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Old September 13th, 2011, 05:22 PM
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Well, I think it's time to get another bed for my little Pomeranian, she's kinda picky about the bed. She likes to lie down in the kitchen in a corner right up against the wall.

She used to have a bed but she didn't quite like it. I guess it wasn't soft enough and the top material seems to be a bit rough. I thought the material would be good as it seems to last

Since she likes to lie against a wall, I don't know if I should get her an oblong type bed or more rectangular shape so it's more like the wall but more comfy. Sounds like she's getting a better bed than me that's for sure!
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Old September 13th, 2011, 06:28 PM
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Hi there! if you go to the Ancaster or Burlington Costco they have some awesome pet beds....they had a real cute one that looked like a couch with a back on it!! cheapest price around!
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Old September 13th, 2011, 06:46 PM
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Thank you, I'll check it out for sure then.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 08:52 AM
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my dog refuses to use a bed - so maybe yours is the same way.

mine tends to just move around a lot at night from spot to spot, floor to floor...

just saying that its possible that yours might not want or adapt to a sleeping zone unless you crate at night.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 10:03 PM
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Finally my little girl settled for one of these dount beds:

http://www.bowsers.com/en/products/p32.php?CID=2&SID=1

Unlike the picture, the one I got has memory foam mattress so it's flat. Otherwise, it would drive her nuts! Got the small size and fit her perfectly, the Costco one is pretty good but too big for her. This one she fits inside just right and she likes to rest her head over the ring.

I can feel with the memory foam and a layer for other soft material on top, sorta like our mattress with pillow-top, kinda fluffy but she doesn't sink into it. All the padding can be removed for washing, very soft material on the outside, she didn't have to scratch the bed for few minutes when I introduced the bed to her, sniffed for a bit and lied down. I knew this would be the one!

The bed is not cheap but the materials they used and the comfort level is top rated.

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Old October 20th, 2011, 06:00 PM
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Congratulations on your new bed! Love the Bowser products, I waited and got one for my Poochies for my Birthday. Its always great though to have one of those Costco beds Handy, they are relatively inexpensive, very portable and there are those occasions- travel & "messier days" where you may not want to use the deluxe model. Even cheaper than Costco and almost as firm is the Zellers model when it goes on sale!
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 06:54 PM
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I went to Costco and they had a small one, unfortunately it'd still be too big for our kitchen area. For its price it would have been an excellent deal for sure.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 10:24 PM
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Not sure if your pup would like this idea...but I've found store beds to either be too big, too small, too hard, too soft (think goldilocks...lol)...so I decided to make my own.

I went to local walmart and got a roll of foam (egg crate looking foam roll) queen or king size if making mulitple beds is more cost efficent. (as i have bed shredders so i have to make them more frequently than average folks..lol).
I roll out foam...cut to size, stack layers...(can cut any size, shape, I want) . (i usually just do rectangle, because I can just put a zipperd standard pillow case thats water proof over it) and then I put another regular zipperd pillow case over it (opposite end) and wha la.
Cheaper than store bought. Custom..and my dogs love em.
I've also found that when winter hits...the bench cusions for outdoor benches and garden furniture goes on sale. You can get a giant (or chair size) super squishy (or thick and supportive) cushion for 20 bucks and under that is weather proof and decorative...toss it on the back porch, or on your kicthen floor...makes a great lounge for the dog/s.
Another great dog bed if you have multiples is a king size feather mattress topper tossed onto a crib mattress. Two large labs have made use of that at my grandpa's house.

Just ideas. thrown out there.

Also...I know this sounds insaine. As my grandma's chihuahua was a bit odd...but she like to be in basically a "sack". My grandmother litterly sewed her a sack with a bit of padding in the bottom. and she would tie it to the legs of a chair. Honey would hop up in the sack and sleep for days. LOL.

every dog is different. Just have to try em all.
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