PORTLAND — Planet Dog, a Portland-based maker of dog toys and accessories, has won an Editor’s Choice award from Dog Fancy magazine for a “ball-tossing device” called the “Wood Chuck.”

Dog owners who use the ladle-shaped wood chuck can pick up and fling dog balls – including the company’s RecycleBALL.

Unlike similar products made of plastic, the Wood Chuck is made from what the company says are sustainable products, including bamboo and reused cork. Planet Dog said bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing woody plants.

Dog Fancy magazine’s Editor Choice awards are given to innovative products, or products that give new life to existing ideas.

The wood chuck costs $19.95, or $24.95 with the company’s RecycleBALL.