Thursday, May 12, 2016

Get Lucky and Be Socially Responsible with #PlanetDog

Disclosure: Planet Dog sent a leash and toy to Lapdog Creations in exchange for our honest review. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own.

We recently shared some of our favorite Planet Dog items for Earth Day, but if you're a long-time reader, you know that we've been telling you about our love of all things Planet Dog for many years now.

Planet Dog Shamrock & Hemp Leash #review #LapdogCreations ©LapdogCreations
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We were first introduced to Planet Dog and their amazing Orbee-Tuff® balls when Zeus was a puppy. Not only were they producing fabulous products in the USA, but they were based in Maine.  As a life-long dog-loving New Englander, I was hooked.

For those of you who "ain't from 'round here" and need a little more bait, Planet Dog makes durable, long-lasting toys. As I mentioned in our Earth Day post, all of the Planet Dog toys we've received over the years are still going strong and that says a lot! 

We recently received two new products to review, one for playing, one for walking.

Every Dog is a Lucky Dog When they Have a #PlanetDog Shamrock #DobermanPuppy #dogtoy #rescueddog #adoptdontshop #LapdogCreations ©LapdogCreations

The Green Shamrock is the newest addition to the popular Orbee-Tuff Nooks line, and is sure to make every dog feel like a lucky dog!
The #PlanetDog Orbee-Tuff Shamrock is durable, buoyant, bouncy, minty and Made in the USA!  #dogtoy #LapdogCreations ©LapdogCreations
The Shamrock has all of the usual Orbee-Tuff qualities - it's durable, buoyant, bouncy, minty and made in the USA. And at 2.5" round, it's a nice size for many dogs.

I love that I can stuff the "nooks" with peanut butter, cream cheese, or tiny treats, and keep Penny occupied for a little while before she's dropping it in my lap and asking me to toss it until my arm falls off. (seriously, the girl loves to get her fetch on)

Nooks are available in several other fun shapes including a Red Heart, a Yellow Smiley Face, a Royal Blue Star, a Glow Star, a Red Star, and the other one in our own collection, a Green Peace Sign. All Nooks are rated 5 out of 5 chompers, making them suitable for most chewers.

Next up is something that I've been wanting to try for some time now, the Natural Hemp Leash.

Penny is ready for a walk with her #PlanetDog Hemp Leash #ecofriendly #dogwalk #rescueddog #adoptdontshop #LapdogCreations ©LapdogCreations

We've been using the Natural Hemp harness for Sophie for many years now (she's actually on her second one), as it's the softest, most comfortable harness I've found for a dog who wears one 24/7.
Penny is always ready for a #dogwalk with her #PlanetDog Hemp Leash #ecofriendly #doberman #rescueddog #adoptdontshop #LapdogCreations ©LapdogCreations
If Sophie was this comfortable wearing her harness, I figured the leash must be just as comfortable on my hands - and I was right!

The eco-friendly leash is made of naturally dyed pure hemp - one of nature's strongest fibers, which makes a super-strong fabric. The handle is lined with cozy fleece for comfort, and chrome hardware is used for extra durability and safety.

The 5' long leash is currently available in five colors - blue, green, orange, pink and purple - and two sizes - small (.5" wide) and large (1"  wide). I chose the large size in purple.

Unlike Planet Dog's toys, treats, and grooming products, which are all made in the USA, the hemp leash is made in China.  In fact, most of their fabric cut and sew items are produced there.
"This certainly doesn't mean that we pay less attention to quality or have our toys made overseas done by the lowest bidder. The stuffed Squeaky toys, leads, collars, and travel bowls are made in China. We've worked with the same company for over 10 years, and our product development manager visits the manufacturer somewhat regularly. Additionally they, like all of our suppliers, adhere to our 'restricted materials' guideline. We have a much stricter and in depth list of materials and testing for our product than the import standard requires." - Planet Dog
As I mentioned, Sophie has been wearing the Hemp Harness for as long as I can remember and I've never had an issue.  In fact, we've only had to replace it once in all this time and that was simply because it was looking really old and ratty. 

I'm already in love with the leash! Not only does it look pretty, it's super comfortable to hold. Plus, just like a favorite pair of jeans, the Natural Hemp Leash will soften with age.

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Not only does Planet Dog make some fun and useful products, they do so in a socially responsible way. 
  • Since incorporating in 1997, Planet Dog has been known as the pet industry’s leading socially responsible, values-based design house, bringing people and dogs together for fun and mutual support.
  • Planet Dog is recognized for making the best dog products from the best materials for our best friends.
  • Planet Dog donates 2% of every Planet Dog purchase to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), which provides cash grants to organizations that train, place, and support service dogs helping people in need.
    • Since 2006, PDF has awarded more than $1 million in cash grants and product donations to service dog programs, therapy dog programs, K-9 search and rescue programs, police, fire and military dogs, and other innovative canine service programs.

Whether you're looking for a new leash or a fun toy, check out all that Planet Dog has to offer.  You won't be disappointed.


tubby3pug said...

Norbert loved these toys, the littler guys are not as into the since most of the balls are too large but they do have the golf ball

Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them said...

Excellent, Excellent review!! I love these Nooks, they are so neat. I really love that this company is not only making products in the US and in New England, but that they're making them in a socially responsible way. Sharing.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

WherePetsAreFound said...

These look like excellent products, & I love the padding on the leash handle. Am off to see if they have stockists in Australia!
Annette @PetsAreFound

Sue said...

The hemp collar that you gave Samba was so soft. Because of her illness her skin was sensitive and she wore it with no discomfort.

I have two denim leashes that are my favorites. The more we use them, the softer they get. My hands appreciate the softness.

Groovy Goldendoodles said...

Planet Dogs makes great products!

Dachshund Nola said...

Love Plant Dog!

Tenacious Little Terrier said...

Mr. N doesn't have any Planet Dog items but I want to get him one of their strawberry toys.

Unknown said...

These look PAWSOME!!! We've never tried them before, but now definitely on our list!

Unknown said...

Simon has the same Planet Dog purple leash :-) Love the handles on these leashes!

LaylasWoof said...

awesome will be looking for a new leash soon so will check into them

Beth said...

This seems like a great toy for Theo.

Sweet Purrfections said...

This looks like a great toy and leash for dogs.

FidoseofReality said...

I stopped by Planet Dog headquarters when we were in Maine. I love their products.

Lapdog Creations said...

That's awesome! Funny, they are so close and I've never thought to do that! :)

testpd said...

Love the padding on the handle. I got a Kong one that's very similar.

View From My Pram said...

PepiSmartDog: Planet Dog have so many great things.
Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Sorry I am so late in commenting. We always appreciate you joining us. Love your posts. Hope to see you this week too. *waves paw* :=o)

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