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  1. I’m sorry to say I do not recognise this satellite dog chew!  And I feel sad at the thought that Murphy might be missing out on something that has brought him a lot of pleasure.

    Is there nothing else on the market that would bring him as much, if not more, pleasure?  I know that I myself often become attached to a product and then feel very inconvenienced when they take it off the shelves.  But when I eventually manage to force myself to try something new, I am compensated with a new experience.

    I’m curious to know what you have given Murphy to tide him over til you find a replacement.

    • Hi Cath – ah yes, poor Murphy 🙁

      However, as I detailed in the Kong chew toy review, Murphy probably likes Kongs more because he gets more treats in them 🙂 The great thing about the Satellite was that it kept him occupied for ages and he really enjoyed the challenge of getting the Markies out of the holes.

      I have trawled the web looking for something similar but can find nothing. Kongs are great so no problem there, but the other toys tend to be balls or cubes which release treats when they’re rolled around the floor. Not quite the same as having a good chew!
      Ian

  2. I really enjoyed reading your article and I can relate!  I have a standard poodle and what she likes is peanut butter in a Kong.  She”ll chew and lick at it for the longest time, until there isn’t a drop of PB left in it.

    I wish you had more information about the Satellite Chew toy so I could help you out.  Like you said in your article, the picture is kind of fuzzy and it’s hard to even see the little triangle you put the Markees in.  

    I looked all over the Internet and the closest I got was a planet dog supplier on Amazon, but none of the toys look like yours.

    How long ago did you buy it and do you remember what store?

    • Hi Denis – thanks for reading. After an exhaustive (and ocassionally on-going) search, I have come to the conclusion that it is no longer made, hence the article. It’s a great shame because it is a fantastic toy and there’s nothing quite like it on the market. The nearest is the Kong – which is also great! – but the Satellite was just a bit different.

      I bought it many years ago. I know exactly where I bought it but when I tried to replace it they said they had not had any for a long time. This is why I am not totally sure if the toy was called ‘Satellite from Planet Dog’ or if ‘Planet Dog’ was the manufacturer. If nenory serves, I did get in touch with them (a good number of years ago) but they had no such item in their catalogue. Ah well…

      Kongs all round!
      Ian

  3. Uh oh… I wish I could really help you replace that toy. I love the passion with which you wrote this article.

    The closest I could find to that chew toy is the ‘holapet interactive rubber toys for dogs’.

    Alternatively I am suggesting that you can contact manufacturers of dog chew toys on aliexpress or alibaba. Give them a specification of what you want and have them produce it for you. (a lot of sellers on these sites I mentioned are manufacturers )

    It’s just a suggestion, you may want to try it.

    • Hi Eohia – thanks for reading and for your suggestion. It’s a great idea – I could go into the dog toy market 🙂 I think it would be difficult to break into, producing just the one item, although it is a mega toy! 🙂

      I was – and still am – hoping some enterprising manufacturer would see the article and bring it to production. Who knows…? 🙂
      Ian

  4. What a nice story about your dog, Murphy.  Is  he really a Rottidoberdor?

    I think the chew toy with holes to put the Markies dog treat inside is a great toy for dogs and it really looks like Murphy is having a fun time in your pictures.

    I hope you are able to find a suitable replacement chew toy through your post, Ian. Making an appeal through your post to other pet owners to discover the name of the toy or the manufacturing company is a smart idea. Good luck with your search.

    • Hi John – thanks for your contribution. Yes, Murphy is a genuine, one-of-a-kind Rottidoberdor! 🙂 I’m sure there are others like him but I haven’t met any quite the same. Young Rottis look similar but add the stockiness when they grow up.

      You never know who might read this and recognise the toy so we live in hope 🙂

      Meanwhile, as I’ve told a couple of visitors here, the Kong is doing sterling duty and I suspect Murphy likes it even more because ut holds more treats and they are easier to get out!
      Ian

  5. Hi Ian,

    I searched everything I could think of to find it.  I think it was part of their Orbee line, but I’m not sure.  I found Kong Tires that are similar but that’s not what you’re looking for, I know. 

    I did find this one that says it’s indestructible and you can slide treats into it, it was a Unizero Knot Ball.  But again, I know that’s not what you’re looking for.  Murphy is adorable, cute story!  Good luck!

    • Hi Kris – thanks for doing a search. There are so many great dog toys available now that our dogs are spoilt for choice! 🙂

      The Know Ball in particular looks interesting. I have bought Murphy several alternative toys but none engaged him quite as much as the Satellite – apart from the Kong! 🙂

      He had a plastic puzzzle cube once which had a maze-like interior. He had to roll it around to get the treats out. However, he was never sure when it was empty and I had to help him roll it to get the last couple of treats out. He wasn’t overly impressed 🙂

      Obviously, I thunk Murphy’s lovely. When I got him from the shelter, they asked why I picked him. Here was a large-ish Rotti-type dog, and I said it was ’cause he was cute. They looked at him for a minute and then nodded! 🙂

      But then, all dogs are lovely…
      Ian

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