Here at Best Friends by Shari, we love our pets. And we also love bringing you the best products for your precious furbabies. To that end, we’d like to take a break from our usual dog care tips and fun activity suggestions to talk about the latest gear. Our core product has always been the Cuddler Dog Bed, which is available in several sizes to fit your precious pet. However, there are several varieties available. In addition, we have a new bundle bed package. With that in mind, let’s look a bit more closely at our donut beds.
Original donut beds
Our original product is the classic Original Calming Donut bed. As our original bed, it’s still one of the most popular choices on our website. But what makes it special? The high-quality materials that make it durable and washable. We start with high-quality fiber fill that’s made from new polyester. This fill is designed to stay fluffy longer, thereby supporting your pet’s weight better than the competition.
Another feature of our donut beds is the design. There are a lot of beds in the donut shape, but ours are designed to support your pet’s head and neck. This is done without forgetting to stuff the center, with the result that our donut beds are piled fairly high. Our donut beds are a great place for your pup to curl up when you aren’t available to cuddle.
Shag fur vs. luxe fur
All sizes of our Calming Donut Beds come in two outer fabric choices: shag fur, and luxe fur. Our original fabric is the shag fur. This is a super-comforting high-pile fabric that would remind you of a shag bathmat. Only, it doesn’t have a rubber backing. The idea behind our signature shag fabric is to make a comforting bed for your buddy to sink down into. It’s also designed to feel as soothing as cuddling with another dog, just like they do when with mom or siblings. If you’ve seen more than one dog or cat cuddling together, you get the same effect.
Luxe fur is our more recent addition. This fabric is smoother and would remind you more of the velour you love in sportswear. That’s because the pile is smoother and a bit shallower than the shag fur. There’s also a nice grain design worked into the pile, giving the bed an overall more polished look. However, it’s just as comforting as our shag fur tops. However, the dog won’t “sink” down into it quite as much. It might be harder for Fido to get “lost” in his luxe fur bed. Finally, the luxe fur doesn’t have as much of a ability to mat as its longer-piled counterpart.
We mentioned above that the insides of our dog beds are completely machine washable and dryable. But faux fur is famously difficult to wash. Our designers and fabric makers have solved this problem for you, so that care is easy. Whether your dog has come inside covered with mud or simply become a stinky puppy, you don’t have to worry about the bed being ruined. Simply zip the cover open and remove it. You can then wash the cover. Does the inside need a refresh? You can pop that into the washer, too. If you have a larger bed, you might need a commercial washing machine. But that’s no different than for a queen size comforter.
While some dogs do fine with just the donut bed, there’s another option to consider: a bundle bed. This is a combination of one of our Calming Donut Beds and a matching blanket. The size of the included blanket depends on the size of bed which you choose.
Why pick a bundle bed? There are a few reasons to do this. One is that your dog might like to burrow into his bed. Add the blanket to his cuddler, and he’ll be a much happier puppy. No complaints about nap time. Better yet, if your buddy suffers from anxiety, being surrounded by fur on all sides is a great idea. He can be tucked in before you leave the house.
Another reason to get a bundle bed is if you’d like to have a blanket on the sofa. Some of us love to have our furbaby sitting next to us but hate cleaning the hair off the upholstery. With a washable blanket, your cuddle buddy can have the best seat in the house-and he won’t consider sitting on a different piece of furniture. Similarly, the blanket can be used to “train” him to sit on a designated chair. Good boy!
Finally, think of getting a bundle bed if your dog needs some cuddles while traveling. When heading to the dreaded V-E-T, put the blanket on your car seat before strapping your puppy in. Or for smaller dogs and cats, wrap him in the blanket and walk with him to the car. Either way, you won’t get as many complaints.
Bundle beds come in all sizes and both fabrics
Keep in mind, we have a good assortment of bundle beds. Each bundle includes the size of donut bed that you choose, along with a blanket of the corresponding size. In other words, a large bed gets a big blanket, and a smaller bed a small one. The idea is for them to be used together. You can find the shag fur bundle beds on this page. Likewise, the luxe fur beds are available here. Several colors are available for each.
Do note, you’ll get the same fur type and color for both piece of the bundle. If you want to mix it up, you’ll need to buy each item separately. But this will also cost you slightly more. When the cover wears out on the donut bed, you can get a new one. Or use the spare to put on the bed while washing the other cover. Blankets should simply be replaced.