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Traveling this summer with your pet? This no-sew bed is just the right size for your car or RV, and will fit inside a 42″ kennel. It is washable, fold up for easy storage, and is oh so cozy!
We weighed out all of our options and decided to purchase a travel trailer for our family. A giant 30′ trailer. After all, we have 5 kids (including a baby in a crib) and a dog! Everyone will have their own bed and their own personal space, including Toby. We have plans of traveling up and down the east coast while living there and are excited to always have a cozy place to stay after a long day of driving.
Our trailer is being custom built and will be ready at the end of the month. Then the work begins! Loading everything we will need for our trip, and making it our home away from home. I decided to make Toby a cozy travel bed. One that is washable and folds up to store when he’s not using it.
A nice no-sew fleece bed that is filled with standard pillows. It’s perfect on its own, but can also be used in his kennel*. Toby is a 60 lb. black lab so I made a large bed with 3 pillows inside. If your pup is smaller you can adjust the length and use 1 or 2 pillows.
I buy the inexpensive $2.50 pillows from Walmart for my kiddos. They were getting a little flat so I replaced them with new ones, and used their older ones for this project. Toby didn’t mind. After all, they were still in great shape and smelled like his best friends.
*Kennel size: 42 x 28 x 30 inches
No Sew (Washable) Travel Dog Bed
3 standard pillows
2 pieces of fleece (38″ x 60″)
1. Cut your fleece to size.
Fleece doesn’t fray so you don’t need of finish the edges of the slit.
You’ll now have a sandwich: fleece, pillows, fleece.
5. Cut a 5″ square out of each corner.
7. Tie each set of strips into a knot. Work your way around the entire bed, pulling the top layer of the strips tight so that it matches up with the bottom layer.
They are easy to store because they don’t need refrigeration and don’t take up a lot of space. Since Toby is a large dog, one pouch doesn’t go a long way to make a dent in his appetite so I use them as a treat. They are great as a meal topper and perfect for on the go feedings.
Do you have any travel plans with your four-legged friend this summer? How do you help your pet feel stable and secure while on the road?