7 planet-friendly dog beds for comfy canines
We dog owners know finding a good dog bed is no simple task. We need something that will last a long time and is easy to wash. Preferably it has a cover that can be replaced. And, because we love both our dogs and the planet, we don't want a dog bed that is as packed with chemicals as it is stuffing. It's hard to find this all in one affordable package. But don't worry, we've done the leg-work for you and have rounded up companies doing a great job with creating and sourcing dog beds for us earth-conscious dog owners.
Super stylish, comfortable, durable and yes, environmentally friendly. Check out these seven companies and their beautiful dog beds that will match your style, sustainable mindset, and most importantly, Fido's needs.
West Paw Design© West Paw Designs West Paw Design has a range of great dog beds, including mats and beds with bumpers. They also have extra-padded beds perfect for dogs with achy joints. Their beds are made with either organic cotton or extra durable fabric created from recycled plastic bottles. The filling is recycled IntelliLoft fill, which is also made from recycled plastic bottles. The company states: "Made in the USA and completely washable, these dog beds will help you and your dog sleep in peace with nature."
Bowsers© Bowser Bowsers has a beautiful "Eco Futon" rectangular bed as well as an Organic Hemp Oval bed. The Eco Futon is constructed with "Eco Tech fleece" made from recycled plastic bottles and it is stuffed with "Super-Loft" recycled plastic fibers. Meanwhile, the Organic Hemp Oval bed has it's own environmental benefits. From Bowsers, "Hemp is a highly sustainable crop, grown without the use of harmful chemicals, and in near drought conditions reducing the drain on precious water resources. Hemp is also very durable and strong, and resistant to abrasions, tears, mildew and sun exposure." It is also filled with "super loft" fibers.
P.L.A.Y.© PLAY P.L.A.Y: Pet Lifestyle and You has a wide range of beds that include both traditional padded beds and some super cute snuggly beds for dogs that really love to curl up. The fill is made from recycled plastic bottles, and the company uses FSC paper for their tags. There are a ton of fabric designs to choose from for those of us who like a little bit of art thrown in the mix. You can also get just the fabric case, and fill it with your own rags, blankets or extra pillows, cutting down on resources used for a new bed.
This is one brand I can personally vouch for. I have the SFyline for my dog who also loves to dig into the pillow for a minute or two before settling down. It's lasted through his vigorous digging, and multiple washes, and is still keeping its shape just fine with very little wear on the fabric.