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Doggie Toy Boxes

Updated on October 1, 2014

Where should dogs & pups put their toys?

It's that time of year to be thinking of gift giving! Of course, family pets enjoy their share of gifts, too! After all, they have been giving the gifts of love and companionship faithfully all year long! So, what do doggies have on their Christmas lists for Santa Paws? Here's what is on mine! (They are good for doggie birthdays and other special days, too!)

Oh, who am I, you ask? My name is Angel, I am the youngest child of the Johnson family. I am a six year old golden retriever who loves to take walks, chase my feline brother around the house, and play around with my brothers and sister in the backyard (they can't run as fast as I can, but you'll have to excuse them, they only run on their back two legs for some reason?).

You see, my mommy is learning to be a "Rocket Mom" here on Squidoo. Her first assignment was to create a lens with unique gifts. When I saw her staring blankly at her computer, I went over to lick her hand and see if I could help. As she rubbed my ears, she ask me what kind of gift I would pick that would be unique but practical for pet parents. My first idea was doggy treats and bones, but she said that was too ordinary. She wanted something that would help both pets and their families. So, I gave it some thought, and here are some suggestions I'm going to ask my mommy and daddy human to get me this year!

**Photo credits and thanks due to my big human brother & photographer, T. Johnson.**

To my fellow canines!

Dogs give humans so much love!

Have you ever had a day like this? You know the kind of day I mean. The day starts off when you diligently wake up 5 minutes before that noisy alarm thingy goes off to help get your family out of bed by jumping up and licking them in their faces. They grumble something unintelligently, but you know they are thankful that you woke them.

While they are taking turns showering, you prance on down to the kitchen to help finish off any breakfasts or unattended lunches. You know, they need to cut down anyway. I mean, did they really need that roast beef sandwich and cookies they put in that lunch bag? (No, the faithful dog has to eat it for them as a favor. We dogs burn off calories faster.)

Anyway, you successfully complete your job of getting everyone up and out to their jobs and schools on time, and now all you want to do is find your favorite toy to throw around and chew. But where is it? Hhmmm. Did you leave it on your bed? No, it's not there. Maybe it's under the dining room table? Nope. Near your dog dish? Don't see it yet! Maybe you left it on the couch? Go check, I won't tell your humans you were up there when you weren't supposed to. Not there? Now wouldn't it be great to have a special place to put all of your favorite doggie toys, bones, and supplies so you could find them? Don't you think a doggie toybox would be awesome about now?!?

Colors for Prince & Princess Toys!

Toy Box For Dogs - Pet Storage Box - Pink
Toy Box For Dogs - Pet Storage Box - Pink

A delightful pink toy box with soft, light, foldable, plush sides and handle will be perfect for your princess pooches like me! Blue ones are available for all the princely pups!

 

Good dog putting your toys away! - Could someone train me how to clean?

Petstages Good Dog Toy Box
Petstages Good Dog Toy Box

Good dog! What a great idea! If only I could read ...

 

Doggie Duel - I was told that real bones are dangerous to us doggies, so ...

What kind of bone do you prefer?

Rubber or plastic!

Rubber or plastic!

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    • deified 6 years ago

      ive heard rawhide can cut your doggies belly on the inside and possibly cause infection. ive also heard the same thing about real bones, specifically smaller bones found in chicken. from the research ive done, its lookin like nylabone dog bones are safest... kongs (tho, not a bone) are also approved for safety.

    • happynutritionist 7 years ago

      Rawhide isn't good for little dogs like Aspen's tummy, so we just stick with soft toys, her favorite are stuffed.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I prefer rubber for my dog, not a toxic as plastic, at least I think so. He does get rawhide now and then.

    Rawhide!

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      • Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

        Rawhides Rule!

      • momto4 lm 7 years ago

        My dogs prefer rawhides.

      • Joyfulmusic90 7 years ago

        Rawhide ris rest.

      Soft, light, and portable dog toy box! - I wonder if I can make this into a bed ... ?

      Zanies Fold Down Toy Box
      Zanies Fold Down Toy Box

      Great for at home or for travel, this soft, light toy box has handles to carry it around, and zippered corners for easy access to the toys!

       

      Where do I store my dog toys?

      Here is another example all dogs can relate to in order to convince your human parents and Santa that you need a toybox of your own.

      Imagine it is an evening that you have been enjoying playing with your toys and have left them all over the family room floor. Now, you're not the only one, your human siblings are pretty good at spreading toys all over the place, too! You are all having fun when Mom comes into the room. Uh, oh! You know from the look on her face that if the toys are not put away quickly, she'll start growling, and then it's no doggy treats for you after dinner! The children scramble to pick up all their stuff, take it into their rooms, and place in their toyboxes. There you are, wagging your tail at all the action going on around you when she says, "What about your stuff?" You carry your favorite toy over to drop it at her feet, and she just sighs. "Okay, let's clean up your things, too." She helps you collect your pull toy, chew toy, rubber bone, squeaky newspaper, teddy bear, and blanky. But, where do we put them? If only there were a place to store them when not in use that would help the room look neater ...

      Oh, by the way, the doggie in the picture is my cousin, Marshmallow!

      All dogs like to be pampered!

      Dog Pet Cat Wood Toy Chest Box
      Dog Pet Cat Wood Toy Chest Box

      Pampered pup? Who are you calling a pampered pup?

      Not me ~ I am just trying to do my part in keeping the house clean!

       

      Enjoy a giggle with this playful, snowy pup!

      Big, easy to clean toy box!

      Kangaroom Joey & Jane Collapsible Medium Toy Box, Pink
      Kangaroom Joey & Jane Collapsible Medium Toy Box, Pink

      What a pretty pink toy box this is! The soft, strong sides hold a large number of items and may even be stacked upon each other. It is easy to clean off doggie droll and germs on this vinyl. A velcro flap holds the box closed. I guess that's so I can't pull out my toys when company comes! It comes in three different sizes and colors.

       

      Double duty dog boxes?

      OurPets Big Bone Pet Toy Storage Bin
      OurPets Big Bone Pet Toy Storage Bin

      Hey, here's a thought! How about two of them? One could be for my toys, and the other for a place to store my dog food. It has a "secure-fitting lid" so I won't make a mess, and its neutral color can go with many decors.

       

      Merry Christmas

      animal lovers and pets!

      Doggie Duel 2

      What do you think of cats?

      They make great friends!

      They make great friends!

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        • kathysart 5 years ago

          Love kitties and doggies

        • Helene-Malmsio 6 years ago

          I have four cats (too many strays knock on my door!) and two dogs. Only Felix the Office Manager has to live on his own in the house's new home office (He misses his office full of hand-maidens filling his every need!), but everyone else gets along really well, as long as they follow the Queen Skitzi Cat rules.

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          Cats are really lovable independent little souls. We share our lives with 2 and we would be lost without them.

        • capriliz lm 7 years ago

          Actually, cats rule - literally! And dogs obey. I know my two cats would not be accommodating to a (gasp!) dog.

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          I have three cats and my dog wants to play with them all the time. Only thing is the cats don't.

        Dogs rule!

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          • Bobbala 5 years ago

            Love cats but Dogs rule!

          • Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

            Cats are ok...I've nothing against cats, as long as they don't live in my house.

            I was once long ago a 'cat person' but now... dogs rule!

          • happynutritionist 7 years ago

            I have a dog right now, so dogs rule, but there was a time when cats ruled, don't tell my dog though:-)

          • Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

            I like cats. I don't think my dog would like one in the house

          Other varieties of toyboxes!

          Guidecraft Fire Truck Toy Box
          Guidecraft Fire Truck Toy Box

          Okay, who says only kids can have fun! A firetruck red toy box is especially for my dalmation friends down at the firestation - all 101 of them!

           
          Little Tikes Giant Toy Chest Blue
          Little Tikes Giant Toy Chest Blue

          Little Tikes always makes sturdy products that last a very long time. This one is large enough to also store a blanket, dog treats, or even a bag of dog food along with the toys. You can choose it in different colors, but dogs are color blind, so it doesn't matter to me which one you pick!

           
          KidCo Bath Toy Organizer Storage Basket, White
          KidCo Bath Toy Organizer Storage Basket, White

          What are you snickering about?

          Doggies like to have their toys in the bathtub, too!

           

          A pup wants his own sled for Christmas! - He'll need a looong toybox for it!

          A message to all doggie families from Angel!

          A toy box would be a fantastic gift for Christmas (or anytime, for that matter), but how about some new toys to put in it! Woof, woof!! Your doggies will thank you with lots of warm licks and tail wags! I bet your dog will even let you play with them, too! I'm going to ask Santa Paws for these toys on my top 10 list!!

          Have a woofy Christmas, canines! - Merry Christmas canine families, too!

          Christmas nap after opening presents!
          Christmas nap after opening presents!

          Is this what you mean by a 'close-up shot', Mom?

          Is this what you mean by a 'close-up shot', Mom?
          Is this what you mean by a 'close-up shot', Mom?

          Give a "woof" to let me know about your favorite doggy items!

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              Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

              Nice selections! When Daisy was a puppy I had great visions of her putting her toys away in a cute doggy toy box. So far, she prefers the toys loose and eats the boxes. Maybe next year when she's a bit older. Lensrolling this lens to her lens as a reminder!

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              Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

              Love these cute toy boxes for dogs! Such fun. Of course I don't actually have a dog ... and my sister's Siberian Huskies usually eat everything in their path. One of them stores all the toys in her kennel though, so that keeps the place tidy.

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              Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

              Great dog boxes.

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              anonymous 7 years ago

              My dog puts his toys in a wastepaper basket, or at least the ones that fit. Thanks for the lens.

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              happynutritionist 7 years ago

              This is so cute! Aspen told me to 5star it and lensroll it into her Unique Gifts for Small Dogs lens.

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