The new plush line offers kids a taste of what it’s like to adopt a dog, with four popular breeds to choose from – and there’s something for cat lovers too.
Part of Little Tikes‘ new autumn/winter product line-up, Rescue Tales plush pets offer a new way for kids to learn what it is like to adopt a real rescue animal, helping them develop their empathy and caring skills.
The wearable Rescue Tales Groom ‘n Go Pet Backpack lets adopters take canine style with them wherever they go. Kids can carry the included Pomeranian plush around with them in the backpack, which, when taken off, converts into a grooming salon complete with a styling turntable. Grooming accessories including a removable hand mirror, comb, stylish collar, bow and two ice cream hair clips add to the styling fun. The backpack also provides kids with everything they need to take their plush pet on a trip, such as a blanket, toy, treats and a food bowl.
The Rescue Tales Adoptable Pet wags its tail, nods its head and makes lifelike puppy sounds. Each Adoptable Pet comes with a wipe-away tear, collar, and adoption certificate so kids can enjoy the experience of adopting a dog of their own. They also let out a sad whimper if they’re feeling upset and pant when they’re excited. There are four Adoptable Pet breeds to choose from: German Shepherd, Dalmatian, Rottweiler, and Golden Retriever.
The Rescue Tales Scrub ‘n Groom Bathtub play set features a hand-powered pump that activates the real working shower head, so kids can bathe the included Chocolate Labrador puppy. A pretend shampoo bottle, shower hose, grooming brush, hair dryer and even a rubber duck are also included. The Chocolate Labrador’s soft, huggable body is water safe and dries easily, so kids can wash it without worrying how long it will be before bath time can start again.
Each Rescue Tales Baby plush comes with a customisable doghouse, collar, activity booklet, adoption certificate and check-up chart. The soft, huggable plush body is irresistibly snuggly, and kids can even use the included stickers to decorate the customisable doghouse; they just need to pop open the roof and windows on the box to create the perfect pet home. The Baby Plush come in a selection of breeds, including a Husky, Chocolate Labrador, Cocker Spaniel, Tabby Kitten and more.
The Rescue Tales line will be supported with robust marketing this festive season, including a significant media campaign.