The dog days of summer are just around the corner and we’ve rounded up ten great, green dog beds for your hound to lounge away the hot afternoons. There’s something for every pooch – from no frills futons to prissy perches – nap time in the canine world never looked so good!
West Paw Design
1. The Eco Nap from West Paw Design is made in the USA from IntelliLoftâ„¢ fibers comprised of post consumer recycled plastic. If you opt for the Extra Large Eco Nap, you’ll divert 40 plastic bottles from reaching landfills. This mat comes in a variety of colors and is a nap pad, more than a bed. It is machine washable, so no need to worry if Fido drools during slumber!
2. The Eco Slumber Bed from the same company is for pooches who like a bit more pouf in their bed. It is also made from and filled with West Paw Design’s IntelliLoftâ„¢ fibers and features a zippered, removable cover over the pillow – both of which are machine washable.
3. The Organic Bumper Bed is a cushy circular dog bed with padding for your doggie to rest his head while getting some ZZZs. Made from the same eco fibers as the two beds above, it also features a zippered opening and is machine washable. It is available in cool colors that will easily mesh with home decor including Basil green, Stillwater blue and Huckleberry purple.
Olive Green Goods for Modern Dogs
4. How relaxed does the dog above look on the Hemp Oval Dog Bed? Makes me want to curl up next to him. Designed especially for larger dogs, this natural hemp dog bed features a clean and refined “linen” look. The background on the green nature of hemp from the site: “Hemp is a highly sustainable crop, grown without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides. Hemp can be grown in near drought conditions, which significantly reduces the drain on precious water resources. Hemp is also naturally very durable and strong, and resistant to abrasions, tears, mildew and sun exposure.” This bed is filled with super-loft recycled fibers made from soda pop bottles and may be machine washed and hung to dry.
5. The Oh Head Hemp Dog Bed, also from Olive Green Goods for Modern Dogs, comes in a bright orange hue with a hand-painted dog design that is hand-dyed using azo-free dyes. Featuring a 100 percent hemp canvas shell, this bed’s eco stats also include a removable and washable inner bag that is stuffed with a mixture of scrap foam and recycled poly-cotton otherwise destined for the landfill.
6. If you want your dog’s bed to rival your other household decor in sophistication and appeal, opt for the Herringbone Organic Dog Bed (shown above) which is made with stylish Variegated fabrics that are printed using GOTS approved inks, on 100 percent organic cotton canvas that is grown and woven in the USA. Function meets fashion with this bed, because the fabric is finished with an eco-friendly stain, water and moisture repellent that is also anti-microbial, mold and mildew resistant. Sweet little dog bones comprise the clever pattern on this shi-shi-la-la bed!
7. If you have a penchant for butterflies, share your affinity with your dog by giving him an Organic Flight Dog Bedoutfitted in whimsical silhouettes of butterflies set against a earl grey damask background. This 100 percent organic cotton bed is free of allergens, flame retardants and dangerous chemicals. The pillow inside is filled with an allergy free, eco-friendly green fiber, and the bed is completely machine washable. Just make sure house guests don’t confuse this pretty perch as a floor pillow for humans!
Dog Bed Street
8. The regal looking canine lording over his yard at the top of this post is sitting pretty in an Eco-Tech Orbit Bed. Made from Eco-Tech polar fleece fabric constructed from polyester fibers from recycled plastic soda bottles, it also features waterproof nylon, making it perfect for outdoor excursions and water retreats.
9. The Eco Futon Dog Bed offered at Dog Bed Street is for perfect for low-maintenance dogs who just want a soft place to land. Far from frumpy, it is overstuffed with recycled fiber and features the same Eco-Tech polar fleece mentioned above. Your green dog can rest easy knowing that this futon has diverted 20 plastic bottles from ending up in a landfill.
Greener Pup Beds
10. Greener Pup eco-friendly dog beds come in four different shapes to accommodate all types of dogs: round, rectangular and cuddle bug style round or rectangular, which feature a plush backing making them akin to an armchair or sofa. Beds come with a removable, washable cover that is made from recycled fabrics and the bed’s filling is made from 100 percent recycled plastic. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting a fabric cover – choices range from simple solids and subtle patterns to funky designs. Note: If you have a rescue dog, you can receive 25 percent off your purchase at Greener Pup Beds!
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