Monday, July 21, 2014

July Chewy Review

We are excited to do this months Chewy review!  We opted to try a toy instead of a treat - something we haven't done before.  Of course, the pups knew it was for them the second the box arrived.
The magical mystery box...
We rate toys on four criteria in our house - chewability, durability, loonability (how crazy are they about the toy?) and longevity.  Harlow and Monty have the ability to destroy toys marked indestructable.  We tend to monitor their interactions with toys very closely - it doesn't take them long (usually 15 minutes) to turn one toy into two.
I promise not to destroy dis toy...
I plead the 5th...
Well, I don't believe them, but...

The toy we chose was a Planet Dog Glow for Good Ball.  It promised to be durable (5 out of 5 chompers), buoyant, minty and bouncy.  It'll take some time to test the durable part of their promise, but so far so good.  It does have a minty smell and it is extremely bouncy.  It is also designed to fit into their Wood Chuck ball thrower.
I couldn't get any photos of them playing with the ball, because I didn't think ahead and realize we probably needed two.  Monty and Harlow were quick to point that out.
Check your glasses, Momma.  We iz twins.
After quite a bit of scuffling Monty managed to win the ball.  He immediately took it to the couch.
My precious...  Nasty Harlowses...
After which Harlow took it to her hobbit den fortress and chewed on it for a while.
Nom nom nom
So what do we think of the Planet Dog Glow for Good ball?  Well, on our rating scale:

Chewability:  So far, it has survived 20 minutes of very vigoruous chewing without any damage.  That's a record in our house.

Loonability:  The dogs were crazy over this toy.  Huge bonus!

Durability and Longevity:  We will have to see how long it lasts!

Updated 7/21/2014 - I put this blog post together on Friday.  So far, the ball has survived well with no punctures, gouges or missing pieces.  The pups are still playing vigorously with it.  I would caution if you play with it indoors, it is extremely bouncy - we've had a few minor knick-knacks taken down through the weekend.

Thank you, Chewy, for sending us this great toy to review.  Monty and Harlow are both enjoying it!

More on Planet Dog:

Since incorporating in 1997, we have been known as the industry's leading socially responsible, values-based design house, bringing people and dogs together for fun and mutual support.

The fire in our belly is to concept, innovate and develop premium products "made for dogs, by dog lovers" all while being fully dedicated to satisfying both you and your best friend's needs.

Our mission is to amuse, explore, support, innovate, create, educate, celebrate and philanthropate... all in the name of the dog. We "romp the romp" by providing financial resources to those in need, educating consumers about canine-related issues, creating an array of non-toxic and recyclable products, and keeping the tails of "our pack" wagging.

Planet Dog’s flagship initiative is the Planet Dog Foundation. Since 2012, PDF has donated more than $800,000 in cash and product donations. Our internal mantra of "think globally, act doggedly," keeps us focused on the higher cause of why we entered this industry...wagging, drooling, sniffing, snuggling, howling, romping dogs.


  1. any toys that lasts more than 10 minutes is a good toy :)

  2. my dogs play with planet dog toys EVERY day. their orbee ball is our house favorite, nothing else will do. They last FOREVER too.

    Have fun kids! ANd hope you both get your own soon.

  3. We have never heard of Planet Dog Toys but glad they were enjoyed. We have missed you. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. We have never heard of Planet Dog Toys but glad they were enjoyed. We have missed you. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Got to say a great big THANK YOU for introducing us to! They are saving us a ton on Simon & CJ's prescription diet food not to mention their favorite CET Hextra dental chews! And all with fast, free shipping. They rock!

  6. We have to have two of everything because my piggy sister always tries to steal the toys. Just saying.... BTW, we love the 'twins' photo - fabulous shot of both of you!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  7. Too bad I khan't send Khousin Harley - then woo would be triplets!

    Mom says there are ads in our lokhal paper fur humans to work at CHEWY.COM's new warehouse near Harrisburg -

    Maybe some of my flooooof will end up in the boxes ;-)


  8. That would look great in my toy box, but a bit big for me. Enjoy your treasure guys.
    Luv's Cat Flap Cavalier X

  9. Snap with Molly, we missed yer too :-) xxx

  10. A toy that has lasted several days in your house?!? Sounds like a pretty indestructible toy!

  11. What a cool toy. I thought you were hiding it under the seat cushion of your chair
    Lily & Edward

  12. That must be tough toy to last this long w two gorgeous Goldens,
    Monty and Harlow and peeps you are very welcomed...for the card. Sending purrs each day too
    Madi your bfff

  13. The Lapdogs LOVE Planet Dog and Chewy... and yes, those PD balls are SUPER bouncy!

  14. Great minds think alike. That is what we chose to review as well. :)

  15. Now that looks like one fun ball! We hope it last for awhile, guys!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  16. Great review. But yes, you do need two of them. We started using Chewy when our pet store kept being out of stock with our dog food. With such great prices and service, we order all our pet products from Chewy now.

  17. I will have to tell Doc about this ball. My human sister says he could tear up a steel ball. BOL.

    Aroo to you,

  18. I can only imagine the super bouncy fun Monty and Harlow are having with this ball.

    Will have to try one.

  19. Love the "twins" picture the most! :)