Soccer fans attending the upcoming World Cup of Soccer will have to leave their pups at home to watch a game in person, but thanks to Planet Dog, they can enjoy a safe, entertaining and socially responsible soccer match of their own with their canine companions.  The Orbee-TuffÒ Soccer Ball, the best-selling dog toy in Planet Dog’s popular Sport collection, was spotted recently in a Beverly Hills dog park being played with by David Beckham and Coco, his bulldog.

“We were thrilled to see one of the world’s best players enjoying the game he loves with his dog,” says Stephanie Volo, Planet Dog’s President.  “The fact that our Soccer Ball is Beckham’s dog ball of choice, is a true testimony to our commitment to providing dogs with the best and safest toys on the market,” adds Volo

Since dogs have four legs and no hands, soccer is a natural for them.  The Orbee-Tuff Soccer Ball (5” diameter) is perfect for four-legged dribbling.  And if it is good enough for Beckham’s dog, it is good enough for any soccer and dog-loving fan.

With Planet Dog’s innovative Sport collection, canine all-stars like Beckham’s dog, can demonstrate their skills with toys that capture the essence of human sports, but are offered in a size and durability designed specifically for dogs (and their teeth).  Available in five popular sport shapes, dogs dig these toys and their human companions are glad to have their own sport balls intact and to themselves.

In addition to the soccer ball favored by Beckham, the Planet Dog Sport collection also features the award-winning, durable, bouncy, buoyant and peppermint-scented Orbee-Tuff® compound in other fun shapes and designs for fans of other sports including football, baseball, tennis and golf.  Satisfaction guaranteed!

All Orbee-Tuff products are non-toxic and made in the USA.  Although Orbee-Tuff products are designed and tested to stand up to the most vigorous chewing and gnawing, the laws of physics dictate that a time may come when they need to be retired.  The good news is that the Orbee-Tuff compound is eco-friendly and can be completely recycled into new Orbee-Tuff toys – the RecycleBALL and RecycleBONE.

Planet Dog products aren’t just eco-friendly, they are socially responsible too since Planet Dog donates 2% of all purchases to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), its non-profit.  PDF supports programs throughout the country that train, place and support dogs helping people in need.  Since 2006, PDF has contributed more than a half a million dollars in cash grants and in-kind donations to exemplary canine service programs nationwide.  For more information, visit www.planetdogfoundation.org.

Planet Dog products are sold in the U.S. and Canada and around the world.  Customers can order directly from Planet Dog’s website (www.planetdog.com) or by calling 800-381-1516 (toll-free).  Their products can also be found in specialty pet and gift shops nationwide.