Product- The Semi-Stuffed Crate Pad ... $24-30, available at
found the most comfy crate pad going. It's a little bit expensive,
but we like the quality of the craftsmanship and the bright colors
that match any décor. At the Boston dog show while mom was
in a shopping frenzy she was looking for a crate pad for one of
our crates. Forking over almost $26.00 for a mat for us dogs to
lie on wasn't easy... but as I said she was in spending mode, and
the cause was good.
That pad has been washed, dryed, thrown up on and shed on by three
of us and it is still fluffy and comfortable. Mom liked how it held
up so well that she bought two more for our portable crates when
we go to dog shows. One side of the pad is faux fur, available in
a variety of vivid colors and prints like leopard and cow, the other
side is a very plush, soft fleece. I like to stretch out on mine,
Stryker likes to curl up in a little ball on his and Cameo likes
to kick hers to one side and rest her head on it.
Stryker and I are not into tearing up our bedding so ours will last
forever. Miss Cameo however has dissected the corner of hers recently.
Mom in an apparent lapse of judgment gave a new one to the princess
who promptly tore the tag off and defluffed one corner. (We didn't
get pads in our crates for years...what was she thinking !) The
craftsmanship of the crate pad is excellent however and it was easily
As the semi stuffed name implies the stuffing is actually sewn
into the fabric making it not so easy to defluff. The other benefit
is that when it gets washed the fluff stays uniform and doesn't
get lumpy or shift to one side. We use our pads in our crates but
it could easily be used for a bed around the house or in the car.
They aren't cheap but they are durable, easily washed, and should
give comfort to you in all of your naps for years to come. Happy
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