West Paw salamander

WestPaw Salamander toy (5 biscuits)

Our take: WestPaw has several animal shapes besides this hilarious salamander in their line of eco-friendly plush toys, including a frog, turtle, fish, and the ubiquitous dog bone. I like the good grabbing parts on the salamander.

With a covering made from 85 percent recycled plastic bottles and recycled polyfill batting stuffing, it’s got good eco-credentials. It also contains the squeaker that makes my dog’s heart sing. The salamander comes in four colors (oatmeal, sage, willow, and burnt orange), is machine washable, and made in the U.S.A.

Cost: middle

–Phyllis DeGioia

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