NECESSITY—AND LOVE—IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION AT KONG.
KONG founder, Joe Markham, loved his trained police dog, Fritz, but did not love his destructive chewing habits. Where other dogs might have chewed your shoes or favorite purse, Fritz loved to crunch on rocks, sticks and other harmful items. Fritz’s teeth were wearing down and his need for stimulation and play was not being met, and Joe was frustrated.
One day, while working on a VW Bus, Joe began throwing out car parts to Fritz to lure him away from those rocks. Fritz was immediately taken with a rubber suspension part and dropped it in Joe’s lap to play. The erratic bounce and toughness of the rubber inspired Joe.
We’ve been making KONGs from our own proprietary, pet-safe, built-to-chew rubber ever since. Dogs love KONG. The way it bounces keeps them engaged and ready to play. It has a soft mouth feel for a satisfying chew and, of course, it’s super durable. Owners love KONG too; they can stuff it, throw it, leave it out in the yard — KONG keeps coming back for more.
Dogs and their owners choose the original KONG and all of our other favorite toys because they’re fun. KONG toys are the best of the best in quality, originality, variety, safety, and value. Give a dog a KONG. They’ll be the first to show you: it’s not just a toy, it’s a KONG.
KONG — DOGS NEED TO PLAY.
Dogs never stop finding ways to have a good time, and KONG gives you and your best friend more fun per square inch than any toy on the planet. So what’s the magic?
We are committed to quality. Everything we make is the absolute best it can be without any corners cut, ever.
We take pride in being an original. Like our Classic KONGs, made with natural KONG rubber, it’s the reason people and pets all over the world know KONG by name.
We know dogs need variety. It’s a fact: dogs get bored, just like we do. So KONG has toys in all kinds of shapes and sizes. We keep the healthy play coming — and we never stop innovating.
Safety is always at the top of our list. We would never make a bad decision for your best friend, period.
A lot of thought goes into making KONG the best choice for your best friends.