I'm not sure how we would survive these cold winter mornings without the Orka Pet Stages ball. Micky LOVES to play fetch. Like, I think he would forgo meals if it meant playing fetch. Like spell the word out because he goes crazy if you say it out loud. I think he dreams about playing fetch. No, I know he does.
The reason it is such a great toy is 1) he can bounce it for himself and run around the house to grab it 2) we can bounce/throw it for him, but with a greater degree of control in comparison to a tennis ball 3) it bounces more accurately than a kong but 4) you can stuff it with food like a kong. And the ridged texture doesn't hurt.
I've not seen them at our local pet store, but you can buy them online. Photo from Amazon.