PurrfectPlay

Handcrafted Natural Pet Toys/ Cats and Dogs love them!

Chesterton, Indiana
| 8,213 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Pets love our toys because they reflect the shapes and textures found in nature and what our pets find interesting. We use natural and organic materials...no plastics, synthetics, or harsh dyes. Your dog and cat appreciate that! Our toys are interesting, well made, durable.... and most importantly... fun!

We believe there is no Planet B. Our pets are impacted by pollution and climate change just as much as us, maybe more. At the very least, they depend on us to take care and to take responsibility.

We take sustainability seriously. We strive to be nearly zero waste workshop and ship with minimal use of plastic. We are long standing Gold members of Green America and have recently joined 1% for the planet.

We ship daily and do our very best to get your orders out to their destination, packed with love and shipped as quickly as we can.

We gratefully share 3% of each sale with rescue organizations.
We always appreciate input and ideas! Just send us a note

Visit us @purrfectplay Instagram & Pinterest

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Last updated on Jan 9, 2023

Pets love our toys because they reflect the shapes and textures found in nature and what our pets find interesting. We use natural and organic materials...no plastics, synthetics, or harsh dyes. Your dog and cat appreciate that! Our toys are interesting, well made, durable.... and most importantly... fun!

We believe there is no Planet B. Our pets are impacted by pollution and climate change just as much as us, maybe more. At the very least, they depend on us to take care and to take responsibility.

We take sustainability seriously. We strive to be nearly zero waste workshop and ship with minimal use of plastic. We are long standing Gold members of Green America and have recently joined 1% for the planet.

We ship daily and do our very best to get your orders out to their destination, packed with love and shipped as quickly as we can.

We gratefully share 3% of each sale with rescue organizations.
We always appreciate input and ideas! Just send us a note

Visit us @purrfectplay Instagram & Pinterest

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About PurrfectPlay

Sales 8,213
On Etsy since 2013

Lovingly Crafted Natural Pet Toys

Purrfectplay's Mission:
To craft durable cat and dog toys with love, using Mother Nature as our inspiration. Our pet toys are only made with natural plastic free materials. For additional information you can visit our website at http://purrfectplay.com

Before Etsy and the renaissance of "handmade", finding nontoxic quality toys for my loved ones was super difficult--- almost all pet toys were made in China. Toys were made with bright synthetic materials and stuffed with who knows what! No way were my pets sticking those toys in their mouths!

So I pulled out my sewing machine and started making cat toys (to start). At first, I gave them as gifts, then I started taking special orders. Finally I founded Purrfectplay. I think you have heard this story before: find a need and fill it. That is what we still strive to do, every day.

We make our toys in our Indiana workshop. We are a very small band of radical pet toy makers....doing our craft with our tough vintage sewing machines and our nature based fabrics and wools. Our workshop is surrounded by gardens. If we are not making toys, we are out digging. Not a bad life! We are very grateful.

We are blessed to share 3% of each sale with rescue organizations. http://purrfectplay.com/giving-back-to-pet-rescue/

As a way to further focus our fierce love for this earth under our feet, we have joined 1% for the Planet https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org As members we contribute 1% of our annual sales to support their efforts.

We are also proud Gold Members of :
*Green America http://purrfectplay.com/green-america/

And support the Hoosier Environmental Council http://purrfectplay.com/hoosier-environmental-council

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  • Pam Wheelock

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    When I was a young girl, I always had a cat on my lap. As a teen, I designed cat toys and my own clothes. As an adult I studied biology/art & worked in rehab. Life has come full circle. How lucky am I !

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Last updated on Oct 15, 2022

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Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

We are always happy to add a personalized gift card to your order. Please let us know what you would like us to write on the card. If there are any special aspects of the card you would like included tell us this too!

Care instructions

Detergents: Use non scented gentle soaps on our toys and bedding. Pets are more sensitive to scent/chemicals than their human companions.

Dog Toys/Pet Bedding: Machine wash on gentle. Air dry and give them a final fluff to completely dry them - in the dryer.

Cat Toys: NON catnip toys can be machine washed on gentle. Air dry and give them a final fluff to completely dry them in the dryer.
CATNIP toys can be hand washed on the outside with a wet clean cloth to remove excess dirt. Some of our toys have removable sleeves and these sleeves can be machine washed on gentle. Do NOT wash the inner organic catnip part of the toy.

Our wool toys respond well to regular machine washing. Give them an extra rinse to remove soap residue

Sizing details

We have provided detailed descriptions so that you can decide on which toy is best for your pets.

Please consider age, weight, type of pet, and aggression with toys when you order.

IF you have ANY questions, we have years of experience selling pet toys and we are HAPPY to help you choose a size and/or type of toy for your special dog or cat!

What type of materials do we use in our cat toys?

Cats often play with their toys by chewing on them..they spend a lot of time in the cat's mouth.

Our cottons are all certified organic. Most of them come from the USA and are USDA certified. Some of our fabrics come from India (which has a growing organic cotton industry, which is great for the planet). These are GOTS certified.

Our stuffing is organic cotton, except our cotton jingle balls which are filled with natural agave fiber. Our catnip is USDA organic.

The majority of our toys are also dye free. Many of them are colorgrown (the cotton blooms in color and no dye is needed.)

IF eco dyed, they are always washed and triple rinsed.

Our hemp fabrics are also GOTS certified.
Our wools come from small family farms.

Wool Toys: Where does our wool come from? Is it humanely raised?

We are careful about the wool we use in our toys.

Our balls are made with regional wool, from small family farms with small flocks. The sheep are pasture raised and humanely sheered on their own farms. Raising sheep, in this way, is not super profitable. Families often do so as a hobby.

These wools are not certified organic because this process is expensive and makes sense only if you are a large producer. But..these sheep are raised naturally and only given meds if they get sick.

We are very lucky to have a local wool mill that processes using only gentle soap/water. No chemicals ever.

Our bunny yarn comes from a small east coast mill that uses traditional methods of spinning and also uses only small family farm wool!

What type of materials do we use in our dog toys?

Dogs often play with their toys by chewing on them..they spend a lot of time in the dog's mouth.

Our cottons are all certified organic. Most of them come from the USA and are USDA certified. Some of our fabrics come from India (which has a growing organic cotton industry, which is great for the planet). These are GOTS certified.

Our stuffing is organic cotton, except our hemp flyers which have a little natural agave fiber added to give them extra firmness.

The majority of our toys are also dye free. IF eco dyed, they are always washed and triple rinsed.

Our hemp fabrics are also GOTS certified. They come from Hungary and China.
These are almost the only areas that provide dependable quality hemp canvas.

What do we do to protect our customers with allergies and special sensitivities?

Our owner is particular sensitive to allergens, especially gluten. So we get how important these issues are!

Our workshop is smoke, pet, and scent free. (Except from catnip which is in its separate area. ) We are also a 100% gluten free environment.

None of our makers wear scented products while producing our products. We use scent free cleaners which are 100% natural (vinegar, etc). We do not have any "air" products in our workshop. All of our laundry products are scent free and low impact.

We pack our toys in simple paper bags and are very aware of any scent from arriving packages or visitors. This is important to us!

Sadly, during shipping some carriers wear scent. We share our concerns with them, as we all should.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Purrfectplay strives to be a zero waste company.

We limit our plastic packaging to only Eco Enclose products which are 100% post consumer and reusable. They are also quite light and decrease carbon load during shipping.

Our toys are packaged in paper or glassine bags/boxes. Our tags are repurposed or 100% recycled content Kraft paper.

Our gift boxes and bags are designed to be reused or useful after the gift has been received. Even our catnip bags come with seeds and instructions to reuse the bag to grown kitty grass.

We are always looking to step more gently on our planet. The only one we have!
If you have any other ideas or suggestions for us, please let us know.

Do you even offer sales? Do you offer wholesale or bulk pricing?

It is pretty rare for us to offer a sale or to offer bulk order pricing. But why??

Our fabrics are quite expensive and going up all the time. Organic and fair wage materials are way more expensive than plastic based fleece (even "eco fleece", whatever that is) or non organic heavily dyed cotton.

We pay our skilled makers a good/fair wage for their efforts. We want love and good intentions to go into every one of our toys.

So... it is very difficult to keep our pricing competitive AND to offer wholesale pricing or big sales.

Instead we focus on quality production and to design for joyful durable play. We want our toys to be affordable.. so the average person can provide their loved ones with safe quality toys.

How do we choose the right size wool ball for our dog?

The larger the dog, the larger the ball.
The bigger the mouth, the bigger the ball.
If your dog is toy aggressive, buy the larger ball-- it has more wool and will last longer.

Sizes: Our balls are handmade and the sizes may vary just a bit. The humans who make them are not nearly as perfect as a machine.

Size/diameter in inches (measuring across the width of the ball, not around the ball):

Extra Small= 1.5
Small= just under 2
Medium= 2
Large= 2.5
Jumbo= 3
Super Jumbo= 3 1/4

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