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While you're busy checking your list (and checking it twice), don't forget all of the nice pups longing for toys this holiday season. We recently received two from goDog that we'd like to tell you about...
The Green & White Peppermint
from the Holiday Collection
The Purple Clam
from the Shellfish Collection
Both toys feature the awesome Chew Guard Technology that goDog is known for. In case you've been living under a rock, or uh-hum, a clam shell perhaps, Chew Guard Technology is a special manufacturing process that adds a super tough, durable liner to soft plush toys, making them strong enough to stand up to even the toughest play. (The technology is also being used in their new line of dog beds)
These are not the first goDog toys to enter the Lapdog household, so we can truly attest to the durability of the Chew Guard Technology. Other plush toys have come and gone (some quicker than I can blurt out "Nooooo... don't unstuff it!"), but goDog toys stand the test of time, and four large Lapdogs... including a couple who enjoy the unstuffing process a little too much. Serious kudos to whomever came up with this amazing technology... it works!
Sure, no toy is completely indestructible, but the bottom line is goDog toys are tough and they last much longer than most other toys. They even offer a guarantee, via a one-time replacement if your goDog toy does not outlast a standard plush.
Both the Peppermint and Clam are being well-loved in our house, and that makes me smile. My pack has two overflowing baskets full of toys, and as they age they're not quite as playful as they once were... but Mr. Clam and Minty (ok, so I'm not very original... pffst) are being played with or carried around on a daily basis. That speaks volumes to me, and as a result Santa has purchased a couple of other goDog toys this year.
The squeaker in the Peppermint has bit the dust, but other than that, it's held up just fine. Sophie is extra tough on squeakers and seems to have "killed" this one, but amazingly without putting any holes or tears in the toy itself. Normally when she "kills" the squeaker, it's dissected from the toy at the same time. I'll call this battle a tie - Sophie .5 / goDog .5 - and honestly, what's the problem with one less squeaker in the house?
The clam is still squeaking and holding strong. As a native to a small fishing town in Massachusetts, I smile a little bit more about my pack playing with a clam. The fact that it's purple, well that's even more reason to smile.
The Lapdogs give goDog toys their official 16 Paws Up Seal of Approval - and the humans toss in a couple of thumbs for good measure. Forgo the $1 toy bin this year and get your dog a goDog plush toy for the holidays... neither of you will be disappointed!
Disclaimer: Quaker Pet Group sent the 2 dog toys shown above to Lapdog Creations for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed in the review are my own.