but as winter has descended with wet grounds, snow, and COLD, we were looking for something that would allow her (and us!) to enjoy fetching inside. This indoor version has been awesome. Light, soft, rugged. Perfect for fetch sessions in indoor hallways and wider open areas of your house. I mean, you still have to be able to throw it where you want to go (basic frisbee skill) — if you hit a lampshade with it…it’s probably going to go down! But the soft yarn exterior won’t mar your walls. I wouldn’t let your dog just chew on it like a chew toy — it’s not meant for that kind of intense prolonged chewing (the outdoor version won’t stand up to that either, btw). That having been said, she’s had it for a few prolonged chewing sessions when I wasn’t paying enough attention and it’s turned out to be more durable than I expected. Very pleased with this toy! Exceeded my expectations.” —Angel’s Flight

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

20. A freezable chew ring with a variety of scales, ridges, and nubbins that will both stimulate and soothe small growing gums.

Promising review: “I can’t say enough about this chew toy. My dog is a puppy and his teeth are going a mile a minute. This is perfect for him and it holds up to his aggressive chewing very well. Would buy this again.” —Stefanie W.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

21. A puppy flirt pole to provide a 2-in-1 whammy for tiring out your energetic pooch and masking some good old-fashioned obedience training as playtime!

Promising review: “4-month-old puppy driving us crazy in a condo. Can’t walk her enough and she gets the zoomies. Then I found this stick… five minutes of running her in mad circles and she’s exhausted. We do it after every meal. As an added bonus, it’s helped me teach her the ‘drop it’ command as well… I keep a pocket full of treats and, every time she catches the thing, I say ‘drop it’ and present a treat so she will. Best dog toy ever!” —J. Manor

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in junior or regular sizes, two colors, and with or without the squeaker).

22. A crate training aid because the sound of your new pup crying in their crate is one of the world’s most agonizing. Just attach this freezable treat to the side, and make their crate their fave place to be!

Promising review: “I just brought home a 8-week Goldendoodle puppy who is completely new to crate training. This has helped calm my puppy down and encourages crate time. Definitely a treat that he looks forward to. I have a traditional metal crate that it latches on perfectly to! All around a win win!” —Kari B.

Get it from Diggs for $34 (available in four colors).

23. A chew toy and treat dispenser made just for pups to teethe with and develop healthy eating behaviors. Simply stuff with treats and observe your growing child with pride.

SodaPup is a veteran-owned small business that makes durable and safe dog toys.

Promising review: “Sid loves this toy so much. He will play fetch all day long. At times he falls asleep with it in his mouth. By far the most durable and favorite toy I have bought him!” —Chris Herubin

Get it from SodaPup for $10.99+ (available in three sizes).

24. A nosework “book” because if you thought your puppy couldn’t get any cuter… just prepare yourself. Not only can you hide treats in the little pages to distract them for ages, but you may also weep tears of joy at the sight.

The Basic Concept is an online small business that stocks design-centric pet toys from designers all over the world.

Promising review: “Super fun activity for your pup to shoo away the mid-day blues. Keeps her busy enough to get through meetings and chores with no sad puppy eyes of boredom.” —Ivy J.

Get it from The Basic Concept for $28.

25. A beginner puzzle toy to challenge your smartypants pup who is already showing signs of above-average doggie IQ. This feeder is also a great way to get your garbage chute puppy to slow down and engage with their food!

Promising review: “We LOVE this. We got this for our shepherd mix puppy and she got the hang of it right away. She took one of the bones away right away but pointed out all the treats she missed under it, and then she understood from there on out! We started her with this when she was 13 weeks old. She’s 18 weeks old now and still uses it daily!” —Ciara

Get it from Amazon for $7.09.

26. A crab toy that might make your puppy a little shellfish over their new favorite buddy; the stretchy rope legs will enthrall, delight, and most importantly, distract!

Promising review: “We bought one crab for our new puppy and she loved it so much we had to buy two more. Crabitha, Crabigail, and Lil Crabner have squeakers in all four pincers and there are different textures that my dog REALLY enjoys. She’s 3 months old and loves all her toys but the crabs are her favorite and even though her attention span is short, she doesn’t get bored with them. These things are very sturdy and well made. I definitely recommend them.” —Dino Vitale

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

27. And a unicorn head toy to, um, listen if you can get over the fact that it looks your dog is playing with the carcass of a mythical being, well then go for it!

Promising review: “Sadie is a sassy 9-month-old Treeing Walker Coonhound who is head-over-paws in love with Pete. This is her absolute favorite toy, hands down. It has not left her side since we gave it to her. It checks all the boxes… different textures, things sticking up to chew on, plush, squeaky, and small enough that she can play a good game of keep away with it. This is the toy she runs to every morning straight out of her crate. Two days in, he has held up really well, even against a lil determined hound mouth and an impromptu trip through the washing machine. I will definitely be buying her another when Pete finally meets his fate.” —Kristen

Get it from Barkbox for $12.