The Scruff-A-Luvs are such magical toys for little animal lovers!

Scruff-A-Luvs Real Rescue
Scruff-A-Luvs Real Rescue

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We’ve been trying out the Scruff-A-Luvs Real Rescue and Scruff-A-Luvs Babies from the range.

Having already tried the Families toy from this adorable selection of animals, we were excited to see what else Scruff-A-Luvs has to offer.

Scruff a Luvs Real Rescue and Babies

The idea behind Scruff-A-Luvs is that your little one rescues a stray animal and nurtures them back to good health, then becomes firm friends!

It’s a perfect gift idea if your child loves animals.

Scruff-A-Luvs Real Rescue

The Scruff-A-Luvs Real Rescue toys let your child save a stray animal and nurture them back to a fluffy, happy pet!

This is such a lovely toy for little ones who enjoy interactive toys, and it has a really lovely sequence of activities the child needs to do in order to help the toy. 

Scruff-A-Luvs Real Rescue toy in the box

It’s also a fun surprise to find out if the animal is a cat or a dog after it has been given a bath!

Scruff-A-Luvs Real rescue

Once the pet has been rescued and cleaned, it then makes noises and has reactions to the child’s interactions with the toy. It’s like having your very own pet!

The Scruff-A-Luv has a heartbeat and makes happy noises when it is stroked, along with lots of other very realistic reactions. 

How does the Scruff-A-Luvs Real Rescue work?

The box opens out to a second section which looks like an animal carrier. Curled up in a ball is your new toy!

The fur is matted and tangled, and the toy is curled up tightly into a ball so it’s impossible to tell whether it is a cat or dog. 

Once this second section is detached from the main box, the toy will begin shivering and whimpering as if it is really cold. 

The kids were totally engaged with this whole process, and really keen to help the poor little animal!

Once our pet was in a bowl of water, it immediately began making noises of contentment and stopped shivering. The girls loved giving their pup, as it turned out to be, a bath. 

Scruff a Luvs Real Rescue review

The toy can be full submerged in water, although this may stop the noises from being heard.

After a bath, the girls then had to try the pup in a towel and give it a groom with the comb included. Once the fur is washed and combed out, it becomes nice and soft. It takes a while to get the coat looking soft and to get rid of the matted hair. 

The Real Rescue pet comes with a comb, a collar and tag, an adoption certificate and a bottle. 

Scruff A Luvs Real Rescue toy review


When the bottle is inserted into the pet’s month it makes sucking and drinking noises, which the girls absolutely loved doing!

The toy makes more than 35 sounds and reactions in response to your child playing with it, so it provides hours of entertainment!

What did we think of the Scruff-A-Luvs Real Rescue

There’s a lovely message behind these cute little toys. It’s encouraging your child to nurture and care for animals, giving them inspiration to take responsibility for other living things. 

Scruff-A-Luvs are also partnered with the RSPCA which means that they give support to the animal charity. It’s lovely there’s a real connection to helping animals when you buy the toy. 

The initial actions your child must take to rescue the pet are really engaging for them, and with the toy giving realistic reactions it makes it all great for imaginative play. 

After the initial fun of rescuing the animal there is then more interaction as your child grooms and feeds the pet every day. They can create a proper bond with their Scruff-A-Luv!

Scruff-A-Luvs Babies

The Scruff-A-Luvs Babies are a smaller version of the Real Rescue and Families toys. However there is a big selection of little ones to collect, 21 different babies in total!

Scruff a Luvs Babies

The size is very different too, and makes an absolutely perfect stocking filler for Christmas.

How does the Scruff-A-Luvs Babies work?

Your Baby comes in a little animal carrier. All you need to do is pop open the door to the carrier, then pull out the Scruff-A-Luv.

To reveal what the Scruff-A-Luv is, you twist and pull away the dummy! We received a walrus which is so cute, but there are also sorts you could get, such as a lion, puppies, cats and much more.

Scruff A Luvs Walrus

Once the little Scruff is revealed, your child needs to groom it with the comb provided, and offer it some milk from the little bottle.

What did we think of Scruff-A-Luvs Babies?

At just £10 the Babies are a fantastic idea for a gift. As you never know what you’re going to get, they make a lovely collectors item and it’s great fun doing the reveal when the animal carrier is opened!

These have both been really gorgeous toys to play with and would make a fantastic Christmas or birthday gift for a child. 

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We were gifted these toys in exchange for an honest review.