THE BARK SIDE | Quality dog products

Does the indestructible dog toy exist...?

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I’m a dog with a blog. How cool is that? Ok, for those of you who don’t already know me, I’m Brutus and I’m the boss at The Bark Side. I’m the face and voice of the business, chief product tester, and I’m the one who calls the shots. My people help me with stuff (I’m dictating this dog-blog to one of them) and I tell them which dog shows and events to attend. I’m a pretty big deal around here.

The Bark Side® was conceived from a need for quality toys for dogs. You’ve all seen those cheap toys on the bottom shelf at the supermarket (I haven’t because, well, I’m a dog and I don’t frequent such places, but I’ve heard stories so I know what I’m talking about). I’ll bet you’ve said, “Oh yes, I’ll get one of those for Fido; it’ll only last him five minutes with his massive teeth, but he’ll enjoy it”. I bet you also cursed when that dog toy was destroyed or otherwise ripped to pieces though.

Then there are the more expensive toys, but you’re not sure you want to take a punt on those. What if they’re destroyed in seconds? Are they indestructible? (Is anything?!) At least you only lost a few pounds when you bought those cheap dog toys. The clearing up of the destroyed toy is annoying, but at least you didn’t lose a lot of money. Mind you, between you and Fido, you’ve done your bit for destroying the environment (in a negative way, unfortunately) by adding to landfill with even more non-degradable waste.

But what if there was another option? What if you could do your bit for the environment (in a positive way!) AND be assured that you’re not wasting money? I promise you’re not asking too much, and it’s not too good to be true.

You see, here on The Bark Side we specialise in eco friendly dog toys. Not only that, but some of our ranges come with a manufacturer’s guarantee! I know you want to find out more. So here it is:

We stock quality, branded products. No cheap rubbish here. Have you ever heard of Beco Pets? Well they make some awesome toys from materials you might not even think about, like rice husk rubber, for example. Rice husk is a waste product from the rice-making process, and there’s not much that can be done with it...so Beco decided to use it to make dog toys. Mixing rice husk with natural rubber means a pretty robust dog toy, so much so that Beco give a money-back guarantee their ‘Beco Bone’ and ‘Beco Ball on a Rope’. There’s a money-back guarantee and if your dog manages to damage the toy then my people will give you the choice of a refund or replacement. No questions asked. Seriously.

And what about West Paw? You might not have heard of these guys; they’re from America, the land of rock music and hamburgers (or so my people tell me). West Paw have invented a synthetic product that they call Zogoflex® - but don’t be put off by the fact that it’s not natural or recycled, because Zogoflex actually recycles back into itself, and is a zero-waste product. In the USA West Paw have a programme for people to send their old Zogoflex toys back at the end of their life, and they recycle those toys into new dog toys! That service hasn’t arrived in the UK yet, but give it time and hopefully it’ll be here before you’ve finished with your toy. So, it’s a toy made from a zero-waste material, but so what? Well I’ll tell you – this stuff is so massively tough that the dog toys made from it come with a no-questions-asked refund or replacement guarantee. We stock the West Paw Jive (which is a ball with an erratic bounce – lots of fun) and the West Paw Qwizl, which is a bone-shaped toy you can use with or without treats.

These are seriously tough dog toys, and they’re ideal for tough chewers. Yes they cost a little more than those cheap toys from the supermarket or discount shops, but everything on The Bark Side is below RRP. Add that to the tough toy guarantee (check out the Guaranteed Products section) and I’d say you’re onto a winner. What do you have to lose? If your dog is a toy destroyer, then take The Bark Side challenge – buy one of our guaranteed toys and if super-jaws manages to damage it, choose a refund or replacement. It’s that simple.

Life is better on The Bark Side.