Designed in Sarasota by Students From Ringling College of Art and Design
Exclusively at DOGPerfect!
Purchase in October 2020 and we will donate
$5 from the sale of each toy back to Ringling!
The Happy Cactus and Platypus tender-tuffs were
designed by students from local Sarasota-based
Ringling College of Art & Design as part of a scholarship
competition hosted by dog toy manufacturer,
The top students were awarded a scholarship for their
design and were able to get real world experience
seeing their work go from concept to creation.
Tu Cam Malaspina designed the tender-tuffs Platypus,
a 24-inch multi-function toy that can be stretched,
tossed, and shook to maximize play. It has a squeaker
located in its tail and one in its head.
Bea Patarata designed the tender-tuffs Cactus, a 10-inch toy with a squeaker and enticing shape
to keep dogs engaged and having fun.
Future production plans may include DeAnna Boyer’s concept for a line of toys called Cozi Cosmonauts, designed to embrace the bravery and companionship of our furry pets.
We're also donating $5 from each sale of both the tender-tuffs Cactus and Platypus to Ringling College of Art & Design during October 2020.
We’re excited for the opportunity to support local students!
The top three designers, Tu Cam Malaspina, Bea Patarata, and DeAnna Boyer, were each awarded scholarship money.