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I purchased a Martha Stewart Pet Bolster Bed in XS.
It says it is for dogs up to 12 pounds.
It is brushed cotton with an embroidered bone print.
It comes in brown, red and aqua.

Coco & Paris had it in their xpen for a few hours.
It has a pillow with with a zip off cover.
One of my two chewed up the zipper.
And I mean UNRAVELLED a few inches of the plastic zipper!
So there is a piece of plastic zipper teeth, stretched out detached from the rest of the zipper. It looks like a twist tie.
I am really hoping that they didn't swallow any of this pointy plastic.:prayer:

I just wanted to WARN anyone thinking of buying this bed.
It fooled me...the fabric looked nice and sturdy.
And I even considered the zipper in the store, but didn't listen to my gut.
I figured it looked well made.

The irony is:
We were on a long hiatus from dog beds after the pups destroyed others.
They were demoted to fleece blankets only and the West Paw enviro friendly mats.
And I thought for their first birthday I'd gift them with a "grown up" bed.
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I purchased a Martha Stewart Pet Bolster Bed in XS.
It says it is for dogs up to 12 pounds.
It is brushed cotton with an embroidered bone print.
It comes in brown, red and aqua.

Coco & Paris had it in their xpen for a few hours.
It has a pillow with with a zip off cover.
One of my two chewed up the zipper.
And I mean UNRAVELLED a few inches of the plastic zipper!
So there is a piece of plastic zipper teeth, stretched out detached from the rest of the zipper. It looks like a twist tie.
I am really hoping that they didn't swallow any of this pointy plastic.:prayer:

I just wanted to WARN anyone thinking of buying this bed.
It fooled me...the fabric looked nice and sturdy.
And I even considered the zipper in the store, but didn't listen to my gut.
I figured it looked well made.

The irony is:
We were on a long hiatus from dog beds after the pups destroyed others.
They were demoted to fleece blankets only and the West Paw enviro friendly mats.
And I thought for their first birthday I'd gift them with a "grown up" bed.
:smilie_tischkante:
You should get in touch with Martha Stewart company about it. I have Tyler in a cat bed from Petco -- really cheap and indestructible. Just a fleecy oval but he loves it.
 

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You should get in touch with Martha Stewart company about it. I have Tyler in a cat bed from Petco -- really cheap and indestructible. Just a fleecy oval but he loves it.
Yes, I probably should...
considering the damage was made by a 6 pound Maltese, :blink:
a larger dog could probably do more damage to it.

So far, the only bed that has been safe in our house,
is the the West Paw mat.
Sounds like your cat bed, it is a fleece rectangle.

I swear my two are like little crocodiles...:rolleyes:
 

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Awh -- the joy of puppyhood. Even though they're small, they're mighty. :) I'm always shocked and surprised at what they can and do get into.
 

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I only have the beds without zippers in the house because Sophia will chew anything that looks like "fun" to her! The bed I bought for Sophia when I brought her home was from Petsmart and had a blanket and toy that came with it. It's a really soft and plush rectangle shape and the pups fight over it!
 

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It's too bad about the bed, the Martha Stewart collection is adorable. I don't think I would call that a safety concern/issue, though, as far as it being the company's fault. Your pup has a track record for thrashing beds & such, lol, so it wasn't really a surprise was it? I would stick with the beds or mats without extra pieces until she's older, I guess. I'm sure you'll listen to your gut next time!

I do agree with contacting the manufacturer, though, just to let them know. :)
 

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It's too bad about the bed, the Martha Stewart collection is adorable. I don't think I would call that a safety concern/issue, though, as far as it being the company's fault. Your pup has a track record for thrashing beds & such, lol, so it wasn't really a surprise was it? I would stick with the beds or mats without extra pieces until she's older, I guess. I'm sure you'll listen to your gut next time!

I do agree with contacting the manufacturer, though, just to let them know. :)
Yep, they are guilty as charged! :blush:
I swear my two would make wonderful product testers!

The zipper damage was a bit unnerving as they unravelled the plastic teeth into a long wire. Maybe a metal zipper would have withheld chewing?

Back to just the mats and the fleece!

They do get fluffy dog beds in other parts of the house (supervised), but I have to be careful of what goes in the Xpen.

Here is one of their beds, but of course it is only for day time lounging.
Coco's tear stains have even improved since this pick!

Dog Vertebrate Canidae Mammal Dog breed
 

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I have ordered Coconuts beds from Ryans pets and have always had good luck with them. The red bed in the picture is from there too. She has 6 beds, I'm a sucker for cute beds!
 

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I have ordered Coconuts beds from Ryans pets and have always had good luck with them. The red bed in the picture is from there too. She has 6 beds, I'm a sucker for cute beds!
I love that pic of Coconut!
Thanks for the recommendation, :thumbsup:
I LOVE getting ideas about where is good to shop and browse.
 

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I hate to hear that and I too would report it to the company~~~Thanks for sharing that information. Maybe your baby should be a pet tester!!!:wub:
 

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I hate to hear that and I too would report it to the company~~~Thanks for sharing that information. Maybe your baby should be a pet tester!!!:wub:
Yes, they'd make wonderful pet testers!
They would probably demand to be in the snack & treat dept! :yes:
 
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