Wednesday, July 3, 2013

For Dog Lovers ~ Pet Bed Shopping

my favorite dog beds

Pet beds... let's face it, they are a necessity that everyone with a dog needs to buy, but they are, however, in most cases not very attractive. (A designer's nightmare ~ those items that people NEED but you don't want out in the open for people to see.) I guess there are more to choose from than there used to be. Now with the Internet, you don't have to go into the pet products super store only to find the thin, sad, ugly fabric version of a bed that used to be the norm. Even the big pet stores are trying by adding designer merchandise like Martha Stewart's line of doggie supplies. Regardless, it does still take some effort to find a good one. This is one of those times when I wish I was more of an entrepreneur and I could come up with my own line. Nope, too lazy. Next option, I could sew my own, but zippers still intimidate me and for a pet bed, this is a necessity in order to clean it. The only option left... countless hours of shopping on the Internet. I'll save you some time and show you what I found.....
Olive Green Dog

Of course I had to start with this one. Who doesn't like a patriotic dog bed on the 4th? This is from Olive Green Dog, my go-to source for all things doggie.

Olive Green Dog
Another goodie from Olive is this canvas hemp Eco-friendly bed. How cute!

The Uncommon Dog

From The Uncommon Dog are these designer fabric beds. There are even more fabrics to choose from.

The Uncommon Dog

A fun Marimekko fabric from The Uncommon Dog.

Harry Barker
For all of you shabby chic lovers out there, this toile covered bed from Harry Barker is available in rectangular sizes too.
William Sonoma

Who knew Williams Sonoma sold dog beds? This is a pricey but simple and elegant french linen. (not for dirty paws!!!)

Land's End

This was my ultimate choice. Land's end canvas bed with contrast piping and optional monogram. I love the pulls on the side and the contrast stitching. It was also very affordable. For a large bed it was $99 compared to similar beds I saw else ware at $170. You can also just buy the cover separately if you ever need to replace it. The cover also comes in navy or red. Right now they are doing free shipping so see the website for details. (I used code Firecracker with 7040 pin)  I'll let you know when it comes in how the dogs like it.

Available in round sizes, shown in navy with monogram
Also available in red

No more sofa for you guys....yeah, right
Have a dog bed that you love? Share it in the comments section below for other readers. What is your favorite Internet site for pets?

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