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Sophisticated Dog Beds by Jax and Bones

jax and bones lounge We discovered Jax and Bones beds at the Global Pet Expo and fell in love with their beds. First of all, they use the most beautiful, sophisticated stylish fabric. The beds are also very well constructed. All Jax and Bones bedding is made in the USA, filled using eco-friendly fiber and machine washable! Best of all, their beds are for all dog sizes from small to large dogs up to 110lbs. Their collections have a few major bed models (see below). If you can’t find the item you want, then you can order it custom made by contacting Jax and Bones.

Lounge Beds:

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Lounge Flocked Dog Bed

These beds were the total show stopper for us. The fabrics are amazing and suited for modern, stylish lifestyles. First you pick the type of fabric you’re interested in, e.g Everyday Cotton, Crypton Super Fabrics, Flocked, Corduroy, Double Rub Microvelvet and Cotton Blends. Then you pick the color/design you like. There are so many beautiful combinations, but I think our favorite is the Cotton Blends in Pearl.

These beds have cozy surrounding bolsters which allow your pet to curl, snuggle, or lean against. Ideal for pets who needs extra reassurance and warmth. These beds have zippers and removable inserts for easy maintenance and care. Certified Eco-Friendly! It’s available in 4 sizes (s,m,ml,l).

Note that the Jax and Bones exclusive Crypton Super Fabrics are stain, spill, and mildew resistant. They are durable for any type of situation and this fabric has a 5 year protection guarantee. It’s great for dogs that might drool or have accidents as they are water resistant. The fabric is also machine washable.

Jax and Bones nest bed

Everyday Nest Bed

Everyday Nest Beds:

Built like a sofa with extra length for dogs who like to stretch. Made with heavy weight velour fabrics and filled with Sustainafill, Jax and Bones signature eco-friendly fiber. The bed has bolsters with zippers and removable inserts. The quilted center pad can be removed and used as a crate pad. It’s 100% machine washable and offered in 4 sizes.

Jax and Bones napperNapper bed:

This oval bolster bed is cozy and plush with overstuffed bolsters and filled with hypo-allergenic polyfil. It’s perfect for dogs that like to lean, curl, or cuddle.
Fabric is made from a high performance micro-denier plush velvet with 2 removable inserts for easy care.
Offered in 4 sizes and various fabric types, e.g. velour, corduroy and cotton blends.

Jax and Bones pillowPillow Beds:

All Pillow Beds are proudly made in the USA and come from high grade upholstery fabrics. They are allergen-free and are filled with Jax & Bones signature eco-friendly fiber, Sustainafil.
Choose from 3 shapes: All beds are 100% washable and come with a removable channeled insert which is guaranteed to remain fluffy and full for years.
Offered in 3 shapes: square, round or rectangle; 4 sizes (s,m,l) and and various fabric types: everyday cotton, premium cotton blends, flocked and indoor/outdoor.

For more Jax and Bones beds, check out our new Jax and Bones section in our shop.

Artist Creates Beautiful Dog Crates and Gates

dog crateWe recently discovered these exclusive, beautiful dog crates and gates by artist Maricela Sanchez. If you’re not just looking for a crate or gate, but rather a beautiful and unique piece for your home, you’ll love these. Here’s a recent interview we did with the creator and designer, Maricela Sanchez:

Tell us about yourself:
Over the last 30 years, I’ve created paintings, prints, installations and sculptures centered on organic, ambiguous forms that evoke a uniquely human sense of nostalgia and a curious balance of sass and sophistication. My work has been featured in a variety of public, private and museum collections and galleries throughout the U.S..

In 2012, I shifted gears to combine my artistic experiences with my love of animals and pets to launch Bespoke Collections & Décor by Maricela Sanchez Art. These custom products perform a necessary function while transforming areas of the home into artful moments of beauty.

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Maricela and her dogs

Tell us about your dogs:
My dogs are all rescues. In 2001, I rescued my first dog, Kissers, a Dalmatian, who actually rescued me while I was going through a divorce. Kissers was my great companion as we traveled throughout southern Texas. We’d wake up and go for morning runs before I would take off for work. He loved traveling with me and I loved his companionship. Eventually I settled down and no longer needed to travel, so I was able to rescue my second pet, a 3 month old poodle, named Coco. She’s a sweetheart and can get around fine despite the fact that she’s now 12 years old and has gone blind. Coco was best friends with Kissers and when he died in 2011, there was such a sad silence in our house. Thank goodness we had rescued a few others.

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Frito & Toto with a gate (in the back)

During this period, I met my husband Jorge, who is also a dog lover. He had 3 dogs, so together we had 5. It was somewhat of a pet Brady Bunch, but clearly we needed a 6th dog so together we rescued our next dog, a Yorkie named Frito. I always wanted a Yorkie, so when I was offered one that been fostered by several families, we took him in. As you can imagine, Frito’s now the master of the household and bosses everyone around.

Clearly we had been bitten by the Jolie-Pitt trend of having large families, with our twist by collecting canines. Our next rescue was a boxer, named Reba. One evening at a friend’s house, we were on our way to dinner. The boxer came running to us in the dark and we took her home to get her through the night. Reba had heartworm and we nursed her back to great health. We had no intention to keep her, but she was so sweet and naturally became a part of our family. Strangers are often scared of her, so she’s also become our house guard dog.

dog crate whiteOur last rescue was actually a friend’s dog. Our friend was never home and her dog, a terrier mix named Toto, was lonely. Toto was typically home alone with daily visits for potty breaks. Unfortunately the home where our friend had been living had a fire so Toto needed to be boarded (luckily Toto was ok).  I told her I’d take care of Toto for the next several weeks until the house was livable. Well Toto got along so well with Reba, and Reba needed a new friend so Toto permanently moved into our home. These best friends are a joy to watch.

How did you come up with the beautiful dog crate and gate designs? What was the inspiration?

With our growing (dog) family, it was evident I needed gates to prevent my dogs from entering spaces, but I could not find a design solution that fit my home. So in 2012 I started making my own gates.

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Reba & Frito with the gate

The first dog gate design was a spinoff from monotype prints I had made with my mother’s veil; a veil she often wore to religious and wedding ceremonies. I made these prints in her memory. Once I started showing this first prototype to friends, they were so excited and encouraged me into making this a business. After making several prototypes with various new designs, I had enough to to install them in my house like a box.

I would look at the dog gates daily as they were in my entry and it occurred to me that I should also make dog crates. It took a long time to create the final prototype, but we were very happy with the end result. As we officially launched our dog crates and gates in April 2013, we are a start-up company.

How are the crates/gates made?
I’d rather keep this confidential, however every person that works on my products is a male. So it’s exciting that I get the opportunity to work with craftsmen in their own field. They value my work and creativity and I value their profession and perfection.

See more dog crates!
 

Wraparound Dog Beds by Orvis

Orvis Rectangle Wraparound Dog Beds

Orvis Rectangle Wraparound Dog Bed

Wraparound dog beds – a great way to keep your best friend cozy, especially as we’re headed into the colder fall and winter months. This dog bed style typically has a higher outer rim which is cushioned and a nice way for your dog to prop up his head. The center of the bed sometimes has a cushion that you can take out. We’ve searched and found some really plush wraparound dog beds.

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FleeceLock Wraparound Dog Bed

Orvis created the FleeceLock Wraparound Dog Bed. This version is an oval-shaped, supersoft, plush FleeceLock sleep surface on the inside and high-quality, luxurious microsuede on the outside. They state that their fleece won’t shed, pill, or pull. The cover is also removable and machine washable. It comes in a variety of colors. Orvis has a similar wraparound dog bed in a rectangular shape.

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Wraparound Dog Bed with Memory Foam

If you want to go more deluxe, Orvis has a  Fleecelock Wraparound Dog Bed with Memory Foam. This deluxe version adds a 4″-thick pad of supportive and cushy memory foam in the bed. The memory foam has a great advantage in that it retains an even surface that doesn’t bunch up or shift with your dog’s maneuvering. The water-resistant liner protects the memory foam surface. The cover is constructed of soft microsuede and FleeceLock. The cover is removable and machine washable. It comes in a variety of colors. We can just imagine how your dog will love jumping into this cozy bed, especially during the colder weather.

Cool dog house – modern home design for you and your dog

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Dreaming of a cool dog house for your best friend? Have you been lamenting that your small dog’s bed is an eye sore and definitely not modern enough for your home? Well look no further… designed around your pet’s instinctual needs, pEi Pods are safe and nurturing habitats that complement your living space – and it’s definitely a cool dog house.

The rounded design mimics cave-like sanctuaries that animals gravitate instinctively toward for protection and relaxation, while the sleek, elliptical exterior accents your interior design and enhances your living space. It’s safe, very durable, easy to clean, and recyclable (both the pillow and pod).