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Rescue dog...what bed?

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itshappenedagain Mon 16-Oct-17 18:53:58

Hi! We go to collect our dog on Friday after waiting over a year! Problem is what bed? He's a boxer, well behaved not a chewer, but he slept on the floor in a utility room in his last home, so ended up with sore elbows. angry anyone have any recommendations? He's currently on vet bedding in kennels.

IhaveChillyToes Mon 16-Oct-17 18:59:23

We have one of those plastic ones filled with fleece blankets as our lab loves carrying the fleece blanket around with her

She is warm and cosy and fleece blankets are easy to wash and dry (fleece blankets from ikea)

So a padded bed wouldn't be very good for her as she couldn't walk around carrying it

MotherOfBeagles Mon 16-Oct-17 19:00:33

I would try and get the same bedding to help him settle in. We have a variety of beds from foam ones to an old cot mattress cut in half. Depends on the dog. One of ours likes to curl up so has the traditional round bed. The other likes to stretch out so he has a flat foam one. Good luck!

(Love boxers they are lovely dogs!)

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 16-Oct-17 19:08:19

One of my dogs loves vet bedding and that's his bed on top of a flat squashy base. I'd stay with that to start with if he's used to it.

CMOTDibbler Mon 16-Oct-17 19:34:52

I'd start with a folded cheap single duvet and some vet bed on top and then see what he's like with his bed - one of mine is a scraper, and unless he has blankets folded up on top he rips the bed covers as he makes his nest

itshappenedagain Mon 16-Oct-17 22:46:58

Thanks all. I was worried he would be cold, his bed will be in the kitchen. But I think we'll start with a cheaper fleece covered cushion with blankets on top before I buy the memory foam bed. I can't wait to pick him up on Friday, we're counting down the sleeps. Plus it's half term so lots of time to settle him in.

rizlett Mon 16-Oct-17 22:52:08

Vet bed is pretty cheap on ebay and simple to put in a plastic dog basket from argos or wilkinsons or second hand from a charity shop. Some dogs like the cosiness of being in a bed rather than on top of one.

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