Super Low-Cost Dog Bed - Make Your Own
March 29, 2007 12:12pm CST
I have made my own super low-cost dog beds for many years, which are perfect for large breed dogs but are suitable for any size. All you need to do is to find a strong, tear-proof canvas (or brattice style) bag, such as the one the industrial rags come in, or chaff, or stock feeds. You can also pick them up from rural supply stores or even garden centres; they are often given away free. Then go to your local tyre centre and ask them if they have any scrap inner tubes that they could inflate for you inside the bag. This makes a very good trampoline style bed which doesn't attract the fleas, is easy to wash and clean and just as easy to replace. Many tyre places are pleased to get rid of the scrap inner tubes, so if you are lucky the cost of the whole bed can be free! But now unfortunately my dog passed away this year after having him for 12 years but he was well loved.
29 Mar 07
I'm sorry for the passing of your dog and I'm equally as sorry we don't live closer. I'm not able to get what I would need here in my little town and not so sure I'd be very successful at making one but I'd sure get you to make me one if you lived closer. You sound like a very crafty person making your own crafts can save lots of dollars and I know first hand some of that stuff in the stores is garbage. We bought our little dog a bed from Wal-Mart and I'm sure it's not half as good as what you's made. Keep up the good work. Are there any plans for a new Pet ? I don't want to even think what I'd do without my little Maltese. She's 4 pounds of pure Love !!!
30 Mar 07
Hi Kathy, that sounds like a good idea. I just bought 2 more beds for our kids. Tara really goes through them as she is only 2 years old. She is getting tired of sleeping in her crate but we have no choice. I shall keep your post for future reference.
• Gold Coast, Australia
30 Mar 07
What a brilliant and yet so simple idea for making our own dog beds Kathy! I have two small dogs, and a bed made of an inflated inner tube inside a hessian bag or something similar would be ideal for them outside in the yard. I'll have to have look round our local area and get some freebies! Sorry to hear about your dear little dog passing away after 12 faithful years. It's devastating when you lose a much loved pet; we have been there a few times over the years. They get to be part of the family, don't they?