If you’re staying close to home to practice social distancing, it’s essential to find ways to keep your pets entertained, healthy and happy.
While you’re trying to work from home, you may be faced with a cat who wants to sit on your keyboard, or a dog who decides to yap during a conference call — or just sits there looking at you with wistful eyes, holding a favorite toy or a leash.
Luckily, there are plenty of toys that provide ways to keep them busy while boosting their mental and physical skills.
From a treat-dispensing puzzle for dogs to a tower of spinning balls for cats, we’ve picked out some of our favorite interactive toys to keep your furry friends happy and healthy (and your furniture scratch- and chew-free!) while you WFH. The best part? Prices start at just $6.
Frisco Cat Tracks Butterfly Cat Toy ($7.98; chewy.com)
Stimulate your cat’s senses with this scratch-resistant tiered tower of spinning balls to keep Kitty entertained for hours.
Pet Qwerks Blinky Babble Ball Interactive Dog Toy ($8.54, originally $11.99; chewy.com)
If your dog perks up every time he hears the sound of another furry friend, he’ll love this Babble Ball, which flashes and makes up to 18 different sounds.
Haute Diggity Dog Woof Cliquot Rosé Dog Toy (starting at $12.95; nordstrom.com)
Give your pup this Dog Woof Cliquot Rosé squeaky toy so she can enjoy happy hour with you, too!
Suck UK DJ Deck Cat Scratching Pad ($20.98, originally $35; nordstrom.com)
Your cat will love laying down some beats on this cardboard DJ deck.
IFetch Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs ($115, originally $126.50; chewy.com)
Your dog can still play fetch while you work from home, thanks to this interactive ball launcher.
Haute Diggity Dog Lick Croix Barkling Water Plush Dog Toy ($15.95; nordstrom.com)
If your dog loves plush toys, this adorable “Lick Croix” bottle will be her new favorite.
Suck UK Laptop Cat Scratching Pad ($20.98, originally $35; nordstrom.com)
Working from home? Now your cat can stay busy right alongside you. This kitty laptop even includes a mouse.
Petstages Cheese Chase Tracks Cat Toy ($14.22, originally $24.99; chewy.com)
Your cat can chase, bat and play for hours with this interactive Cheese Chase toy. It’s even got a catnip-filled mouse to keep Kitty interested.
Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Puzzle Brick Dog Toy ($18.08, originally $24.99; chewy.com)
Increase stimulation and challenge your dog’s mind with this brick puzzle. He can flip and slide to reveal hidden treats in each compartment.
Youngever 24 Cat Toy Assortment ($9.95, originally $11.95; chewy.com)
This 24-pack of toys will keep your cat entertained for hours. It’s got tunnels, teaser wands, fluffy mice and more.
Kong Classic Dog Toy (starting at $7.49, originally $7.99; petco.com)
If your pup loves peanut butter, then this Kong rubber toy is a must-have. Fill it and freeze it for a treat or let her chew and play with it all day long. (Just make sure the peanut butter doesn’t contain the sweetener xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.)
LoveThyBeast Avocado Suede Dog Toy ($14.95; nordstrom.com)
Another cute toy (for light chewers!) in the shape of an avocado.
Tuff Mutt Hands-Free Bungee Leash ($22.97, originally $24.99; chewy.com)
This hands-free dog leash allows you to multitask while guiding your dog. Its strong dual bungee construction also absorbs Rover’s jerks and lunges.
Bergan Turbo Scratcher Cat Toy ($9.44, originally $10.49; chewy.com)
It’s hard to go wrong with a cat scratcher surrounded by a rolling ball that your kitty can bat around all day.
Pooch Cake Wheat-Free Peanut Butter Cake Mix ($6.99; chewy.com)
Just add water, an egg and vegetable oil to this peanut butter cake mix for dogs and soon you’ll be their best friend, too.
OurPets IQ Treat Ball Interactive Dog Toy ($9.95; chewy.com)
Prolong playtime with this treat-dispensing ball. Not only does it slow down feeding for dogs who eat too fast, but it stimulates their minds while keeping them entertained for hours.
P.L.A.Y. Nova Stick Toy ($14; nordstrom.com)
If your dog is a heavy chewer, she will love this Nova Stick Toy that’s ultradurable and cleans her teeth while she chews.
BarkBox subscription (starting at $22; barkbox.com)
An easy way to prevent your dog from distracting you is treating Rover to a BarkBox. These are delivered right to your door and are full of exciting toys and snacks to keep your pooch occupied while you try out one of your new hobbies. Plus, if you sign up before April 2, you can double your first box for free.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailer’s listed prices at the time of publication.