While there’s an (over)abundance of pet toys on the market today, it often feels like finding quality toys is a challenge - especially quality plush toys. A simple seam comes undone and suddenly you’re picking up a trail of white, fluffy cotton that threatens to take over your home (or office – if you work at Embrace). Even the gentlest, most plush-toy-loving pup isn’t immune. So it was with some skepticism that I took a set of Under the Sea Plush Dog Toys from P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) home to test after a recent trip to BlogPaws.
Without knowing anything about the quality, my first impression was that the toys were adorable – from the slinky starfish to the cute king crab. However, adorable just isn’t going to cut it at the Embrace office. These toys needed to be sturdy.
As I asked for a few plush-toy-loving volunteers, I read up on the product. The P.L.A.Y. website touts that the Under the Sea collection has a “double layer exterior and inverse cross-stitched joints [to] ensure extra durability.” That seems promising, right?
Our reviewers, Hazel (above) and Ginger (below), are smaller breed dogs who love plush toys, but that doesn’t mean they are gentle with them. You might say that, in many cases, these pups love their toys to death. So – what was the verdict? I’ll let their pet parents, Jenna and Rich, give you their opinions:
Jenna (Hazel’s mom): “They seem pretty sturdy. Sometimes her toys lose limbs from the shaking and tugging, but these seem like they would stand up to that kind of play. And she loves the squeakiness.”
Rich (Ginger’s dad): “Ginger loves these toys. They seems to be good quality toys and actually look like they could be little kid's toys, not just dog toys. The double stitched seams work well so she doesn’t pull them apart. The squeakers inside the toys aren’t over-powering, so they keep her attention longer (Ginger doesn’t generally like it when toys squeak)… All in all, a good toy.”
Don’t take our word for it! P.L.A.Y. is offering 15% off the Under the Sea collection on June 8th in honor of World Oceans Day. Just enter coupon code OCEANSDAY13 at checkout.
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Disclosure: The Water Bowl received promotional samples of the Under the Sea Plush Dog Toy collection from P.L.A.Y. for the purposes of this review. One additional product will be given by the sponsor for the contest prize. Embrace has not received any financial compensation in exchange for this review. a Rafflecopter giveaway