a innovative pet toy line inspired by real dogs and their everyday
play. While most dogs really love their plush toys, plush
toys are not really interactive and, since they do't work
well as a fetch toy, do not provide much exercise. For increased
interactive play, generally throwing some type of ball or rubber
toy was the only option and most dogs quickly lose interest
in chasing balls and rubber toys...I know mine do. Why not
find a way to include a dog's favorite toy in a game of interactive
fetching and, while we're at it, why not make a rubber toy
that is designed better for fetching and goes as far as a ball...
really tired of all the dirt and who knows what buildup on balls,
and does not have to be thrown constantly. This idea to create
a better game of fetch, led to the creation of Longshots®.
The Longshots toy line (patent pending) is basically
the combination of a hand held launcher and a line of toys that are
designed to be used in tandem with the launcher. The launcher is
similar to a slingshot, although it has been dramatically redesigned
to be more consumer-friendly and work more effectively with our
toys. Perhaps the most unique aspect of the launcher is the Launch
Hook that attaches to the toys. The Launch hook design
allows a broad range of toys to be attached and released quickly
and easily. All plush toys in the line have been designed with
increased weight forward at a ratio of about 60/40 (meaning that
we have greater weight in front/top of the toy than in the back/bottom).
Additionally, all toys include a simple Launch Loop in
the front/top of the toy that allows the toy to be attached easily
to the launcher. Essentially, with proper design and the inclusion
of a simple Launch Loop, we have been able to maintain
the simplicity of the plush toy while still increasing game play.
In addition to plush toys, we also offer a unique "Launch
Ball." The Launch Ball is designed especially
for the Longshots Launcher and, it too, includes a Launch
Loop to allow it to be attached to the Longshots Launcher.
The Launch Ball is designed to offer an erratic bounce upon
landing and a longer flight for those dogs that want to run a bit
further at times. The design of the Launch Ball also utilizes
grooves to help clean teeth and gums during play. More importantly,
it does not retain nearly as much dirt buildup and is easily cleaned.
There you have it... an exciting new game of fetch! We really do
"make fetch fun."
Please note: the
Longshots Launcher is designed for use only with Longshots toys,
please do not attempt to launch toys that are not designed for
the Longshots Launcher.