About

Hello! I’m Valerie and the proud mom to these three furries: Caslon, Josefin and Frank. Caslon (pictured first) and Frank (the cat) have been with my husband and I since they were babies, and Josefin was a recent addition, coming from the Oregon Dachshund Rescue (ODR) in June 2016.

In 2016, I began making and donating upcycled fleece tug toys to the ODR dachshunds awaiting their forever homes. The tugs were popular and came with great feedback so I increased my production and started Merch Pet Toys. (If you didn’t catch the reviews, check out the ‘what people are saying’ section on the homepage.)

The tug toys are all made by me in Portland, Oregon with fleece from second-hand stores (blankets, snuggies, scarves, baby onesies…). They come in a variety of sizes from tiny to large tugs for your cat or dog to love, play, chew and tug on. I have a huge stock of different colors and patterns so if you’re interested in a custom order, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll see if I can make it happen!

Currently the toys are available at: Tré Bone, Nature’s Pet Market (St. Johns), Sellwood Pet Supply, Sniff Dog Hotel, Portland Pet Supply, Zimmer’s Grooming Salon and Second Nature in Gresham. You can also purchase them here, with free local pick-up or shipping anywhere in the United States. (If your billing address is outside of Portland but you will be here to pick up the item/s in person, shoot me a message and I’ll send you a code to subtract the shipping cost from your order!)

Wholesale pricing is also available– if you’re interested in purchasing 12 tugs or more, please contact me so I can set up a custom order for you.

Did I forget anything? I welcome your questions or comments here! Thank you for visiting; come back soon! You can also check out the latest via Facebook or Instagram.

Wags, purrs and kisses,