I’ve been a professional seamstress for over 20 years and I’m a master of thrift and re-use.
I hand make all of the products featured on this website (except PAWZ) from my home workshop in Northeast Minneapolis, which allows me to keep the prices reasonable.
I began making dog beds after redecorating several rooms in my house, only to be unhappy with the look of “typical” dog beds within my newly decorated space. I wanted dog beds that unobtrusively fit into my décor, and I also wanted dog beds with removable covers for easy laundering.
I added the other pet and household products after being inspired by all of the interesting and unique materials I was finding, and as a result of customers’ suggestions.
I acquire the materials that I use from a number of different sources including individuals and thrift stores, as well as local businesses that are happy to have me “reclaim” and “repurpose” their leftover textiles, flawed and other materials that they cannot use, and would have been headed for the trash otherwise. Most of the materials that I acquire are brand new, high-quality materials that others have discarded for one reason or another.
I’m always working on new products and I love to hear suggestions from you, so please let me know what other items you’d like to see available here.
Dogs are not one-size-fits-all, so I have a wide range of sizes throughout the product lines, including many in-between sizes. And I’m happy to make items-to-order to fit your décor or your dog’s special sizing requirements.
Unless otherwise noted, the items featured on this website are made from recycled, reclaimed or repurposed materials (RRR). I’ve tried to incorporate RRR materials into most of the products that contain new materials also.
All of the items have been handmade by me, in my non-smoking home, from high-quality, clean materials. (Any item can be made from all new materials upon request, see Custom Creations, at right).
All materials were previously new (discarded by someone else and now repurposed by me) or only gently used. All products appear “like new.” They are free from stains, holes or obvious wear, and HAVE NOT been used previously as pet beds or pet garments. Most of the pet bed covers are removable and are machine wash cold and air tumble dry, as are the pet garments and accessories, unless specifically noted.
Due to the unique nature of the Recycled, Reclaimed and Repurposed materials used in these products, many of the finished products shown are one-of-a-kind, and some of the materials featured may be in limited quantities.
Many of the pet bed fabrics used are designer-name or decorator-grade to fit your décor. A wide variety of fabrics, colors and styles are available: denim, poly-suede, faux shearling, cotton, polyester, decorator, upholstery, drapery, faux fur, etc. Please note that your choice of fabric should depend on how rough your dog or cat is on his/her belongings. If they like to scratch at the bed before they lie down, you would be wise to consider durable fabric choices such as denim, upholstery, shearling, poly-suede, cotton blends, etc. If you have any question about the durability of a particular product, please don’t hesitate to contact me at DogBeds@live.com.
Pad thicknesses and content vary from bed to bed. Pads may be polyfil, down, memory foam, solid-piece foam or any combination. Please note the specific pad description on each bed listing. Pet beds may be used as crate pads also. Most of the bed pads are separately lined, and all covers are removable for washing unless specifically noted.
Coats, Sweaters, Raincoats, Neckwear & Accessories for Dogs
I seek out unique fabrics for the creation of the pet garments and accessories. Many of the garments and accessories are one-of-a-kind, so your dog can show of his or her individual style!
You will find a variety of fabric choices, sizes and affordable price ranges in the featured garments--from stylish coats and sweaters, some with faux fur collars, to functional, sports-themed and basic garments.
All coats are adjustable within the size range listed and have hook/loop closures around the neck and torso. Coat linings vary, so please note the specific descriptions within each listing.
Most of the garments are machine wash cold and air tumble dry unless otherwise noted. The raincoats are “wipe clean” or gently hand wash and drip dry.
You'll find other unique items for household or personal use, also made from recycled, reclaimed and repurposed materials. I am also an authorized distributor of PAWZ all-natural rubber dog boots.
I do not sell my products on Amazon.com or Ebay.com.
If you have purchased a product from one of those sites and have a complaint about the product you purchased from the company (with a similar name), it was not produced by me.
However, I'd be happy to discuss producing a quality product for you, if you'd like to proceed in contacting me.
Buyer Beware: I receive numerous phone calls and emails from consumers complaining about products purchased on Amazon.com and Ebay.com from a company based overseas that has a business name deceptively similar to mine.
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I will make every effort to meet your color and size preferences with a customized pet bed, garment or other product. Please contact me for custom creations, and I will return your inquiry promptly. Any product can be produced with all new materials, upon request.
I will make every effort to meet your color and size preferences with a customized pet bed, garment or other product. Please contact me for custom creations, and I will return your inquiry promptly.
Any product can be produced with all new materials, upon request.
To save on shipping, you may pick up your order at my Northeast Minneapolis location (by appointment, call ahead).
If you require shipping, please contact me by phone or email for an estimated shipping cost for your order. No shipping to PO Boxes. No shipping to Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or APO/FPO addresses. No international shipping. Some products may require Oversize shipping charges, if applicable. Orders of multiple beds or other products may be shipped separately. Product(s) will be shipped within five business days following receipt/clearing of payment. Estimated shipping time 5 – 7 business days from date shipped. Items will be shipped via USPS, FedEx, or UPS Ground. If expedited shipping is required, please contact DogBeds@live.com for quote.
Do you have sheets, pillows, textiles, bedding, cushions, foam, polyfil or similar products that you no longer use or that can’t be donated because of stains? I’ll take your items and put them to good use. I can use almost anything, and I can work around the stains, but the items need to be clean and odor-free. Contact me if you have stuff.
Produced in Minneapolis, MN.
A minimum of five percent (5%) of all Dog Beds for Less sales generated online will be donated to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (www.wrcmn.org) at year end. Click here for more details regarding our charitable donations.
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