Scruff-a-Luvs Instructions: Rescue Your New Plush Pet

Mimi holding the Scruff-a-Luvs Real Rescue pet. The pet is still inside the box and she is excited.

Scruff-a-Luvs Instructions: Rescue Your New Plush Pet

What we love about creative play is that kids can learn and practice real-world experiences.

Mimi adores animals and she loves to take care of them.

She was excited to rescue an abandoned animal and if your child loves animals too, they will go gaga over these Scruff-a-Luvs.

When you bring them home, you take them out of the box and the poor little things arrive as little matted balls. You don’t know if it’s a cat, dog, or rabbit but, you know that they need help.

They have over 35 lifelike sounds and interactions that include shivering, whimpering, feeding, hiccups and heartbeat.

First of all, for every Scruff-a-Luvs Real Rescue adopted, Scruff-a-Luvs will donate part of the proceeds to the ASPCA to help real animals find their ‘furever’ homes. How amazing is that?

You can pick one up for $59.99 and they’re perfect for kids 4+.

Secondly, now that you’ve brought one home, you’re going to want to know how to help them.

Read on for more details and for Scruff-a-Luvs instructions to turn that poor little matted furball into a fluffy new member of the family.

Mimi is excitedly opening the Scruff-a-Luvs box.

1. Open Up Your Scruff-a-Luvs

One of the most exciting things is opening up the box where your kiddo’s new little rescue pet awaits. You can help your child open the box as you will need to cut some tape.

Mimi pets the ball of fur through insert.

2. Remove Insert

The next step is to then remove the plastic insert from the plushie. This will activate the sounds and vibrations. The little matted ball of fur will begin to shake and shiver and needs your child to help clean him and de-matte its fur.

Mimi holds the Scruff-a-Luvs ball of fur and begins to wash it.

3. Wash the Scruff-a-Luvs

You can either take a bowl and fill it with water or just use a clean sink to begin washing your new fur friend. Use lukewarm water and make sure to rinse it well. You can use a soft and gentle baby shampoo if you’d like. It gives it a good clean and smells good too!

Mimi reveals her Scruff-a-Luvs, it's a cat! She washes him in the sink.

A close up of washing the Scruff-a-Luvs.

4. Reveal Your Rescue

Now that your Scruff-a-Luvs is being washed you can see what you’ve rescued. Is it a dog or is it a cat? Maybe it is a rabbit? In our case, we revealed a super cute kitty cat.

Mimi towel dries her new kitty cat.

Using a hairdryer to finish drying the Scruff-a-Luvs.

5. Dry the Scruff-a-Luvs

Once you are done bathing it, grab a towel and towel dry. To get him or her fully dry, you can help your child (or ask a parent) to help you use the hairdryer. Just use a low or warm setting, not hot, to avoid burning it.

Mimi holds her new pet, Ben and shows her birth certificate.

Mimi hugs Ben and smiles.

6. Style and Love

After your Scruff-a-Luvs is nice and dry, you can put on his/her collar and name them. Mimi named her new kitty, Ben. She brushed and groomed him and now she has a new pal to cuddle with.

Mimi smiles while holding a Scruff-a-Luvs box.

Bring One Home

For example, what I love about Scruff-a-Luvs as a parent, is that you can teach your little one a little responsibility. Especially if they aren’t ready for a pet and you’re not ready for that responsibility either.

You May Also Like:

Plus as aforementioned, they give back to a great cause, truly helping abandoned pets find their forever homes.

For more information, visit the Scruff-a-Luvs website and find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Do you have a child in your life that would love a Scruff-a-Luvs pet?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

The name Nancy is shown with a dandelion fluff on the end of the y.










A picture of a Mimi holding the unopened box with her new Scruff-a-Luvs. In between, a banner reads, "how to Rescue your Scruff-a-Luvs Pet," below is a picture of Mimi washing the pet.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *