Thursday, November 10, 2011

Planet Dog's Sustainable Wood Chuck
Takes Fetch "Green"

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
© B. Boyko
I Think I Have Tanner's Attention!
Gone are the days of tennis balls that lay in landfills forever. Plastic ball throwers move aside. Planet Dog's Wood Chuck has stepped in with an Eco-friendly chucker for girls like me who are eternally throwing-challenged.


Made of a bamboo body with  reused cork scraps for a grippable, sweatproof handle, the bambo Wood Chuck doesn't stop there at sustainability. The ball that comes loaded in its throwing  mechanism is an Orbee-Tuff RecycleBall. Check out what I learned about this Earth-friendly product at their website:

"What other toy company takes their leftover material and makes productive use of it? We don't know of any. Our RecycleBALLS® are made from "regrind" - 100% 1st quality Orbee-Tuff® material that would otherwise be discarded."
© B. Boyko
Yes, Definitely!
When our Planet Dog Wood Chuck arrived, Tanner and I had to head for the dog park, where there was room for a real thrower to show off! As it turned out, Tanner enjoyed a great game of Fetch with a friendly Chocolate Lab as well, while other dogs experimented with the chewability of the toy intermittently. Suffice it to say this ball got a good workout. Despite its softer feel and flexibility, it has continued to hold up well under numerous power jaws it has come in contact with. 

All balls eventually split, and when they do, they deserve the proper burial, out of Fido's reach in the recycle bin or dumpster. Don't leave a torn or busted ball out for play, as this becomes a dangerous plaything. Replacement Orbee-Tuff RecycleBalls are available at pet superstores and online. 

Planet Dog's labeling for the Wood Chuck also mentions that some tennis balls fit nicely into the holder. It simply depends on the age and wear of the ball, which affect its flexibility for fitting into the holder. 

No laughing at my throwing form. I know I throw like a girl. You don't see Tanner complaining, now do you? Of course not! He knows a good Fetch game always starts with mom. After all, Mom taught Tanner the game. Enjoy the show. Then  let's have some fun with a giveaway. We love a sustainable toy!














No purchase is necessary to win. The Wood Chuck shown in these photos was provided for a product review; I was not paid to evaluate this product. The opinions included here are my own. Feel free to check out my Giveaway and Contest Rules for more detailed information.

24 comments:



K-Koira said...

what an awesome product. It is great to see companies start working on more environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic.



sagechronicles said...

This sounds like a great product. I recently saw one in one of our better pet stores and considered buying it--I use a ball thrower all the time. It's nice to know it works well.



Culturedk9 said...

GREAT product! A way to keep the slime off of your hands (grin) AND help the environment. Thanks for sharing Carrie!



Shelley P said...

Planet Dog generously donates 2% of every sale to help fund working dogs.



Anonymous said...

Wood Chuck® bamboo core offers strength and maximum chuck-ability with an ergonomic cork handle for comfort and grip-ability throw, after throw, after throw. I like that the employees are expected to spend 4 hours of every month working with an animal-related non-profit organization.

Sharon Gilbert - sjgilbert@aol.com



Ashley Jones said...

I learned they make a toy (artichoke) with B12 vitamin in it!



Ashley Jones said...

The Planet Dog Wood Chuck is made primarily out of sustainable Bamboo that grows nearly 24 inches a day. Two percent of Planet Dog purchases go to fund service dog training nationwide.



katie mitchell said...

I learned they make an Orbee-Tuff® adopt that says Sit for treats. Stand for adoption!



katie mitchell said...

The Planet Dog Wood Chuck is made primarily out of sustainable Bamboo that grows nearly 24 inches a day. Two percent of Planet Dog purchases go to fund service dog training nationwide



Gloria Walshver said...

Wow what a great idea
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Cynthia Downer said...

I learned that they have adorable fast-drying "slobber-wick" toys :)



Cynthia Downer said...

The Planet Dog Wood Chuck is made primarily out of sustainable Bamboo that grows nearly 24 inches a day. Two percent of Planet Dog purchases go to fund service dog training nationwide.



clenna said...

My dog and I could have a great time playing with this. I found out that the company supports service dog organizations with 2% from every sale of their merchandise.



clenna said...

"The Planet Dog Wood Chuck is made primarily out of sustainable Bamboo that grows nearly 24 inches a day. Two percent of Planet Dog purchases go to fund service dog training nationwide."



Lori Miller said...

The Planet Dog line of Eco-friendly toys are recyclable!



Lori Miller said...

The Planet Dog Wood Chuck is made primarily out of sustainable Bamboo that grows nearly 24 inches a day. Two percent of Planet Dog purchases go to fund service dog training nationwide



Misty said...

I learned that they are learning ways to recycle and reuse more and more things everyday.



Misty said...

"The Planet Dog Wood Chuck is made primarily out of sustainable Bamboo that grows nearly 24 inches a day. Two percent of Planet Dog purchases go to fund service dog training nationwide."



Rick said...

I love that they are all recyclable.



Rick said...

The Planet Dog Wood Chuck is made primarily out of sustainable Bamboo that grows nearly 24 inches a day. Two percent of Planet Dog purchases go to fund service dog training nationwide.



Nancy said...

I like to see the sustainability of the bamboo.



Nancy said...

The Planet Dog Wood Chuck is made primarily out of sustainable Bamboo that grows nearly 24 inches a day. Two percent of Planet Dog purchases go to fund service dog training nationwide.



Olivia Rubin said...

There are several wonderful features of the PlanetDog Wood Chuck. My favoite is that a percentage of purchases go to fund service dog training. I wouldn't have my Olivia, it wasn't for actions such as these



Anonymous said...

Super that it is recycled. I am a recycle freak!

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