Press Release


Kristen Smith (207)761.1515 ext. 101

Westbrook, Maine (July 23, 2013) – Gliding back into stores this winter is Planet Dog’s Orbee-Tuff® SPORT Hockey Puck. Planet Dog is excited to re-introduce an old favorite from the original Planet Dog SPORT collection that they launched for canine athletes years ago.

The Planet Dog SPORT line enables canine all-stars to demonstrate their skills with toys that capture the essence of human sports – but are offered in a size and durability designed for dogs of all ages, sizes and shapes. Available in 6 popular sport shapes, dogs dig these toys and their humans are glad to have their own sport balls to themselves without the drool and the teeth marks.

Ever tried to play pond hockey with a real hockey puck after a dog has had a face-off with it? The Orbee-Tuff SPORT Hockey Puck (3” diameter) is sure to score a goal for dog hockey fans because it can take the punishment that any doggy “defenseman” can dish out. Rating 3 out of 5 Chompers on the Durability Rating Scale, it is best for moderate chewers.

Some dogs can chew the leather and laces off a regular “pigskin” football faster than they can lick up spilled bacon grease. The Orbee-Tuff Football (6” long) is designed to stand up to the chewing of a big mastiff “linebacker” yet also has the throwability to toss a nice pass to that quick terrier going deep for a touchdown pass. The Football scores a 4 out of 5 Chompers, making it best for fairly aggressive chewers.

It’s too bad dogs can’t swing a baseball bat. If they could, the Orbee-Tuff SPORT Baseball (3 ¼” diameter) would go for a sure homerun. Though they can’t bat, four-legged friends are major league shortstops in the field and are sure to make an all-star play catching a line drive with it. This 5 out 5 Chomper ball is ideal for the most aggressive chewers.

The Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff SPORT Tennis Ball (2 ½” diameter in yellow) offers all the slams, volleys and serves of a tennis ball without the fuzz and vulnerability of a regular ball. In addition to rating 5 out 5 Chompers, it is also a perfect fit with Planet Dog’s Wood Chuck, an eco-friendly ball tosser.

Since dogs have four legs and no hands, soccer is a natural for them. Planet Dog offers the Orbee-Tuff SPORT Soccer Ball (5” diameter). It is perfect for four-legged dribbling. A great match for larger dogs, the Soccer Ball gets 4 out of 5 Chompers.

It’s a Dogleg left. Fore... – four legs that is… Canines will tee-off with Planet Dog’s Orbee-Tuff SPORT Golf Ball (2 ¼” diameter). For small dogs only, there is no golf score penalty assessed if you toss this ball out of bounds or into a “water hazard”. It’s a hole-in-one for the most aggressive chewers with 5 out 5 chompers.

Like all of Planet Dog’s durable Orbee-Tuff toys, the Planet Dog SPORT toys are bouncy, chewy, recyclable, buoyant and mint-scented. They are also made in the USA from non-toxic materials and are 100% guaranteed. They can be purchased online at and found at retailers across the country and around the world. Customers can also place orders through the company’s toll-free number (800-381-1516).

Planet Dog is proud to donate 2% of every purchase to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), its non-profit grantmaking organization, to support canine service programs across the country. Since 2006, PDF has given away more than 1 million dollars in cash grants and product donations to help dogs help people in need! For more information about the Planet Dog Foundation, please visit

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