We all think we have washable dog bed covers, but in reality, we don’t because we never wash them. It’s too much trouble. Maybe when the in-laws are coming over, or before a little dinner party, or after Fido has covered it in unspeakable amounts of dirt, but otherwise – nada. Who has time to wrestle with the unzip, un-stuff, fight, squish, wriggle, wrestle, fluff, refluff, zip, refluff again and thump it back on the floor to get rid of the lumps? (No, this is not me trying to get into my LBD, but rather me trying to put washable dog bed covers back on the dog beds.) The concept of washable dog bed covers is a fib; it just doesn’t happen.
After 15 years of dog ownership and more German
Shedders Shepherds than I care to count, I knew there had to be a better solution to nasty, dirty dog beds in my family room. I tried everything (see below). “There has to be a better way,” I mused. “There has to.” The BarkBed Cover was born out of my search for honest, washable dog bed covers. BarkBed Covers are easy to put on and take off. Way easier than Spanx. It’s such a simple solution that after our customers buy one, they often come back and buy more for themselves or start thinking which of their dog-owning friends would love one.
As we watch their faces light up when they realize we just helped them solve a household problem, I have to stop myself from just giving them another BarkBed Cover. We love seeing people smile, pick out their favorite color and head off with a stylish, colorful solution to a nasty household problem. Unlike other fibs, we promise we will respect you in the morning – get a BarkBed Cover!
My 10 previous solutions to the (non) washable dog bed covers:
- Turn down the lights so I couldn’t see the dirt
- Avert my eyes as I walked past
- Light candles to cover the smell
- Completely ignore it
- Move the dog bed to another room
- Wrap the bed in an old blanket
- Throw a towel over the bed
- Put a washable rug on the bed
- Cover it with a sheet and tuck it under
- Buy new dog beds and toss out the old ones