Nike loves to play with an old t-shirt of my husband’s, knotted up into a big ball. Her favorite activity is unknotting the shirt and then taking it to Daddy to be tied up again. It’s really quite silly, but it’s true. Her favorite toy is an old t-shirt.
So a few weeks ago when I read about Talia’s Toys over at Pawsitively Pets, I had to check them out. Upcycled toys made from t-shirts? Sounds like the perfect toy for my crazy dog, not to mention a bonus for the environment.
I headed over to check out Talia’s Toys on Etsy, and sure enough, there they were – colorful braided tug toys made from t-shirts. Such a simple concept, but what a great idea. Rachel is the creative force behind these toys, and she was happy to send us a few items for review. Take a look.
The toys come in a variety of colors, and in fact you can choose the colors of your favorite sports team or other colors that inspire you to create your dog’s toy. They’re priced right and are a breeze to clean because they’re machine washable. They don’t make a stringy mess like traditional rope tug toys, so they were a big hit with me.
But what did Nike think of them?
Trust me – she’s a fan! She loves her new tug toys and can’t wait to greet Daddy at the door every evening, ready for a fun game!
One thing I will say, though, is that Nike finds it a challenge to take things apart, the way she likes to “unknot” her old t-shirt toy. I’ve discovered that she can’t play with her new toys unsupervised or she will completely untie them, so that’s something to keep in mind if your dog likes to take things apart or is a powerful chewer.
But we loved Talia’s Toys and in fact we love them so much, we want to give our readers a chance to share them with their dogs. How about a $25 gift card to spend at Talia’s Toys? Okay, you got it!
Entering the giveaway is simple. Just click over to Talia’s Toys and have a look at the great things for your dog. Then come back here and leave a comment. Tell me what color will you choose for your dog’s new toy if you win the gift card. That’s all you have to do to be entered to win!
But if you’d like a few bonus entries to increase your chances of winning, just follow the simple steps in the Rafflecopter widget below! Just be sure to get entered by next Tuesday, August 19th at 11:59pm ET. We’ll randomly select a winner whose name will be announced Wednesday on The Lazy Pit Bull Facebook page.
UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.
The fine print:
About the review: Talia’s Toys sent me samples of their products at no cost to me in exchange for my review. The Lazy Pit Bull always provides our honest and accurate findings when we do a product review, and we would never recommend a product that we would not personally use. Talia’s Toys is not responsible for the content of this review.