Happy National Pet Day! How Will You Celebrate?

Pet parents worldwide will celebrate and pamper their pets on April 6th.  There are so many ways to acknowledge and give gifts to your pet.  As you shop the site, you will find a host of products to do just that.  We’ve covered outdoor pet beds and today we’re going to highlight many ways to elevate their sleep with a luxury pet bed.  Don’t panic about the word luxury. This can be defined in so many ways and ultimately the luxury here is giving your pet their own special sleeping place and making them comfortable. So keep reading to discover the checklist of items to consider when you make that all important purchase to wish your pet Happy National Pet Day!

What you will typically find in a retail store is pretty limited in terms of available features, colors and style.  Part of my purpose is to help bring items to light that you might not otherwise find.  Before you begin shopping, follow along so you discover what is important and make a really great purchase decision.

Available Features

Following are some features to consider:

  • Filling
  • Orthopedic
  • Calming
  • Tufting
  • Pillows & bolsters
  • Drawers

Color Wheel

There is likely a color scheme to each room in your home.  When you begin choosing a color, think about how and where this bed will go. It should be a part of your home in all aspects.  So take a look at the color scheme in the room where the pet bed will go.  And if you’re like me, rearranging could be in the future, so you may wish to stick with one of your neutrals to have that flexibility.

Within the color arrangement, you may also want to think about material and/or pattern. This too should coordinate with your design style.  From corduroy, leather, microsuede and a variety of patterns, there is something to coordinate with your home.

Give Your Pet & Home Some Style

Pet furniture has evolved beyond the traditional donut-shaped soft beds.  Not that those are not beloved by cats and dogs alike, but you have choices. Lots of choices.

In additional to color, there are now opportunities to match your pet bed to your decor.  Of course there are the traditional styles too, and even those have more choices.  So take a look:

–  Sofa                                   –  Chair                                   –  Cot                                   –  Playpen

–  House                                –  Mat                                     –  Crate                                –  Tree


My fur babies are spoiled and our household has a number of different styles. Something for almost every room.


And then finally, there is the maintenance of your selection.  This is a big consideration because whatever you buy, you will want to understand how to maintain it.  Make sure it fits in your lifestyle.  Some may require waterproof.  Or perhaps leather goes best in the room of choice. Be prepared to get leather cleaner.  And then there are some that are machine washable, once you remove the cover of course.  Just be sure to read the care instructions to get the most out of your selection.

Be The Person Your Pet Thinks You Are

When you are a paw parent, you’ve already made a committment of making this wonderful animal your child.  We take care of them just like we would a child.  Just be sure to think through your decisions. To get the full life out of a pet bed, think through all of the options.  Sure you will make several replacement purchases throughout their lives but stretch your dollars as far as it will go.

For Charity’s Sake

Paw Parents are a special breed of people. While my purpose is to provide a website to help others like me to purchase their pet supplies and find unique products, there are far too may fur babies out there that are less fortunate and military personnel who could use your help.

If you are interested in making the difference in the lives of rescue animals, please visit The Animal Rescue Site for a collection of human and pet merchandise where every purchase aids in feeding rescue animals. Select an item and you’ll find out how many rescue pets that it will support. Whether you make a purchase for yourself or you’re looking to find that perfect gift for a friend or loved one, you will find lots of opportunities to show your love of animals and make a great contribution at the same time.

In addition, if you are able to make a donation (one time or ongoing), the following organizations can also use your help:

In the spirit of paying it forward, share your love of animals however you can and within the means that you can.

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