Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wash 'n Zip Pet Bed Review & Giveaway

by Carrie Boyko, CEB
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I Have to Give it Up? No!

With Tanner looking at age 7 next year, I'm starting to think about his hips with some proactive measures. I've kept him active and lean. He swims regularly, which is supposed to be the best exercise for a Retriever's hips. The other important consideration has been to add a few extra dog beds to all the spots he frequents. Yes, I'm beginning to look like a pet industry representative. :) How does Pet Beds R Us sound to you?

Just recently I met a local entrepreneur who has started a very inspired new pet bed company. Frustrated by the fact that the inside of most pet beds cannot be washed, Stan saw an opening in the market. He created the Wash 'n Zip Pet Bed to allow for the washing of the complete bed, inside and out. Read on to find out more about how he did this.
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XL Works Great for Tall Tanner

If you've had a puppy in training or a senior dog with their own wetness issues, you're already aware of why this is so important. As our dogs age, they have more tummy upsets and those occasional embarrassing moments when they don't make it up and off the bed in time. A washable bed is essential during these years, allowing owners to quickly and easily make the bed usable for the next naptime. No more air drying in the sun for hours before foam rubber is finally dry----urgh!

Building on the sleeping bag idea, Stan added a zipper that goes completely around the openings, assuring that no edges are available for chewing or other pet mischief. He added extra padding to give the beds plenty of support, stitching it in place like a quilt, to assure it stays put for many years of washing. 

Both the small and the medium beds fold over twice to bolster up to a truly cushy bed. I asked myself about the difference between the cushion in the small and medium compared to that of the large and extra large. What I found is that Stan apparently went a step further with padding, making the two larger sizes plenty comfortable and supportive, while still easily washable in your home washing machine.

Stan provided me with a Wash 'n Zip bed for each of my boys to review. I've taken my time, giving them the once over. I wanted to see how the extra large took to my washing machine, and sure enough, it came out clean and looking like new.

Want to learn more? Check out Wash 'n Zip on Facebook and Twitter to ask your questions and see what others are saying. They were a big hit at last weekend's AKC National Championship.

During the past two months, a number of my other reviews and photos have showed off the Wash'nZip Pet Bed. I've gotten emails asking about the animal print model, as well as where I got such a large bed for Tanner, my tall, lanky Golden. Wash 'n Zip's ad is in my sidebar. Feel free to visit them anytime. Before I roll with the giveaway, you may want to watch this quick video that shares the story of the creation of Wash'nZip. 

Ready to win a small animal print bed for your little one? This bed is 24 inches wide by 18 inches deep. Oliver has enjoyed testing it out and modeling on it. Now it can be yours. Enter on the rafflecopter below. If it's playing go fetch again, just click on the post title and it will return the entry form to your feet. Sorry for any confusion; it's a fussy little form.

Entries will be accepted beginning Friday, December 21 and running through Thursday, January 10. Winners will be announced late on Friday, January 11. Good luck and Happy New Year to you all.

Wash'nZip Pet Beds provided us with 2 beds to review. In this giveaway, I am offering the small animal print one to an appropriately sized pet. Make sure that your dog can use a bed that is 24" x 18". It cannot be replaced. The comments in this review are completely my own; I was not paid to provide this review.
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66 comments:



GizmoGeodog said...

We were going to enter cause Gizmo is just the right size but it doesn't appear that this contest is live



Theresa Spaid said...

It would be a pet bed for my furkids



katsrus said...

I would use it for a bed for my furbabies. Thanks for the giveaway.
Sue B



Danielle said...

I would use it unzipped in the back of my car to protect seats



mrshill0611 said...

To protect my car seats



larrielle said...

(1) As a pet bed and (3) unzipped in the back of my car to protect seats/cargo area



PACOs HOPE & Anita Maas said...

So glad to be in the US for the Holidays this year.... so nice to actually have a Christmas.. :) but it is snowing in Amsterdam already.... maybe need to use this bed on floor when being left at home... this old kid snaps crackles and pops, from all the yrs in the mill... But I love the air bed :) guess could use it in the car... got a harness seatbelt. because have learned to howl while in carrier :)



myfolly said...

I would use it as a pet bed for Folly. She has an apartment under the bed so she could use some redecorating! :)

Wanda McHenry



Carly Dunavant said...

i will be using it as a pet bed for my Tuff dog



KateV said...

All 3! Mostly as a pet bed, but's it's nice to have as backup in other situations.



Catie said...

I would donate this to a local shelter!



Cheryl Chervitz said...

I would use it for one of my dogs, whoever gets to it first!



Shelley P said...

I will use it as a pet bed for any/all of my 4 small dogs. Always in need of a good dog bed : )



cstironkat said...

It would be a donation to the shelter.



Mallory H. said...

I will use it as a pet bed, my dogs LOVE beds! They like to switch up where they lay :)



Danielle Murgia said...

I would use it as a bed and as a cover in the back seat of my car when Sissy goes for a ride.



luckynordberg said...

I would use it as a bed for our newly adopted dog.

arifamily at comcast.net



Julie said...

We would use it as a pet bed!



Brittany said...

I'd use it as a pet bed at the foot of our bed!



benz1171 said...

We will use it as a pet bed.



kat said...

I would use it as a pet bed for my Zoe.



Dawn said...

I'd use the pet bed as a crate pad. Maya likes to sleep in her crate even though I no longer need to lock her in there. She is getting older and could use a more comfortable bed. I love that it can be fully washed. The beds they have now have a plastic bag over the padding. I put the cover over that then wash the cover only.



diane s said...

Little "rescue doggies" would appreciate this :)



Kittie Kat E said...

My senior pooch could use a nice comfy bed.. who knows when or if she'll start having accidents.



desitheblonde said...

i use it as bed and thn we travel it be on cuch for him in motor home



evie said...

well my girls could use another bed in the bedroom, the oldest girl likes to sleep there during the day, b/c the 2 other girls have taken over the expensive bed i put in the living room...so i guess i would use it for my oldest gal...



Katie Amanda said...

Unzipped for in the car or as another cushion on his doggy bed. Thanks!



Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I would use it for a bed for my puppy.



Katie said...

I don't think it will be big enough for my girls but I am sure my 5 cats will be happy to share it if I win



mrslolo83 said...

My little dog angel would love this! Id use it for a pet bed



Stevie said...

As a pet bed - the one I use now needs to be replaced



Amanda said...

as a pet bed for my puppy



Rhonda Tenderholt said...

This would be a donation to a shelter. Thank you.



callbr549 said...

I would use it as a pet bed. :)



Margie said...

Definately need it as a pet bed for one of my rescue Yorkies I now have; thank you!



nightowl said...

I would use it as a pet bed.
winit6@hotmail.com



lisagee1234 said...

lisa lo RC form

See if my pet likes it..then if not donate to the local shelter.



Joanne said...

I will use it as a crate pad



Michelle Spayde said...

I would use it as a pet bed, but also take along in the car.



dhjax1 said...

As a pet bed....I have eight dogs total three are rescues, but this giveaway ends on my birthday that I also share with my older boy keno who will be 11 the same day, so it would be a special bday present if we win. And of course he'd share his bed with his friends!



Lisa F. said...

I would use it as a pet bed. With five dogs, I need extra beds! ;)



Tamra said...

Would love to use this as a crate pad for our dog, it's hard to find ones he won't chew to pieces. This one looks great.



J.C. Fuller said...

My little Chi would love this!



Jason Mullins said...

If we win this, it would be multifunctional. We recently had a foster dog leave our property and become injured. I happen to have a zippable pet bed that came with her. I kept her in my infirmary for about a month. The bed was a life saver. It kept her warm and comfortable. I like the idea of unzipping it to be a seat cover. This poor little girl made trips to the vet. When an animal is stressed already a taxi can be too much. This would be well served here on our farm. Thanks!



Trish B. said...

I would use this as a donation to Pen Pals, Inc, a no kill shelter in Louisiana. thank you! :)



Di said...

as a pet bed for my oldest cat - he has trouble getting up on the couch or bed anymore



Lisa M said...

We will use it as a bed for our sweet sawyer

Bud L - RC form name



Brynn said...

I would use it as a pet bed.



Jennifer Reed said...

I am going to use it as a crate pad for those sad times I cannot take my buddy with me.



Courtney B said...

a pet bed for my new puppy!

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com



Tara said...

As a crate pad. She needs a new one.



nicolesender said...

As a crate pad for my little buddy!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com



Stephanie said...

as a bed for my cats



Kristen said...

I'll use it as a bed.



coriwestphal said...

I'd use it as a pet bed for my two kitties!

coriwestphal at msn dot com



Anna said...

I would use it as a pet bed.



Sarah Walker said...

I will donate it to the local SPCA shelter.

sreis1987@gmail.com



barkergirl33 said...

I would love to use this a a late Xmas gift for my parents dog who is getting up there in age and he could really use a nice new bed! (Raine on the RC)



Jeanne Pursell said...

I'll use it as a pet bed!



Phoenix said...

Pet bed.



celina k said...

I would use it as a pet bed!



Michelle Dement said...

Our cocoa bug would definitely be using it..he loves soft plushy things and we could put it in our room for when he isnt sleeping with us as our little snuggle bug :)



ErinC said...

As a pet bed.



Wickett said...

I have 4 small furkids that would love to have another bed to snuggle up in!



lmurley2000 said...

i will use it as a pet bed

lmurley2000@yahoo.com



jeanette sheets said...

as a pet bed

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