Fun and affordable dog toys under $15
Crackle Heads Alligator
This plush gator is cute and cuddly, and it makes all sorts of noises your dog will totally dig. The head crackles like a plastic water bottle, the body has a squeaker, and your dog has a blast. Keep in mind, though, that your dog should be supervised while playing with this toy, or any toy, for that matter. The moment any piece of a toy comes loose or begins to fall apart, you should dispose of the toy and replace it with something showing less wear-and-tear.
Atomic Treat Ball
We all know that mental stimulation is hugely important for dogs; especially dogs who tend to have a lot of excess energy. (Those of you with Lab puppies know what we’re talking about.) Treat-dispensing toys and food puzzles are a spectacular way to engage Fido’s brain in a way that offers an automatic reward. Plus, it’s so much fun to watch your dog try to figure out how to get to the kibble inside. If this is your first foray into the world of treat-dispensing toys, start out slow with something like the Atomic Treat Ball — save the “genius” level toys for later.
The Tizzi’s handles can be twisted to create a spiral when thrown, and the handles can be untwisted to hide yummy treats inside. It’s guaranteed against dog damage (although it’s still recommended you supervise your pup during play), buoyant, dishwasher-safe, eco-friendly and made in the U.S.A. Also? It’s one of our editor's dog’s very favorites.
Those owners with dogs who love to fetch are likely familiar with the Chuckit! family, and the Heliflight Dog Toy is an entertaining alternative to the standard tennis ball. It’s unsinkable, soft but durable, and the canvas top with soft rubber bottom makes it easy for your dog to grab. Bonus: It floats high on the water, helping your canine swimmer find and retrieve it.
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Made of 100-percent natural rubber, the Birdbal is one tough squeaker toy. But it has a softer side too — its wings are soft plush. It can be chewed and chomped or tossed and tugged for both indoor and outdoor fun. Plus, come on — the shape and design is a trip.
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Mini Humunga Stache
Who says dog toys should only appeal to your dog? This adorable Humungu Stache toy will give you the giggles every time your dog walks up with it in his mouth.
Need to keep your pup stimulated and busy for a while? Dog owners have long hailed the Kong for its durability and stuffability. Putting a little peanut butter inside is enough to keep many dogs out of your hair for half an hour, but there are plenty of ways to get even more creative!
Pearl the Pig
Not just a squeaky toy; Pearl the Pig comes equipped with her own story, and she’s quite the character! After all, it only makes sense that your pup should have a pal nearly equal in cuteness, right?
Sure, your canine might not especially care that her favorite rope toy is in the shape of a farm animal, but you might have noticed that we’re also fans of toys that appeal to our sense of style. The durable rope is great for playing tug or just tossing around the house. For safety reasons, make sure to put this toy away when you're done playing with it. The good news is that it's cute enough to store out of reach but still on display!
Got a hound who’s hell-bent on destroying every toy you bring home? Bionic toys offer a one-time, money-back guarantee that they’ll withstand the aggressive play pattern of your power chewer. The Toss-n-Tug’s shape provides your dog with several ways to pick it up. Flipping it “inside out” makes it an extremely durable tug toy, while the original shape creates fun flight patterns.