Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: The Chuckit LIGHTPLAY Toy & Giveaway

Photo of Fuzzy by Gary Rohde

When it comes to testing toys, I have an assortment of volunteers. One of the most avid toy testers is Fuzzy who has owned Gary Rohde in Southern California ever since Gary rescued him from a shelter. A rather insecure, anxious dog who seemed to come not with baggage but a full set of luggage, he has flourished under Gary's loving care, great socialization and gentle training. 

Photo by Gary Rohde

Fuzzy has turned into a connoisseur of dog toys. Give him one and he'll be happy to play until he has either destroyed the toy or finally grows tired, whichever comes first.  When I was offered an opportunity to test Chuckit, a LIGHTPLAY toy by Petmate, Fuzzy was a pretty obvious choice. 

LIGHTPLAY Toys aglow!

A bonus of this group of new toys is that it can be seen when it's starting to get dark and great indoors to keep you from falling over the toy in the middle of the night if it's still charged. The Max Glow rubber charges under a bright light - including light from a cell phone in less than 10 minutes and the glow lasts for up to 30 minutes of nighttime play.

Lucas & Fuzzy Photo by Gary Rohde

I asked that one of the toys be shipped directly to Gary and Fuzzy.  It arrived quickly and Fuzzy immediately bonded with the box - after all, it was for him, contents and all.  

Gary unpacked the toy and Fuzzy loved it, playing with it on the sofa in their apartment. Then off they went for the real test - outdoors on one of their multiple daily walks.

Photo by Gary Rohde
Gary is disabled but even he could play with the toy, throwing it for Fuzzy in the safety of a friend's yard. Then he enlisted one of Fuzzy's friends, a young man named Luke and while Gary shot still pictures and video, they played together with the joy kids and dogs seem to naturally share.

Fuzzy gives this toy 4 paws up!  Gary and Luke seem to concur. The fact that Fuzzy hasn't been able to destroy it is another major plus since he's hard on toys.  Gary enthused that, "Fuzzy loves it!"

As you can see in the pictures (and the video below), Chuckit is a big hit with Fuzzy, Gary and Luke. 

If you want to learn more, you can go to Petmate's website:

Video of Fuzzy & Luke by Gary Rohde

If you want a LIGHTPLAY toy for your special canine friend, please comment on this post. A winner in the U.S. will be chosen at random from all entries.  Check back on Monday when I'll announce the lucky winner!

NOTE:  I was not paid for this review. The toy was sent to Gary Rohde so he and his dog, Fuzzy, could test it.  No money changed hands. This review is based on Gary's experiences with the toy, his dog and their young friend, Luke.


Anonymous said...

I saw these at the store but wasn't sure they would work. My Rotties like the regular Chuckit but it would be great to ne able to play after dark.

Flo in LA said...

Sounds like a winner, Darlene -- like you!9850

Whippeteer said...

Now that the days are getting shorter, this would be a lot of fun in the yard. The whippets would love it! They love the regular chuck-it.


Darlene said...

Thanks to each of you for posting a comment and it's nice to read such positive comments! The toy certainly has Fuzzy's seal of approval!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I have several foster dogs -- one (or more) of them would certainly LOVE these toys. They are all so appreciative of anything they are given.
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Darlene said...

Thank you for commenting, Carolsue. I think it's wonderful that you're fostering. I'm sure whoever wins, there will be at least one very happy dog. :-)

Kristen said...

Looks like so much fun! If I win I'll gift this to a friend for her big energetic dog. He'll love it!

Daniel Scott said...

Kouga would love to play with these toys. We live in a rural area and we could play after dark with these. Sometimes I do not get home until after 7:30 when it is already dark. We go into town to take walks but this would be a great alternative.

Darlene said...

Thank you Kristen and Kristen and Daniel. You both entered in the nick of time. :-)

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