New Ruff Dawg Chew Toy Wins Award at Home Show

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Award Winning Knuckle Ball Recently Added to Line of Ruff Bone Chew Toys

Ruff Dawg’s Knuckle Ball pet toy recently won a 2016 IHA Global Innovation Award for their Pet Category, announced during the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago in March.

“We are incredibly excited to be honored with this award,” said Ruff Dawg VP of Sales and Marketing , Jerry Moffett.
Ruff Dawg currently manufactures and distributes over 100 tear and puncture resistant Ruff Toys, such as the K9 Flyer, the SuperTug and the Wabbit.

The Knuckleball is a savory flavored ball shaped toy with deep knuckles that dogs love to chew and is 100% “Made in the USA” and comes in 5 flavors steak, bacon, turkey, peanut butter and mint. The Knuckleball is made of the same durable material as other popular Ruff Bone dog Chews.

gia (the IHA Global Innovation Awards) is the leading housewares industry awards program, covering the industry as a whole, both retailers and manufacturers/designers, worldwide. Since the launch of gia in 2000, there have been over 320 gia retail award winners, from 40 countries on six continents. Honoring housewares design excellence, the gia product design award was introduced in 2011. The organizers and global sponsors of the gia awards programs are the International Housewares Association and the International Home + Housewares Show.

"Congratulations to these winners of the IHA Global Innovation Award for product design; they are excellent representatives of the cutting-edge innovation and creativity that is driving the housewares industry today," said Phil Brandl, IHA president & CEO. "Our world-renowned gia program is the ultimate awards event in the industry, honoring excellence in both housewares retail and product design." More than 500 products were entered in the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) competition.

About Ruff Dawg:

Created in 1995, Ruff Dawg pet toys is a division of Jefferson Rubber Works of Worcester, MA, which was incorporated in 1975 and produces cost-efficient rubber molded parts for large volume rubber consumers. Ruff Dawg products, including retrieving and pull toys, are designed and manufactured to be rugged, bendable and tear resistant, gentle on teeth and gums, and appropriate for dogs of all sizes. For more information, visit Jefferson Rubber is a custom rubber molding supplier specializing in custom rubber grommets, rubber bellows, caps, seals and mount.

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