Updated for 2024

If your dog tears apart every toy he can get his mouth on, you aren’t alone. It’s a struggle many dog owners face. 

You bring home a new toy, toss it to your pup and 5 minutes later you have a shredded mess. It is so frustrating, especially when dog toys can cost $10, $20 or more!

I’m laughing as I type that because our dog Bear can destroy a toy in less than 60 seconds. Any dog toy that is soft and plush, he feels the need to shred that thing to pieces.   

One of my jobs as a volunteer at the Humane Society is to pass out toys to the dogs. More than half of the dogs aren’t allowed to have soft toys because they shred them, which causes a choking hazard. And believe it or not, I’ve even seen some Kong’s with pieces chewed off!

No dog toy can be 100% indestructible, because the reality is that some dogs can chew through just about anything put in front of them. But I did find four companies (listed below) that offer a lifetime guarantee!

It’s important to remember to never leave your dog alone with a new toy without knowing if he can shred it and swallow any pieces that could cause harm. 

So, I decided to go out and ask our community… what their dogs’ favorite indestructible toys are? So here we go, dog-tested, and parent-approved. 

You can find the full list of toys in my Amazon Indestructible Dog Toys shopping list here. 

Kong Extreme Toys for the Heaviest Chewer

4 kong black toys.

Kong has a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. For this reason, I recommend any Kong dog toy or chew. Kong does have different levels of durability. So make sure to look for the “Extreme” label.

We have a few Kong Extreme items, including the classic Kong, flyer, and tire.

We fill the classic kong with peanut butter and other healthy foods and then freeze it for long-lasting entertainment. You can possibly do this with the tire also, but we use it as a toy.

What I like most about the Kong flyer is that it’s easy on the dog’s mouth. The hard plastic ones sometimes make their mouth bleed from catching too much. If I give the dogs a choice between a standard plastic frisbee and the Kong flyer, they choose the Kong every single time.

It’s important to note that the flyer is not meant to be a chew toy, so do not allow your dog to play alone. It is meant to be an interactive toy for you and your dog to enjoy together.

Other available Kong Extreme items include a ball, dental chew, ribbon chew and rope toys. In my experience any rope toy can pose a choking hazard so I recommend staying away from those if you have a heavy chewer.


West Paw Toys for Aggressive Chewers

green and orange west paw dog toys

What I like most about West Paw toys is that they are made in America and dishwasher-safe. They are 100% recyclable, BPA-and-phthalate-free, non-toxic, and FDA-compliant. Plus, West Paw has a 100% guarantee!

We have a few of the West Paw Toppl‘s. We use them like the Kong and fill them with peanut butter and other healthy foods. I actually like the Toppl a little better because of their shape.

And we have a couple of their toys, including the Zogoflex Bumi and Tough Chew. They’ve lasted so long that the dogs no longer find them fun. But if I rotate their toys, they will play with them again.

These West Paw toys may be on the expensive side, but when 100% guaranteed against dog damage by manufacturer, how can you go wrong?


Monster K9 Dog Toys for Aggressive Chewers

Monster K9 toys have a Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. They claim they’ve been tested by Pitbulls, German Shepherds, and other aggressive chewers and large dogs.

Selection is limited to a boomerang, chew ring, ring ball, beast ball, and chew stick. They are all black like the Kong Extreme toys.

While I do not personally have any Monster K9 toys for my dogs, they do have 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon. And our Rescue Dogs 101 community recommended Monster K9 when I surveyed them.


Ruff Dawg Dog Toys

4 colorful RuffDawg toys

RuffDawg dog toys are 100% Made in the USA of FDA-approved recyclable materials, free of phthalates, latex, and BPAs.

We don’t have any RuffDawg toys for my dogs, but our Rescue Dogs 101 community recommended the RuffDawg brand in our survey. I like that Ruff Dawg has bright-colored toys vs. the boring black ones.

Choose from a variety of chew toys like the Dawg-Net, or fetch toys like the Ball, SuperTug, Flyer or Stick.

These toys are indestructible with a lifetime replacement guarantee from RuffDawg.


Goughnut Dog Toys

GoughNuts is another brand recommended by our Rescue Dogs 101 community. The GoughNuts toys have been designed by mechanical and polymer engineers.

With a lifetime guarantee, if your pet can chew through the outer layer to expose the inner red layer, GoughNuts will replace your toy.

You can find a variety of quality, durable sticks, rings, tugs and balls.


Nerf Dog Toys

Two Dogs (Bear and Ginger) playing tug with their Nerf Dog Flyer.

Nerf isn’t just for human kids but for furr kids too! We have the Nerf flyer, Football, and Squaker Balls. Some Nerf dog toys are tougher than others, so make sure to supervise your dog.

While Nerf Dog products are not covered by any guarantee, they are constructed from food-grade heavy-duty rubber and are weather and water-resistant.

As you can see in the photo above of my dogs, Bear and Ginger using the Flyer as a tug, it’s very durable. This flyer lasted more than 6 months of very rough play, I couldn’t say that for a plastic flyer.


Jolly Pets

4 durable dog toy balls

Jolly Pets is known for its Jolly Ball. It is guaranteed to be indestructible, and made of high-density plastic. This is a hard plastic ball, so don’t expect your dog to be able to pick it up with his mouth. It’s more of a push-and-play ball.

But take a look at the variety of options from Jolly Pet, they have balls, tugs, and chew toys.


TUFFY World’s Tuffest Soft Dog Toys

puppy playing with a three-way Tuffy dog toy.

Some dogs just prefer a soft toy over a rubber one. That’s where Tuffy comes in. Tuffy has created a toughness scale to help you decide which one upholds your dog’s chew strength. Tuffy toys are even machine washable.

We have a few Tuffy toys for our dogs and they love them all. I think our favorite is the 3-way tug. I have a stack of stuffed toys that need surgery, but not our Tuffy toys. They have held up to all four dogs playing, chewing, and tugging!


How do I get my dog to stop destroying toys?

Start by asking WHY your dog is destroying his toys. Is your dog bored? Or maybe just being a typical puppy? 

Most dog toys are designed to be interactive with you, not to be left alone with the dog. So if you didn’t notice with the list of indestructible dog toys above, most of them are meant for chewing on. 

If your dog is destroying toys because he’s bored, the answer is simple… exercise your dog more. Take him for more walks, play dog puzzles together, and spend more time together. 

Indestructible Dog Toys with a Lifetime Guarantee

It’s hard to find a dog toy that carries a lifetime guarantee. I mean really, how can someone guarantee that a dog can’t tear a toy apart. 

But I found four companies that stand behind their durable dog toys with a quality guarantee:

West Paw

“West Paw offers even more ways to keep you—and your dogs—happy. West Paw guarantees every product we manufacture here in Montana – that’s all of them. If you are unhappy with the performance of a West Paw product, we’ll replace or refund your purchase. It really is that simple, easy, and hassle-free.” 

MonsterK9

LIFETIME MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE – if you’re ever not 100% satisfied, get an instant, no questions asked refund.”

Ruff Dawg

Ruff Dawg’s NEW Indestructible toys are designed for the most demanding dogs! The Lifetime guarantee means that if your dog damages or destroys it, we’ll replace it for you free of charge!

GoughNuts 

“GoughNuts Safety Guarantee – If your dog chews through the outside wear layer of any GoughNuts Ring or Stick, Green, Black, Yellow or Orange, to expose the indication layer, Red, GoughNuts will replace your toy.  GoughNuts, “Chew Toy Safety Indicator” is a mechanism for the dog owner to see a clear indication of when to take the GoughNut from the dog.”

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About the Author

Debi McKee

Debi McKee is the expert behind Rescue Dogs 101 where she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She is a mom of 3 human kids and 4 dogs and volunteers for a local dog rescue and Humane Society. Click here for more about Debi and her passion for helping you and your dog.

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