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02 June 2010 @ 07:52 pm
Can you help me find this toy???  
So, about two years ago we bought a 3- pack of balls from Target. They were different colors and had a halloween themed design on them. They had these packs at just about every holiday (For sure Valentine's Day and Christmas too- maybe Easter?)

Anyway, Benton LOVES his ball. We're down to one. And well, I don't think you can even call it a ball anymore:
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Does anyone know what company makes these? I've tried looking at target.com, various google searches and my local target. The last time I bought the pack it was in Southern California, and now I live in Seattle- so I'm not sure if it's a geographical thing or what.

Does anyone know if these are still available? Benton is CRAZY over this ball. He will literally fall asleep with it in his mouth! We've tried finding other plastic type balls to replace it with and he literally will snub them!
Joannamiss_upsetter on June 3rd, 2010 04:59 am (UTC)
I can't help you with the brand, but as someone that worked for target corporate for years....they may no longer be buying them from their outsource. This has happened to me several times...Most items that are at one target will be at most other targets, however they will base stock on clientele.

One option you do have is to call target corporate guest services and ask. They get all sorts of strange questions and they may have the answer! I hope they do for your sake.

Try 1.800.440.0680. I think that may be the number of the department I'm thinking of, but i've been out of tgt corp for almost a year now.

Good luck!
Tiffanyiftherainstops on June 3rd, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Oh thanks! I'll try calling later!
Ericaohboy09 on June 3rd, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
Are they specifically dog/pet toys or are they supposed to be for kids?

It's a good thing Ozzy's vice is tennis balls. I hopefully won't ever have an issue finding those. :-p
Tiffanyiftherainstops on June 3rd, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
They were sold in the pet department with all the holiday themed stuff (dog outfits, etc) so I'm pretty sure they were supposed to be dogs. We tried tennis balls, but he likes to be able to chomp down on the balls and he can't do it with those!
catluv66catluv66 on June 3rd, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
I have no help, but look how cute Benton is in the first picture! It's like he is keeping an eye on his "ball"!
Tiffanyiftherainstops on June 3rd, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what he does! We know we need to throw it out at this point because our pug is pulling parts off (probably to make him suffer no doubt).

We put it up high on a counter and he just sat and clucked and whined over and over for it. I feel so bad for him!
vix: paw in the Bowl Cam from Puppy Bowl 2006vix on June 4th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
I love that too! He's all STOP TYPING AND GIVE ME THE BALL!
Sburkesburke on June 3rd, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Don't know who makes them, but I got Lucy a pack of these from Target for Christmas and she LOVED them. Notice the past tense... :)
vix: paw in the Bowl Cam from Puppy Bowl 2006vix on June 4th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)
Might be a long shot, but you may consider Oriental Trading Company as a possible source -- they might surprise you!
C.a.t.h.i.e_simplyinlove on June 7th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen those but I hope you find them because I KNOW all too well how those toys are the perfect for dogs - violet is obsessed with the balls they have but of course they seem to never sell them anymore which is so frustrating!
Good luck!! maybe amazon??