Skinneeez are plush toys that contain no stuffing so that there is no mess(yet more importantly – less of a choking hazard). Two squeakers are sewn into the toy to provide ample noise generation for your pups delight.
Durability(3/10): This is not a toy that will last a long time if the play is unsupervised. Lilo showed a strong tendency to want to jump around and shake the toy – which doesn’t hurt it too bad. She also liked to carry it around “proudly” – squeaking it like it was on a mission. This managed to fold one of the squeakers in half(it still emitted a high pitched noise when caught at the right angle however). Once the dog gets into chew/pull mode though this toy falls apart, much to my dismay(it was cute!).
Entertainment Value(Me: 9/10, Lilo: 10/10): This has been one of the most actively enjoyed toy of Lilo’s that I have which doesn’t require my participation. She jumped and twirled and strutted, flailing her toy back and forth, tossing it around, proudly showing us her ability to make it squeak. I gave this an 9 only because the squeaker is only entertaining for so long. If my hearing wasn’t so tuned to high pitched noises I could probably dismiss it and give this a 9.5 or 10.
House Safety(9.5/10): It’s practically weightless, and it’s soft. The only reason it’s not 10/10 is because if you leave the dog with it and it gets torn up you’ll have to clean the floor.
Smell(10/10): It comes to you smelling neutral. I didn’t notice anything before it got destroyed but this seems like an extremely easy clean if the toy isn’t demolished.
Ease of Cleaning(9/10): While I didn’t have to clean it in any in depth manner, the toy brushes off/shakes easy and I could have easily cleaned it in a sink.
Some Uses: Gentle tug toy, fetch toy, independent play toy.
Cost: For the 23″ Skinneeez I handed over $8.99. Link to Amazon for 23inch.
Mini Skinneeez: 13″-14″ (for small dogs)
Regular Skinneeez: ~24″ (for medium sized dogs)
Jumbo Skinneeez: 35″-36″ (for larger dogs)
Bottom Line: I loved letting Lilo play with this toy and I’d like to give her more. The price tag is fairly high for how easily the toy is demolished – I would have liked something with a bit more strength in it. Overall if your dog likes to shake and squeak this is a great toy – just don’t leave them alone with it if they also like to chew.
Note: It’s important to remember that nothing is indestructible and all good things will come to an end – monitor the condition of this toy and please remove it when it shows considerable amounts of wear and tear.