Monday, June 9, 2008

How Much Do You Love Your Dog?

After hearing from my green guru, Debby (owner of http://www.realgreengoods.com/), that conventional dog beds are quite toxic—our furry friends have outrageously high levels of flame retardants in their systems—I set about to find a bed that’s green and chic . . . and I just did.

Here’s a picture of my five-year-old pug, Bruno, relaxing in his new green bed (and notice his jealous sister, one-year-old, Myrna, watching from the wings).

The Bella Bed® is really cool for a number of reasons: It’s ridiculously comfortable—Mark and I both wish they’d make one in the dimensions of a king-size bed—and looks like a piece of art. Beyond that, it’s veterinarian-endorsed and has a true green pedigree:

· All components are made in the US, and the beds are hand sewn by skilled textile sewers in El Salvador, a CAFTA country;
· 100% hypoallergenic and washable; and
· Exterior made from Eco2 recycled cotton fiber and interior fiberfill made form recycled PET (plastic bottles).

The beds come in several cool color combinations and in a number of sizes (from Chihuahua to Mastiff). For more information, I encourage you to check out http://www.bellacreaturecomforts.com/. And to all you green bargain shoppers out there, take note: I bought Bruno's Bella Bed® for 60 percent off at my local HomeGoods!

Question of the blog: If you have animals, in what ways (if any) have they gone green?

1 comment:

ecosavvy said...

My Doberman Bruno has always been "green". He has always eaten a natural "raw" diet, wears a hemp collar from Earth Dog and sleeps on a hemp dog bed with recycled cotton stuffing inside. I love this bed we have had it now for a year and a half and it still looks like new. I usually have to replace his beds every six months. The hemp top cover is removable and can be put in the washing machine. Earth dog is a great company they also have hemp dog toys www.earthdog.com.