Toy review: Scruff-A-Luvs Families

Scruff-A-Luv Families are full of fun surprises!

The Scruff-A-Luvs toys reveal lots of special surprises from the second your child opens the box!

Your Scruff-A-Luvs Families toy lets you rescue, wash, dry and groom to reveal an adorable cat or dog family!

We were sent a box to try out and the girls were excited the second they saw the box. 

The colourful packaging is really engaging. It looks just like a little basket, so you can pretend you’ve just found an abandoned pet for your child to care for. 

Opening the box windows to reveal accessories for the cats

What happens when you open the box

Inside the box is what looks like a furry egg. You don’t know whether its a cat or a dog, or whether they have twins or rare triplets, until you give them a bath. 

The Scruff-A-Luv looks like this in the box

I added a little gently soap to our bowl of water and the kids loved bathing the “egg”. They were excited to see it “hatch” as they liked to describe it. 

Scruff-A-Luv before it has a bath! It’s like a furry egg

When the Scruff-A-Luvs started to soften and fold out (which happened within a minute or so) two smaller toys were revealed. We found our Scruff-A-Luv was a cat with two kittens!

Give it a wash to reveal the babies!

After giving them a thorough bath and rinse, the girls then cuddled their new toys in a towel. It was lovely to see them really get excited about caring for their rescued pet!

10 surprises in every box!

Mummy Scruff-A-Luv

I got out my hair dryer and spent about 15 minutes drying the toys off. What’s really lovely is the little babies have hearts on their tummies which change colour to pink or blue when heated up, so you can tell if they are a boy or a girl. 

A baby Scruff-A-Luv featuring a heart that changes colour when warmed up, showing whether the baby is a boy or girl

While I dried the toys, the girls opened the mystery doors to see what accessories came with their new family of cats. 

We had a bottle, grooming brush, collar with locket, sticker sheet, and outfits to keep the babies warm. The box also contains an adoption certificate with a “peel to reveal” birthday inside!

The girls gave the cat and her kittens a good brush and were so excited by the whole process. There are 10 surprises in total as you reveal the cat, her babies, their gender and what accessories they have. 

The mother cat’s fur is still quite scruffy and fluffy, which I think is the intended look. It’s a gorgeous pink with a few sparkly strands as well. She also has lovely sparkly ears. 

What’s even better about about the Scruff-A-Luvs Families is that for every family adopted, Scruff-A-Luvs will donate part of the proceeds to the RSPCA to help real animals find their “furever” homes. 

Important details 

  • Suitable for ages 3 and upwards. 
  • No batteries required.
  • Available from Argos, Smyths, The Entertainer, Very and other toy retailers across the UK. 

Our verdict

My girls loved discovering what their Scruff-A-Luvs toy was hiding, and now they have revealed all of their toy’s secrets, they are still loving caring for their little Scruff-A-Luvs family!

We were gifted a Scruff-A-Luvs toy in exchange for an honest review. 

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