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November 6, 2012

KONG’s New Sport Balls are Better – and Bouncier – than Tennis Balls

KONG’s new Sport Balls come in four designs and three sizes, so all dogs, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes can “play ball!”

GOLDEN, Colo. – It’s a well-known fact that all dogs love to play with balls, especially tennis balls.  There’s just something about that perfectly-sized felt-covered rubber orb that drives dogs crazy.  It can be difficult to improve on such perfection, but KONG has found a way – new Sport Balls, sport-themed balls that are even better than a tennis ball.

Made with extra-thick rubber walls, KONG Sport Balls are designed to take a beating and withstand some pretty serious games of fetch.  The Sports Balls’ rubber is thicker than that of standard tennis balls, so they’re ideal for all dogs, from puppies with super-sharp teeth to adult dogs with serious chomping power.  The Sport Ball’s extra thick rubber gives them another advantage over tennis balls – it makes them extra bouncy!   Perfect for an afternoon at the dog park or a romp in a backyard, dogs of all ages and sizes will have a great time chasing down the super springy spheres, as they roll and bounce across any surface.   

Covered in a polyester felt-like material which is gentle on a dog’s teeth, KONG Sport Balls come in three sizes, so even small dogs like Chihuahuas and Yorkshire Terriers, for whom many balls may be too large, can enjoy a frolic in the park and a bouncy game of fetch.  They’re also available in four sport-theme designs – Baseball, Basketball, Soccer Ball, and for all of those pool-shark pups, there’s an 8-Ball, too!

KONG Sport Balls come in three sizes:  Small, 2” diameter; Medium, 2.5” diameter; and Large, 3” diameter.  The Small and Medium come in packs of three, and the Large has two balls per package.  They have MRSP’s of $4.99 to $6.99 and are available online and at pet retailers nationwide.  For more information, contact Sandra Schlafer at KONG at (303) 216-2626, email or visit


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About KONG Company

KONG Company is the premier global provider of interactive toys and other products for dogs and cats. The company’s namesake Classic KONG is widely regarded as the “World’s Best Dog Toy” and is recommended by vets, trainers and behaviorists more than any other toy. With a persistent commitment to innovation, the company continues to regularly introduce unique, high-quality dog and cat products. KONG also makes it a top priority to give back to the pet community. KONG was founded in 1976 and is based in Golden, Colorado. For more information visit or

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