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A few months ago we decided it was time to adopt a dog. We had just moved into a new house and my kids had never had a dog. After doing some research, we found a very cool program in our town.
Basically they rescue dogs and they nurse them back to health and then they place them in a local jail to receive obedience training.
It’s a great program for the inmate and the dog. The dog is fully vetted, fixed, and trained. Once my husband saw Colby – he knew we had to have him.
We picked him up one day and surprised the kids at the bus stop – it was love at first sight. The rescue agency had no clue how old he was or what type of breed. They assumed he was about 18 months. He has been well behaved and well-loved in our house.
When we rescued him, the owner told us what food to get him, so for several months we were going to a special store and paying a premium for his dog food.
The other day I was in Walmart and I noticed the packaging of proactive IAMS™. It said that it includes fatty acids from fish oils, which promote excellent skin and coat health.
Colby didn’t love his old food so I thought it would be a good time for a change. It was much more affordable and it was at a Walmart, a store I visit several times a week.
He loves IAMS™. He gets excited when we are about to feed him and doesn’t leave any food behind in his bowl. I love that he’s a healthy dog and he is a visibly happy dog. You should try the IAMS™ diet and look for the visible difference in your furry friend!
I know that IAMS™ is a great choice for Colby because beet pulp is added to it to help our dogs maintain intestinal health and aid their ability to absorb nutrients. It has a great mixture of protein and carbs that contribute to healthy energy levels for our dogs. Since Cobly has been eating IAMS™ dog food he has much more energy and his coat is shinier.
If you have been thinking about making a dog food change, try IAMS™. They have several varieties for dogs in all stages of life. Try it and if you don’t love it they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee – love it or they will refund your money. Visit HappyPetHappyHome.com to learn more about the IAMS™ difference.
Speaking of energy, Colby loves to play fetch. He would play for hours. Sometimes we have 2 balls and keep alternating them and he runs and jumps around in the yard and has a blast.
Once he’s finally done, he plops down on his blanket and literally snores. He plays hard and sleeps even harder.
For a few months I have been wanting to make him a bed and I’m so glad I finally got around to it. It took me less than an hour and a mere $10 to make this easy, comfortable, and adorable DIY No-Sew Dog Bed.
You can even customize it to your favorite colors or sports team. I picked grey to match with my living room colors since that is where he sleeps the most.
DIY No-Sew Dog Bed
- Anti-pill fleece fabric (just $2.47 a yard at Walmart) 1-2 Yards depending on the size of the dog.
- Sharp pair of scissors or if you have it, a Rotary cutter and cutting mat
- Small Bag of Polyester fiberfill material (About $5 for a bag)
It’s really easy to make this DIY No-Sew Dog Bed. Grab your supplies and get started.
Make sure the fleece fabric is at least 50 inches wide. For a medium-sized dog I used about 1 1/2 yards of fabric. For a small dog you could use just 1 yard and a large dog you can use about 2 yards of fabric. (Or you could measure your dog with a tape measure and get approximate measurements but make sure you add 6 inches to account for the 3 inch strips you will cut on both sides. )
It’s important to use the anti-pill fleece so it doesn’t fall apart when you cut it. It’s also the easiest fabric to work with for this project. Fold the material perfectly in half and cut it in half. Lay the 2 pieces together to form a rectangle.
Using a tape measure or the cutting mat, cut out a 3 inch square in each corner.
Starting at one side cut a 3 inch line about every inch. You don’t want to cut it much wider because it will be harder to tie it. Cut the 1 inch strips around all 4 sides. (This is why you really need a good pair of scissors.)
Once you have all your cuts done you can start to tie it. Just make a simple knot. Tie it once and then for the second tie tuck under the longer strip of fabric so you have 2 equal lengths of fabric.(If you make the knots in the same direction the strip will have one long side and one short side.)
You are only going to tie 3 1/2 sides and then you will stuff it. Pull the stuffing out of the bag in clumps and pull it apart a little bit to poof it up.
Stuff it into the corners first and then continue to stuff the rest of the bed working out any high spots as you go along.
Once the dog bed is completely stuffed, finish tying up the rest of the fleece strips. Put in in your dogs favorite corner and let him enjoy it!
I would say that Colby loves his new bed. Even if you don’t think you are crafty you can make this DIY No-Sew Dog Bed. Tell me about your furry friends!
Make sure you also check out how to make a DIY Dog Food Container.