If you’re looking for a chew toy that actually lasts, try durable wool balls. They’re made in the U.S. with 100% organic wool and perfect for heavy chewers.

If you sadly bypass the adorable stuffed plush dog toys in pet stores, and move right on the aisle with those that are indestructible, this tip is for you. It’s time for your dog to say goodbye to snacking on stuffing and fishing for squeakers, and hello to organic wool balls from Purrfect Play.

Don’t let the company name and your bias for dogs stop you from visiting Purrfect Play. Sure they create and sell cat toys, but they also offer wonderful dog toys that are perfect (or perhaps that’s ‘puurfect’) for heavy chewers, or really for all dogs.

Made to Last

The durable wool balls are made from dye-free organic wool that is “hand formed using pasture raised organic wool from Midwest family farms” per the company information, and all toys are made in the USA with only organic, chemical free, and fair-trade materials. Another plus, Puurfect Play gives 5% of their total annual sales to no-kill and rescue organizations.

One of the Woof Report toy testers, Larry, is enamored with his wool ball toy. He chews, he fetches, and he carries it in his mouth, and most importantly, he does not eat it! The ball is soft enough for games of indoor fetch where you don’t have to worry about breaking furniture. Even better, there’s no loud thud on the floor when the ball is dropped (the same can’t be said about his other favorite, a Galileo Nylabone).

The wool balls come in five sizes, from super jumbo at 3¼ in diameter to small, and each comes with its own cotton washing bag so the balls can be put into the washer and dryer to be reformed.

The Scoop:

Wool Balls from Puurfect Play, available in two sizes, $8.95 and $11.95. Other dog toys are available too.

If you have a cat, be sure to out the fabulous cat toys as well.

Photo courtesy of Puurfect Play.

Originally published October 2010; reviewed and updated October 2016.