Snuffle Mat – Regular
$47.00 – $50.00 (inc GST)
Order from pre-made Snuffle Mats only. Currently unable to backorder other designs, due to limited availability of material. Contact me for special requests.
Support local, Australian business by purchasing a top quality Snuffle Mat – handmade with love, by me! These are a fantastic way to occupy your pet on a rainy day, to slow down their eating and for pets with limited mobility or recovering from surgery. Snuffling for treats is a great stress relief for anxious pets and provides calm enrichment. See the available designs by selecting from the drop down menu below. Some designs shown in the example photos are no longer available.
To use: add dry food or treats on top and mix them into the layers of material, then let your pet snuffle away to find them! This will provide mental stimulation, while satisfying their instincts to sniff and snuffle for their treats or whole meal. While these are not made as bed items, many pets like to relax after their snuffling work and lay on their soft, comfy mat. Snuffle Mats are suitable for cats and dogs of all sizes. I’ve also known of these being used for Guinea Pigs and Rabbits. It is not recommended to give these to birds, due to the risk of material fibers.
Great care is taken to ensure quality of each Snuffle Mat and I make them in two sizes. This regular size measures roughly 30 x 30cm (large mats are also available at 60 x 40cm in my store). Snuffle mats should be used with supervision and aren’t recommended for dogs that are known for destructive chewing or eating material.
See the ‘Description’ tab below for more detailed information about how the Snuffle Mats are made, colour availability and care instructions for your new mat.
- Reviews (2)
Baby Willow with her Snuffle Mat (pink with rainbow cakes pattern)
Snowy the cat working for his whole meal in the limited edition ‘Inferno’ Snuffle Mat
Further information about Snuffle Mats.
- Custom made and back-ordered mats will be made quickly after payment (2 days to 2 weeks is normal).
- Most patterned material is sold out and unavailable Australia-wide, which is why many half:half and tri-colour designs have been made with a mix of brightly coloured plain material. Many of the photos of pets with the mats show patterns that were previously available. Check the drop down menu, to find the options that can currently be purchased.
- I do welcome custom requests also. Please contact me via my Facebook Page or email to discuss.
As Snuffle Mats are handmade, each item will vary slightly in design. They are made using brand new materials: rubber door mats and high quality polar fleece, available in a range of designs and colours. These mats are cleaned before use and so is the polar fleece. I cut the fleece into the correct size strips, then to remove excess fluff, I wash the polar fleece and run it through the dryer before use. This ensures all items are clean, safe and top quality for your pet!
The mats are then hand made by threading and tying the material in 2 layers or directions through the mat. That is 144 hand cut, hand tied strips for the regular mat and 370 for the large!
Care instructions for your new Snuffle Mat: After each use, shake out the snuffle mat, to ensure there’s no food left behind. The mats can be hand washed or machine washed on a gentle cycle as required. While they can go through the dryer, it is recommended to hang them up to air dry. The small amounts of exposed rubber mat may mark the inside of your washing machine or dryer.
Amanda (verified owner) –
Willow loved this the second I put it down (even before I put treats in for her to forage). Hand made toys for dogs are always a concern to me for durability but this is perfect. Willow seems to love pulling at the individual pieces of material and they don’t budge (break away or loosen). Definitely keeps her entertained and busy foraging!
Barbara (verified owner) –
My little cavoodle absolutely loves his snuffle mat, it is fabulous and durable. A great enrichment toy! So great that you use high quality, environmentally friendly materials made with such care. I really liked being able to choose the eggplant/grass colour combination which you created so quickly. I ordered on Friday and it was in the post the next Monday. The treats were also a great hit – they’re his favourite:-)