Argo’s Favorite Dog Toy – Zisc by WestPaw

Posted on September 30, 2011 by Allie

Everyone has their sacred things.  For me, it’s my writing sweater.  For Argo, it’s his F-R-I-S-B-E-E.  And yes, we have to spell that word around here.  If you say the word frisbee in my house and are not prepared to promptly go outside and play for the next half hour or so, you will be treated to whining that rivals a five year old child in a candy store.

After we got Stella, frisbees turned into a disposable item in our house.  Stella’s favorite way to get Argo’s goat was to steal and shred Argo’s Frisbee any chance she got.  Oh, dog politics!  Drama! You don’t want to see Argo when he can’t find his frisbee.   Whining that rivals ten five year olds in a candy store!

So, I was constantly running to the store for frisbees and we were constantly throwing out destroyed toys. So wasteful and expensive! Argo and Stella have a few WestPaw Zogoflex toys (the Hurley was one of my favorite dog products of 2008), and they are amazing.

Practically indestructible and recyclable when they do get too grubby to keep (although that has yet to happen). So when I discovered that WestPaw came out with the Zisc, a frisbee made of Zogoflex, I bought two.  I believe we’ve had them for about a year, and even with constant use and abuse they have yet to have a single tear or toothmark.  Argo has one constantly hanging from his mouth, always be prepared, just in case someone might want to play F-R-I-S-B-E-E.  Stella has given up on trying to shred them, because despite her best efforts, the Zisc stays in one piece.

And yeah, I think Argo recognizes the spelled out word now, too.

From Good Things Green Things:

“A floatable flyer that goes the distance, Zisc® is a must-have toy for active dogs. More pliable than a hard-shell frisbee and faster than those made from fabric, Zisc is a perfect pick for trips to the park, yard or water. Flexible material makes this dog frisbee gentle on soft mouths and easy to pick up. In the world of frisbee-style dog toys, Zisc flies to the top. Made with durable and buoyant Zogoflex material, Zisc is guaranteed against dog damage. While the Zisc dog toy is not designed to be a chew toy, it is designed to withstand as much active play as dogs can dish out while playing frisbee. Zisc is made in the USA, 100% recyclable, non-toxic and even dishwasher safe.”

Good Things Green Things has been so kind to donate a whole collection of Zogoflex toys to the #DogKarma Rescue Prize Pack over at my personal blog.  You can learn more about #DogKarma and enter to win the prize pack for yourself or your favorite rescue here.

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