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Cooling Dog Bed – Rescinding Review

June 2014, we gave the Cooling Dog Bed a positive review. Unfortunately, we must retract/rescind the below review. June 2015, we took out our Cool Pet Pad and it looked like this: Cool Pet Pad Rescind

As you can see, the cooling gel in the product dried up or evaporated. We had stored this in our apartment in the closet, as such, it was stored at normal temperatures and conditions. We had only used it a few times.

We spoke with the company, The Green Pet Shop, and they said that this happened to some of the earlier models of this product and they offered to exchange ours for a new one. Here’s what they said:

“We have and always will replace any defective items that have been purchased either through our site or through any third party vendors. The issue had to do with evaporation and the environment the pads were kept in. The outer cover was a bit too porous and since the gel is water based, water evaporated over time and the pad dried up. We have sold over 100,000 pads over the past two years and this has happened to a few hundred, so it’s less than 1%, but that’s still too many for us. As I stated in the last email, we have straightened out this issue and there should not be any more evaporation that occurs in this years production run.

The pads carry a limited one year guarantee. We cannot be responsible for neglect such as rips and tears as a result of a pets claws, nails, and teeth. We cannot be responsible for mold if the pad is kept in dirty, muddy, or wet conditions without cleaning.

Other than that, we have at times forgone the guarantee and replaced pads for our customers in an effort to keep them all satisfied.”

At Dogsized, we recommend products based on our own opinions – we do not get paid for our reviews. We only write about products we like. Unfortunately in this scenario, the product we liked didn’t perform for us over time and we feel it’s our fiduciary duty to tell our readers this happened.

We decided not to get the replacement product.

If you purchased the product and need a replacement, please let us know and we’ll send you The Green Pet Shop’s contact information.

cooling dog bed

The Cool Pet Pad – finally a cooling dog bed

Is your dog looking for a good place to cool down? We found a great solution! It’s this fantastic Cool Pet Pad that is a self-cooling cushion. When your dog lays down on this cooling dog bed, it activates the cooling gel in the pad. In fact, it’s even great for humans if you sit on it or lay back on it. We sat on the Cool Pet Pad after running and also after hours of standing and found it to be very soothing and cooling!

The Cool Pet Pad will remain cooler than the surrounding temperature for about 2-3 hours of constant use. How it does this remains a mystery to us. We reviewed the patent documents, but we’re not materials engineers, so it was a bit “greek” to us. Regardless, we have tested it and we think it’s amazing!

Here are some other cool (yes, pun intended) facts:

  • Requires NO refrigeration, water or electricity
  • Recharges automatically
  • Portable and easily folds
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Durable and easy to clean (wipe off with damp cloth)
Reggie Cool Pet Pad

Reggie on his Cool Pet Pad

It comes in 4 sizes:
Small: < 25 lbs Pad Dimensions: 11.8″ x 15.7″
Medium: 25 -69 lbs Pad Dimensions: 15.7″ x 19.7″
Large: 70-99lbs Pad Dimensions: 35″ x 23.6″
X-Large: 100lbs+ Pad Dimensions:: 45″ x 27.5″

The patented Cool Pet Pad was created by The Green Pet Shop. It’s their mission to create products that care for our pets without compromising the environment.

In 2010, Larry Wright founded The Green Pet Shop and his son, Brian, came on board in 2012. Their 5 year old St. Bernard/Great Pyrenees mixed dog, Reggie, uses his Cool Pet Pad every day. It’s literally his favorite place to lie in the house wherever it’s placed.

Comments

  1. Sharon Furrr says:

    I have two of them that I purchased a year ago. We live in Florida and thought that he’s would work well at the dog shows.
    They where stored in their box the gauze between the fold and wrapped in plastic. And keep in my dresser in my bedroom. When I got them out to use them they were both dry and brittle. I talk to two other people who bought them the same time theirs had dried out and become brittle also. When you are paying 30-40 dollars for these units I expect them to preform better. I am very disappointed and as one of the group hat purchased them I would not suggest spending your hard earned dollars on this item.

  2. Mrs CONNIE DENISE OWENS says:

    Lani would absolutely Love this bed…I can see her lazying around with her little furry yorkie self cooling down. She would be one Cool Dog… Thank you for the sweepstakes.

    cd51owens@aol.com

  3. Nancy P says:

    I live in central Florida, and have 4 large dogs, 2 which are getting up in age. I’m sure they would all love this pad! It sounds amazing!

  4. shelly pitt says:

    rusty would love this.

  5. Dogsized says:

    If you’re interested in getting a Cool Pet Pad, we’ve linked the product (above) so you can easily purchase at Amazon.

  6. BARBARA BUTLER says:

    frizzie would love this

  7. jeannie crawford says:

    We have an older dog named Holly who is really uncomfortable this year. I know this would help her…I hope I win!

  8. Cristy Ridey says:

    Our dog is almost 15 years old and he gets so hot.

    • Dogsized says:

      Your dog would love the Cool Pet Pad. Not only is it cool, but it would be soothing for your older dog.

  9. Anonymous says:

    OUR DOGS WOULD LOVE THIS BED. WE LIVE IN ARIZONA AND IT IS HOT A LOT. EVEN WITH AIR CONDITIONING, THEY GET UNCOMFORTABLE.

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