When I first adopted Luna, I was a bit perplexed. EVERY. SINGLE. toy I brought home would be de-squeakered, unstuffed, and shredded within what seemed like seconds. I didn’t want to deprive her of having toys to play with, but I also couldn’t afford to buy a new toy for her every day. And so, I sought out to find some more durable toys that would help supplement “play time” with those soft, squeaking toys.

I also started to work with Luna to not destroy toys as soon as I brought them home. It took time, but eventually she picked up on it! Now she really only destuffs a toy when she wants attention. It’s her way to say “Look at me! Play with me!”

One of the very first brands I stumbled upon was West Paw. I had heard numerous raving reviews for their durable toys from friends and fellow pet bloggers, so I went ahead and ordered Luna a Tux and Hurley despite initially thinking that they were a bit pricey compared to what I had been buying. Guess what? We still have those two toys today. The near indestructibility of the toys (made with the proprietary plastic blend called Zogoflex®) has allowed my dogs to regularly play with them over the past 4 years and made my then $30 investment well worth it.

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And that is why I’m am so thrilled to have West Paw as our sponsor for Day 8 of the 2017 Stocking Stuffer Giveaways. These guys are constantly coming up with new innovative ways to bring durable toys to dogs who love (maybe a bit too much) to rough house. This year they launched two new fun lines of durable dog toys – the Qwizl and Rowdies™. And guess what? We’re giving away TEN Rowdies™ to lucky readers. Keep on reading to learn more about why investing in quality made dog toys makes sense and to enter to win!

Why I Invest in Quality Made Dog Toys

Made in the USA

While I’m not trying to say that there are no good things made outside of the States, I do absolutely see if as a benefit. By supporting American made products, you are also supporting the economy much closer to home (if you’re from the US that is!) I personally love that West Paw’s owner and CEO, Spencer Williams, made the decision to keep manufacturing in his home state of Montana rather than outsourcing to Asia, which probably would have been cheaper. Instead he and all of West Paw are investing in local talent!

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Eco-Friendly & Sustainable

I’m always happy to support a company that cares about the environment and shows it by incorporating sustainable practices and producing eco-friendly products. We all have to live in this world, so we should take care of it – personally AND commercially. West Paw has a Join the Loop® program, which allows their Zogoflex® dog toys to be infinitely recycled. They also work with eco-friendly materials whenever possible. Examples include stuffing made from recycled bottles, plastic made from old chew toys, and organically-grown hemp, cotton, and catnip. They also carefully cut all their bedding fabric and use scraps to make toys. All of these steps help eliminate the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

Safe and Non-Toxic

Toys that are made with higher quality materials are inherently safer. It also shows that the manufacturer is invested in the enjoyment and quality of life of their furry clients! Cheaper toys are often produced en masse to flood the market without much thought about whether they will be enjoyable or safe. For example, Zogoflex® is completely non-toxic, BPA and Phthalate-free, Latex-free, and even FDA compliant (Yes, that means they are deemed safe enough to eat off of!) This is super important because dogs mostly use their mouths during play time with a toy.

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Long Lasting

Generally quality made toys will last longer. It doesn’t mean that they are indestructible, but it means that more attention and care is given to the materials used and the process of making the toys. Fabric may be thicker and stitches sturdier. Toys that cost a few bucks usually only last a week or so in my house. They are easy to tear apart and so Luna does just that. I may pick these toys for seasonal or holiday surprise because they’re cute, but for long term toys I always choose a higher quality product.

A Guarantee or Warranty

Many companies that produce high quality products are so proud of what they make that they guarantee them and some even have a lifetime warranty. When you are paying the premium for a quality dog toy, keep that in mind. You aren’t just paying for the toy this week, but actually for a lifetime! Investing $20-30 in a toy today that will last a lifetime, is a lot cheaper over time than a $50-10 toy every month for life.

West Paw offers a lifetime guarantee to all Zogoflex® toys and pet beds. In addition to that, they have a Love It Guarantee™ for every product they manufacture. If you are unhappy with a West Paw product, they will replace or refund your purchase. To me, this surely shows how confident they are in the durability and safety of their products!

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Designed to Be Fun

Companies that produce higher quality toys are more likely to be constantly innovating and designing new toys to meet a specific purpose. Whether it’s durability, interactivity, or some other need in the pet market, these toys are going to be well thought out and designed. They may even be put through numerous rounds of testing BEFORE they make their way to your local pet store. If you buy from a company like this, then you know your pet will be sure to enjoy and benefit from their experience with the toy. I think West Paw’s motto couldn’t say it any better “Made by US. Designed for the love of pets and the planet®.”

About West Paw Rowdies™

West Paw was came to be in 1996 when Spencer Williams purchased a small pet toy company In Montana. Now 20 years later, you can still find West Paw manufacturing pet toys in Bozeman, Montana.

Recently West Paw launched a new line of toys called Rowdies™. These furry and kind of goofy looking toys were built with rowdy dogs in mind. They are quirky, weird, and too cute for words. Each one of these toys is designed so that pups can play a their own unique way. Whether they like bouncing, chewing, flopping, flying, cuddling, shaking, tugging, or some other action verb, there is a Rowdies™ for you pup!

When picking out the perfect Rowdies™ toy for your dog, you can choose from 6 different options. We were lucky enough to play with Fergus, Custer, and Sanders, but you there is also Jefferson, Lincoln, and Rosebud! Each one is available in three colors – Orange, Purple, and Pewter.

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Each Rowdies™ toy is made with HardyTex™ fabric that is specifically designed, developed, and tested for toughness over hours of rough play. This fuzzy fabric is reinforced with a mesh backing for extra durability! These fun toys also feature designated “chew zones” made of West Paw’s durable Zogoflex® material. You can find these zones (or nubs as I like to call them) on the extremities of each Rowdie!

If you want to learn more about West Paw, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Don’t forget to check out their website too.

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TEN lucky Beagles & Bargains readers will receive a West Paw Rowdies™!

Residents of the United States and Canada (except Quebec) are eligible to enter via the Rafflecopter below. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, December 22, 2017. Winners will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing and will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize.

Ten (10) winners will receive one (1) Rowdies™ toy. Winners will be able to select the size and color of the toy pending availability. Winners can choose from Fergus, Jefferson, Lincoln, Sanders, Custer, and Rosebud in Orange, Pewter, or Purple. Estimated value is up to $30.

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Which Rowdies™ toy from West Paw your dog would LOVE most?

Disclaimer: West Paw Design provided product free to review. I am being compensated to help spread the word about West Paw Design. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the brands or products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. West Paw Design is responsible for all giveaway prizes including shipping.

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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  • Rachel Davis

    I love Fergus (in purple)!

  • Linda Szymoniak

    Each of my dogs has their own “signature” color. My new pup, Megumi (a ten-month-old Treeing Walker Coonhound – possibly a mix) has purple for her color, so I’d have to pick that color. I think she’d like Jefferson best because she could grab his arms!

  • I think Custer (purple) would be perfect for my small babies! Although none of my kids destroy toys, both McKenzie and Wynston love furry toys like these. McKenzie Rae also enjoys chewing on stuffed toys and carrying them around in her mouth.

  • DJohnson

    My pup would love the purple Sanders toy.

  • Vera wilson

    Fergus would be my pick.

  • Dianne

    omd! The Jefferson!

  • Mary W

    I think my dogs and even my big cats would like Custer. To them, color does not matter

  • Jackie Preas

    I think Beauregard would love the Jefferson. 🙂

  • Susan Pertierra

    Mine would like the Rosebud toys.

  • Kathy J. McNiel

    AAACK – Jefferson is adorable!!! Especially in orange! But Gidget’s a bit on the smaller side, so Custer would probably be better for her.

  • Theresa Spaid

    Rosebud says good for bouncig and Bandit really likes that.

  • Brooke Wecker

    Love them all..but my boy would either enjoy the Jefferson or Rosebud

  • Misty

    Jefferson Pewter

  • rlweitzel

    Pewter Sanders

  • Kayla Lussier

    My dog Myla would love the Jefferson in purple! They are so cute!

  • njweitzel

    Custer in Pewter

  • Jason Diehl

    Sanders in purple

  • sandy weinstein

    Jefferson in purple

  • Rochelle Epstein

    OMG I love them and Custer in purple please

  • Laurie Nykaza

    Jefferson looks like a lot of fun in the purple color

  • Helga

    Mine would like a purple Sanders.

  • Michelle

    My pups would love Jefferson!

  • Molly Pitcher

    These are adorable muppet like toys!!! Custer Is the cutest.

  • Christina Foley

    I’d love Lincoln with Pewter fur for my Betsy, she’s so rough on toys and I am always looking for ones that last!

  • Carolyn

    Angel would love a purple Lincoln!

  • Kyle B

    Maximus would love the Jefferson.

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    I think my boys would like Fergus. They are rough chewers.

  • Allison Swain

    They would love the Sanders Toy. Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Barrie

    Maverick would like any of these but I think he’d like the Jefferson best in Orange. Must do orange as hubby is a Clemson alumn!

  • Ellen Reardon

    I love the Fergus in Purple!

  • Annamarie Voss

    I think he would like Jefferson and Custer the best.

  • Lesley F

    I like Custer in Purple

  • Lisa F.

    I would choose Fergus in purple. Thanks!

  • Orange Lincoln!

  • Daniel Scott

    Artie needs Jefferson.

  • Amy A

    Nala and Cody would live Jefferson since his long arms will make it easier to shake him.

  • Michelle

    They would love Sanders in purple.

  • Heather D

    I think she would like Jefferson.

  • Allyson Tice

    My pup would love the Jefferson for sure!

  • Melissa S

    I think my chiuahuha would like the Custer toy the most.

  • Christine Aiello

    I think Coco would like Jefferson in purple!

  • Kim Lassiter Mangrum

    my pugs would love the Sanders one in orange

  • Shelley P

    My dogs would love the Custer toy the best.

  • Marilyn Nawara

    These are Super Cute! My dog Gunner would love Custer in Orange.

  • Allison Hoffman


  • Sandy Klocinski

    My doberman trapped in a chihuahua’s body, Ice, would love Fergus

  • Lisa Voyce

    Lincoln in Purple.

  • lynnclayton

    custer in orange

  • Chris Konarski

    Maddie would like Custer in purple.

  • Kristen benson

    Lincoln pewter

  • Abigail Gibson

    My dog would love them all but I would pick Jefferson.

  • Christina Sparks

    I would pick the Sanders for our dogs.

  • msrodeobrat

    I would pick Jefferson
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  • Charlene

    He would like orange Sanders the most.

  • Saundra Bowers

    I think my dog would like the Sanders toy the best. I personally, like them all!

  • Sarah Borns

    Jefferson in purple

  • Alexandra Y

    My dogs would like Sanders.

  • Maryann Royster

    i liked the Jefferson in purple. It reminds me of the montster from the bugs bunny cartoons. Also my big girl is into shaking her toys and this one looks the most fun for that.

  • iggysaysno

    We’d like Sanders!

  • amyorvin

    My dog will love Custer.

  • AnnaZed

    I think Milo, who is small but feisty guy, would like a Fergus.

  • Laney bee

    West paw toy are our boys favorites. Hands down.

  • Amanda Eagan

    Rosebud in purple would be cute. Otter probably would love to chew this- he likes the furry type toys

  • schnoodle

    The West Paw Rowdies Lincoln Dog Toy in Purple

  • Jennifer Reed

    I think my dog would love Jefferson in the orange fur from West Paw.

  • kim niland

    Jefferson in purple is my pick. My pup agrees!

  • Janine Alton

    I would choose the fergus 🙂

  • susansmoaks

    i would choose jefferson

  • sonnetdog

    I think my dog would love Custer best. Very cute!

  • Cindy Peterson

    Purple. We don’t have any other purple toys so this would stand out.

  • Jodi Hassel

    Def custer but they are all cute

  • Char

    We love the purple one, thank you so much!!

  • Heather Thomson

    I would choose Lincoln in purple

  • Morgan Stewart

    He would love Sanders in orange!

  • Tammy Horn

    I would choose Jefferson in Purple. They are all just too cute though!

  • julie_bolduc

    I like the purple

  • Calvin F.

    Purple jefferson would be a great one

  • Peggy Rydzewski

    My Bailey would like the Jefferson.

  • Ron Friesen

    I think our Quinn would love the Sanders shaped toy.

  • kathypease

    My dog would like the sanders toy

  • Leela

    The Custer.

  • Melissa Shirley

    My fur babies are extremely rough on toys even though they are small dogs. They would love the Sanders toy in orange.

  • Jessica Barrientos

    I think Melvin would love Jefferson!

  • Kristin McCall

    I think my dog would love the Jefferson.

  • aekz2

    My dog would love Jefferson

  • heatherswanson

    fergus is cute

  • Joanne Careri

    I think my dog will like either Jefferson or Sanders

  • Kristen Patton

    I love the Orange Jefferson! So adorable!!

  • Kayla Klontz

    I think she would like Custer the best!

  • Vikki Billings

    I would choose Jefferson in Orange for Elvis,

  • Holly Kennedy

    Jefferson in purple

  • Brett Ardiel

    Custer in Orange.

  • trisha mckee

    Lincoln. It doesn’t matter the color. My bulldogs are colorblind. It’s okay, they deal well with it. Never complain. But they do love their toys.

  • Richard Hicks

    Our dog would like Sanders

  • BreanneT

    My dog would like the Fergus.