hmmm…it is 2009 and I still can’t find a ball that my dogs can’t kill in 10 minutes!
Tennis balls, I buy those on e-bay by the hundred and we just throw them away as soon as they show signs of wear.
Then there are soccer balls and basketballs which ALL the dogs LOVE ! I throw a soccer ball into the daycamp yard and the dogs are thrilled…for 10 minutes.
And the price of soccer balls! Holy smokes that’s $12 for 10 minutes but I must admit it is a great 10 minutes…So, I do still buy them on occasion just so I can laugh and giggle at how much fun the dogs have.
But, there has to be something better! Seriously?
So, I remembered from Zoo trips that I would see the Polar Bears and Lions with toys in their exhibits – so what were those toys and where do I get some!
I found the BoomerBall (pictured above) at BoomerBall.com – This company has several different balls available ranging in price from $200 to $15 . To the left here is a picture of their Jungle Ball which is 20 inches and has a sidewall thickness of 1/4 inch and is only $135 ! I know that sounds crazy for a ball but if it lasts ? I haven’t decided yet so I am adding it to my wishlist! But if a tiger can play with it, it should last in a doggie daycare?
I also found a company called Desert Plastics who have a large variety of balls to choose from, their smallest is 17 inches with .439 wall thickness starting at $92 bucks… They did have a link to email them for their discontinued or overstock items, so I emailed them I will let you know if we get anything !
I also found the Canine Spirit Ball at Natural Horse Talk. The Spirit Ball is 25 inches in diameter with a PVC bladder to reduce puncture but the site says not for aggressive chewers. So, I am not sure what they consider aggressive chewer ? All my daycare dogs play pretty rough with the toys….This ball is $66 plus shipping…
I found a few more I will blog about later and add to my wish list !
Feel free to send me suggestions! For now I will just go play stick with the dogs !