Its that time of year when doggies dream of Santa and all the new toys they are going to get for the holiday. Last year, I got two new toys, a sweater and a new collar. Yeah…. I know, I am a lucky girl.
Sadly, the doggies who don’t have human Moms and Dads aren’t so lucky. My human told me that Santa does not go rescues and shelters. That means all the homeless doggies won’t get toys for holiday. I was totally bummed out by this. I used to be at a shelter. It was a really sad place.
We can’t let all those doggies have a sad holiday. So my human and I decided to make toys for them. But like Santa we can’t make toys for the tons and tons of doggies who are spending the holiday in a rescue or shelter. Sooooooo….. we are asking for your help. Can you help us make Toys For Furry Tots?
Grab your human and lets show them how its done. It’s really easy and really inexpensive. Here is how to make them:
- Get two pairs of socks (we bought ours at the dollar store $2)
- A Pack of Kong Squeakair Tennis Balls (Purchased at Target $5) We like these balls because they are durable and they squeak without the need for the little plastic squeaker.
Put one ball in each sock. Tie two knots at the end each sock. Make each knot as tight as possible. Then make four evenly spaced cuts at the bottom of the sock. This makes it fun when the toys is shaken back and forth:
Yeah!!! All done!!! For about $7 and in about 10 minutes, you have created four (4) dog toys. The balls come in different sizes from xtra small to xtra large. If you use really long socks you can put more than one ball in each sock just be sure to tie a few very tight knots between each ball. The pink and brown sock is the toy my human made for me with really long socks and two different sized balls. I’ve been playing with it for months now and its still looks pretty good.
Please ask your human to make as many as you can afford. Then, contact your local, independent, no-kill rescue for information on how you can donate them. To find a rescue in your area go to PetFinder.com
. If we can get enough pups and their humans to make Toys for Furry Tots,
lots of homeless doggies will have toys for the holiday. We are making toys for the doggies at Have A Heart, Inc.,
the rescue where my human Mom volunteers.
→ Happy toy making! Don’t forget: Life is better when you love and obey your human.
→ Note from the human: Neither Bark Scratch and Sniff nor Dog Pack Snacks is in anyway affiliated with the Kong Company nor were we compensated for or asked to include their products in this post.
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