KONG dog toys founder Joe Markham loved his trained police dog, Fritz, but was frustrated by his destructive chewing habits. While other dogs might have chewed shoes or a favorite purse, Fritz loved crunching on sticks, rocks, and other harmful items. His teeth were at risk for damage, his need for stimulation and play was not being met, and Joe was at the end of his rope. While working on an old VW Bus one day, Joe started tossing out car parts in a desperate attempt to lure Fritz away from that day’s favorite rock. Fritz was immediately taken with a rubber suspension part and dropped it in Joe’s lap to play. The erratic bounce and toughness of the rubber captivated Fritz and inspired Joe. Joe had discovered the ideal shape and material for an innovative line of dog toys, plus a variety of cat toys as well.
KONG has been making their own proprietary, pet-safe, built-to-chew rubber dog toys ever since. Dogs love the way KONG dog toys bounce, and you’ll love the way a KONG toy keeps them engaged. KONG toys are the best of the best in quality, originality, variety, safety and value. They’re dishwasher-safe and nontoxic, with a hollow center that can be filled with food for dogs to lick and chew. KONG dog toys come in sizes for all dog breeds, from extra-small to extra-large, including puppies. They include interactive dog toys, fetch toys like dog toy balls, stuffed plush dog toys, KONG’s signature rubber toys, and more.
Chewy also has many KONG toys made for cats, such as interactive cat toys, teasers, cat toy balls, cat scratchers, laser cat toys, catnip toys, and more. The hundreds of KONG dog toys and KONG cat toys in Chewy’s online pet supplies store is sure to provide your favorite pet with an outlet and countless hours of playtime and fun.