We have no shortage of dog beds around here. We even have extras that I don’t have a place for in the new house. There are three in the dining room, two in our bedroom, one in our master bedroom closet (Luke’s hangout), and one in my office. That doesn’t count Sam’s cat beds either.
I am happy enough with the beds we have but when given an opportunity to try out the Molly Mutt dog bed, I just couldn’t pass it up. I had seen them on other blogs and knew they had something that our current beds did not have – extra style, and a bolster pillow that I knew the dogs would love.
Our current beds met other needs – my number one need is that they be easy to clean, but this K9 Crew loves to rest their heads on pillows and our beds only have a slight raised edge. I’d had other beds that had that edge they love, but those were SO difficult to keep clean. They were machine washable, but you had to pull the inserts out and they were not easy to get back in.
Molly Mutt beds cover all those issues, and on top of that add another element that I love – “upcycling”. We care about the environment around here and we do our best not to be wasteful. When we moved recently I had BAGS of old clothes and sheets. Every season I would clean out my clothes, give away what was in good condition that I just didn’t wear, and use the stained, torn or worn clothes for cleaning rags. Our humane society would take old sheets, but they didn’t want the fitted ones because of the elastic in them, and I always use our flat sheets to throw over our bed quilt to help keep that clean when the dogs sleep on it.
I don’t even want to tell you how many of those bags of rags we threw out when we moved. I cringe to think of it, especially when I know now what good use I could have put them to!
See, Molly Mutt had a unique idea – reuse your old clothes, towels, and sheets as part of a dog bed. It adds your human scent to the bed, which you know dogs will love, and it gives good use to the old stuff you no longer need. Here’s how it works:
It is truly that simple. My only problem was the fact that we had thrown out that old stuff! But I still had many sheets and pillowcases that had come with us to use until I could get new ones that we needed. We have the medium/large bed and I stuffed it with 5 old sheets, and the bolster pillow pack with 7 old pillowcases. After the dogs had lain on it for a bit, it flattened out some so I then added two old crate pads that I know longer used to fluff it back up some!
Of course, the most important thing is: do the dogs love it? Luke wasted no time in climbing on to help me get my first photos (he is such a good model, it’s like he knows!).
After that Cricket decided to take it over. Our little beagle loves it! The bolster pillow is exactly what she adores. At night, in our bed, she has to be tucked up against someone’s legs in order to sleep. This gives her that same secure, cozy feeling.
The first time she got on it, she had to give it the old “scratch over” to be sure it was to her comfort and liking. Do your dogs do that? I’m happy to say that the material of this bed is not only 100% cotton, it’s durable and her scratching didn’t do any harm to it at all.
We’re all happy – I have an easy to wash and clean bed, that I can feel good about using because of the upcycling aspect. I also have a beautifully stylish bed that goes perfect with the décor of my new house. I was able to find a bed with colors that go exactly with my long term decorating plans for our living/dining room area. The dogs have a cozy bed with a much loved pillow that has our lingering scent so they feel secure.
The beds come in 5 different sizes and 25+ patterns. We chose the “Amarillo by Morning” pattern. Each bed comes with a free stuff sack and you can order the bed and pillow as a set. Shipping is free in the continental USA; and they carry many other dog products as well.
By the way? Don’t let the name fool you – Cricket says that she is no mutt, she’s a purebred beagle, but she has taken that bed over completely!
Whether you have a mutt or a purebred (it doesn’t matter, we love them all!), don’t you think your dog would love this bed also? Now you have a chance to win one! You will have your choice of size and pattern for a bed, and receive a bolster pillow as well! Just enter our Rafflecopter giveaway below. Good luck!
Disclaimer: We were provided with one Molly Mutt bed and bolster pillow free of charge in exchange for this review, but were in no other way compensated. Wag ‘n Woof Pets only shares products we believe will be of interest to our readers, and all reviews are our own honest opinions. Molly Mutt is not responsible for the content of this article.