Planet Dog Creates Nationwide Contest to Celebrate the Orbee Ball’s 10th Birthday

Portland, ME (March 15th, 2011) – In celebration of the 10th birthday of the Orbee-Tuff® Orbee® Ball, Planet Dog ( has created an “I Love My Orbee So Much Story” Contest. Known as the best dog ball on the planet, the Orbee launched a decade of romping, wagging and giving in 2001 for the socially responsible pet industry leader.

The “I Love My Orbee So Much Story” Contest will kick off on March 15th and run through May 30th. Dog lovers who submit a story along with a photo or video on Planet Dog’s Facebook page will earn a chance to become one of ten finalists who will compete for the Grand Prize – a customized dog bed from L.L.Bean and an array of Planet Dog products. For those without access to Facebook, Planet Dog will also accept submissions through their website.

One winning “I Love My Orbee So Much Story” will be chosen every week. After 10 weeks, Planet Dog’s Facebook fans will vote on the top 10 stories to choose the Grand Prize winner.

Along with their story submission, dog lovers participating in the contest are also required to include the name and location of their favorite place to buy Planet Dog products. The Planet Dog Retailer who receives the most mentions will win customized “I Love My Orbee So Much” t-shirts for every employee in their store. They will also win a free case of the Special Anniversary Edition Orbee Balls and the new Orbee-Tuff countertop display Planet Dog is also launching in honor of the 10th birthday.

“Since its launch 10 years ago, dog lovers from around the world have gotten in touch to let us know how much their canine companions enjoy Orbee balls, how durable they are, how their dogs hug them, sleep with them, and protect them,” says Kristen Smith, Planet Dog’s Brand Ambassador. “We are excited to receive and share more Orbee stories through the new contest,” adds Smith.

The Orbee-Tuff Orbee Ball has received numerous accolades from editors at leading pet consumer and trade publications over the years including Editor’s Choice Awards as well as many Top New Product Awards.

Dogs love playing with the hollow, globe-shaped toy because it bounces un-predictably, floats and is peppermint scented. Dog Lovers appreciate that it is also extremely durable, non-toxic, made in the USA, 100% guaranteed and recyclable. It is interactive too since treats can be stuffed into its Treat Spot® to entertain dogs for hours. They love the challenge of getting the treats out and of course the reward for their efforts!

In addition to all of its award-winning features, the Orbee-Tuff Orbee Ball also helps support canine service. Planet Dog is proud to donate 2% of every purchase to the Planet Dog Foundation (PDF), its non-profit, to provide cash grants to non-profit programs nationwide.

Since January 2006, PDF has given away over $775,000 in cash grants and in-kind product donations to exemplary programs that train, place and support dogs helping people in need. To see the 2% in action, please visit


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