We recently had to kick our pup, Arlo, out of bed. Despite his tiny stature, he's confused about who wears the pants in the family. We heard that sleeping with your dog can make him feel a little too on par with you. So with great sadness, we gave him the boot. But our guy had grown terribly accustomed to a comfy crib so we felt compelled to get him something soft and cozy...
Although the Petco beds were cheaper, we didn't want to expose Arlo to unnecessary chemicals from his bedding any more than we prefer to be exposed to them from ours. After some research, we landed on a washable hemp bed filled with kapok made by Doggyarchy, a small eco company "governed by people governed by dogs" in Vail, Colorado.
And of course our little guy's bed had to match our ivory colored bedroom decor so we bought the Aspen bed which has a subtle cream and beige herringbone design. Remarkably, the light colored hemp seems to naturally repel dirt, so the bed stays a lot cleaner looking than Arlo does.
Postscript: Though we go our separate ways for the overnight, Arlo is invited into bed in the morning for a little snuggle before we start our day.
How about your pet's sleeping quarters? In bed or out? And what kinds of digs have you provided?