UPCYCLED. DURABLE. FOR A GOOD CAUSE. Go Go Dog Toys has turned used fire hoses into a fun and durable tug-of-war dog toy for medium to large dogs. Dual grab handles give you the best grip to hold on to the toy even against the strongest tug-of-war players.
Due to the upcycled nature of the materials, each piece is slightly different (mixed colors and each from various fire departments). The stenciling is done when the hose is new, and is not added by the toy manufacturer. Each upcycled fire hose tug toy comes with a tag to identify the specific fire station the hose originated from.
Perfect for fetch and light tug of war
Gives new life to discarded fire hose
Reduces landfill waste
Made in USA
Gives back: Go Go Dog Toys donates a portion of all upcycled dog toys they make to the animal shelter of that particular fire company's choice, and $1 from each toy sold overall goes to the fire department where the hose came from.
READ MORE... WHAT DOES IT REPLACE? Dog toys made in other countries using new materials, plastic materials.
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF Each dual-handled tug toy is approximately 20″ x 3″ x 2.5″ and weighs about 1 pound.
Due to the recycled nature of the hose, toys may appear stained or discolored. Don't worry. All toys have been thoroughly cleaned in a pet and planet safe way.
Care: Rinse with clean water as needed. Dry on low heat if necessary or simply let air dry.
A note from the makers about chewing: The toss toy and tug of war toys are not recommended for chewing because they are made from a smaller diameter hose which holds less pressure. During our testing we found that they stood up well to most dogs, but could not withstand super chewers. In the interest of our customers and their satisfaction we suggest to only use the toys as intended. When the toss toys and tug of war toys are used as intended they will last many years. We actually still have the very first prototype we made for our chocolate lab to test and he still plays with it today (over 3 years later).
MATERIALS The material on the hoses vary based upon the need of each fire department and the age of the hose. Most are a cotton blend on the exterior and synthetic rubber on the interior.
SOURCING Made by hand in Pennsylvania.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
From Go Go Dog Toys: Our inspiration came to us through our everyday efforts to reduce waste. We were purchasing numerous dog toys which did not seem to last. The idea of having something sturdy like fire hose and something that would otherwise be thrown away inspired us to make our own toys from used fire hose. Now, we make them for your pets, too.
For every 100ft of donated fire hose we are able to create 4 free toys to be donated to a shelter of the fire department's choosing Each of our toys help fund fire fighting and provide toys to local shelters. Our toys are made from real fire hose which fought fires and saved lives.