Just 33 Things To Buy Your Dog Because You Accidentally Stepped On Their Paw And Now You’re Begging For Forgiveness

1. A soccer ball with various pull tabs that make it an A+ option for dogs who have no thoughts behind their eyes — just dreams of 24/7 fetch. 

Promising review: ” Even this murderous Chiweenie has taken her time destroying this ball! I’m not sure how she hasn’t gotten brain damage yet but it keeps us entertained. She usually rips and guts even the most ‘durable’ toys so I’d say this passes the chew/murder test. We’ve had it for 3 weeks now with this, ah hem, aggressive chewer. :)” —Jen

Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in two sizes).  

2. A trusty lick mat you can slather in wet food, lactose-free yogurt, or peanut butter. Your pup will think they won the lottery *and* you’ll get a few minutes to yourself while they scrounge for every last drop of food. 

Promising review: “I’m always trying to find ways to stimulate my husky’s mind on top of his physical activity. He was on the first lick mat for 30 minutes and I brought him the second for another 30 minutes. He didn’t even finish the treats on it. He’s a fast eater and I use a maze bowl in order too slow down the eating. This lick mat he was surprisingly gentle with and he enjoyed it. I’m definitely happy with my purchase. I used half a tablespoon of almond butter on one and pumpkin on the other. I put both in the freezer for about 20 minutes before I gave it to him.” —Carlyn A.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three styles and colors). 

3. A Nerf gun capable of launching back-to-back balls up to 35 feet if your biceps simply can’t keep up with your baby’s demand. 

Promising review: “Molly absolutely LOVES her Nerf Gun Tennis Ball Blaster. She whines and starts jumping around with excitement whenever we bring it out to play. She usually likes to hang on to the tennis balls instead of dropping it for us to throw again, but with this toy she’s so excited for us to launch it that she is willing to drop the ball. She’s so happy with this toy and it’s great to use in the backyard to get some exercise if we don’t have time to go for a walk. It is a little bigger than we were expecting but works great. We’ve been using it every day for a month and a half now and haven’t had any issues with it that some of the other reviewers have noted. I will say that the Nerf Gun tennis ball that the launcher came with fell apart within minutes of giving it to her. She does have a strong mouth and likes to squish/chew them, but I would’ve expected it to last as long as a standard tennis ball. We’ve been using regular tennis balls since and they fit perfectly into the launcher. Overall, I would highly recommend this toy for any tennis ball-loving dogs.” —Paul Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $25.50+ (available in six sizes/styles). 

4. A Gumby plushie if your pup LOVES a toy with a squeaker and won’t know peace until they’ve found a way to rip it out. 

Promising review: “We have a 55-pound hound mix and she usually eviscerates and extracts the squeaker in stuffed toys in minutes. Which is fine. BUT then she has zero interest in the unstuffed toys and they end up in the trash. It’s a pretty pricey habit. For some reason, though, she loves Gumby. His squeaker is long gone but she didn’t unstuff his body or tear him up like the toys who have gone before him. I think she likes the density of his legs for tossing around and gnawing at gently. I’m buying another one to have as a backup for when she does finally decide to destroy him. And he’s less than $5. Win-win.” —C. Teleki

Get it from Amazon for $5.01.

5. Or a Lambchop plushie for millennial pet parents who buy their baby toys based on their own nostalgia. (Guilty 🙋‍♀️)

Promising review: “Lambchop is the only toy my Maltipoo loves, and loves to tear apart. Within 30 minutes, Sugar has silenced the lamb by gnawing off the face. I just shove the stuffing back in it, sew it up, and the lamb is ready for another attack. I buy them in bulk because killer reduces them to pulp within a month. That’s OK. Being a dog can be boring. Sacrificing these lambs is her greatest enjoyment in life, after belly rubs. Warning: There are five plastic squeakers inside the lamb, which are easily removed by my eight-pound mass murderer. I wouldn’t leave her unattended when she’s playing with Lambchop.” —Dee

Get it from Amazon for $7.99. 

6. Some doggie-friendly “Sniffingtons” bubbles — in enticing flavors like pumpkin pie, root beer float, and toasty marshmallow — they can chase, pop, and even catch on their tongue like a lil’ snowflake if they happen to be the most delicate dog in the world. (My dog could never.) 

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BTW — Sniffingtons is a small Greenville, South Carolina-based shop specializing in enrichment products for dogs and cats!

Promising review: “My pup, Toby, is a 2.5-year-old cavalier who loves bubbles. After catching them, he’d often give us an “ewww” look, as they tasted like soap. Until these. He LOVES these bubbles and seems to love the taste of them, too! I will gladly buy these again and continue letting him feed his bubble-obsession in a tasty way! In addition, when I needed help with my order, Ash was so kind and gave me the help I needed! Highly recommend this shop!” —Elizabeth 

Get it from Sniffingtons on Etsy for $8 (available in 15 scents). 

7. A retractable tug-o’-war rope your dog can go ham on after you wrap it around a tree. If they thought you were too easy of an opponent…they have no idea what kind of fight that maple is about to put up. 

Promising review: “This is a well crafted, very easy apparatus to set up. It has provided fun and interest for my big golden retriever on the occasions when we cannot interact with him in person. I especially like the fact that the metal parts are nowhere near his mouth or body — but instead wrap around the tree far from access by him. I am very impressed with the quality and the interest that my dog has shown in it. Tug-of-war is Murphy’s favorite game and my sore wrist is evidence of the frequency of our play. I’m glad to be able to take a break without denying my pal a tug partner. Worth the money! Murphy loves it!” —Dog Ma

Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in two sizes).

8. An interactive treat dispenser that’ll help stimulate your dog both physically and mentally. If your bb likes to rip up shoes/mail/whatever you leave on the coffee table, it’ll also help redirect their destructive behavior!

Promising review: “Our 15-week-old Aussie/Heeler LOVES this puzzle. He will carry it around the house hoping that we’ll put treats in it for him. He chews on it, scrapes his claws on it, and throws it around the house and it’s still in one piece! Great starter puzzle — now we just have to find something more complicated for him :)” —Erin

Get it from Amazon for $14.29+ (available in two styles). 

9. Or — if they’re already a puzzle master — a trickier setup with beakers they have to flip around to free their treats. #DogsInSTEM

Promising review: “This dog toy is perfect if you want your dog distracted or to help mental stimulation! Our dog, Bodie, absolutely loves this toy and he gets so excited when he sees we’ve filled it up. So much so, we used it to help with his separation anxiety. We usually only use it for this purpose when we leave the house so he has something exciting to do that he loves. He’s chewed on it a few times in the process but it is very durable! Great quality and overall great product! Highly recommend!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.49.

10. A cupcake-shaped Minnie Mouse plushie for pups whose favorite way to spend the day is watching Disney+ just like their pawrents.

Promising review: “My 11-week-old puppy absolutely loves this thing! She’s a bit of a chewer right now and she loves trying to get paper and plastic bags to chew, so the fact that the toy crinkles is perfect for her!! She loves the squeaker too so we will be ordering the Mickey cupcake as well!” —Shan 

Get it from Chewy for $6.98. 

11. A tough-as-nails cactus toy for superrrrr chewers who rip apart anything you put in front of them. With durable rubber bristles, this also doubles as a doggie toothbrush so — unbeknownst to them — it’ll help keep their teeth and gums in tip-top shape. 

Promising review: “I was amazed at how much my dog loves this. I spread a little dog toothpaste on it after brushing his teeth and give it to him as a reward. He can’t wait to get the reward so he comes running and jumps up into my lap every night when it’s time to brush teeth, then spends about an hour chewing and playing with it while I relax and enjoy a Netflix TV episode.” —Annie1RN

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two sizes).

12. A *silent* dog toy with an ultrasonic squeaker only your pup can hear! That means your super chewer can go to town on their toy without interrupting whatever you’re watching on TV. 

BuzzFeed editor Abby Kass just picked one up for her family’s pup and here’s what she has to say: 

“My family’s dog LOVES squeaker toys. She squeaks them over and over and over again and especially loves to put on a little show when my dad’s in a virtual meeting. I was intrigued by this toy when I found it at the pet store and had to give it a try. I wasn’t sure how well it was going to work, but Izzy loves it so much. You seriously can’t hear a thing. I even took the toy in another room (without her knowing) and started “squeaking” it to see what would happen, and only a few seconds later she came running into the room looking for her toy. This toy is amazing. Izzy can squeak all she wants (as you can see in the gif above), and we don’t have to hear a thing. If you have a dog that enjoys squeakers, you need to invest in at least one of these toys.” 

Get it from Amazon for $17.97 (available in two styles). 

13. A two-pack of fence bubbles for pupperonis who’re just as nosy as their parents. Drama going down between the neighborhood kids?? Your doggo will be the first to know. 

Promising review: “These things rock. Solved our dog barking issue immediately. Now he can scope out and watch everyone walking down the side of the fence. And not go into ‘bark like crazy at the invaders’ we were going through before. It was super easy to install. I used a sharpie to outline, then a skill saw to cut. Then screw in. No troubles at all. Has held up well to a 100-pound lab (who is a huge snoop) and three wild kids. Plus, South Dakota winter and heat. Zero scratches as well. Neighbors love the bubble, dog loves it, and kids can spy too. Recommend them for everyone.” —Camille

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $59.99. 

14. A hide-and-seek hedgehog puzzle with three squeaky plushies your pal can dig, dig, dig at until freeing them (or forcing them…really) from their den. 

Promising review: “This has become the new favorite for my 3-year-old chihuahua. This is our first experience with a puzzle so I was not sure what to expect. Not only did he immediately figure out how to pull the animals out of the den, and love it, but he also loves to play with the soft squeaky animals separately. The price and quality are great. Just one recommendation, order extra hedgehogs if you have a killer like mine.” —Finn

Get it from Chewy for $8.99. 

15. Or if you already know hide-and-seek toys are their jam, a carrot-themed snuffle mat where you can encourage foraging by hiding their favorite treats. 

Promising revew: “This is my Chihuahua’s favorite toy right now. I take one big jerky and break it into little pieces, put some in the little pocket openings of each carrot, larger pieces in the bottom of each big felt hole, and then stuff the carrots in the holes at different heights — it takes him a good 10-15 minutes to get all the little pieces of treat and keeps him busier than any other puzzle toys we’ve tried before. I love that you can play with this in a few different ways to keep it tricky and interesting, it’s a little different every time. My dog is obsessed! P.S. My dog is an old little Chihuahua, not interested in chewing on things or ripping them apart. He’s not a huge slobbery chewer or a puppy — not sure how durable this would be for other dogs. This will last us a long time though and the felt cups have held up to him scratching/biting at them quite a lot.” —Shannon Jennings

Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in small or large).

16. A durable Tonka feeder that claims to be as “strong as a real tire,” and husky, pit bull. and lab owners all agree. 

Promising review: “I love Tonka toys for dogs because my dog can’t destroy it even if she chews and chews on it and plays with it for hours. She’s still unable to tear it apart like many other toys; especially those made by Kong.” —Sharell Dungeon

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three sizes). 

17. A Dash dog treat maker with room for eight homemade bones so you can treat them *and* their friends to a lil’ snacky snack. The compact gadget also comes with recipe guide so you never run out of ideas. 

Promising review: “My dog loves the treats made in this maker, and I love the relative ease and speed. I wasn’t too crazy about the included recipes, but I found quit a few good ones online. The online recipes make between 36 and 48 treats at a time — very generous — and use common household ingredients. Since I have a very fussy dog, I’m glad I found this.” —Diane Mettam

Get it from Amazon for $29.49. 

18. An iFetch Frenzy, which is basically like a mini pitching machine for your pup! Once they learn how to return their ball to the device, they’ll be able to play whenever they want. 

Promising review: “When our doodle has toys she enjoys she avoids destructive behaviors like digging and shredding. Learning new skills seems to make her happy. This has been a great indoor activity on days when the weather doesn’t permit a lot of outdoor play. There is some initial training involved, but she learned quickly.” —2911sure

Get it from PetSmart for $49.99. 

19. A chicken-flavored nylon antler that your pup will enjoy just as much as the real thing (it has ridges that massage their gums!), but even better — you won’t have to worry about them swallowing any splintered shards that could wreak havoc on their digestive system or cause other problems. 

Modern Beast is a woman-run LA-based small business from Lona Williams and Hope Reiners. They manufacture all of their products in the US and donate 100% of their profits to 501(c)(3) animal charities.

Get it from Modern Beast for $15. 

20. A UFO-shaped name tag if your love for your dog is just out of this worlddddddd.

Baubles Dogs is a Poltava, Ukraine–based small business that makes all sorts of waterproof stainless-steel ID tags.

Promising review: “This tag is SO cute! I was looking for a tag option with a little more personality and this fit the bill perfectly. Not only is it well made, but it shipped and arrived quickly, and came with two different sized rings to attach the tags. Overall an extremely pleasant experience and I’m so pleased with the results!” —Rachel

Get it from Baubles Dogs on Etsy for $23.50+ (available in sizes S–L and with personalization).

21. A “Woof Clicquot” plushie for the pup with champagne tastes. If you’re working on a beer budget, you’ll also be happy to know it’s only ~15 bucks.

Promising review: “This toy is DA BOMB! Sooo cute and chic! My pooch loves it! She favors this toy over others. She is a tiny pup (3 pounds) and this toy is small enough for her to engage with and have a bunch of fun. Highly recommend this toy for all high-class pooches. Follow my pup @peppathepoo for her adventures.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes).

22. A leather doggie sofa that’s just as posh as your couch, and don’t worry about stains or scratches — they’ll buff right out with regular use! Oh and BTW…it has a freakin’ memory foam base that’s probably just as comfortable as your mattress.

Blvd Couch is a small business that sells incredible custom-made dog couches.

Promising review: “I’ve searched high and low for a dog bed my sweet pup could cozy up in that also looks nice with our decor. This one ticks all the boxes! It’s perfect for her!” —Courtney Higgs

Get it from Blvd Couch on Etsy for $185+ (available in three sizes and 12 styles).

23. A blinged-out collar with crystals and capped letters because, like Madonna, Rihanna, or Beyoncé, they need only go by one name.

Promising review: “This collar is so cute! My dog shredded her last collar with her nails and we needed a replacement. I am so pleased with the quality. Great value for the money. Now she is styling. 😊👑” —LeeLee222

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three sizes and seven colors).

24. A triangular tug-o’-war toy for serious — and I mean serious — chewers. Get a good grip or you’ll risk having your shoulder thrown out, ya hear?

Promising review: “This toy is great for high-energy and strong dogs like my own who tend to obsess over toys and chew through them in a day. The toy is still in tip-top shape and my dog absolutely loves it! I couldn’t be happier! The colors are also identical to the photos, which was very reassuring. I got mine in the deep blue and it’s so cute.” —Maggie S.

Get it from Wild One for $16 (available in two sizes and four colors).

25. A plush anti-anxiety donut bed with a raised rim that keeps your baby feeling nice and secure. The fluffy material also mimics fur, so it feels like they’re cuddling their mom.

Both of my cats took to this as soon as we got it. They store their toys in there, nap in there, and make a wholeeee lot of biscuits. They have a few beds that they use but this one seems to be their favorite and I think the high walls are definitely why. Sometimes they use the sides as a pillow and other times they bury their heads into the interior and curl up in a little ball. My only complaint is that they don’t sell one in my size. 😞

Promising review: “When I bought one of these, I thought ‘They have 18 unused beds all over the place. Why do you think they’ll use this one?’ OMG, was I wrong! It came, I opened it and just tossed it on the floor. Immediately, Sassy was in it and slept in it all night. I put it on the couch and Magic crawled in. And Sassy cried. I ordered another. They’re used every day and night. Now I need a third — Magic just had major dental work done so I put his bed on my bed so I could keep an eye on him that first night… Molly took it over, so Magic took Sassy’s and Sassy tried to beat Molly up to get her bed back. Ended up with 2 a.m. zoomies. *sigh*” —oreosmeow

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three sizes and two color

26. A Chewy Goody Box because what’s better than a single new toy? A whole dang box of new toys and treats!

What’s included: Three full-size treats, three fun plush toys and a treat dispensing toy, plus a yummy recipe inside.

Promising review: “This box was so good for us, it was a present for our much-loved dog Shadow. The toys are great but what surprised us most was the treats which we thought he would never like but he loves them. And the vitamins was the next big shocker he loves them and so does our cat. I just reorder the treats and next the vitamins… Thank you Chewy this time you nailed it for me!” —Angela

Get it from Chewy for $29.99 (originally $60.27). 

27. A fuzzy sherpa “bedtime bear” hand-filled with calming lavender if you know your baby has trouble sleeping when you’re not home.

Modern Beast

Get it from Modern Beast for $34 (available in four styles).

28. A plush “Barkin” bag with a pup-approved addition: a squeaker, of course! Luckily, if they rip this purse apart it only costs $15 as opposed to $15,000+ for the real thing.

Pet-à-Porter is a small business from sisters Laura and Kathryn. After failing to find high-quality treats, accessories, toys, and apparel for her Maltipoo, Jacquemus, Laura decided to curate luxe pet goods herself.

Get it from Pet-à-Porter or Amazon for $15.95.

29. A ChuckIt! ball launcher for pups who are *always* game to make fetch happen. Plus, this way, you don’t have to pick up slobbery balls. It’s a win-win.

Promising review: “My pup loves playing ball. ChuckIt! makes my life so much easier as I don’t throw my arm out and can play for a longer period of time with her. Great investment!!” —CK67

Get it from Chewy for $8.17 (originally $12.99). 

30. A carton of maple bacon doggie ice cream to reward them after the traumatic experience that was you barely grazing their toenail.

The ice cream comes powdered so you don’t have to worry about it melting before it makes it to your house. Just mix the lactose-free whole milk, evaporated cane juice, gelatin, natural maple bacon flavor, and salt with a bit of water, place it in the freezer, and it’s ready to go in a couple of hours.

Promising review: “The packaging is absolutely genius! You mix the powdered content with water and then freeze it to get ice cream for your pup. My dog goes absolutely wild for this, it might be his most favorite treat of all! He’s 23 pounds, so I give him about a tablespoon at a time and he starts freezing after about a quarter of that amount but he’ll lick it all up and look for more regardless. Some reviewers criticized the product for not being healthy and the nutritional facts not being disclosed well enough but since this is meant to be an occasional treat and not a staple part of dogster’s diet I’m not worried about the nutritional value, just about the enjoyment it brings him. We will definitely get more in the future, he’s a very spoiled pooch.” —readalot

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

31. A rhinestone-studded tracksuit for those days when they wanna take it back to the early aughts and go for a Paris Hilton/Nicole Richie The Simple Life look.

Promising review: “This is really cute. I ordered size large for my miniature poodle and it fits right. A little loose which is perfect for her jumping around. Perfect for her to both sleep in and go outside in the rain and cute as heck!” —Rebecca Lambert

Get it from Amazon for $14.19+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in two colors).

32. A completely unnecessary but oh so fun sling so you can carry your pup around like the needy lil’ baby they are.

Promising review: “My 12-year-old Chinese Crested lost the use of her back legs and I needed a comfy way to carry her around the house. The pouch is a soft, sweatshirt-like material which is comfortable for both her and me. The little pocket in the front is also a great size for my phone and cards which means I don’t have to carry a purse too if I go out of the house. She is 11 pounds, about 15 inches tall, and she fits well. There is also a little leash attachment that would help for more boisterous dogs. Great buy!” —Julie C.

Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in three reversible colors).

33. And a floppy robotic fish for dogs that are actually cats. It only moves when they interact with it and once they get the hang of it, I guarantee they’ll be booping it and throwing it across the room like a fishmonger at Pike Place Market. 

PS: it comes USB charger so you can juice it up whenever your doggo kills the battery.

Promising review: “We have two cats that duke it out over this thing day and night and now our puppy is completely obsessed. From the second we opened the box it has created chaos in only the most fun way. Get your cameras ready, seriously, because if your fur babies are anything like ours, they’re going to put on a pretty funny show for you every time they go at it w this crazy thing. 😂 The rumors are true, lol, this really might be the greatest toy ever 👍” —Julia

Get it from Amazon for $12.69 (available in four styles).