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December 7, 2016

Our dogs spend approximately 13 hours a day in snooze mode. Fortunately, pet bed manufacturers have created plenty of new options for dogs to enjoy both indoors and outdoors.
According to Gary O’Donnell, vice president of marketing at Snoozer, the company’s new Forgiveness mattresses are fully washable.

“If a dog soils his or her bed, the mattress can be simply washed with soap and water, which will not only eliminate any smells but simultaneously rid the mattress of any dust mites, allergens or other contaminates that build up in mattresses over time,” he explained.

Snoozer is using the same Forgiveness material, which is crafted from recycled bottles for crate mats. Both the bed mattresses and crate mats are available in a variety of sizes. In addition, the company produces a special stand to display a selection of mattress covers in a variety of sizes and stunning patterns, enabling pet specialty retailers to offer customers a large selection without taking up too much floor space.

With the growing demand for orthopedic dog products, Snoozer is promoting the orthopedic Cozy Cave, a hooded bed for small dogs, along with its popular lounge dog flat mattress-styled option.

Anniversary Editions
West Paw Design recently celebrated its 20th anniversary at Superzoo with the debut of new styles in their Heyday Bed collection. The beds are available in a micro suede fabric and plush top in a variety of muted colors such as oatmeal, midnight blue and a burgundy wine shade designed to blend well with popular home decoration schemes. Special features include pillow-styled bolsters and a double-stuffed base for maximum canine comfort and a low profile offering easy access.

The company’s popular Montana Nap flat mats are available in a variety of sizes and new patterns that have been added to the line. As with all West Paw Design products, the flap mats are manufactured in Montana.

As part of a year-long celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the Carolina Pet Company has collaborated with the iconic Pendleton Woolen Mills apparel company. The result of the partnership is the Pendleton National Parks Collection of pet beds, collars, leashes, jackets and totes inspired by the colorful Pendleton blankets representing 10 of the most famous U.S. National Parks. Among the iconic parks featured in the collection are Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, the Great Smoky Mountains and Yellowstone. The collection includes over-stuffed fleecy beds sporting these blanket patterns. There are also jackets and other accessories to match.

“We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Pendleton, and future collections will feature the stripe patterns of early camp blankets,” said Penny Stolfe, speaking on the compnay’s behalf. “With regard to the beds in the line, we have focused on supreme comfort, as the beds are made of memory foam, orthopedic foam and have special moisture barriers to protect and preserve.”

The Dream Sleeper multi-functional bed from Tall Tails is reversible, with one side featuring plush fabric and the other side a durable twill. The bed is available in four sizes and is completely washable.

“The plush fabric provides warmth for a cozy nap or night’s rest and twill allows air to circulate, creating a cool, comfortable space for dogs after a long walk or day at the park,” explained Stephanie Krol, Tall Tails’ publicist.

The company’s new 3-in-1 Blanket Bed, which is available in two sizes and two colors, transforms into three different resting options. Pets can get cozy by configuring a nest to snuggle into for a nap, a pad to lie on after a long day of adventures and an opening to crawl and burrow inside of on a chilly night.

Tall Tails has a wide range of fleece blankets and throws that can be used separately or on an existing pet bed for additional warmth. The company also produces special dog and puppy gift sets that include a luxurious fleece blanket, a trademarked Waterwoof pad and a soft squeaky bone toy that are being promoted for the holiday season.

These products work well for special occasions and as gifts for new pet parents. In addition, Tall Tails offers retailers a variety of display options, including their Accessories Tower that displays a large selection of different products from the company.

Marine Theme
New from Urban Paw, manufactured by Los Angeles-based Sentiments, is a selection of uniquely shaped beds in nautical and fish prints, along with cartoon-style dog patterns, that make the bed a focal point in a room.

One popular design is the Teddy Cuddler, which is available in both a navy-and-white and a grey-and-white anchor pattern. The product has a reversible insert with a solid color as an alternative, and the poly cotton canvas fabric is dirt resistant and washable. The fish patterns are available in a variety of blues and sea greens.

Nautical fabrics have become a very popular theme for pet decor, and there are currently plenty of available accessories. Dog beds that match a room’s theme will be a welcome addition in any home. Kids also love cartoon characters as a bedroom theme, so consumers who like to place dog beds in different rooms will welcome the opportunity to have a dog bed with a cartoon theme that matches a child’s bedroom pattern.

The Petlinks Deluxe Dreamer from Worldwise, Inc., continues to be a perennial favorite.
The filling is made from reclaimed memory foam and reclaimed “cluster foam” (shredded standard foam) that conforms to a dog’s body and evenly distributes weight across the bed to provide relief for painful joints and achy muscles.

San Francisco-based P.L.A.Y. has introduced the Scout and About Outdoor Collection, an extension of its award-winning outdoor bedding line that features outdoor and travel-friendly products for the active human and dog, including tents, beds and mats.

“The Scout and About Outdoor Tent turns rugged adventures into a breeze with its compact and packable pop-up design for easy travel,” explained Bill Parsons, sales manager. “The tent features a water-resistant fabric, mesh sides for ventilation and visibility, fully enclosed floor to keep out unwanted visitors, optional rain shield and provides your dog safety from the elements. The hideaway is completed by a choice of weatherproof, extra durable beds, including our newest outdoor bed design or one of our best-selling Chill pads. This collection offers active humans and dogs ideal accessories for a day of backyard fun, training and events, weekend trips to the beach or lake, and even back country hiking and camping.”

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