15% of your purchase will benefit Dharma Rescue when you use the code "DHARMA" at checkout. You can help this nonprofit organization care for and rehabilitate disabled dogs and cats. Please click here for more details.

Considerations when choosing a bed for your senior, arthritic, or disabled pet

When we first launched our Canine Cloud pet bed back in June 2018, we didn't really concentrate on identifying our ideal customer or target market. Rather, we focused on creating the most comfortable pet bed/lounger possible, manufactured here in the United States, using high-quality materials. All we knew is that our early dog and cat testers LOVED their Canine Cloud for its super soft fabric and understuffed construction. These features enable them to burrow and move their bedding around as if making a nest (you know, that adorable little dance dogs do when they turn in circles and paw at their beds before plopping down for a good night's rest?).

Little did we know at the time that our Canine Cloud's design caters to the special needs of senior, arthritic, and disabled pets, too. Through involvement with our charity partner, Dharma Rescue, and some of their supporters who have since become customers, we have learned more about why the Cloud is ideal for these amazing pets. Because the Canine Cloud is slightly understuffed with a unique blend of fiberfill and is softer and more pliable than regular beds, it:

  • Sits lower to the ground and is easier for seniors and disabled pets to access;
  • Comforts their joints, bones, and muscles—particularly pets with arthritis; and
  • Cuts down on their anxiety and restlessness due to their improved comfort level, which improves your own sleep since your pet isn't wandering around at night.

Dharma Rescue Disabled Dog and Cat

Special needs pets from Dharma Rescue: Lovey (dog) and Davey (cat)

Not to mention, the Canine Cloud is 100% washable with no irritating covers to wash and wrangle back on only to find they have shrunk and no longer fit the bed. This has been a big plus for pet guardians with seniors and handicapped animals who are completely incontinent or have accidents now and then.

Sparky, a 13-year-old paralyzed mini dachshund

One customer noted, "I have never seen my dog so happy with a bed! He loves it so much. He has some anxiety issues, and this amazing soft, comfortable bed does wonders for him." Another fan reports, "I love the Canine Cloud because it's so easy to wash. Sometimes my dog has accidents. I have had to throw a lot of beds away but not anymore now that I have found the Canine Cloud!"

 Senior Dog

Zoey, a loving senior dog who recently found her forever home

Aside from these practical benefits, our Canine Clouds look beautiful, too, with fabrics to match any home decor.

We remain committed to giving back, particularly during these challenging times when so many nonprofits are suffering from reduced revenue and soaring demand for their services. We will continue to donate 15% of every Canine Cloud sale ($5.70-$13.35) to Dharma Rescue through the end of the year when you use the code "DHARMA" at checkout.

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