Teddy will start sleeping in my room after the youngest daughter goes to college in August. After having two knee surgeries in approximately six months and most likely more in his future (‘wonky legs train wreck’) I wanted to get the best orthopedic dog bed I could find. Hours of research later I decided on a Big Barker, specifically the headrest edition in size large.
These beds get absolutely fantastic reviews, 94% five star on Amazon, and actually come with a 10 year warranty. I placed the order on June 18 and it arrived today.
The last two photos were taken 45 minutes after unpackaging. With compression the beds need 12 to 24 hours to reach full thickness and size; I’ll definitely be updating with more pics.
I’d like to note that customer service/communication with Big Barker has been fantastic, we even received welcome/thank you emails, a post card, and a phone call. To make life a bit easier the waterproof liner I also ordered was already put on the foam mattress saving me a wrestling match with a rather large dog bed 😀
The floor of the playhouse is the same material as the sides and top which makes it somewhat difficult to clean. The vacuum tries to suck the material in so I got to the point where I’d just wrestle the whole house outside and try to shake it clean.
I researched round rugs as an option but couldn’t find anything simple and relatively inexpensive. Thanks to a few Facebook friends though we now have a solution!
The K&H Self-Warming Cuddle Ball Dog Bed happened to be on clearance from Sierra Trading Post, marked down from $70 to $31 for the 48″ large. After measuring the floor I thought that might be a bit too large but ordering smaller would result in a gap between the bed and walls where dirt would accumulate.
It arrived less than a week after ordering and it’s definitely a big bed but I’m so happy with it: fits perfectly, the colors are nice, and it fluffs right back after the dogs have been laying on it. They were a little hesitant at first because of its height but quickly made the adjustment for getting in & out of the house. These are all pics from the day it arrived: