If you are a basketball fan or you know one of the millions of dog lovers who is, basketball dog toys will be a “nothing but net” purchase/gift. Here are a few of the Amazon options:
NBA Plush Basketball Pet Toy, LA Lakers
Options include: Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers.
Coastal Latex Basketball Dog Toy 2.75″ Dia
Classic latex squeaky toys.
Four Paws Rubber Basketball with Bell, 2.75-Inch
Rubber toys tend to hold up well for most chewer. The bell also tends to last longer as they can’t be crushed and I find the sound of the bell easier on my ears than many squeakers (not the squeakers last long in my home).
Grriggles Plush Basketball Champion Double Tugger Dog Toy, 9-1/2-Inch
Dog puzzle toy, these fuzzy basketball dog toys with a removable bone toy inside making it two toys in one. Squeakers in the bone insert. Double the fun.
Planet Dog Squeaky Plush, Basketball
Soft plush basketball with squeaker.
(Also football and tennis ball)
Know any kids who love dogs and basketball? Then don’t miss these heart-warming Disney movies:
Air Bud (Special Edition)
Buddy, the sensational real-life hoop hound with 22,000 career baskets under his collar, stars in this hilarious and touching Disney comedy critics cheered as irresistible family entertainment! When Josh Framm, a 12-year-old boy, finds himself in a new city with no friends, he’s too shy to try out for the basketball team. However, while practicing, he meets Buddy, a runaway golden retriever, who surprises him with his ability to score baskets. Josh and Buddy eventually make the school team, and the dog’s extraordinary talents spark a media frenzy one that attracts Buddy’s greedy former owner (Evening Shade s Michael Jeter), who wants to cash in on the dog’s notoriety. Boy and dog must keep one step ahead of the brute while at the same time rallying their school team to the state finals! Get ready to be delighted, moved and amazed by Air Bud, a timeless Disney favorite. Bonus features include Dog U Commentary With The Buddies, the Buddies Dish About The Story That Started It All, Original Theatrical Trailer
The canine star of Air Bud and its host of sequels is on the screen again, but this time Buddy, his girlfriend Molly, and their human owners Noah and Henry have their hands and paws full with a litter of five mischievous puppies that talk. From Budderball who’s obsessed with food to the meditating Bud-Dha and the dirt-loving Mudbud, each of the puppies is as unique as a sibling can be. When it comes time to adopt the young puppies into new families, humans and dogs alike are distraught and the puppies decide to run away. Enter a spoiled rich boy named Bartleby who wants Air Bud as a birthday present, a dim-witted cousin, and a doltish thug employed by Bartleby’s father, and mayhem prevails as Buddy and Molly get dog-napped and Noah, Henry, and the runway puppies all set out to rescue them. As the chase winds over the river, through the woods, to the drive in movie, and straight through the farmyard, slapstick comedy and satire reign and the whole gang learns an important lesson about the value of teamwork, love, and courage. While children ages 3 to 10 will delight in the capers of these cute talking puppies, most adults will find the plot predictable and the action less than riveting. Talent includes Don Knotts, Richard Karn, and Michael Clarke Duncan. –Tami Horiuchi