Founded in 1976 in Golden, CO by Joe Markham, Kong originally began with the snowman like red rubber chew toy also called the Kong (it got its name for its resemblance to a King Kong earplug!). Since then, dogs, cats, and their owners have choosen KONG for all kinds of their favorite toys because they’re fun. KONG toys are the best of the best in quality, originality, variety, safety, and value. Give a dog or cat a KONG. They’ll be the first to show you: it’s not just a toy, it’s a KONG.