11 reasons your dog’s crate pad should be made of wool


undeniably popular in the baby diapering world, the health benefits of wool can easily cross over into the realm of pet bedding and we decided it was about time to make that happen! we are excited to introduce our new crate pads stuffed with wool from a sheep farm here in California! with a list as long as your dog’s tail (assuming your dog has a tail) of natural features , these new pads are perfect for any resting or sleeping pup!

  1. 100% naturalwcp54
  2. naturally cooling
  3. naturally warming
  4. naturally anti-bacterial
  5. naturally dirt resistant 
  6. naturally water-repellant
  7. powerfully absorbent
  8. wicks away moisture from the surface
  9. chemical and pesticide free
  10. anti-microbial 
  11. self-cleaning

look at that list! and because wool has all these features, it naturally eliminates the smells of dog, drool and urine – allowing more time between cleaning. not that you really need more time between cleaning since it’s such an easy thing to do – simply remove the wool insert, set it outside in the sun, and toss the duvet into the wash!

we still can’t believe all of this is in one awesome new product!

Our Three New Dog Bed Duvet Patterns and the Models Who Love Them!


our favorite time of year comes with the launch of our newest patterns: it’s always a rush to see these beautiful textiles go from doodles in our daydreams to real beds our pups can lounge on. and so, with a nod to the past and eye on the horizon, we are proud to introduce:

i am not a robot: remember our pattern ‘mr. roboto?’ well, he’s back! kind of. new colors and a rearranged design of this molly mutt classic mean he’s been upgraded to version 2.0.

elephant parade: inspired by the majestic elephants of asia, this pattern has a forest green background with elephants in red, yellow, and light blue.

 time after time: a beautiful floral scene on a background of tan — the color from ‘wild horses.’

 Summer with ‘i am not a robot’ 

29821292092_ed9d9bcd2c_zSummer is a 4 year old Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Mix, she was adopted from the San Francisco SPCA when she was 9 months old. her parents went to an adoption event to window shop and not to buy.  they were struck by Summer’s smile and had to bring her home immediately.

when she is not dog dreaming🙂 she loves to play and meet every dog of all sizes and shapes.  her arch nemesis are squirrels who taunt her with their fluffy tails and their need to torture dogs. although she weighs 49 lbs she knows the real boss at home is her feline sister, Olive, who is a gorgeous Siamese.

 Theo with ‘elephant parade’

29935231975_940b632303_zmeet Theo, a 2 year old dachshund who has a few true loves other than his family.  he loves to sleep and snuggle with you and he LOVES to watch Scooby Doo! “I would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for those pesky kids.”  Theo is very playful with other dogs and has a best friend named Rocco.  they are inseparable and play together everyday! Theo’s other favorite pastimes include swimming in the pool and sun bathe.  his favorite indulgences include chicken, potatoes and salmon.

Avery with ‘time after time’


in just one year Avery has already lived quite the life – but unfortunately we don’t know much about it! his parents rescued him from a dog “halfway house” where he was living after an adoption agency saved him from a kill shelter. when he came to live with his new parents in Los Angeles, Will and Kate, he had to learn how to mark his territory (outside), sleep through the night, and share toys with his new big brother, a Lhasa Apso mix, named Oscar.

now Avery fits in perfectly with the rest of the family! he loves to play and wakes up every morning energized and ready to bounce around the house. he loves to wrestle with Oscar, but is mostly known for his heart of gold and willingness to sit quietly on your lap and snuggle all night.

four ways to make your house a home for your dog


there are many things to consider when you decide to get a dog, including how to make your house feel like a home to him, without him taking over said house. it isn’t as easy as tossing down bowls for food and water and calling it a day. if you really want to peacefully coexist in your beautiful home with your pup, here’s what we recommend:

create space: dogs need space of their own. whether it’s a crate, a bed, a chair or a blanket, designating a quiet space for your dog to rest is healthy for both of you. by having his own spot, he will know where to go to get away from the bustle of the family, where to head to feel safe and where he is supposed to sleep. if it happens to smell like you…all the better. 

set boundaries: we recommend you decide ahead of time what the rules are in the house including where your pup is allowed to be. is he allowed on the couch for cuddles and naps or do you want him off the furniture and bonding time will take place on the floor? is he allowed in all rooms, or are there some that are off limits? by thinking this through ahead of time, you’ll avoid sending confusing messages or having to correct an already-established bad habit.

give him his: if there is nothing in the house for him to play with or chew on that’s his, then …we promise…he’ll choose yours. dogs must have an outlet for their chewing, biting, sniffing, snorting, and digging instincts. exercise outdoors is one way to help engage these behaviors, but your dog will still need a variety of toys and chews available – ideally on rotation so he doesn’t get bored with any of them. this will better protect your beloved shoes, socks and couch cushions.

set him up for success: training is a huge part of teaching a dog how to be a member of your household, but there are other ways to set him up for success as well. create a schedule for him so he knows what to expect from his routine throughout the day. groom him regularly so he doesn’t shed as much and smells as good as the rest of your house. and, when possible, buy fabrics and flooring that can stand up to the usual wear and tear of daily dog use.

your dog is part of your family and your house is his home. be sure to create a loving and nurturing environment where being a dog is okay because, well, that’s why you got a dog!

pattern play: amarillo by morning and the dogs who love it


“Everything that I’ve got is just what I’ve got on. I ain’t got a dime, but what I got is mine. I ain’t rich, but Lord I’m free.”

the lonely life of a cowboy, enjoying the freedom of the road and all the adventures that come with, but trading the comfort that comes with home and family. as you listen to George Strait’s song, you can only imagine that the road trip to amarillo would be made better with a dog by his side.  dog’s always, always take away the loneliness, no matter where you’re headed.

in one of our all-time best-selling patterns, amarillo by morning, you’ll find the things dogs love no matter where they travel: bones, fire hydrants, squirrels, oh my! available in olive green and light blue, this pattern helps fill any home with love and beauty.

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you can find more pictures of these beautiful pups on their instagram accounts, in order from left to right: @moky.shelliemay_the_corgis, @vaders_mom10, @sfratzke, @reallynaturalpet, @la_frecks and @lapdogcreations. a big thanks to each of them for being molly mutt fans!

five sustainable pet product companies we love

dd22-furley-lifestyleif you haven’t noticed, sustainability is pretty important to us. i mean, the core of our business is built on creating a sustainably-focused solution to the age-old problem of smelly, dirty, headed-to-the-landfill dog beds. but we aren’t the only company in the industry that has their eye on doing good in the world and for the world. and since you are a pet owner who prioritizes sustainably-focused do-gooders in your product purchases, we thought you’d be interested to know who else we love and why.

(by the way, our entire team uses the products on this list – they’re that good.)


if you haven’t run across The Honest Kitchen yet, welcome to a whole new world in dog nutrition. as they say, “set the mystery pellets aside, and let your pup or kitty dip a paw into a taste test of healthy, wholesome, proper food for pets.” their dehydrated foods are made from 100% human-grade, minimally-processed whole foods that pack a serious nutritional punch! whether you’re looking for food, toppers, treats or supplements, this is one company at the very top of our list.


from nose balms and tooth salts, to shampoos and conditioners, Pura Naturals is dedicated to delivering the highest quality products using only the best materials the Earth has to offer. that dedication means they deliver USDA certified organic ingredients, plant based foams and plastics, and biodegradable elements that have amazing natural properties – like rice hulls – in every product. the best part is, those ingredients not only make the SAFEST product but also the most comfortable – they won’t irritate the skin, scents and perfumes that don’t trigger allergies, and materials that are relaxing, safe, renewable and earth friendly.

planet-dogPlanet Dog was built on the desire to do the best by the planet and they’ve met their mission every year they’ve been in business! since 1997, Planet Dog has led the pack in designing and developing eco-friendly products with a deep commitment to philanthropy at our core. they believe social and environmental sustainability is a basic business responsibility and continue to make every effort – through product development, business processes and donations – to be the Top Dog in sustainability into the future. not to mention their orbee balls are a fan favorite around here!

Dogs Love Kale AppleCrisp

this company has been racking up industry awards since their launch, and for good reason! Dogs LOVE Kale has made kale the main ingredient in their new healthy, all natural, gluten/grain free treats. kale is a super antioxidant that contains essential vitamins including: beta carotene, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C, and lutein. kale and flax seed aid in making your dog’s coat softer and shinier, with healthier skin underneath. flaxseed also provides fiber in your dog’s diet.


are you a regular composter? then this earth-saving product is right up your alley. BioBags’ goal is to help divert all naturally organic waste from entering our landfills and dog poop is on their list. BioBags can be consumed by micro-organisms that live in our soils. because they use starches from renewable crops, their bags can be readily composted along with organic waste in municipal composting facilities. it’s a big step for waste stream management!