Millie and Tillie were dressed in tutus on the shelter website when I knew we had to bring them home. They were 11 year old sisters and I had been watching their pictures for a couple of weeks trying to decide if we needed more dogs in our house.
I have a huge soft spot for shelter dogs. And Kuranda beds for dogs are perfect for dog shelters, because they are durable and can be easily cleaned to be used with multiple dogs. They are also great for older dogs who may have arthritis or joint problems.
I’ve also donated DIY no sew dog beds to shelters and they’ve loved those as well.
Kuranda Dog Beds For Shelters Make Perfect Dog Bed Donations
Before I visited my local Animal Rescue League and then checked out their website, I had no idea what Kuranda Beds even were.
But one of the items listed on their donation wishlist was this thing called a Kuranda bed. I had NO idea what this was, so I looked into it.
Karunda Beds for Dogs are Incredibly Well Made
The bed frame is made of durable poly-resin that is chew proof. The cot’s lining is also tough and able to stand up to digging and chewing. There is even a video of a pretty large dog trying to dig through the bed on the Karunda website.
That digging has killed more pillows and blankets than we can imagine!
But it didn’t do any damage at all to the Kuranda bed. The dog in the video eventually gives up and flops down onto the bed. Adorable dog, by the way!
Are Elevated Dog Beds Good for Dog’s Health?
These beds are more comfortable for dogs, especially older dogs who have stiff joints.
Plus, the cot-style frame keeps the dog from lying on the floor, which allows air to circulate around the sleeping pup. This is great news in the summer when the air circulation can help keep the dog cool.
And it helps in the winter so that the dogs aren’t lying directly on the cold floor. Whether in the shelter or in a home, these beds can make any dog more comfortable.
Kuranda Makes an Easy to Clean Dog Bed
I can see how this would be a HUGE benefit in a shelter where the caretakers need to keep areas clean to avoid the spread of germs and keep the residents more comfortable. Heck – I can see this being a huge benefit at home!
Kuranda knows how much shelters and their residents can benefit from these great beds.
About the Kuranda Shelter Beds Donation Program
This video shows you how much shelter dogs enjoy the Kuranda dog beds.
Click Here to Donate with the official Kuranda Dog Bed Shelter Program.
Kuranda started their Donate-a-Bed Program to help provide comfort to shelter and rescue animals. They first partnered with Petfinder.com in 2003 to develop the program and then launched it in 2004.
The great thing about the program is that it makes it easy for anyone to send beds and fleece pads directly to their shelters and rescue organizations. And they even discount the beds that are sent to shelters!
According to Kuranda, the program has sent thousands of donated beds to homeless cats and dogs. These animals gain a warm and comfortable place to sleep during a traumatic time in their lives.
How Do You Donate Using the Kuranda Dog Bed Shelter Program?
All you have to do is follow this link.
A screen pops up that lets you locate the shelter you’d like to donate beds for. Then you place an order like you would anywhere else. Bingo – the bed ships to your chosen shelter and some happy pup gets a great place to rest.
The only hitch is that the shelter needs to have an online account with Kuranda so that they have the information they need to ship it. You know, things like address, proof that they’re a non-profit, etc.
All the usual things you need to set up a shopping account.
Then they create a wish list. They can review all the products on the site, decide which work best for their charges, and even share a link on their pages to spread the word.
So, if your shelter doesn’t have an account, reach out to them, and see if they’d benefit from creating one. Then you can place an order to help them out.
If you want to donate to your shelter, but want to make something yourself check out these homemade toys for dog shelters.
How to Get a Kuranda Bed for Dogs for YOUR Pup
The beds come in different finishes and sizes to accommodate every dog situation. They even have a model to use inside your dog’s crate!
They’ve got some great accessories like pads, bolsters, and slipcovers. These can make the bed even comfier and are easy to swap out to clean.
You can even choose different fabrics for the cot liner. If you plan on using a cot for your dog to lounge outside, you can pick the outdoor mesh fabric so that the bed dries thoroughly after rain or snow – you don’t want your Doggo to have to rest in mildew!
I hope you’ll check the site out and look for how you can help your favorite shelter. I know I’ll be helping mine!
For more ways to help dogs, check out 11 Simple Things to Donate to Your Local Animal Shelter and Socializing Your New Rescued Family Member.