Disclaimer: We received the Wooly Snuffle Mat in exchange for a review. Gogo Dogo only features products we feel are relevant to our readers. All opinions are our own.
This past winter was the longest I’ve experienced in my life. I enjoy the cold air, but our weather pattern was starting to get old. Rainy days, dark skies, and little time outside with Bain. While poor weather allows us to get creative with indoor activities, I wanted to add something new to our rotation.
Introducing – The Wooly Snuffle Mat
The Wooly Snuffle Mat is an exciting new toy designed to mentally stimulate your dog through sense of smell. Created by Paw5, a company that focuses on toys that offer environmental enrichment for dogs, the Wooly Snuffle Mat engages your pooch by getting them to use their nose and begin a symphony of snorts, snuffles and sniffs.
The Wooly Snuffle Man can be used by hiding treats in the jungle of fabric, while also making it a fun activity for fast eaters. The adventure begins with your dog trying to locate each one by using their nose. Check out this video of Bain and the Wooly Snuffle Mat in action!
As with all items I bring home, I’m always concerned with size. Not all products are designed for large breeds, but as you can see from our photos it suits Bain perfectly. The best part? The Wooly Snuffle Mat is a one size fits all, so dogs from large to small can snuffle away with their very own!
For life of a pet owner, there is an ongoing battle between odours, dirt, food and drool. It may not involve tricksy hobbitses and magical elves, but sometimes it is just as epic. The Wooly Snuffle Mat is washer / dryer friendly, so by being able to simply toss it into the machine gives us pet owners an edge in the battle against pet grime.
The Wooly comes in modern gray, a lovely colour that matches a variety of home décor. Sustainability is a focus at Paw5, and handmade Wooly Snuffle Mat’s help remove 2lbs of textiles from landfills by using safe recycled fabrics. Paw5 also believes in the Four from Five promise, which is to enrich the lives of pets, employees, the community, and our world. To help give back and keep up with zero waste manufacturing, Paw5 donates any cosmetically flawed Rock ‘N Bowls to animal shelters.
When we first received our Wooly Snuffle Mat I was immediately impressed with the quality of materials. Bain is pretty rough-and-tumble with most items he gets his paws on, but the feel and durability of the Wooly have me thinking I shouldn’t have to worry about any easy rips or tears.
Many owners are now realizing just how important it is to mentally stimulate your dog. We surround ourselves daily with our phones, jobs, and other activities, but what about Fido? Environmental enrichment is just as important as physical exercise, and the Wooly Snuffle Mat helps with this by stimulating a dog’s sense of smell. Is your pup a fast eater? You can hide kibble in the Wooly at feeding time if you have a Pooch Hoover Vacuum, I currently have the Bain 2.0 Cordless Series. By doing this, it will help mimic the hunt for food which will result in a happy pup on the inside and out. I’ve recently added the Wooly to our rainy day routine, and I get a kick out of the sounds Bain makes and his excitement when I say “Get your Wooly”.
I would highly recommend the Wooly Snuffle Mat for those looking to add some fun and excitement into their pup’s life. I believe in happy dogs, environmental sustainability and giving back to the community, and that is what Paw5 focuses on. Rock on, Paw5. Four big paws up!