Monday, August 27, 2012

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Crinkits Dog Toy

Crinkits Dog Toy

Where to Find: Zigoo Pets


Crinkit_Lola_82512Water bottle dog toys have been a hit with the Lapdogs for years now and I'm always on the look out for new - and different - ones.  Our foster pups have all seemed to love them as well.  In fact, I've yet to come across a dog who doesn't love that very distinct crinkle sound that comes from crunching on an empty water bottle.  I'm not sure if it's all about the sound or if they love the crunchy texture just as much... except when it comes to Teutul.  With the third child, I know it's all about annoying his humans with the constant crunch-crinkle-crunch sound while they're trying to watch TV!

Crinkit_Zeus_82512Crinkits were designed out of necessity by Zigoo founder Zach Day.  His dog's favorite toy - a water bottle - needed more durability.  After several prototypes were tested, the final result was a rubber-like toy that provides a protective barrier around an empty water bottle, made from an innovative material.  Crinkits are made of ZIGLFEX, which is 100% non-toxic, natural and recyclable.  ZIGFLEX is FDA approved, highly durable, contains NO BPA's or Phthalates, and it floats!  That's right... Crinkits can double as a water toy!  The special material also easily rinses clean, so after a long day at the beach, you can bring Crinkits home, rinse it off and not worry about getting sand and grime all over the house!

Lola & Tut love Crinkits
Crinkits are, of course, meant to hold an empty water bottle, however it can be a tad bit of a challenge to get the bottle inside.  The packaging suggests using soap and water for help with inserting a 16oz bottle, however the website suggests using a smaller (8 or 12oz) bottle.  I assume this is just part of the minor tweaks the company is still working on with the release of a new toy.  It's all good though!  After a few minutes of frustration, I simply enlisted the Lapdog Daddy who promptly got the bottle stuffed inside.  Crinkits can also be stuffed with treats for additional interactive playtime. 

Foster Booth took Crinkits to the races
On top of all that, Crinkits are Made in the USA... in Springvale, Maine to be exact!  That gets a double thumbs up from this doggy Mama.  Not only is the fun toy made in the USA, but it's a New England product to boot!  We are all about supporting the little guy and local companies when we can. 

The Lapdogs are sure your pooch will love Crinkits just as much as they do.  Grab one for them now or start your woofy holiday shopping early!  You can use the Amazon link at the top of this review for easy ordering.  We also have one pink Crinkits to give away to a lucky winner!

GIVEAWAY! Thanks to Zigoo Pets, one lucky reader will win a pink Crinkits! To enter:

  • Follow Lapdog Creations publicly (see "Followers" on the side bar)
  • Leave a comment here answering this question: Does your dog flip for water bottle toys or has he/she yet to experience the fun?
To be eligible to win, you must complete both steps above and be a US resident.
You can get extra entries by sending your friends here to enter (be sure to have them mention your name).... blog, Tweet, Facebook and text away!
Winner will be selected by random number generator.
Deadline for entries is Monday, September 3rd at (midnight) 11:59pm EST

Disclaimer: I received the Crinkits toys free of charge for review and give away from Zigoo Pets. 


Roxy The traveling dog said...

We have never had the fun of a water bottle toy. They sound like they would be awesome though.

Rama's Mama said...

Oooh! Oooh! Me! Meeeeee! I LUBS the crinkly toys! I always get da bottle out den The Mama has to takes it so I don't hurts mahself. Tanks for tellin' me 'bouts your contest!


Sassy The Corso said...

I wanna enter, toooooo! I lubs da water bottle toys! Rama sent me ober to enter your contest. Dat looks like a cool toy!


Team Beaglebratz said...

The Diva Shasta here - mom sumtimez givez me an empty pop bottle to play with an'I LOVE IT! I love all that crinkly noize. Shiloh duzn't play much with toyz unless we r playin'tug so this toy wood b ALL MINE! An'we due follow u.
The Diva Shasta

Mason the Dog's Mom said...

WOOF! I do loves water bottles as toys!! Mommy tries to find dem stuffies that she can stuff with plastic bottles rather than stuffings I getz sick off eating. I LOVE water bottle toys. Crinky Crinky!


jen said...

Leroy totally flips for empty 2 liter bottles! Neat toy!

Molly The Wally said...

They look like real fun. Have a great Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Colby said...

That looks like a great toy, but my boys need highly durable doggy toys. Most toy my dogs can rip apart in a few minutes. How does this one hold up against heavy chewers?

SissySees said...

My girls love bottles. Great idea!

Kathy R said...

That is a great idea for a toy! Yes, my pup loves water bottles and other plastic things. Got to keep her nose out of the recycling bin.

Sue said...

Monty was afraid of that sound, but all my others love it. Tsar liked to come up behind someone and make that crunching noise. He had a strange sense of humor. This sounds like a very good idea since plastic bottles don't hold up with sharp Portie teeth.

Cara said...

Our Doberman Mazzi goes crazy for waterbottles. She loves the crinkle noises and will parade around the room after she catches one in the air. After that she commences with the crinkle attacks on the floor.

- Cara

Tamra said...

Our pup doesn't have any water bottle toys, but he sure does love water bottles. I bet this would be a treat for him :)

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Kristen said...

I follow on GFC.

I don't think my dog has ever had one.

Vivian said...

Rascal has not yet discovered the pleasure of toss and squeaking a water bottle, because his mean humans keep the bottles away from him and he's too short to climb on the counter or table. On the other hand, he's an expert in ripping up squeakers no matter how well his mom hides them in little animals' bellies. We have a hospital wing just for that.

Sam said...

Yes, both Sam and Monty love water bottles!


Jammie Morey said...

I follow Jammie M, and he has yet to experience this type of toy. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Ericka said...

GFC follower Ericka

Our dogs have yet to experience the fun

ericka082 at gmail dot com

cstironkat said...

I follow you on GFC as cstironkat. Artie loves all bottles and bottle toys. Thank you for the chance to win.

Tara said...

My 3 LOVE crunching away on water bottles... sounds like this would be a great (and much more durable!) alternative for them!

Kathy said...

GFC Follower. Our dog is still a puppy and he likes any toy. The water bottles ones seem to excite him due to the noise.

TraceyL said...

My dogs would love this since they love water bottle toys. They love to crinkle them. I think they like to chomp on them because it is like chomping bones to them.

Tanya said...

Ha! How did I miss this awesome toy review!!!!