Ideas for travel crate bedding.

(9 Posts)
moosemama Sat 19-Jul-14 23:06:24

My two great heffalumps currently travel together in an enormous crate that fills the estate area of our car. There's plenty of room for them to stand, turn and lie down etc, we have a road refresher water bowl so they've always got a drink and they both travel well and are happy enough in there.

The problem we're having is that one or other - and I think I know who it is (Yes Lurcherboy, I'm looking at you!) scrabbles the bedding up into a heap to sleep on, this leaves one or other of them lying on the plastic base. (Ironically it's often the scrabbler that ends up without a bed, as the pup keeps trying to snuggle up to him until he gets fed up and moves. hmm )

The only solution I can think of is to sew some sort of thick ribbon/bias binding/canvas type stuff onto each corners of the crate mat and tie them to the corners of the crate.

Not being what you'd call 'a natural' with a needle and thread, before I go ahead and attempt this, does anyone know if there's already something like this on the market I can just buy OR does anyone have a better idea?

TIA

SpicyPear Sun 20-Jul-14 10:19:22

Pets at Home do foam crate pads with a fairly stiff water resistant cover. Under their 3 peaks brand. I have these in all the crates with softer blankets or soft pads on top. If they scrabble just the blanket or soft pad moves.

moosemama Mon 21-Jul-14 14:33:22

Thanks Spicy, will go and have a look at them. Sorry for not replying sooner. Don't know where this weekend went we've been so busy.

SpicyPear Mon 21-Jul-14 14:40:34

I've actually got one going spare from the boot of the estate I sold but you're probably nowhere near me smile

moosemama Mon 21-Jul-14 18:46:23

Thank you so much for the thought, but I'm never near anyone on MN. grin

Do you have the mattress or the pad? The mattress doesn't seem to get very good reviews, specifically for dogs that like to scuff their beds up to get comfy. One reviewer says it's only the new ones though, as they've had them before and the older ones lasted well.

SpicyPear Mon 21-Jul-14 19:33:21

Hmmm, I think they've listed the big size as a mattress and the small ones as a pad. That's a shame if they're not so well made now. Ours stand up really well to scrabbling and nesting, but neither of mine are hardcore diggers of beds.

I've always found them good for returns though so might be worth a look to see if it would stand up to lurcherboy.

moosemama Mon 21-Jul-14 20:11:36

Think I'm going to give it a go. Will get dh to pop up to PAH and buy one so we can try it out before we go away on holiday.

SpicyPear Mon 21-Jul-14 20:23:35

Oooh now I'm having post-recommendation doubts! Hope it does the job and your heffalumps have a comfy ride on holiday.

moosemama Mon 21-Jul-14 20:51:58

Oh, don't fret. It's worth a try and if it doesn't work I will just have to get my sewing box out! grin

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