Thursday, November 6, 2014

DoggyStyle: The Pups' New Bed Arrives: The Orvis Deep Dish Lounger

While we've always liked using human decor as pet beds to give us more options, as our pups are aging we decided to invest in something more comfortable that will be a bit kinder on their joints.
And after a long search, and this great discussion, the bed that has been on backorder after backorder has finally arrived.
Enter, the Orvis Deep Dish Lounger in a size to fit both pups (with room for a third!)
E had been eyeing this bed for awhile, and now that we finally have the room we decided to make the investment.
Since it was something new, Miss M was quick to claim it as her own. Mr. B will only lay in it tentatively with one eye open anticipating the exact moment Miss M might appear and he becomes a pillow:
This bed is huge! We have an extra bedroom upstairs that we've dubbed "the dog bedroom". Ironically, it was the one room in the house that they never wanted to go in. So it lives in there. It takes up as much room as a dresser. Which we don't have in there. Because it is the dog bedroom.
While we've only had it for a few weeks, this is what we've noticed so far.

What We Like:
-The bed is super-plush and comfortable and it is the dogs' bed of choice. Once we brought this bed home, we didn't see Miss M for several days.
-We like that it has the bolsters as a type of built-in pillow. Since our dogs are pillow dogs. 
-We like that it has a type of cut-out front which will make it easier for the pups to enter and exit as their joints get a bit more rickety
-We like the color (remember how we are prone to gray?) and the velvet/microfiber texture which make it seem modern. The bolster and bed unzip separately, and it seems really well-constructed.
-With a name like "Deep Dish", it seemed destined for this Chicago family.

What We Don't Like:
-The bottom insert is stuffed with a polyester fill and we wanted it to be even more stable and plush. We ended up buying a foam egg crate bed topper to stuff inside to make it sturdier and more comfortable.
-For a dog bed, this thing is a fur magnet. It shows fur like crazy which will happen often. Because dogs sleep here.
-It is quite pricy and an investment. It cost around $200 which is similar to most large higher-end dog beds. Though we rationalized that our dogs are nearly pre-teens and if this is going to help them to be more comfortable than it was worth it to us (and we just really haven't gone out to eat for a long time).

We are still casually looking for another stable comfortable bed that we can have on the main floor so the pups don't need to climb as many stairs to get to the good bed.
And if we're looking for Miss M, now we always know where to find her.

Also:
We also have these beds that are perfect for people but not so great for dogs.
For a "bed" in every room.
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8 comments:

Corbin said...

We have two of the deep dish loungers! And one of the regular deep dish beds that takes up half our living room. Our dogs love them and our fosters always do, too. We also added memory foam to the bottom cushion. We always have fleece blankets covering the beds to prevent the hair accumulation. We agree the price us steep, but our guys love them so much, it's a no brainer. We also have an Orvis outlet near us, which means we have 7 Orvis dog beds! Corbin really loves the futon dog bed, for whatever reason! He'll often drag it from one room to the next.
-Corbin's momma, Jenn

Sharla Fouquet said...

Great looking bed - price wouldn't be an issue for us, but the size would be, as we live in a really small house. Our pitties have Coolaroo beds inside their crates, with custom-made (by me) canvas covers, but they are also allowed on the furniture, so they sort of rotate between their crate beds, our king-size bed, and the giant leather couch.

KS said...

We bought this (http://www.petco.com/product/119459/Petco-Gray-Memory-Foam-Rectangular-Pillow-Dog-Bed.aspx) about a month ago as an "expansion" dog bed for Vinnie's Kong bed (no longer in production), and thus far have been very pleased - the 'chipped' memory foam is "nest-able" without getting permanently smooshed, and the cover has held up to machine washing very well. I also wanted something with bolsters originally, but the bed I brought home first that had them actually made it seem more uncomfortable for the two dogs to share space (i.e., flop across all available bedding). We do leave fleece blankets on both dog beds that they end up bunching for head/back support as desired :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

We have one like that. It's so comfy cozy
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

Annie & Pauls Mom said...

I hope M&B enjoy their new dog room as much as Annie and Paul have enjoyed theirs! It's also great to have a room just for the dogs stuff (so it's all in 1 place).

Rachel @ My Two Pitties said...

Omg, Kaya & Norman would die over that thing. They are pillow dogs too:) Though I could see how it'd attract a lot of hair!

For your living room, I'd recommend buying (or making) a rectangle bed cover and filling it with 2 or 3 layers of memory foam. I've cut up the big pieces they sell to go on beds to make many beds. The covers are so easy to remove & wash too:)

SherBear said...

Nala would love a bed like this as she is also quite obsessed with pillows! Just wouldn't have space for something so large but perhaps in a smaller size.

AJ said...

I love our Overstuffed Sofa Dog Bed from Dr. Foster and Smith's. We wanted to find a bed that Roadie could stretch out in as well as curl up that could also withstand his need to nest. We've had this bed almost three years and it still looks amazing. Plus if you time it right you can catch it on sale. Best dog bed investment I've made and Roadie actually prefers his bed over the couch. Go figure? (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3307+1+11791+20937&pcatid=20937)

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