Charlie the Puppy

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Hi, I’m Charlie,

I’m warm-hearted, supportive, and easy to love. I can’t wait to cuddle and calm you when you need it most. Who doesn’t love the weight of a puppy dog on your lap?

Age 2+
Weight: Approximately 4.5 pounds

11” tall sitting
20” tall full length
8” wide (side to side)
6” thick (front to back)

Hugimals Benefits:
• HELPS KIDS & ADULTS FEEL CALM: Research-backed therapeutic stress relief tool disguised as a cuddly plush friend. Developed with doctors & therapists to lower stress and anxiety and increase calm in kids, teens, or adults.
• EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TOOL: A secret weapon against stress.
• SENSORY BENEFITS: Weighted pressure can help with focus, making Hugimals great study or work buddies. Extra-soft fabric provides a soothing tactile sensory experience.
• REMOVABLE WEIGHT, WASHABLE EXTERIOR: 4.5 lbs each with weight distributed for full-body hugs! Weighted with non-toxic glass beads sewn into a secure removable weighted insert, which allows for machine washing of outer plush. Embroidered features. Tested safe for all ages; recommended for 2+.
• SELF-CARE FOR ALL: Reviews from our children's hospital program show that Hugimals are "a fantastic source of both comfort & sensory support.” Gen Z & millennial fans use them for self-care.
• TIME Best Inventions 2022 WINNER!
• As seen on TODAY
• Loved by Real Simple, People, Parents, Goop, Rolling Stone, and many more!


Customer Reviews

Based on 77 reviews
Michelle Kuldell

I sent it to a friend who lost a family member to gun violence and left behind 2 young girls. My friend LOVES Charlie and was sharing it with her own daughter also feeling the great loss.

Erin Goatley
Very happy with my purchase

I bought the dogs as gifts for my mom & sister: they love them! Thank you 😊

A cute puppy

Charlie is very comforting. When I feel stressed I pick him up and get hugged and feel better. He is the best gift I could have received. I just love Charlie. I even bought one for my granddaughter and she loves him too.

Brittani Linder

I have purchased two of the puppies, one elephant and one sloth. I loved to add at a picture, but for privacy reasons I won’t. My niece and nephew who are three and are Twins love theirs. They sleep with them, they have named them, and carry them everywhere. They just are in three. My other nephew just got his for his birthday this month. I’m going to tell you that I am 52 years old and I bought myself a sloth and my little baby sleeps with me every night. It is a comfort and it is correct that this better than having the weighted blanket. I honestly believe that everyone should have one of these. it’s adorable to watch adult people pick up the huggable and hold them to themselves like a baby and the smile on their face, priceless. Thank you for thinking outside the box and making this possible for everybody.

c smith

My grandkids love these.

Excellent Customer Service!

I received a Charlie with a tear on one of the arms. I contacted Customer Service, expecting to send the plush back for an exchange, as the tags were still attached. Instead, they sent me a new Charlie, only asking that the first one be donated somewhere where he can be patched up and gifted!

Kathy S
Great gift for grandkids

My 8 year old grandkids loved their Hugimals that I sent them for their birthday. They sleep with them every night.


the packaging in a rigid box containing the Hugimal Doggie was solid. The Hugimal box containing the Doggie was ready to be gift wrapped. Also the grandparents also loved the weighted Doggie, as well as the 2 year old boy.
YES, I do appreciate perfection in a box, as I totally recommend your small business.

Your Hugimal's Benefits

HELPS KIDS AND ADULTS FEEL CALM: Developed with doctors and therapists to lower stress and anxiety and increase calm in kids, teens, or adults. 

SCIENCE-BACKED COMFORT: Your Hugimal’s Deep Touch Pressure (weighted pressure) is research-supported to stimulate a relaxation response from the parasympathetic nervous system, lowering the stress hormone cortisol and boosting production of “calming” neurotransmitters oxytocin and dopamine.

USING YOUR HUGIMAL: When you snuggle up with your Hugimal on your lap, or lay with it on your tummy or chest, it becomes your secret weapon against stress and anxiety, helping you feel safe, grounded, calm and secure. Use in moments of anxiety like transitions, travel, bedtime — or anytime you could use a calming hug.

FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION: Weighted pressure can help with focus, making Hugimals great study or work buddies when placed on a lap (like a weighted lap pad but way more adorable!). 

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TOOL: Hugimals’ neutral expressions are specifically designed to allow you to feel any emotion in a judgment-free zone (no forced smiles here.)

SENSORY BENEFITS: Hugimals’ extra-soft fabric provides a soothing tactile sensory experience, and their calming colors are inspired by the natural colors of river stones.

SELF-CARE FOR ALL: Unanimously positive reviews from our children's hospital pilot program show that Hugimals are "a fantastic source of both comfort and sensory support" for children. Our Gen Z and Millennial fans use Hugimals for self-care, stress relief and to help with sleep. They make great gifts!

REMOVABLE WEIGHT: Your Hugimal is weighted with the same non-toxic glass beading used in many weighted blankets, sewn into secure sections within a removable weighted inner body for added safety.

WASHABLE! (AND WE DON’T MEAN SPOT-CLEAN ONLY): The weighted inner body is fully removable, allowing for easy washing of outer plush. We recommend washing the outer plush in a cold, gentle cycle. Best to wash in a laundry bag. Then hang dry.

BLISSFUL, FULL-BODY HUGS: With their weight distributed throughout their head, body and limbs, you feel the soothing sensation of your Hugimal “hugging” you back.